Saturday , 22 September 2018

Monday, October 9th

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Monday, October 9th, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

County Clerk Donna Simpson said she anticipated being open for business at her office’s temporary location on Tuesday.

The office has been moved to the former FSG Bank branch located at the Village Green on Keith Street and will be one of the first to return to full operations.

County offices have been forced to find short-term space while clean-up, repairs and renovations continue on the County Courthouse after the Oct. 1 fire.

County Mayor D. Gary Davis said it was his understanding Register of Deeds Dina Swafford may have her temporary office, located at 217 Broad St., up and running as early as today.

The County Commission, which has a work session scheduled for noon today, announced its meetings will be held in the board room of the Bradley County Board of Education’s central office until further notice.

The office is located at 800 S. Lee Highway, in front of Bradley Central High School.

From WRCB Channel 3…

Former Rep. Stephen Fincher is launching a statewide tour to weigh whether to join the race to succeed Republican Bob Corker in the Senate.

Fincher says he plans start his tour in the northeastern corner of the state and work his way west to Memphis over the coming weeks.

His deliberate approach stands in contrast to Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who released a professionally produced video announcing her bid Thursday within an hour of Gov. Bill Haslam’s announcement that he wouldn’t run.

Fincher is a 44-year-old gospel singing farmer from the rural western Tennessee community of Frog Jump. He was first elected to Congress in the tea party-fueled election of 2010. His announcement that he wouldn’t seek fourth term in 2016 came as a surprise to many political observers.

Also in news today…

A free concert as part of the city of Cleveland’s 175th anniversary celebration will be at Lee University’s Pangle Hall beginning at 7:30 PM October 20th.

According to Mayor Tom Rowland, celebration committee chairman, the concert will an unique evening of entertainment featuring a variety of music for all tastes.

The show will open with Lee graduate Jermain Purifory. Jermain is now lead singer with the legendary Impressions. He was a finalist on American Idol. He received the Miss Annie Award which honors the best performers at the Chattanooga Theatre Center. He won a four day all expense trip to a Grammys Award for a song he wrote. The young singer and songwriter was once a background singer for the MTV Scream awards and contributed vocals for Mary J. Blidge on Bridge Over Troubled Waters. For several weeks he was featured as a backup singer for “glee” while on Los Angeles.

Jermain is an alumni of the Voices of Lee.

Also on the program is Danny Murray and the world renowned Voices of Lee. The famous acapella group has peformed around the world and featured on NBC’s Sing Off seen by millions of viewers. The Voices have performed at the White House, Notre Dame and Good Morning America.

Tickets are required for the event, however they are free. They are available at the Cleveland Daily Banner, Bank of Cleveland and The city of Cleveland Municipal Building.

Rowland urged  those wishing to attend to get their tickets early as the number is limited.

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.