Thursday , 21 June 2018

Thursday, March 16th

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here are your news headlines for Thursday, March 16th, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Cleveland has been recognized by another national publication spotlighting its economic growth and stability.

The Kiplinger Letter, a weekly publication for executives and investors, has listed Cleveland among 11 United States cities which it forecasts will power ahead, outpacing the U.S. average for job creation as employers look for places with skilled workers and a lower cost of living.

Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland said the Washington, D.C., publication placed the city among the fastest growing cities in the U.S. this year, putting it No. 3 in a list of 11 cities.

It described Cleveland as home to a wide range of manufacturing operations.

Cleveland was cited for its industrial diversity. The mayor emphasized Cleveland is the sixth largest in Tennessee in manufacturing employment, home to 14 Fortune 500 companies and four Fortune 1000 companies.

The mayor said that in the Kiplinger list, he noticed that tourism was a major factor in some of the cities’ recognition. He noted Cleveland and Bradley County have a booming tourism industry as well, and its economic impact and generation of dollars into our economy contribute to our growth and notoriety.

Also from The Banner…

The proprietor of Fort Hill Cemetery has been fined $6,000 by the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance.

Complaints concerning the cemetery’s upkeep and the results of an audit led to the fines being levied.

According to state documents, the Burial Services Section of the department received a complaint on or about Sept. 13, 2013, from Donna J. Smith regarding the condition of the cemetery.

The complaint says Smith’s mother and sister found the cemetery to be “unkempt with the grass measuring two feet high in some locations.”

In addition to the one finding concerning cemetery maintenance, 15 counts of violations are shown to have resulted from the cemetery’s business practices.

A final order was issued Feb. 7 which added the cemetery “has not demonstrated any error committed by the Administrative Law Judge in the admission of evidence or assessment of the weight in the evidence.”

The final order states the cemetery can seek a judicial review of the order by filing a petition for review in the Davidson County Chancery Court within 60 days of the final order or of a petition for reconsideration is granted.

A records search for the Davidson County Chancery Court shows no such petitions as having been filed.

Conditions at Fort Hill observed Tuesday showed the grass portions appearing to be in good shape, with signs of some construction areas.

Trustees from the Bradley County Jail have also been regularly doing upkeep on the site.

Also, just a reminder…

The National Weather Service will be conducting a SkyWarn weather spotter training class this evening at 6PM. It will be held in the George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center auditorium on the campus of Cleveland State Community College.

The event is sponsored each year by the Cleveland – Bradley County Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service. Local citizens wishing to participate in the program will receive the necessary training to serve as weather observers for the Morristown forecast office, which serves counties throughout east Tennessee. It is free and open to anyone wishing to learn more about severe weather and the basics of meteorology.

Storm spotting is not storm chasing, and safety measures for spotting are incorporated into the 90 minute presentation. Spotting is normally done close to home and is tied to a local agency.

Pre-registration for the class is not required.

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.