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Topping our news today…
On Sunday, at approximately 7AM, a red Honda Goldwing motorcycle driven by Roger Holcomb, 47, was southbound on Michigan Avenue Road at Walnut Grove Lane when he struck a white Chevrolet Equinox turning left onto Michigan Avenue Road from Walnut Grove Lane, driven by Darryl Campbell, 35. Both parties were transported to the Tennova ER. Mr. Holcomb passed away from his injuries. Mr. Campbell was treated and released from the ER. The investigation is ongoing.
In news today…
One of two suspects, both of whom have been identified by the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office in connection with a burglary that took place last month at Bradley Central High School, has been arrested.
According to Taylor Woodruff, public information officer for the BCSO, Steven Ray Levi, 42, of Cleveland, was arrested on two counts of burglary and theft over $2,500.
During the burglary, Woodruff said, the suspects entered several buildings at the high school, including the athletic facilities where they took items belonging to the baseball and football team, including baseball bat bags, a radar gun, clothing and a Yamaha Rhino ATV.
The incident remains under investigation.
Also in news today…
A man who is allegedly responsible for a string of burglaries at convenience stores throughout East Tennessee, including three in Bradley County, was arrested Wednesday by Bradley County Sheriff’s Office detectives.
The suspect, Deshawn Mitchell Rudd, 21, was arrested after a six-month investigation, according to Taylor Woodruff, public information officer with the BCSO.
Rudd was booked into the Bradley County Jail on Jan. 8, and was charged with three counts of burglary, three counts of theft over $2,500 and three counts of vandalism over $1,000.
There are numerous other charges pending in other Tennessee counties, Woodruff said.
From the Cleveland Daily Banner…
Autumn Hughes reports: After no local elections in 2019, Bradley County voters will once again have the opportunity in 2020 to cast their ballots in a variety of local, state and national spotlights.
The primaries will determine the candidates for Bradley County Assessor of Property, and the U.S. presidential candidates and delegates.
Election Day is March 3, and the last day to register to vote is Feb. 3. The postmark date for all mail-in applications is also Feb. 3.
The early voting period is Feb. 12-25, and there will be three voting sites, which will be announced when they are finalized.
The registration deadline is 30 days before Election Day. You do not have to declare a political party in Tennessee.
In addition to the March 3 County Primary and Presidential Preference Primary, other election dates are: August 6th – State Primary and County General elections, and November 3rd – State and U.S. General Elections.
From the Chattanooga Times Free Press…
One hundred and thirty two members of the General Assembly will sweep into Tennessee’s Capitol at high noon Tuesday like a force of nature to convene their annual legislative session.
Over the the next three to four months, 99 House representatives and 33 senators will go virtually nonstop Mondays through Thursdays with morning to evening committee hearings and House and Senate floor sessions.
Tennesseans can expect plenty of debating, posturing, fussing and sometimes cursing as members consider, kill or pass hundreds of policies, programs and spending proposals that everyone from the governor on down thinks ought to become law.
Issues here can range from literal matters of life, freedom and death down to official designation of state symbols and the like. For the record, Tennessee now has nine official state songs, which may provide the public some insight into how things sometimes work around here.
Major issues include what to do with a budget surplus, as well as recurring dollars, which are soaring. A good part of the one-time money will be socked away in the state’s “Rainy Day” emergency reserve fund, but there are various proposals dealing with business tax cuts and sales tax holidays.