Thursday , 21 March 2019

Friday, September 14th

Here is today’s news on, sponsored by Toyota of Cleveland:

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

The Cleveland Police Department has located a woman who was reported missing last month.

According to CPD public information officer Evie West, the woman, Amanda Coon, 29, was located by a CPD detective at a rescue mission in Chattanooga. Police said Coon had an active warrant.

The whereabouts of Coon had reportedly been unknown since Aug. 21.

Also from The Banner…

Interstate 75 Exit 20 will be named after Cleveland Mayor Kevin Brooks in honor of the former legislator’s multi-year effort to secure funding for a new bridge, as well as improvements and modifications to the existing ramp.

The news was announced by former Mayor Tom Rowland during a Cleveland Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Wednesday at the Municipal Building.

The legislation – House Bill 1523 – bill was signed by Gov. Bill Haslam in 2016 and directed the Tennessee Department of Transportation to erect signage marking the exit as the “Representative Kevin Brooks Interchange.” However, the directive stipulated that the naming of the exit for Brooks would not take effect until after he had left office.

The $36 million project, which added east and westbound lanes, also consisted of redesigning ramps to accommodate more traffic. The area now hosts the presence of the 330-acre Spring Branch Industrial Park, where construction is expected to be completed soon.

Also in news today…

A candlelight vigil will be held for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2598 this evening at 7PM. The public is invited to share in this event. VFW Post 2598 burned to the ground on September 3rd, a tremendous loss for our veterans. The post has been a part of the community for over 60 years.

Over the next few weeks the VFW post will begin to make plans for a new building. Fundraisers will be held over the next few months, including one on Sunday, September 16th, beginning at noon. Sunday’s fundraiser will be held at the American Legion Post 227, located on James Asbury Drive NW. Live music by the Trailer Hippies, Ashes Fall, Rumble Strip, Slow Fuze Blues, Skeleton Key, and many other groups will be featured at the event. Plenty of food and beverages will be on hand as well as a live auction with some amazing items.

If you are not able to join Sunday’s event, and wish to donate to VFW Post 2598, you may do so at any local branch of Regions Bank.