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Following the Wreaths Across America program last Saturday at the National Cemetery in Chattanooga, local AmVets Post 13 had its own Wreaths Across Cleveland ceremony on Sunday … more
“Today I am formally announcing my candidacy for the Bradley County Commission, 7th District seat,” said William “Bill” Winters. “Having served eight years, two full terms, as your … more

  Lee University Theatre will continue its season this month with the original work, “When Mountains Move,” written by Lee Associate Professor of Creative Writing Stacey Isom Campbell. This premier performance will take place in the Buzz Oates Black Box Theater Feb. 16 and 17, and 22-24, at 7:30 p.m. 
“I have had the pleasure of serving as a reader for several of Stacey’s plays and working with her on a few workshop productions in the past,” said Dr. Christine Williams, associate professor of theatre at Lee. “She is such a talented playwright and brings interesting characters to life. We are honored to have the opportunity to work on this new play and introduce it to our Cleveland community.” 
“When Mountains Move” is the epic tale of Lillie Mae Bostic, told through a chorus of coal miners accompanied by bluegrass musicians. Due to the unusual circumstances of her birth, Lillie Mae’s father believes God has given her “a word for her people.” Set in Black Mountain, Kentucky, the story follows the decade-long labor struggle of the coal miners for the basic human rights denied them in the 1930s. In the midst of the struggle, Lillie Mae searches for her “word” while growing up in the Closplint Church of God surrounded by women who join the fight for freedom. 
While the play is fictional, it is inspired by historical accounts of "Bloody Harlan" in the 1930s, the preacher-miners who secretly helped to get support from the United Mine Workers of America, and the oral histories of the people who remember the struggle. The play explores how the power of words and a little bit of faith can move mountains. 
“The preacher-miners of the region played an important role in the coal miners’ fight for justice,” said Campbell. “This play draws attention to a history that many people do not know.” 
Tickets will be available at the Box Office in the Communication Arts Building Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m., and one hour before curtain time. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children, seniors, and students. 
Lee Theatre recommends viewing “When Mountains Move” for ages 12 and up, and "no babes in arms, please." 
For more information, visit or email Fans are encouraged to follow Lee University Theatre on Facebook.  more
In November, 26  members of the same congregation were killed in a  shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas — a tiny, rural town whose unprecedented tragedy might have finally captured the … more
Bradley County is looking for a new Veterans Affairs Officer.Joe Davis, who has helped veterans throughout the Ocoee Region for more than 10 years, is retiring today. Davis said he is looking forward … more
New Hope Pregnancy Care Center, a local Christian nonprofit which helps those facing unplanned pregnancies, is celebrating its successes. The organization held its annual "Celebration of Life" … more

Members of The Alexis de Tocqueville Society of the United Way of the Ocoee Region (UWOR) gathered for a celebration Thursday night. Special guests for the evening were Jim Haslam and Sharon Pryse, chairs of the United Way of Greater Knoxville’s Tocqueville Society.

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