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Early voting begins today through August 1st in Bradley County for the Tennessee State Primary as well as the Bradley County, Cleveland City and Charleston General Elections. Polling hours are 9 AM until 6 PM Monday through Friday and 9 AM to 4 PM Saturday. Early voting will take place at the Bradley County Election Commission office, Bradley Square Mall, and the farmer BB&T bank building on McGrady Drive. Election day is August 6th.
From the Cleveland Daily Banner…
Kaitlin Gebby reports: The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed a fifth death in Bradley County from COVID-19 on Wednesday, contributing a total of six to the statewide 783 deaths from the novel coronavirus.
At least three new COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed in Bradley County in recent days. The Tennessee Department of Health reported 24 new cases in Bradley County on Wednesday, including both confirmed and probable cases.
In light of the recent increases, Dr. Bill Johnson, chief medical officer at Tennova-Cleveland, repeated his earlier concerns about the virus spread.
According to Johnson, there are currently 17 COVID-19 patients in the Cleveland hospital, eight of whom are in the ICU. Three are on ventilators.
Johnson said he judges the virus’ local impact by hospitalizations, and said of the Bradley County count, “It’s a significant problem.”
Lee University President Dr. Paul Conn will join Mix 104-1 this morning at 7:30 for an interview about Lee graduation being canceled. Dr. Conn will also reflect on his final days as President of the University, a position he has held since 1986.