Sunday , 15 July 2018

Monday, August 7th

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Monday, August 7tth, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

The sentencing for convicted murderer Jody Hughes has been delayed until October, according to Bradley County Criminal Court records.

Hughes was convicted of first-degree murder in May, along with other charges of kidnapping, tampering with evidence and conspiracy to tamper with evidence.

The 10th Judicial District Attorney’s office said it would not seek the death penalty for Hughes, but he still faces life in prison without parole for the murder conviction.

Sentencing for Hughes, accused of killing Tyler Worth of Cleveland, had been set for Aug. 4th, but a decision  was reached in court Friday to delay the sentencing until Oct. 9th. Hughes remains represented by attorney Winton Marble. Hughes is presently in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Corrections.

In news today…

Lee University’s Encore Program, which offers people age 60 and over the opportunity to take university courses, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a new line-up of specially designed mini-courses for the fall. These mini-courses are planned exclusively for Encore-eligible students and are available along with selected traditional courses.

With only a $25 fee for up to two courses, the Encore Program will offer the following courses: The Grantchester Mysteries Pt. II, Genesis Part I, The Parables of Jesus, The People and Place of Appalachia, iHows in the iWorld, Clothing a Naked Church, Life and Ministry of the Apostle Paul, Basic Computers, Basic Word and Excel, Why Stuff Matters, Exploring Europe’s Great Churches, Heroes and Villains, Fitness for Encore Years, Joint Conditioning, Tennessee in Tennis Shoes: A Traveling History Course, Introduction to Painting, and Lee University Choral Union.

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 from Tuesday, Aug. 15 – Monday, Aug. 21 in the Communication Arts Building, Room 113, from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. It will continue Tuesday, Aug. 22 – Tuesday, Sept. 5 in the Higginbotham Administration Building, Room 214, with varying hours. Applications can also be returned by mail to the Community Relations office at Lee.

All courses are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and spaces are limited.

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

From WRCB Channel 3…

A Georgia man was killed Saturday while trying to cross Highway 64 in Polk County.

A report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol said 52-year old Michael May was walking south and attempted to cross the highway entrance ramp to Highway 64 west when a vehicle traveling west hit him.

State troopers said May walked into the travel lane and was hit by the vehicle. He was pronounced dead on scene.

The driver will not face charges.

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.