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Cleveland Mayor Kevin Brooks says it was an honor to welcome President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to Chattanooga during the “Make America Great Again” rally held Sunday at the … more
As the year nears its close, Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland  ReStore is celebrating not only another year gone by, but also its 14th year of helping the people of Cleveland. This … more
"Partnership," and how this program promotes success, became the recent focus of the Bradley County Health Council.The guest speaker during the organization's recent gathering was RaShina Viverette, … more
New Hope Pregnancy Care Center took the spotlight at a recent gathering of the Bradley County Interagency Council, and updated the group on the nonprofit's current initiatives.IC facilitators also … more
Lee University’s Summer of Studies in Medical Missions Celebrates 25 Years   For the 25th consecutive year, pre-med and health science students from Lee University will travel to Guatemala and Honduras with Summer of Studies in Medical Missions to provide medical care for those in need.  Lee professors Dr. Jonathan Cornett, associate professor of biology, and Pamela Hobbs, lecturer in health science, lead the trip, while Dr. Jeri Veenstra, professor of health science at Lee, serves as the dentist for the trip. SOSMM aims to provide education for pre-health professions majors while emphasizing a personal commitment to Jesus Christ with servanthood to mankind. Along with receiving service hours and course credits, participating students learn more about the need for competent health care workers in poverty-stricken areas. “God has blessed us with so many students committed to integrating their faith with their practice of health care,” said Veenstra. “Our firm belief is that if we are Christians and health professionals, we have a responsibility to the poor to give much because much has been given to us.” The Guatemala team is based in Huehuetenango. The team varies from 12-18 students, in addition to the other dozen providers, family members, and translators, all of whom are led by Pastor Estuardo Clara Vela of Casa de Amore. The team works in clinics that provide primary care for the people in the city and surrounding villages, along with local physicians and dentists from the church in Huehue. The Honduras team serves with Lee alum Dr. Martin Williams, who established the Jungle Hospital in Rio Viejo under his ministry Healing Hands Global (HHG). Students stay at the HHG ministry center, which is also where they set up clinics. Day trips are taken into the surrounding more remote villages. The hospital also provides longer internship opportunities for graduates of the program. “It’s been our privilege for the past 25 years to help our students pursue their callings in the health professions, and it is our hope that they will continue to serve in medical missions throughout their careers,” said Veenstra. For more information on this or other Global Perspective trips, contact (423) 614-8357 or visit     PHOTO: more
Family Cornerstones Starfish earned a prestigious endorsement by Parents as Teachers National Center as a Blue Ribbon Affiliate, making it one of the top performing home visiting affiliates within … more
Properly disposing of prescription drugs The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office recently participated in the National Drug Take-Back Day with our partners at The Bridge, Cleveland Police Department, 10th Judicial Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, and the Bradley County Health Department. The National Drug Take-Back initiative is meant to encourage proper disposal of unused and expired prescription drugs. more
Lee University’s Mock Trial primary competition team recently won first place at the 2018 Owl Classic Mock Trial Competition, hosted by Kennesaw  (Ga.) State University, at … more
  The Lee University School of Music will welcome the all-female Seraph Brass Quintet for the second installment of its Performing Arts Series. The performance will take place on Tuesday, … more
Freedom of speech is our God-given right as Americans, but the lines of what constitutes free speech and what doesn’t are often blurred by those who disagree with certain forms of expression. In … more
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