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Topping our news today, from the Cleveland Daily Banner…

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into a Tuesday morning incident in which the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team entered the wrong house in search of a homicide suspect.

10th Judicial District Attorney General Steve Crump confirmed Wednesday morning he has asked TBI to investigate the incident.

Crump stated he would not comment further on the matter, but would at some point after the investigation is complete. Like Crump, the sheriff’s office has little to say about the incident, which occurred at a home on Lynncrest Drive in Cleveland, east of the intersection of Stuart Road and Michigan Avenue.

While law enforcement officials have little to say about the incident, a resident of the home that was mistakenly breached by the SWAT team has been vocal, posting about the incident on his public Facebook page.

In his Facebook post, Spencer Renck stated that the Bradley County and Hamilton County SWAT teams burst into his home. However, BCSO spokesman James Bradford said the Hamilton County’s Sheriff’s Office was not involved in the incident.

In news today…

In celebration of National Public Works Week Mayor Tom Rowland, Councilman David May, City Manager Joe Fivas and Assistant City Manager Melinda Carroll recognized the extraordinary endeavors of the Public Works Department by hosting a breakfast for public works employees.

The event was held in recognition of National Public Works Week sponsored by the American Public Works Association which encourages communities across the nation to energize and educate the public about the importance of public works.  

In news today…

The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that Bo Jackson will be the speaker for the 12th Annual Benefit Dinner on June 9, 2018.

Bo Jackson is widely considered one of the greatest athletes of all time. While at Auburn University, Jackson won the 1985 Heisman Trophy, annually awarded to the outstanding collegiate football player in the United States. Jackson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996.

Jackson is a former multi-sport athlete who played professional football in the NFL and Major League Baseball simultaneously, and was the first athlete named an All-Star in both sports.

For tickets, call the chamber 423-745-0334 or visit