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Monday, February 12th

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Monday, February 12th, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Life Care Center of Copper Basin, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in Ducktown, is welcoming a new executive director, Jimmy Dale.

Dale most recently served as executive director at Lynchburg Nursing Center, another Life Care facility, in Lynchburg. He started his career in senior care as a valet at Life Care Center of Ooltewah, and worked in several positions there until entering Life Care’s administrator-in-training program.

Also from The Banner…

The office of the Bradley County Court Clerk has received its 11th consecutive positive audit from the state of Tennessee.

Court Clerk Gayla Miller oversees nine courts at three locations, as well as 30 deputy clerks who she described as “simply the very best there is.”

The audit was especially rewarding as Miller and the office came under allegations of having funds taken from the office inappropriately. Those charges were proven to be false by investigatory agencies.

The Cleveland Daily Banner Reports…

The board of directors of the Tennessee Christian Preparatory School has chosen Dr. Jimmy Harper as the new president of the school.

Harper succeeds Dr. Bill Balzano after a 20-year tenure.

The new president comes to his new role after an almost 20-year role at Lee University, where he has most recently served as campus pastor and director of campus ministries.

Dan Chord, vice chairman of the TCPS Board of Trustees, has served as the interim president since the position became vacant.

The TCPS board has not announced when Harper will officially take the office, but that a special “meet and greet” event will be held in the near future.

From the Banner…

Three of this area’s state legislators on Friday told the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce’s Public Affairs Committee about some of the major issues being discussed during this year’s General Assembly.

District 9 state Sen. Mike Bell said one of the biggest areas of discussion this year is related to Tennessee’s struggle with widespread opioid drug abuse.

Bell referenced a plan Gov. Bill Haslam has proposed to help fight this epidemic. While announcing what he described as an “aggressive” approach, Haslam proposed several action steps.

State Rep. Dan Howell said he is sponsoring a bill — House Bill 0227 — related to welfare reform. He said this is a big issue as well, because “an estimated $25 million is lost to welfare fraud each year in Tennessee.

State Rep. Kevin Brooks also mentioned a couple bills in the works which could stand to benefit the city of Cleveland. The first, House Bill 2350, would allow Cleveland to participate in the state of Tennessee’s “land bank” program. Brooks said this would allow the city to identify abandoned properties for which there is no known owner and make them available for public use. Another bill in the works would amend the “Tennessee Historic Preservation Act” to allow tax credits for people establishing businesses in buildings which are on the National Register of Historic Places or in an official historic district.

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