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From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Thursday, May 25th, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz. From the Cleveland D

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Thursday, May 25th, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

City Manager Joe Fivas and his staff are encouraging the Cleveland City Council to immediately begin moving dirt on an action plan for downtown Cleveland. Council took an initial step Monday.

Fivas offered the council a presentation including several possible steps. They include the No. 1 issue, later approved by the Council — giving direction to city staff, and working with MainStreet Cleveland, to engage a consultant to assist with designs, cost estimates, and engineering for an update of the Downtown Master Plan.

This would include Inman Street, Edwards Street, Parker Street, Church Street, and Central Avenue, as well as the plaza area, and the Cleveland Greenway/Taylor Spring Park connector into downtown.

It is anticipated the consultation can start immediately, and be concluded by October.

Also from The Banner…

Sheriff Eric Watson presented Patrol Lt. Brian Quinn the BCSO “Life-Saving Award” for his heroic actions earlier this month.

Quinn, who was first on the scene, and two other officers responded to a call of an accident with injuries. Upon arrival, a burning vehicle was located in a wooded area near the roadway, and Quinn could hear someone yelling for help.

When running toward the vehicle a person was trying, with great difficulty, to pull the driver away from the burning vehicle. The driver was swiftly grabbed by Quinn and pulled away from the vehicle that was fully engulfed in flames.The driver had a severely broken leg, and if not for Quinn’s quick, selfless actions, the driver might not have survived.

From WRCB Channel 3…

A wave of storms bullied their way through the Tennessee Valley Wednesday morning.

Strong, gusty winds that topped nearly 60 mph and large hail were detected, and there were reports of tornadoes touching down near Dawnville.

The National Weather Service determines, based on reviewing radar and evidence left behind if a tornado actually formed and touched down.  They would also determine the wind speeds and give it a rating based on the Enhanced Fujita Tornado Damage Scale (EF).

Storm shelters were opened as a precautionary measure in several counties in advance of the storm.

Of note, Mix 104-1 has obtained preliminary local storm reports from the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia, which indicate a tornado did occur in the Pleasant Grove area of Whitfield County. As of news time, National Weather Service crews had not yet been out to survey the damage and make more detailed determination of the event, but that is expected to happen sometime today.

The Cleveland Daily Banner reports…

A couple of issues involving the Cleveland Fire Department came to the attention of the mayor and Cleveland City Council at Monday’s meeting in the municipal building.

The biggest issue was the recent opening of bids for the city’s new fire station in South Cleveland, which is set to service the new Spring Branch Industrial Park. All five bids came in well over the budgeted amount of $1.7 million.

Low bid of the five received was from Hickory Construction Company of Alcoa, for $2,145,000.

The Council and staff discussed the fact that although all bids were well over anticipations, and hopes, all of the bids were extremely close. There was only a $162,951 difference in the low bid, and the third lowest by Cherokee Construction.

The Council, at Monday’s 3 p.m. voting meeting, approved the staff’s recommendation of negotiating with Hickory Construction on the possibility of a lower bid.

This has been your local and state news. You can get news anytime by visiting our website, mymix1041.com, powered by Pioneer Credit. From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, this is Jeremy Gault reporting.

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