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In spite of no mandate, Lee urges mask use

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said during a conference call on Monday with members of the Tennessee Press Association that although he has no plans to implement a statewide face-mask mandate to mitigate …

DA Steve Crump says staffer is confirmed with COVID-19 virus

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Tenth Judicial District Attorney General Steve Crump announced on Monday that a staff member had tested positive for COVID-19, confirming that offices, as well as nursing homes, churches and …
Obituaries More

Dr. Jimmy Welch Bilbo

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Dr. Jimmy Welch Bilbo, 89, of Cleveland, passed away Friday, July 10, 2020 in a local hospital following a short illness. He was born in Poplarville, Mississippi, to the late Cyrus Warren Bilbo and Ida Rosetta Carroll, the eighth of nine children. As a young man Jimmy was an evangelist and licensed minister in the Church of God. He was a charter member of Westmore Church of God, where he had served briefly as the Sunday School Superintendent. Dr. Bilbo completed the BA from Lee College, the MA from George Peabody College for Teachers, and the PhD from the University of Southern Mississippi. He was best known for his impact on the early development of the teacher education program at Lee College in the 1960s through the 1980s, serving at the Director of Teacher Education and the Dean of the Division of Education. In the heart of his professional career, Dr. Bilbo helped many teachers and administrators in Bradley County in their preparation for the teaching profession.

Billy Brown

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Billy (Bart) Mac Brown Jr., 58, of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2020.
Business Updates: COVID-19

COVID-19 Business update 7-15

  In light of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, if you have a business that is changing its hours, or an event that has been changed, please let us know so we can inform the …


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THE PARENTS of these house wrens make many trips to the nesting box every day. This photo was shared by Jennifer Hardison on July 6, when the birds were about 11 days old.


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  JENNIFER HARDISON has seen this ruby-throated hummingbird she has named "Ruby" almost every day at least once for a week "so maybe she is here for the season. I have also seen her mate and …


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