Thursday , 17 January 2019

Thursday, May 17th

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

Topping our news today, from WRCB Channel 3…

One lane of Highway 64 reopened Wednesday night.

TDOT spokeswoman Jennifer Flynn says flaggers will be on-site to help with traffic control.

TDOT is asking drivers to please be patient and use caution in the area.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

The F.I. Denning Center of Technology and Careers, the alternative school for Cleveland City Schools, has scheduled its graduation for this evening.

The ceremony takes place at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Arnold Memorial Elementary School.

Dr. Barbara Ector, principal of the Denning Center, said 36 students are set to receive their high school diplomas this year.

This fall, the credit recovery program at the Denning Center is being moved to Cleveland High School. This means students working toward their high school diplomas will become CHS students — and have the opportunity to become CHS graduates.

Ector said members of the general public are invited to join the students and their families as they celebrate the students’ achievements.

Also from The Banner…

Seniors at Polk County High School in Benton will receive their diplomas this evening, in the school’s gymnasium.

The graduation ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m., with senior superlatives conducting the program. Polk County High School Principal Ron German will also participate.

This year’s valedictorian is Monica Nicole “Niki” Ball. The salutatorian is Kelby Fritts.

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press…

A Tyner Academy sophomore student died Wednesday after playing a basketball game at the Boys and Girls Club, boy’s basketball coach E’Jay Ward said.

He said Javon Craddock stopped playing and asked for a drink and just died.

Craddock hadn’t shown any signs of distress and had no known health conditions.

The Chattanooga Police Department has not confirmed the boy’s death, saying only that he had been taken by ambulance to an area hospital.

Since the news began to spread, friends started taking to social media to express their sadness.