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From the Chattanoogan…
A family from Ooltewah was involved in a tragic boat accident on Watts Bar Lake on Saturday evening.
Don Campbell, 55, died due to injuries sustained from a single-vessel crash. The incident took place near Blue Springs Marina in Roane County just before 6 p.m.
Mr. Campbell’s wife sustained injuries and was flown to UT Medical Center where she remains in ICU in stable condition. The child on board was released from UT Medical Center to family.
The family of three ran aground in a 23-foot Chaparral, cuddy cabin boat.
TWRA officers arrived on scene and began treatment. Roane County EMS Roane County Fire and the Roane County Medical Examiner’s Office also responded.
The Roane County Medical Examiner pronounced Mr. Campbell dead at the scene due to injuries received from the crash. The mother was life-flighted in critical condition to UT Medical Center in Knox County. The child was transported by ambulance to UT Medical Center.
The incident remains under investigation.
From the Cleveland Daily Banner…
Kaitlin Gebby reports: The $13 million contract for the PIE Center was signed Thursday afternoon and Bradley County Schools Director Dr. Linda Cash says the renovation will officially begin today.
The multi-million dollar contract was awarded to TU Parks of Chattanooga by unanimous vote Thursday, Aug. 27. The Board of Education called a special voting session to approve the final contract, but the document was not officially signed until Thursday.
The PIE Center celebrated its ceremonial groundbreaking on Aug. 4 with local commissioners, legislators and the governor present.
From WRCB Channel 3…
Three Hamilton County school buildings will be closed today for cleaning and contact tracing.
The three schools are Ooltewah High, East Hamilton Middle-High, and Soddy Daisy High.
Students at those schools will move to online learning.
From NewsChannel 9…
A man who escaped from a Tennessee jail along with another inmate has been arrested in Illinois.
The U.S. Marshals Service says Michael Bolden and Antoine Thomas overpowered a correctional officer at the Dyer County Jail on Aug. 30, took the officer’s keys and scaled a fence to flee. The officer was treated at a hospital for injuries.
Bolden was arrested without incident Friday night by the U.S. Marshals Service in Rock Island. Thomas was taken into custody Aug. 31 in Dyersburg. He was treated for injuries sustained during the escape and returned to jail.