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Friday, July 14th

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Friday, July 14th, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Cleveland’s Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, and the MPO’s Technical Coordinating Committee met at the Cleveland Municipal Building on Wednesday under the direction of MPO Coordinator Greg Thomas.

Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has released plans for the trio of highway projects next year, which includes widening of Interstate 75 from four to six lanes on opposite ends of the county.

The interstate widening, on this front end of the construction forecast, will be from the Hamilton County line to Exit 20 in South Cleveland where the community’s new Spring Branch Industrial Park is opening.

At Wednesday’s meeting, TDOT also announced that it was planning to widen a short (2.1 mile) section on the north end from Exit 33 to the Bradley/McMinn County line.

There is no plan, at this time, to widen Interstate 75 adjacent to the city of Cleveland — the middle section of the interstate running through the county.

The estimated cost of the interstate project is $29.3 million.

Also from The Banner…

All 17 graduates of Lee University’s first nursing class have passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for licensure as registered nurses. All received the BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) degree at Lee in May.

Lee’s graduates passed the national exam “on their first attempt,” according to school officials. Lee’s nursing program began three years ago, and the May graduating group will be joined by another cohort in December, all of whom had previously completed part of their college work. Lee was given permission in 2013 from the Tennessee Board of Nursing to begin the program, and enrolled its first students the next year.

Every state uses the NCLEX as a “gateway” exam to the nursing profession. The exam determines whether a nursing graduate is qualified to engage in entry-level nursing practice. Each state Board of Nursing sets nursing education program standards, including the required pass rate for first-time takers of the NCLEX-RN.

The Tennessee Board of Nursing requires all programs in the state to demonstrate a minimum first-time pass rate for each year of 85 percent.

The Cleveland Daily Banner reports…

A benefit will be held on Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m., for Spencer Cranfield at Parkview Elementary School cafeteria, 300 Minnis Road in Cleveland.

Jessie Conner will be providing music. There will be chili and hot dogs and an auction.

Cranfield suffered a severe seizure which resulted in his hospitalization on life support. A MRI revealed he had a brain tumor and two tumors on his spine. The brain tumor was removed with surgery on May 22. Discussion is underway to discuss removal of the spinal tumors.

All proceeds will be go to Cranfield and his family for medical expenses.

The benefit is being hosted by Malachi Simpson and his parents, Wayne and Casey Mae.

For more information, call 715-4023 or 650-8266.

(You can download a copy of the flyer here.)

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