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Thursday, November 16th

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Thursday, November 16th, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

Topping our news today, from the Cleveland Daily Banner…

There will be the sounds of sirens across the Charleston area Friday, but those are not planned to be actual signs of warning.

It will be a test of the chemical industries’ systems which trigger alarms should there be any problems at the plant sites.

And, it will also be the first test of a warning system which targets the Charleston area where those plants are located via cellphone.

Since the recent incidents at Wacker, local agencies have been working on an alert system which targets the local areas around those plants.

County EMA Director Troy Spence said Friday’s exercise will be a test run for that new, focused system.

Spence said it is hoped these newly formatted alert systems will better inform those residents who are near to these plants, and place a stopgap on the misinformation which can develop, Everyone is strongly encouraged to sign up for Nixle alerts by sending a text message to 888777 containing the letters CBCEMA.

Also in news today…

The annual Christmas parade is one of Cleveland’s longest running and most anticipated holiday traditions with many beautiful floats and thousands of twinkling lights. Entries are now being accepted for the MainStreet Cleveland annual Christmas parade set for Saturday, December 2 beginning at 6 p.m.

The entry fees for the parade are $30 per motorized vehicle and $10 for motorcycles and horses.

The deadline for parade entries to be turned in to the MainStreet office is Friday, November 17 at 4 p.m. After this date, a late fee will be applied. The final date to turn in applications is by noon on Tuesday, November 28.

Departing from Bradley Central High School, the parade will travel north on Highway 11, east on 3rd Street, north on Ocoee Street, around the monument, south on Broad Street, west on Inman Street, south on Highway 11 and then back to the high school.  

Entry forms and details are available at the MainStreet office located at 160 Second Street, or on the web at www.mainstreetcleveland.com. For more information call 479-1000.

From WRCB Channel 3…

The Chattanooga Choo-Choo is canceling all special events next year, this means weddings, proms, or dinners that were already planned must find a different venue.

The general manager would not say exactly how many events or people were affected, he said that’s not important right now.

However, one business owner says many brides reached out to her for help after they were told they no longer had a venue.

But a notice from the venue quickly changed everything. Starting January 1st all events at the Choo-Choo are canceled.

In an email, the general manager tells Channel 3 they are redeveloping the property and will be announcing new concepts at a later date. Plans he said have been in the works for a while. The manager said deposits on the venue will be sent back out this week. He also said all Christmas and holiday events will continue as planned.

From News Channel 9…

State Parks across Tennessee are offering free guided hikes on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Rangers at Booker T. Washington State Park, Harrison Bay State Park and Cumberland Trail State Park will lead hikers through local after-Thanksgiving hikes.

The ranger-led hikes across Tennessee feature a variety of historical trails, stunning views, waterfalls and more.

The hikes are designed for all ages and abilities with varying trail lengths.

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