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It is not too late to join the more than 225 people who have already decided to lace up their shoes and overcome their “SantaClaustrophobia” this holiday season. That is “the fear of … more
The holiday season tends to be slow for the involvements of city and county governments. This seems to be the trend for Monday's Cleveland City Council session.There is only one presentation … more
Today is one of the busiest travel days, as motorists either drive to or from the local area for Christmas. It is also one of the heavier days for shopping for the holiday. Motorists and shoppers … more
Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis wants county employees to be clear — they are not having to pay for their insurance coverage “for as long as I hold the office.”Davis contacted the Cleveland … more
Community Hall Church, 1305 Sixth St. S.E., will be in revival today through Tuesday, with the Rev. Melvin and Sarah Jones. Today’s services will be at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. more
The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office has launched the tip411 alert system from Citizen Observer, a new interactive way to keep the community connected and informed through email, text message, and … more
So many  people attended the church security and safety training presentation last Thursday that an additional training session has been scheduled for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m at the Bradley County … more
The Cleveland Duplicate Bridge Club meets every Tuesday at 12:45 p.m. at the Senior Center on Urbane Road. For questions or partnership information, call Judy Odeh at 473-0933. more

Lee introduces new international studies major
Lee University’s Department of History, Political Science, and Humanities recently added a new international studies major to its degree program offerings. 
“The international studies major is highly committed to Lee’s mission of instilling responsible citizenship, ethical action, and redemptive service in our student population,” said Dr. Ana Alves Shippey, assistant professor of political science. “International studies does that by offering an understanding of the global dynamics that affect peoples and communities in the regional and local levels, thus equipping students to promote and pursue the Christian values of justice and the sacredness of human life in a globalized world.” 
The department hosted an event earlier this month to introduce the major to current students and faculty. 
Shippey talked to the audience about what the major looks like, the required courses, and emphasized the interdisciplinary nature and flexibility of the major. 
According to Shippey, the major makes for a great option for students interested in doing a double major, adding a language minor to their education, or who want to do an extended study abroad program. She also talked about how the major specifically relates to the Christian faith. 
After Shippey spoke, Lee alum David Coffin, who currently works at the U.S. International Trade Commission, spoke on how his education at Lee helped him prepare for his current career and what it looks like to work in an internationally oriented field. 
A brief reception followed the talk, where faculty answered further questions about the major with students one-on-one. 
For more information about the international studies major, email Shippey at 


Some 750 received a box full of food staples on Saturday at the William Hall Rodgers Christmas Basket distribution. These boxes included items such as flour, sugar and bread, as well as a ham and … more
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