Thursday , 21 June 2018

Monday, June 12th

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

Topping our news today…

Lucy (Side)

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help with locating one of their K-9 units, which goes by the name “Lucy”.

The female canine was discovered missing on Sunday in Charleston, on Cass St., when the caretakers went to the kennel that was surrounded by a privacy fence. The K-9 handler who is on vacation was immediately notified upon “Lucy’s” kennel being empty.

Lucy (Front)

Anybody with information regarding the location of “Lucy” is asked to contact the Bradley County 911 Communications Center immediately, and to use extreme caution if contact is made with the canine.




From the Daily Post Athenian…

Wacker Chemie AG, the Munich-based chemical group, officially started construction on the HDK pyrogenic silica plant located adjacent to WACKER’s Charleston polysilicon plant. WACKER Executive Board Member Auguste Willems, State of Tennessee dignitaries, and local officials broke ground for the new plant, which will have an annual capacity of 13,000 metric tons and create some 50 new jobs through investments of around $150 million. Completion of the plant is scheduled for the first half of 2019.

The main by-product of polysilicon manufacturing is tetrachlorosilane. This either has to be converted and fed back into the production loop, or it can be used to create added-value by being further processed into HDK. By integrating the polysilicon and HDK production systems, WACKER achieves optimum flexibility in reprocessing tetrachlorosilane into a marketable product.

HDK is used as a rheology-control additive in paints and adhesives, as filler in silicone elastomers and also serves as a flow aid in personal care products and cosmetics and used as an anti-caking agent in the pharmaceutical and food-processing industries.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Cleveland State Community College officials are praising the state’s decision to begin providing adults more opportunities to attend college for free.

Cleveland State president Dr. Bill Seymour said he expects the expanded Tennessee Reconnect program will do what the Tennessee Promise, a scholarship program just for students straight out of high school, did among students in high school.

Earlier this year, Gov. Bill Haslam announced plans to expand the existing Tennessee Reconnect grant program to cover associate’s degrees at all the state’s community colleges.

In its current form, Tennessee Reconnect just allows students to earn certificates at the state’s post-secondary technical schools, the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology.

Tennessee Reconnect, which will be available to nontraditional adult students starting in the Fall 2018 semester, is a last-dollar scholarship program funded by the state lottery. It will cover whatever costs are left over after students apply for other financial aid.

To be eligible, a person must not already have an associate’s degree or higher and must be a Tennessee resident for at least one full year before applying.

Also from The Banner…

Lee University’s Evangelistic Singers (EVS) recently presented Amy Hoagland, EVS alum and founder of Building on Abilities, a check to support 5-year-old Levi Smith. Smith was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2013. Proceeds came from the community benefit concert with EVS earlier this spring. Building on Abilities is a local nonprofit that partners with two families to help raise awareness and funds to help care for their children’s needs and equip them with technology needed to assist with learning.

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.