Monday , 24 September 2018

Tuesday, October 3rd

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Tuesday, October 3rd, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

Our top story today, as we continue coverage of the fire at the Bradley County Courthouse…

Officials say the courthouse will be closed for at least three months while repairs are being made following the electrical fire on Saturday morning. A permanent location has been located but the deal has not been finalized. Bradley County Mayor Gary Davis will join us in the Mix 104-1 studio Wednesday morning with more information.

Sheriff Eric Watson has readily made available temporary housing for some of the courts affected by Saturday’s fire, in addition to offices for Judge Mike Sharp and Judge Lawrence Puckett.

Watson and his Judicial Services Division staff have met with Bradley County Clerk, Gayla Miller, to establish permanent locations for all displaced courts until repairs at the courthouse are completed. The locations of the courts are as follows:

The Bradley County Sheriff’s office, located at 2290 Blythe Avenue Southeast, will house Chancery Court in the community room. Circuit Court under Judge Lawrence Puckett will be held in the north training room.

The Bradley County Misdemeanor Probation Office at 2252 Blythe Avenue Southeast will house Circuit Court under Judge Mike Sharp in the conference room.

The Bradley County Juvenile Center located at 1620 Johnson Boulevard Southeast will house Bradley County Juvenile Court, Bradley County General Sessions Civil Court, and Bradley County Order of Protection Court.

The Cleveland Municipal Building, located at 190 Church Street Northeast, will house Child Support Court in the City Council Room.

All criminal courts, which incorporate Bradley County General Sessions Criminal Court and Bradley County Criminal Court, will still convene at the Bradley County Judicial Complex.

This information can be found under today’s news on our website,

Also in news today…

Lee University’s fall enrollment is up, according to the enrollment profile released by Vice President for Enrollment Phil Cook.  The profile confirms an ongoing trend of steady growth and features a set of new records.

The overall headcount of 5,370 students is the largest ever.  This number is a combined total of Lee students from all classifications, on and off campus.

The 2017 freshman class has broken the record set last fall for largest in the university’s history.  These 901 freshman have also topped the previous record for best average ACT at 24.6.

Freshman to sophomore retention has also reached a new high of 81 percent. This percentage represents how many of last year’s freshmen have returned for their second year.

In addition to this wonderful news about the fall enrollment, Lee also experienced a record number of 1,020 graduates during the 2016-2017 academic year.

And finally…

Over the weekend, the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Unit responded to the intersection of Chestuee Road and Benton Pike, which is located in the northeastern area of Bradley County, in reference to a single vehicle crash involving a motorcycle.

The preliminary investigation has indicated the motorcycle was traveling west on Benton Pike and lost control when turning left onto Chestuee Road.

The motorcycle driver has been identified as Tony Nash, age 52, of Cleveland, TN who succumbed to his injuries at the crash scene.

Investigators are still actively investigating this accident in order to determine the exact cause.

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.