Monday , 26 August 2019

Wednesday, August 7th

Here is your news for Wednesday, August 7th, sponsored by Toyota of Cleveland:

Topping our news today…

Deputies responded to a fatal accident yesterday afternoon shortly before 4:45PM in the 2200 block of No Pone Road.

The two vehicle accident involved a motorcycle and a SUV.

Bradley County Fire and Rescue as well as Bradley County EMS responded.

The male driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead by EMS.  The female driver of the SUV sustained minor injuries and was treated on the scene.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol responded and is leading the investigation.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Christy Armstrong reports: The Cleveland Board of Education is looking at the possibility of purchasing additional land in front of the new Candy’s Creek Cherokee Elementary School. 

The school is located at 4445 Georgetown Road N.W. (Highway 60). While the building is visible from the road, Cleveland City Schools actually does not own all the land between the school and the road. 

During a school board meeting Monday, Director of Schools Dr. Russell Dyer told the board two lots adjacent to the school — Lots 9 and 10 — are up for sale. Each is about 1 1/2 acres.

The director asked the board whether he should discuss purchasing the lots. Dyer said Bank of Cleveland was selling each lot for $325,900, and a “discount” for buying both would result in a cost of $611,800. 

No formal vote was made on this matter. However, board members asked Dyer to look into the district possibly purchasing Lot 10. The board would vote on any purchase at a later date. 

From NewsChannel 9…

A convicted sex offender was shot and killed by a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy on Monday after the suspect stabbed the deputy with a knife.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), the investigation shows deputies were called to the area of North 4th Street Monday morning after a woman called to report a sexual assault.

Responding deputies were speaking with the woman when she spotted the man, identified as 49-year-old James Lee Kirkwood. Following a brief foot pursuit, Kirkwood pulled a knife and stabbed the deputy in the arm.

The deputy then fired at Kirkwood, striking him. Kirkwood was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry, Kirkwood is a convicted sex offender who was charged in 1993 with rape. He was last classified as “violent.”