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The Chattanoogan reports- The executive secretary to Dr. William "Bill" Estes, dean of the Helen DeVos College of Education at Lee University, was on

The Chattanoogan reports- The executive secretary to Dr. William “Bill” Estes, dean of the Helen DeVos College of Education at Lee University, was one of two people killed in a wreck in the Florida Panhandle on Friday. Karen Brown, 67, was traveling on a vacation trip with friends. The driver of one of the vehicles involved, 49-year-old Sandra Kidd of Cleveland, Tn., was in serious condition. Ms. Brown and the other passenger in the Kidd vehicle, 65-year-old Glenda Morris, of Moultrie, Ga., were dead at the scene. Lee officials said, “Karen has supervised the Dean’s office in the Helen DeVos College of Education since 2011, coming to Lee from a similar role at Life Care Centers of America. She worked alongside Dr. Debbie Murray for two years, then stayed to work with Dr. Estes since 2013. She was not just a colleague known for her excellence and superb grasp of her work, but a beloved friend and mentor to countless staff, students, and faculty in the College of Ed. To say that she will be deeply missed there is an understatement.” The Florida Highway Patrol said the accident happened around 2 p.m. Friday at Blountstown. The Patrol said Ms. Kidd was going west on County Road 286 when she failed to stop at a stop sign and was T-boned by a vehicle driven by 43-year-old Shirane Smith, of Gainesville, Ga. The Smith vehicle collided with a fence post before overturning. Ms. Smith was in serious condition. A passenger in her vehicle, Catherine Gaskin of Lowndes, Ga., had minor injuries. The Kidd vehicle wound up in a fence. Also The Chattanoogan reports- According to Cleveland’s City Council, it’s high time to hire some help to re-examine the municipality’s personnel rules and regulations regarding hiring and firing. A vote was postponed on Monday to amend the current manual until a more long term solution can be found. To that end, the council voted unanimously to begin the process of hiring a lawyer to serve as a consultant. The legal counsel will work through Cleveland’s extensive city code and propose ground-up solutions to systemic issues. News release- Bradley County Chief Deputy Brian Smith ordered an internal affairs investigation on corrections officer Dawn Glenn on Sunday. She’s accused of violating Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Department policies. In a news release, it says Glenn is accused of violating a policy of fraternization or inappropriate conduct with an inmate. She’s also accused of bringing in items to the jail for the inmates to use, which is something Captain of Corrections Gabe Thomas says he didn’t expect from Glenn. We’ve also learned Glenn worked for several years as an adjunct professor at Cleveland State Community College. A Cleveland State spokesperson says she was not scheduled to teach classes this fall, and there were no reports of inappropriate behavior involving Glenn while she worked at the college. Channel 3- MCMINN COUNTY, TN (WRCB) – UPDATE:Our partners at Channel 3 have learned that the I-75 crash Monday morning in McMinn County has claimed one life. A truck driver left the roadway, going into the median. An ambulance was dispatched and checked on the driver who unharmed. As the ambulance driver was walking back to his vehicle, a van driven by Christopher D. Webb, 40, of Morristown, slammed into the rear of the ambulance, killing Webb upon impact according to the McMinn County rescue Squad. Cleveland Daily Banner- The Bradley County Trustee’s Office will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for office training, according to an announcement by Mike Smith, trustee. The office, located in the Bradley County Courthouse, will maintain regular hours during the other days of the week. Questions may be directed to 423-728-7248. Times Free Press- For a few seconds before and after Thursday night’s NFL kickoff game between the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers, America’s oldest suit maker and Cleveland institution Hardwick Clothes got a few seconds in the sun, credited for providing wardrobes for NBC’s on-air talent. And it won’t be the last time this season: Hardwick officials say NBC talent will be wearing Cleveland-made suits, slacks and blazers for the next 16 weeks during NFL broadcasts. “It’s huge for the brand,” said Jake Cremer, director of brand and digital strategy at Hardwick. “This is really our first opportunity on a national stage for wardrobe.”