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Here is today's news on mymix1041.com, sponsored by Toyota of Cleveland: Topping our news today… The 2020 Mel Bedwell Small Businessperson of the Ye

Here is today’s news on mymix1041.com, sponsored by Toyota of Cleveland:

Topping our news today…

The 2020 Mel Bedwell Small Businessperson of the Year clearly reflects a drive for business success and the commitment to our community that earned Steve Hartline recognition by the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce, as winner of this year’s prestigious small business award, presented at a virtual program on Aug. 17. 

Steve Hartline is the 22nd individual to receive the Bedwell Small Businessperson of the Year award since its renaming to honor the contributions of the late Mel Bedwell and 27th to receive the award since this recognition program began. Bedwell was one of the most loyal and supportive members of the Small Business Committee of the Chamber of Commerce.

Steve Hartline is co-owner of Hartline, LLC which includes Southeast Tennessee Magazines and radio stations WCLE AM 1570, 101.3 The Buzz, Mix 104.1 and Fiesta 99.1. He has been the morning host on Mix 104.1 since 2003 and bought the radio station in 2008. “Steve has added a great deal of media diversity and changed the face of radio in this community and this region,” stated nominator Bridget Forrester.

Through all of his professional success Mr. Hartline still makes the time to support the

Cleveland community by sponsoring and producing several local events including The Mix 104.1 Great Cleveland Duck Race and Mix 104.1 Family Expo.

Steve serves on the board of Tennessee Christian Preparatory School, on the board of Cleveland 100 (an organization that supports first responders), ATS Life Bridges Board and the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce board of directors and hosts job shadowing students facilitated by the Chamber’s workforce development program.

In news today…

Richard Floyd has been taken into custody on charges of Theft Over $1,000 after stealing a trailer out of Southeast Bradley County. 

On August 11th, a resident reported that a trailer valued at $1,200 was stolen off of his/her property. The victim provided a description of the trailer and the suspect’s vehicle, advising that he/she had seen the theft occur. Property crimes detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division forwarded the information gathered during their investigation to deputies on the Patrol Division, requesting them to be on the lookout for the suspect’s vehicle and stolen trailer. 

On August 16th, BCSO Deputy Michael Lee observed a vehicle with a trailer, both matching the victim’s description. Deputy Lee made contact with the driver, identifying him as Floyd, while detectives identified the trailer. 

Floyd was taken into custody of August 17th on charges of Theft Over $1,000 and the trailer was returned to the owner. 

Also in news today…

During the Bradley County Commission meeting on Monday, a letter from SanTek was presented in response to the county’s request to remove the sludge from the landfill. SanTek states that they are within regulations, however they are willing to relocate approximately 35% of the sludge to an alternate facility shortly. A new facility is being built in Georgia, and it is likely they will move the 35% in the coming month or two.

Other items were discussed, including a resolution to authorize the Mayor to negotiate and enter into an agreement with Sports Surface Pros to resurface two tennis courts at the County Rec Park, for approximately $19,300. That resolution passed 14-0.