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Wednesday, December 6th

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Wednesday, December 6th, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

The Tennessee Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury has given the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office its fourth straight audit with no findings or violations reported.

The report covered the period of the fiscal year ending June 30.

Sheriff Eric Watson signed the report Monday afternoon in his office, after the audit was reviewed with him by  Tyler Music, a state auditor.

Music gave Watson the two sheets on which the report was printed, explaining that the paragraph requiring county officials to prepare a written response and corrective action plan for each of the findings did not apply to the BCSO, since there were no reportable findings requiring a response.

The sheriff did ask about any further reports that may be coming in light of the request of some Bradley County commissioners for the comptroller’s office to take an extra look at certain items about which they informed the state.

Music said he was unaware of any at this time, noting those questions were being handled at “another level” of the department.

Watson said he feels this general audit report should answer any questions the public may have about the finances of the department he oversees.

Also from The Banner…

Taylor Spring Park is a step closer to reality.

The Bradley County Commission Finance Committee approved by a 4-1 vote sending a resolution committing the county to $100,000 over the next four years to the full commission for a vote.

The park is a joint effort between the city of Cleveland, Bradley County and private donors.

Taylor Spring would be the first new downtown park since the creation of First Street Square.

Under the resolution to be sent to the commission, the county will make four payments to the park fund of $25,000 each over a four-year period.

The funds used to make the county’s donation will come from extra revenue from the hotel/motel tax, which is designated for economic development and tourism.

From WRCB Channel 3…

A Bradley County woman died over the weekend at a burn center in Georgia. Ninety percent of Jeannette Sue Hayes’ body was covered in burns after a fire on Powell Road last month.

Michael Hayes said he was out of the house for only 3 minutes before he heard his wife screaming for help. He is calling her death, a freak accident. It’s a difficult image for Michael Hayes to remember. He said his wife did it all the time, it was her trick to prevent clothes from tearing. “She was putting her clothes on and she had a string that come unraveled from somewhere, she took a cigarette lighter and burned it off.”

In seconds her clothes were engulfed in flames. Emergency crews swarmed their front yard before she was airlifted to a burn unit.

Michael knows the next few months will be difficult ones, but he’s counting on the memories made over the last nine years to get him through.

Funeral arrangements for Jeanette Hayes are scheduled for later this week.

Bradley County fire officials remind people to never put fire on any part of your body or clothing.

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.