Cleveland, TNPosted by
FOX 13 Memphis WHBQ

3 killed, 4 injured during early morning shooting in Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Three people died and four others were injured during an early Saturday shooting in Cleveland, authorities said. A 40-year-old man died at the scene, and two men, ages 40 and 36, died at an area hospital, The Plain Dealer of Cleveland reported. None of the victims have been identified, the newspaper reported, citing Cleveland police spokesperson Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia.
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Chattanooga, TNWDEF

Male Shot & Killed in Chattanooga Saturday

Very early Saturday, Chattanooga police were called to a hold-up alarm 4711 Brainerd rd. Upon arriving, officers came upon a male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Hamilton County EMS were called to the area where they pronounced the victim dead on scene. The deceased victim has been identified as Billy Burson, 34.
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Spring City, TNWDEF

Pianist Hargus “Pig” Robbins honored in Spring City

SPRING CITY, Tenn. (WDEF)- Spring City had a special day Saturday. Tennessee Music Pathways unveiled a Hargus “Pig” Robbins marker at the Spring City Museum & Depot. Robbins was born in Spring City in 1938. He is now 83-years-old. He is an accomplished session pianist that has been on many...
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Rhea County,

Swafford named Bryan College associate athletic director

Bryan College is excited to announce that Alumna Jenny Swafford will take on the role of Associate Athletic Director. Jenny is a Rhea County local and played for the Lion’s softball team. She earned a BA in Psychology in 2012 and an MS in Psychology from Grand Canyon University in 2015.
Rhea County,

New doctors’ offices will be complete by end of the year

The new doctors’ offices currently under construction near Rhea Medical Center will likely be complete in mid-November or early December, according to project manager Jim Vincent. The Rhea Medical Center Board of Directors began considering the new offices soon after the county began the process of constructing the Rhea County...
Athens, TNPosted by
Athens Digest

Save up to $0.18 per gallon - survey shows cheapest gas station in Athens

(ATHENS, TN) For bargain hunters there may be no better target than gas, with the cheapest station in the Athens area offering savings of $0.18 per gallon. On Saturday the cheapest gallon of unleaded regular in the area was at Murphy USA at 1813 Decatur Pike. Regular there was listed at $2.71 per gallon Wednesday, compared to $2.89 at Exxon at 703 S White St, which GasBuddy clocked as the most expensive station in the area.
Rhea County,

Commentary: Our treasure, the Rhea County Courthouse

In 1889 the Rhea County Court moved the county seat to Dayton (previously Smith’s Crossroads) from Washington, and appropriated $35,000 for the building of a courthouse. The courthouse in Washington was torn down and bricks from that building were used in the construction of the new courthouse, thus building a relationship between this new courthouse and the former one in Washington. Built in 1890-91, the Rhea County Courthouse is a combination of Romanesque Revival and Italian Villa-style architecture. The Knoxville architectural firm of Wm. Chamberlin and Company designed the building and Wm. Dowling and J.R. Taylor, Chattanooga contractors built it. Our courthouse was used as a model for other buildings, and is significant in that it is the first county courthouse designed by a firm that would design courthouses in at least four southern states and Missouri. The main staircase links the floors of the courthouse together; the doors and their frames show the bulls-eye blocks, which represent the beautiful wood craftsmanship of the time which the courthouse represents. (The courthouse was opened for business in 1892.)This building is one hundred and thirty years old this year and has been in constant use as a courthouse since it was built, except for being closed at the present time due to its offices and courts being moved to the new Rhea County Justice Center.
Madisonville, TNMonroe County Advocate

Passenger takes off, cop stays with driver and arrests him

A passenger jumped out and took off on foot, but the driver stayed behind and was arrested June 11. Madisonville Police Officer Bobby Woods said it was a few minutes after midnight when he received a call on his cell phone about a reckless driver on Highway 86. Woods said...
Rhea County,

Child advocacy center opens in Rhea County

Rhea County’s new Child Advocacy Center [CAC] held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, officially opening “Landon’s Place,” near the Rhea County Justice Center. The new child advocacy center is named after 5-year-old Spring City resident Landon Robbins, who was killed in 2013 after suffering what investigators called the worst case of child abuse they had ever seen.
Sweetwater, TNMonroe County Advocate

Woman reports sexual assault in Sweetwater

A Sweetwater man is facing a sexual battery charge after he allegedly went into a woman’s camper home and climbed in bed with her. Sweetwater Police Detective John Scruggs said he talked to the alleged victim on Powell Avenue who said she had been staying in a camper behind Floyd Wesley Jenkins home for several days.
Cleveland, TNCleveland Daily Banner

Cleveland Bradley Relay for Life scheduled for August

RELAY FOR LIFE Planning Committee members include, front from left, Beth Rains, Laura Burnett, Lisa Sexton, Carolyn Botts, Amanda Ledford, Nancy Casaday; second row, Barry Mathis, Angela Mathis, Kelley Farrow, Traci VanNostran , Greg Farrow, Michael Patterson II, and Dewayne Belew. Not available for the photo were Ron Derrick and Paula Garner.