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Lee University yesterday announced Callie Murphy as their new head volleyball coach. She replaces Andrea Hudson who was coach of the Lady Flames Volleyball team for 30 years. Out of 87 applicants for the position, 9 were interviewed virtually, three of which were brought to campus. Callie comes from Cedarville University in Ohio where she was the assistant volleyball coach. She played four years at West Alabama and is very familiar with the Gulf South Conference which Lee is a part of.
Two suspects were arrested on Interstate 24 after stealing a Rolls-Royce vehicle out of Georgia and speeding at nearly 180 mph, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said.
On May 4, THP’s Chattanooga District responded to a BOLO from the Georgia State Patrol that their troopers were pursuing a stolen Rolls-Royce out of Georgia.
THP Sergeant David McVey witnessed the stolen vehicle speeding at 177 mph on I-24 westbound in Marion County, Tennessee.
The stolen vehicle passed a Porsche 944 and caused the driver of the Porsche to crash into the rear of the Rolls-Royce.
Both vehicles pulled to the shoulder of the interstate at mile marker 127, where two males exited the Rolls-Royce and attempted to physically remove or carjack the driver of the Porsche.
Sergeant McVey apprehended the two male suspects.
The driver, Tyler O. Long, 20, and a juvenile — both from Jackson, Tennessee — were taken into custody without incident and taken to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office.
From the Cleveland Daily Banner…
Tim Siniard reports: A Bradley County Sheriff’s Office jail correctional employee was terminated after he was allegedly recorded on video shoplifting items at Walmart on Keith Street. The incident took place on April 23. According to a Cleveland Police Department incident report, a store employee told police that surveillance video showed Hunter G. Taylor, 19, “skip scanning various food items.” Taylor was issued a citation for shoplifting. BCSO public information officer Taylor Woodruff said the employee, who had worked at the jail for about a year, was no longer employed at the sheriff’s office. He was terminated on Friday.