Cleveland Honors Longtime Employees

Monday, December 9, 2013 - by Hollie Webb
Longevity award receipients
Longevity award receipients
- photo by Hollie Webb

During the Cleveland City Council meeting on Monday, the council recognized the city employees who had worked for 20 years or longer.

Vice Mayor Avery Johnson and Carolyn Stevison have both worked for 20 years.

Steve Weber, Brent Runyon, Jeff Tilley, and Mike Moses received awards for 25 years of employment.

Greg Hooper and Larry Bryant were awarded for 30 years of employment.

Mike Pierce and Junior Martin were awarded for 35 years, and Janice Casteel was awarded for 40 years.

Finally, Councilman David May was awarded for 45 years of employment.

The council also passed the reappointment of members to several boards and committees. Kent Berry and Avery Johnson were reappointed to the Stormwater Board for another 4-year term, Janie Moore and James Bailey were reappointed for 3-year terms on the Parks Advisory Board, and Robbie Williams and Susan Card were reappointed for 3-year terms at Fletcher Park.

Also discussed was the resignation of Dr. Robert Taylor from the Animal Shelter Advisory Board, a position he had held since 2004. City Manager Casteel said, “We’re really going to miss him.” When Mayor Tom Rowland made the motion to accept, he said, “We make a motion that his resignation be reluctantly accepted.”

A public hearing was held in order to discuss the rezoning of 7.45 acres north of 11th Street and near the intersection of McCain Drive. However, no one had any comments or objections, so the hearing was closed.

The council also passed a motion to install more lights on Knollwood Drive in order to bring it up to the standards set by Cleveland Utility.

A presentation on the subject of ephedrine restrictions in order to curb methamphetamine use was scheduled but was moved to January. 


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: BOLES, BLAKE LAMAR  418 SOUTH SEMINOLE DRIVE CHATTANOOGA, 37411  Age at Arrest: 21 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga SIMPLE POSS OF MARIJUANA --- CARTER, NATASHA LESHAY  723 N HOLLY STREET CHATTANOOGA,  Age at Arrest: 19 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga THEFT OF PROPERTY ... (click for more)

Crime Stoppers: 1981 Murder Of Johnnie Mack Salyer

Crime Stoppers, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and The Cold Case Unit are seeking information on the murder of Johnnie Mack Salyer. On June 3, 1981, a steel drum was recovered from the Chickamauga Lake near 9000 Rocky Point Road in north Hamilton County Tennessee. Mr. Salyer’s body was found inside the steel drum. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office ruled his death a ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Strong

The hearts, minds and prayers of Tennesseans, and of the entire nation, have been turned toward Chattanooga this month.  We are sickened and saddened by the senseless tragedy, and we grieve for the families of the five service members who were killed, Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan, Sgt. Carson A. Holmquist, Lance Cpl. Squire “Skip” K. Wells, Staff Sgt. David A. Wyatt and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Dr. Palmer, You’re Toast

America is absolutely furious! By 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon there were 36,000 people who had petitioned the White House to extradite Walter Palmer, who is today the most despised man in all of North America. On the Yelp.com website, that promotes his dentistry business in Eden Prairie, Minn, over 6,000 had posted violent, vulgar and vicious notes and, for the record, 60 of them ... (click for more)

Ooltewah, Rhea Co. Picked To Win Region 4-5A Football

The Ooltewah Owls and the Rhea County Golden Eagles both advanced to the Class 5-A football playoffs last fall with Ooltewah getting eliminated by the Golden Eagles in the second round. Both teams entered that contest unbeaten, but Rhea County routed the Owls by a 47-14 final to advance. Rhea County went on to with 13 straight games before getting beat in the semis by ... (click for more)

Owls, Eagles Look Back Differently At 2014 Showdown

For the first time since they played in the second round of the 2014 Class AAA state football playoffs, a few Ooltewah and Rhea County players were together Wednesday at the Region 4-5A media day at The Bridge in Ooltewah. The Owls and Eagles, obviously, have polar-opposite thoughts on last year’s second round game in Evensville on a brutally cold Friday night. That’s because ... (click for more)