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Thursday, June 15th

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Thrusday, June 15th, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Former Bradley County Sheriff Dan Gilley has resigned his position as an adviser to the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office. Gilley’s resignation letter was distributed to other media by a county commissioner, who did not offer a copy to the Cleveland Daily Banner. A Freedom of Information Act request of the BCSO for an official copy of Gilley’s letter is being processed.

In the text of the letter as released by the commissioner, Gilley claims the facility has 16 windows which need to be replaced, 20 inoperable sinks, 26 broken lights, three broken showers, and at least five cameras which do not work. Cassandra Burgess, the newly appointed BCSO finance director, acknowledged the ever-going problems with maintenance during her appearance at the recent budget hearings.

On the issue of cameras, Sheriff Eric Watson told the Banner late Tuesday the video problems at the jail were on their way to being solved. The letter also alluded to overcrowding at the jail, suggesting the staffing was inadequate. The jail was originally built with a design requiring 92 officers. Despite that design, the jail has never employed that many officers in its 20-year history. The staffing only numbered 57 in 2004, less than a decade ago. That number has grown to 66.

During a County Commission Law Enforcement committee meeting, the committee voted to ask Commission Chairman Louie Alford to appoint an ad hoc committee comprised of judges and law enforcement officials. The goal is to closely study the issue of initiating a monitoring program to allow inmates to serve their sentences outside of jail.

From WRCB Channel 3…

The Signal Mountain man convicted of plotting a terror attack in New York, Robert Doggart, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday evening.

Sixty-five-year-old Robert Doggart plotted to blow up a mosque in New York. Jurors found Doggart guilty on all counts, including solicitation to commit a civil rights violation and solicitation to commit arson of a building. However, the judge dismissed counts three and four of making threats in interstate commerce, stating there wasn’t enough evidence.

From the Daily Post Athenian…

The Athens Lions Club is spearheading efforts to bring Remote Area Medical (RAM) to McMinn County to provide medical, dental and vision services to area residents in need. The two-day mobile clinic is scheduled for the weekend of July 8-9 at McMinn County High School. Sponsors, volunteers and patients are all currently being sought for the event.

Set-up for the event will take place Friday, July 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at McMinn County High School. Saturday, July 8, volunteers will operate the clinic from 5:15 a.m. to 6 p.m., then continue on Sunday, July 9, from 5:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Patients will be given numbers to determine their places in line beginning at 3 a.m. on July 8 and 9.

RAM’s mission is to alleviate pain and suffering by setting up clinics to provide general medical, dental, vision, preventive care, and education for those in need. Physicians provide medical exams based on the needs of individuals. Dentists provide free cleanings, fillings and extractions. Optometrists offer free vision exams, with each patient able to leave with a free pair of prescription glasses made on site.

The clinic at McMinn County High School is expected to deliver around $300,000 in free medical care. Athens Lions Charities has raised approximately $15,000 for the project and needs approximately $10,000 to fund the clinic’s expenses.

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