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Thursday, September 14th

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Thursday, September 14th, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

In news today…

Lee University saw its ranking rise once again this year in the popular U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2018” edition. This special edition released on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

This year Lee claimed its spot in the top 50 “Best Regional Universities.” Lee was ranked at #48 out of 142 Southern universities , which included masters-level universities, both public and private.

The schools are ranked by graduation rate, peer-assessment, freshman retention rate, student-faculty ratio, and acceptance rate, among several other factors.

Also ranked with the university in this category were other nearby schools including University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (#57), University of North Georgia (#61), and Carson Newman University (#66).

Lee was also listed among the prestigious category called “A+ Schools for B Students” category, which lists several dozen top-tier colleges and universities alphabetically by regions. This ranking included only 25 schools from the South. Lee was included along with schools such as Samford University, Berry College, and Appalachian State University.

This ranking displays universities average ACT scores, average high school GPA of incoming freshman, and the percentage of incoming freshman who graduated in the top 25 percent of their class.

From WRCB Channel 3…

The TBI says the infant at the center of an AMBER Alert has been found Wednesday evening.

Three-month-old Russell Roysden was found in Morgan County, Tennessee, which is the same county where investigators said he was kidnapped by his father, 56-year-old Jerry Roysden.

The AMBER Alert was canceled about an hour after it was issued.

The TBI has not said if Jerry Roysden was also found.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Although experiencing the normal blips for a new system and a new building, the new Bradley County Workhouse is showing success since opening almost month ago.

Probation Director Rich Kienlen gave a status report during Monday’s Bradley County Commission work session.

Kienlen said there are currently 74 now housed in the 128-space workhouse.

He said there were 10 to 12 inmates who were “actually going out to work” and from that during August, the workhouse realized an income of $2,524.

“One of the benefits we are having is there is a local company who asked for anonymity, who has hired seven people from the workhouse and I have four more applications we are awaiting to get the judge to sign off on,” he said.

He added it was hoped more companies would step up with job offers.

Kienlen said there have been three inmates who have been “kicked out” because of contraband, two because of a failed drug test and one that brought contraband into the workhouse.

“I told [Workhouse Supervisor] Allan Walsh that sometimes you get addition by having subtraction,” he said. “We needed to send a message upfront we were not going to play around. They mess up one time, they’re out and going back to the jail.”

“Studies show if you maintain employment for six months, you are more like to stay with that position,” said Vice Chairman Jeff Yarber. “When you are able to put in these positions, that’s how you change things.”

“In 15 to 20 years, when their children see their father being productive and they don’t follow the same path the rest of the family might have, that’s when you see major changes,” he said. “In 30 years, people will come back and say these guys did a good thing.”

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.