Thursday , 17 January 2019

Friday, December 29th

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Friday, December 29th, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

Topping our news today, from the Cleveland Daily Banner…

A Cleveland resident was killed in a six-vehicle crash Saturday on Florida’s Turnpike in Lake County, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

According to a report published in the Orlando Sentinel, the 11:45 a.m. crash happened as the southbound  vehicles were approaching the Leesburg Toll Plaza at Mile Marker 288, near U.S. Highway 27, northwest of Orlando.

Christopher Garner, 23, of Texas, drove his Ford pickup into the back of two vehicles in front of him, including a motorcycle, investigators said.

The driver of the motorcycle, David Kibble, 61, of Cleveland, died at Leesburg Medical Center. He was not wearing a helmet, troopers said.

The only other person hurt was Garner, and he sustained minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

In news today…

Lee University’s Encore Program, which offers people age 60 and over the opportunity to take university courses, has announced its spring 2018 offerings.

With a fee of $25, Encore students may choose up to two of the following courses: Age, Health, and Medicine: The New Research on Human Flourishing After Sixty; Archaeology: Dirty Jobs Done Dirt Cheap; Basic Computers; Basic Word and Excel; Creative Memoir; Fitness for Encore Years; Genesis: The Ancestral Narratives; History of the Reformation: 500th Anniversary; iHows in the iWorld; Introduction to Painting; Jesus in the Gospel of Mark; Joint Conditioning; Lee University Choral Union; Reading the Past: Historical Fiction and Historical Novels; Scotland: Then and Now; Tennessee in Tennis Shoes: A Traveling History Course; and Voice Class for Adult Singers and Choral Directors.

All courses are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and spaces are limited. Students may choose up to two courses from the list of traditional courses and special lecture topics. All enrolled students will have free entry to campus concerts, plays, and athletic events.

Registration will take place on January 4, 5, and 8 in the Communication Arts Building, Room 113, from 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Registration will then be moved to the Higginbotham Administration Building, Room 214, January 9 – 23.

Lee University’s Encore Program is a part of the institution’s commitment of service to the community.

For more information about Encore, contact Community Relations at (423) 614-8598 or or visit

From the Chattanoogan…

A woman who said she was injured in a “human stampede” at Hamilton Place Mall on Dec. 26, 2016, is suing the mall owner.

Amanda J. Marler filed the complaint in Circuit Court against CBL&Associates Properties.

Her husband, Paul Marler, also joined in the suit.

The complaint says Ms. Marler was eating in the Food Court when people began running toward her. It says she slipped and fell and was hurt.

The suit says the mall should have had procedures in place to prevent such safety concerns.

Several people were arrested in connection with setting off fireworks as a ploy during a shoplifting foray.

The suit was filed by attorney Ryan Womack.

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