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Wednesday, February 7th

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Wednesday, February 7th, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

Topping our news today, from the Chattanooga Times Free Press…

Two semitractor-trailers and one car were involved in a crash just before 5 p.m. Tuesday that shut down multiple lanes of traffic near the Market Street exit on Interstate 24 eastbound at mile marker 178 in Chattanooga, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s SmartWay website.

Chattanooga police have confirmed at least one person has died.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

The Bradley County Commission is pushing back against the city of Cleveland for what many commissioners perceive as a high-handed approach in the city’s plans to annex two properties.

Those properties are a parcel referred to as the Hawkins Property on Old Chattanooga Pike that is proposed for a single family residential subdivision that would accommodate approximately 50 homes, and a parcel referred to as the Williams Property on APD 40 that is proposed for a gasoline sales facility “with the future use of the remainder of the property being determined.”

According to the separate letters sent to Bradley County’s Director of Planning & Inspections Bently Thomas by Cleveland Senior Planner Corey Divel, both annexations were requested and both parcels are located within the Urban Growth Boundary but are not contiguous to Cleveland’s existing municipal boundary.

“Pursuant to TCA 6-51-104 (d) the City of Cleveland must enter into an interlocal agreement with Bradley County to provide for services for any interceding properties,” the letters stated.

According to the letters, the city is proposing to provide services for any development located within the boundaries of the subject properties.

The letters go on to ask for confirmation by Friday, Feb. 9, “that you agree that no agreement is necessary for either party to provide any services they would not normally provide to any intervening properties. If we do not receive written confirmation we will make the assumption that no agreement is necessary and proceed with the annexation.”

Also in news today…

Scott Carroll, Cleveland Middle School Athletic Director, will receive the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) State Award of Merit. This annual award is provided by the NIAAA for recognition of meritorious dedication to high school and middle school athletics. Coach Carroll started teaching and coaching in 1994 at Cleveland Middle School and became the third athletic director in 1997. Carroll oversees the CMS athletics program, which encompasses 22 varsity teams and 11 JV teams with over 600 students participating in athletics.

CMS Principal, Dr. Leneda Laing, said, “Coach Carroll embodies the heart and soul of a Cleveland Blue Raider. His love for the school and the students is evident in all that he does. His innovative plans for growth in both athletics and academics make him a valued member of the administrative team at Cleveland Middle School. I am proud of Coach Carroll and his accomplishments. He is deserving of this award.”

This has been your local and state news. You can get news anytime by visiting our website, From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, this is Jeremy Gault reporting.