Thursday , 17 January 2019

Wednesday, January 31st

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Wednesday, January 31st, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Despite explanations from auditors with the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, members of the Bradley County Commission’s Audit Committee still questioned the Fiscal Year 2017 audit report.

Steve Reeder, Mid-East Tennessee regional director of audits for the Comptroller’s Office, and some of his staff met Monday with the Audit Committee to discuss the findings. The General Fund required audit adjustments for proper financial statement presentation, the general ledger cash account was not properly reconciled with the County Trustee reports in the General ledger fund, The General Fund general ledger payroll liability accounts were not reconciled, The office failed to make timely payments to the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System resulting in assessed penalties totaling $11,929, and Duties were not segregated adequately.

Committee member Milan Blake said the finding in the county mayor’s office related to timely TCRS payment seems to be a software issue. He asked if the burden is on the county to determine if there is a software bug. Reeder said it is. Blake said he believes the county needs to go to the software company to seek an explanation of the finding.

Blake said he believes this audit is the first based on internal control documents for each office. Reeder said it is, and once the Comptroller’s Office has those internal control policies the auditors can make these types of findings — the Comptroller’s recommendation is to “follow the policy.”

Also from The Banner…

A special event is scheduled for anyone in Bradley County, or the surrounding region, who might be interested in applying for a career with the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Lt. John Harmon has announced a localized recruiting event is planned for the DMV offices at 301 James Asbury Drive N.W, Cleveland, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8.

The state law enforcement agency is accepting applications for a July 2018 trooper cadet class from Feb. 7 through Feb. 20. Online information is at

Once your application has been submitted online, candidates will be notified of their qualification status via email. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, a U.S. citizen, have a high school diploma (or higher education), and must not have a felony conviction.

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press…

State Rep. Rick Tillis, whose district includes parts of Marion and Franklin counties, has introduced a bill to make Daylight Saving Time permanent in Tennessee.

A news release said Daylight Saving Time was adopted to save energy early in the 1900s. More daylight means less need for electric light in the evening, and there’s an economic benefit because people would spend more time away from their homes and out supporting their local economies.

Tillis said he introduced the bill based on survey responses from residents of District 92. Area co-sponsors include Dan Howell, Cameron Sexton, Mike Carter, and Patsy Hazlewood. The companion Senate bill is sponsored by Sen. Steve Dickerson.

If the measure becomes law, Tennessee would remain on Daylight Saving Time throughout the year. Hawaii and Arizona are also currently on a standard year-round time.

District 92 includes Marshall County, as well as parts of Franklin, Lincoln and Marion counties.

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.