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While our area largely dodged the bullet for severe weather on Sunday as far as large hail and tornadoes are concerned, we didn’t come through completely unscathed.
Sunday morning brought the first predicted round of storms; some of which prompted severe thunderstorm warnings in our area. While a major second line of storms did not materialize Sunday afternoon, high winds did cause some problems in the area.
Fallen trees damaged several homes in the Chattanooga area, as well as some vehicles at a local restaurant.
Numerous power outages were reported in our listening area. At one point, over 600 Cleveland Utilities customers were without power, with at least one outage in the Mouse Creek Road area. There were also other reported outages including Volunteer Energy Cooperative customers in the Hopewell area. At one point, VEC reported over 200 customers in Bradley County, and around 175 in McMinn County were without power.
The next several days should bring pleasant weather conditions. However, there is a chance of more severe weather Thursday night into Friday. As this is still several days away, there is still some uncertainty. Stay tuned to Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz this week for updates on Thursday night’s situation.
From the Cleveland Daily Banner…
Larry Bowers reports: The replacement complex for tenants of the federal housing program at the historic Cherokee Hotel in downtown Cleveland (the Cleveland Summit Apartments), is preparing to get off the ground.
A major building permit was issued by the Cleveland Planning Office on March 1, for a 78-unit housing complex off South Lee Highway across from Bradley Central High School.
This will be the new home for the 78 tenants of the Cleveland Summit Apartments in downtown Cleveland. The new complex is expected to be called “Cleveland Court,” and architectural renderings are on display at the Summit downtown.
The anticipated cost of this new housing complex in South Cleveland is $6.549 million.
Obtaining the March building permit was Hoosier Housing Group of Nashville, with a permit fee of $13,898. The listed contractor is Tri-Con Inc. of Cleveland.
Also from The Banner…
Tim Siniard reports: During Miranda Cheatham’s second-degree murder sentencing Friday, Bradley County Criminal Court Judge Andrew Mark Freiberg expressed bemusement when the victim’s children did not voice more support of their late father during their victim impact statements.
The sentencing was for the 2016 shooting death of her husband, James “Tooter” Cheatham.
Miranda Cheatham was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison. She was convicted of her husband’s death in January. James Cheatham was 45.
The Cheathams were married 25 years.
She was arrested and charged in June 2017 after a months-long investigation by the Cleveland Police Department in connection with the shooting that occurred at the couple’s 805 Sunset Ave. home, just after 6 a.m. on Oct. 31, 2016.
Cheatham displayed no emotion as she was sentenced. After conferring with her attorney, she was escorted from the courtroom through a side door by armed guards. Before exiting, she paused to wave at her family and then disappeared as the door closed behind her.