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Thursday, November 12th

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From WRCB Channel 3…

Two McMinn County Schools will close for cleaning due to a significant rise in the number of COVID-19 cases.

Niota Elementary School will be closed today and tomorrow, November 13th, for cleaning. The principal, custodians, and cafeteria employees will report. No other virtual learning requirements will occur during these days and no other staff will report.

McMinn County High School will be closed today for cleaning. The principal, custodians, and cafeteria employees will report. No virtual learning will take place. Friday will be a regular instruction day (virtual instruction for students) and all employees will report.

All other schools in McMinn County will operate on normal schedules.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Allen Mincey reports: She would always attend Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies with her dad and learned to honor those who serve and have given their lives for their country.

On Monday, Leigh Ann Boyd received her own honor, receiving the Bill Norwood Veterans Service Award, which is presented by the Southeast Tennessee Veterans Home Council. The award was presented Monday because this year’s official community Veterans Day observance was cancelled.

The award was presented by Janet Allen, who was joined in the presentation by Norwood’s widow, Liz Norwood. The late Norwood, a Korean War P.O.W., was the first recipient of the honor before he became its namesake. Norwood passed away in February 2018.

Boyd’s father, Jerry Partin, served 20 years in the U.S. Navy. Partin passed away in 2012. During his military time, he had two tours in Vietnam.

In news today…

Bradley County Schools will host a donation event to help the Meigs County Schools families affected by the fatal bus accident that took place on Oct. 27. 

A head-on collision involving a Meigs County Schools bus and a utility vehicle on the 7700 block of Highway 58 near Decatur in Meigs County resulted in the deaths of the bus driver, Lisa Dillard, and a 7-year-old-girl. Numerous others were injured in the crash as well. 

Memorial rides, circles of prayer and vigils have been held for the victims and numerous families affected by the crash. 

Today, Bradley County Schools will partner with the United Way, Mix 104.1, the Cleveland-Bradley Chamber of Commerce, Bowater Credit Union and Teachers Credit Union to collect monetary donations for those families on Meigs Day. 

Drop-off locations include any Bradley County school, the Chamber of Commerce, the Bradley/Cleveland Teachers Credit Union on Central Avenue, United Way of the Ocoee Region, and any Bowater Credit Union location.

Checks can be made payable to the United Way, with Meigs County written on the memo line. 

Everyone is also encouraged to wear Meigs County Schools colors, orange and black, today.