Monday , 22 April 2019

Wednesday, April 4th

Here is today’s news on, sponsored by Toyota of Cleveland.

In news today…

Lee University’s annual Lee Day will begin this Friday, April 6. Students, staff, and faculty have anxiously been awaiting this 33 hours that will allow prospective Lee families to experience the university in a variety of ways.

Prospective students will have the chance to sit in on classes, dine with Lee students and faculty, register for fall courses, win scholarships, and experience every aspect of campus life.

Lee Day registration begins at 9 a.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. on Saturday. Campus tours, including dormitories, will be available (following registration) on both days.

Academic departments will be on display across campus providing guests an opportunity to speak with faculty and students regarding specific programs.

The weekend will conclude with a campus wide cookout at 4 p.m. on Saturday, followed by a worship rally where scholarship drawings will take place. The rally will feature Lee President Paul Conn, Voices of Lee, and Lee’s Worship band.

While guests may choose to participate in the whole weekend or just certain events, everyone is encouraged to register beforehand. To see the full schedule, get more information, or to register, visit

Also in news today…

The Bradley County Sheriff Office’s Correctional Facility passed its yearly inspection by the Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC), which means the facility was found to be in compliance with minimum standards prescribed for local correctional facilities across the state of Tennessee.

Sheriff Eric Watson was informed by jail inspectors during an exit interview that the Bradley County Jail received passing status and would maintain TDOC’s certification.

In preparation for next year’s inspection, the sheriff’s office currently drafted a renovation plan to install stainless steel inside every shower within the Correctional Facility to help meet TDOC’s standards. The renovation plan will be presented to the Bradley County Commission in order to utilize monies already allocated in the 2017-2018 fiscal budget to make renovations to the fifty plus showers.

From WRCB Channel 3…

A move to allow liquor sales on Sunday in Tennessee is gaining momentum in the state Legislature.

A Senate finance committee passed a bill on Tuesday that would allow for liquor to be sold between 10 a.m. and 11 p.m. on Sundays. The measure, which was sponsored by Republican Sen. Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro, would also allow for the sale of wine and spirts on Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day, New Year’s Day, the Fourth of July and all Sundays during hours authorized by local governments.

The bill moves to a vote by the full Senate. The House is scheduled to vote on the measure on Thursday.