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Tuesday, July 25th

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

Topping our news today, from the Cleveland Daily Banner…

MurMaid Mattress will be celebrating the groundbreaking of a new flagship retail location on Wednesday, July 26 at 11 a.m.

The new store will be located at 6255 Lee Hwy, in Chattanooga.

MurMaid Mattress hopes to have this new store open in approximately 6 months. This will be the twelfth MurMaid location with its original location being just 2 miles to the north east opened in 1979 which will soon be converted to a 14,000 square foot clearance center.

MurMaid Mattress is a factory direct mattress manufacturer/retailer selling its own brand as well as national brand mattresses, boxsprings, adjustable power bases as well as top of bed accessories direct to the public.

The company’s other locations are in Cleveland, Hixson, Red Bank, downtown Chattanooga on the North Shore, Ft. Oglethorpe and Dalton.

For more information please contact Roger Pickett at rogercecilpickett@gmail.com or visit murmaid.com

From the Chattanoogan…

The Cleveland City Council, with scant public notice, voted 4-2 on first reading on Monday afternoon to approve one of the largest property tax increases in the city’s history.

Richard Banks, Bill Estes, Tom Cassada and Vice Mayor Avery Johnson voted for a 46-cent property tax boost.

Opposed were Charlie McKenzie and David May.

Dale Hughes and Mayor Tom Rowland were absent due to illness. The mayor is not a voting member of the council, but he can veto actions.

The final vote is expected in August.

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press…

Gas prices in Southeast Tennessee jumped last week by the biggest amount in months, pushing Chattanooga and Cleveland, Tenn., out of the list of cheapest cities in the country to refuel your car or truck.

Average retail gasoline prices in Chattanooga rose 7.8 cents per gallon in the past week to hit $2 a gallon on Sunday, according to the online fuel price web site GasBuddy, which surveys 170 gas outlets in Chattanooga every day. In neighboring Cleveland, prices jumped by more than 12 cents a gallon to $1.99 for regular gas, GasBuddy.com said.

Although local gas prices remained 27 cents below the U.S. average of $2.27 per gallon, local fuel prices rose much more steeply last week that the average 2.1-cents-per-gallon increase nationwide.

Including the change in gas prices in Chattanooga during the past week, prices Sunday in Chattanooga were 22.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 9.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

Some of the higher prices this month in Tennessee is due to the state’s higher fuel tax, which added 4 cents a gallon to the price of gas on July 1.

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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