HomeLocal News

Tuesday, April 3rd

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Tuesday, April 3rd, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press…

A building that was once part of the hosiery empire of one of Cleveland’s largest employers has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, officials announced Monday.

The Tennessee Historical Commission said the addition of Sanda Hosiery Mills, whose brands were marketed under the “Humpty Dumpty,” was among five property’s added across the state to the register.

Cleveland in the 20th century had a number of hosiery mills and industrial operations. Among them was Sanda Hosiery Mills with products including the “Famous Baby Bootie Sock.”

Mill production only ceased in 2000. According to the commission, there are local plans to re-use the complex using preservation tax incentives.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

The city of Cleveland is seeing a steady increase in the number of criminal reports as it continues to grow, said Cleveland Police Chief Mark Gibson.

Cleveland Police responded to approximately 58,000 calls in 2017. This resulted in approximately 3,000 arrests, meaning the department saw about a 26 percent increase in arrests over the previous year.

Despite the increase, Gibson said he is proud of the fact that officers have been able to keep the number of documented “uses of force” low in relation to the total number of arrests. There were 27 documented cases in 2017.

The chief also touched on the criminal investigations in which the department is involved on a regular basis. He noted crime “tends to concentrate around city centers,” which means the CPD is the busiest local law enforcement agency.

On average, the CPD each year investigates about 7,000 allegations of Group A offenses, which include crimes such as burglary, fraud, arson, animal cruelty, rape, murder and more.

Also from The Banner…

Cleveland State Community College will be hosting its Nursing Information Session on Monday, April 16, at 5 p.m. in the George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center.

Representatives from the CSCC Nursing Department, Financial Aid, Admissions and the Student Nurses Association will be available during the session to answer questions about entering the nursing program in the Summer or Fall semester. Prospective students will learn about admission testing, ways to deal with anxiety associated with test taking, the requirements to enter the nursing program and how to apply to the CSCC nursing program.

For more information or to RSVP for the Nursing Information Session, you can visit the CSCC website at www.clevelandstatecc.edu.

From the Chattanoogan…

Like an April Fool’s joke gone too far… demolition of the Cleveland Speedway began over the Easter Weekend as the 60+-year-old facility was reduced to rubble Saturday by Cleveland, Tn., businessman Alvin Calhoun, who recently purchased the defunct auto race track from Chattanooga businessman Al Chapman.

Many friendships and families were shaped and molded out of the weekly and special events over the past 60 years under the likes of Joe Lee Johnson, Monty Morrow, Ronnie Willkomm and Mike Siimmons at the Cleveland track.

The decision to re-purpose the 23+ acres of Highway 11 road frontage property was made by Calhoun, after his offer to lease the property to a longtime racer friend, was turned down.  Renovation speculation is leaning towards a soccer complex adjacent to the Candies Creek/Pleasant Grove Rd property, although official word from Calhoun has not been given.

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

Older Post