Wednesday , 22 May 2019

Monday, November 5th

Here is today’s news on, sponsored by Toyota of Cleveland:

Topping our news today, from the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Colby Denton reports the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating two dangerous juveniles who escaped custody Friday evening from the Bradley County Juvenile Center shortly before 8 p.m.

The pair are Abraham Julien Augustin and Memphis Aahmod Smith, both 16 years old.

Augustin is a 140 lb, 6’1” black male with brown eyes and black hair. He was being held on attempted 2nd-degree murder and aggravated assault.

Smith is a 133 lb, 5’5” black male with brown eyes and brown hair. He was being held on aggravated rape.

Both were last seen wearing orange pants and white thermal shirts. The escapees stole a vehicle shortly after fleeing, which was recovered on Saturday evening at Hamilton Place Mall.

Both juveniles should be considered armed and dangerous. Do not, under any circumstances approach these individuals.

As of news time, the sheriff’s office is still searching for the pair. They were last seen in Hamilton County. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts, or believe you have seen either one of these escapees, please call 911 immediately.

Also from The Banner…

Larry Bowers reports the Cleveland commmunity lost one of its most dedicated civic supporters this weekend. Don Lorton, 87, had a long history of volunteerism with the Cleveland/Bradley County Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Junior Achievement, and several other committees and organizations.He was a friend and confidant to many.

Lorton served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951- 1955. He attended the University of Illinois, and later received his master of business administration from Michigan State University

Community involvement was among his passions, including the Chamber, Museum Center at Five Points, numerous hospital boards, church leadership, Rotary International, and YMCA fundraising. Don also was active with the Cleveland State Foundation, Junior Achievement, United Way, and Bradley County Public Education Foundation.

The funeral will be this afternoon at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church.

From The Banner…

Tim Siniard reports it was New Year’s Day 100 years ago when teenager Jessie Capshaw landed on the steps of Cleveland’s Bible Training School to receive instruction in Bible teaching.

Little did the girl from North Carolina imagine that B.T.S. would  grow into the sprawling academic institution now referred to as Lee University, which celebrated its Centennial Friday.

The Centennial event was held at the university’s Conn Center.

It was a celebration filled with music and prayer, including songs by the university’s Festival Choir and Orchestra, as well as the Lee University Wind Ensemble.

Lee University President Charles “Paul” Conn spoke about the history of the university, when it first started as Cleveland’s Bible Training School with only a dozen students. Conn closed by stating the hard work and religious fervor of those original Bible students yearning to do something with their lives continues to live on in Lee students.

From WRCB Channel 3…

President Donald Trump left Chattanooga Sunday night after a spirited campaign rally at UTC’s McKenzie Arena.

During the rally, Trump spoke about how this midterm election is a big one. He also touched on jobs, the economy, and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, as well as one of his accusers. Marsha Blackburn also took the stage and spoke, thanking everyone for what they are doing to elect Republicans this cycle. Trump ended the rally around 8:16PM, with the infamous slogan “We will make America great again.”

And finally…

Just a reminder, Tuesday, November 6th, is election day. Polls will be open at the 17 precincts in Bradley County from 8AM until 8PM. If you are in line at 8PM when the polls close, you will still be able to vote. Bradley County has had a record turnout of early voters for this midterm election.

In addition to several important positions in the state election, Cleveland City voters will be voting on the package store — or liquor store — referendum.

Mix 104-1 will have LIVE election night coverage on-air, on the Mix 104-1 app, and on our Facebook page, Mix 104-1 WCLE. Our live coverage is presented by Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.