Here is your news for Tuesday, August 20th, sponsored by Toyota of Cleveland:
In news today…
The Bradley County commission voted to allow Mayor Gary Davis to continue a contract for healthcare at the Bradley County Justice Center with Quality Correctional Healthcare by a unanimous vote. They original agreement was amended to add an additional year to expire at the end of August 2020.
Also Monday, the commission voted down an effort to rezone an area of Georgetown Road, 6839 Georgetown Rd. N., West. to accommodate a used car lot. The measure failed by a vote of 12-1.
You can watch the Bradley County commission meeting on our Facebook Page, Mix 104.1 WCLE on Facebook.
From WRCB Channel 3…
A joint operation by the TBI, Cleveland Police Department and Bradley County Sheriff’s Office resulted in four arrests for human trafficking.
The TBI says the three-day operation began on August 15, when authorities placed several decoy ads on websites with known links to prostitution and commercial sex acts.
The TBI says 50-year-old Timothy Carter from Crossville, 29-year-old Stephen Whited from Sweetwater, and 43-year-old Brian Hamler from Atlanta are each charged with one count of trafficking for commercial sex.
The TBI says a fourth suspect, 45-year-old Donald Thomas from Lawrenceville, Georgia, is charged with promoting prostitution and criminal impersonation.
All four men were booked at the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.
From NewsChannel 9…
Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) officials say charges are pending against a Cleveland man involved in an early morning crash on Interstate 75.
It happened around 2:06 a.m. Monday on I-75 northbound at mile marker 19.6, not far from the East Cleveland bypass exit.
According to THP’s Sergeant Alan Bailey, the driver of a 2001 Infiniti was headed north and passed a Kia that was in the slow lane.
When the Infiniti driver crossed back into the slow lane, he lost control and hit the guard rail on the right side, according to the THP.
Sgt. Bailey says the Infiniti then bounced off and back into traffic, at which point the Kia hit his car.
At this time, it’s not clear whether either of the drivers were injured. Sgt. Bailey says charges are pending against the driver of the Infiniti, a Cleveland man, but the THP has not yet said what those charges are.
Also in news today…
Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Courtney Rogers and Tennessee State Veterans’ Home Board Executive Director Ed Harries will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Bradley County Tennessee State Veterans’ Home on Wednesday, August 19, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. (EDT) in Cleveland.
The Bradley County Tennessee State Veterans’ Home will be a single-story 108-bed intermediate and skilled care nursing facility and will span 110,000 square feet. Efforts have been underway for 16 years to locate a state veterans’ home in Cleveland for the nearly 50,000 veterans who live in the six-county area.
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