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Expectations for a new year: What local officials and residents are saying
Snowstorms, tornadoes, flash floods and a new year to look back on the old with as much appreciation for what was gained as it is remembered for what was lost. People in Bradley County, from city o...
Jan 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joy riding describes local go-kart winner
Happiness comes in all sizes, shapes and colors, including a specially made air cooled go-kart for Cleveland winner Aaron Ferrer. The 13-year-old Ocoee Middle School student whose mother, Cendy Fer...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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A family of second chances
For a family who lives by second chances, Rick and Gina Bell has found a second chance at happiness in spite of his current bout with stage 4 melanoma. The Cleveland couple said things in their lif...
Dec 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hall of Fame Café inductees honored at Signature
“Hometown Heroes” were honored Dec. 8 at Signature Healthcare of Cleveland. The six inductees included residents John Duncan, Noel Chance, James Collins and LaWayne Taylor, Community Leader Mary Wa...
Dec 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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A gift from Santa: Santa Pete shares his insight on the real St. Nick and Christmas
Santa Claus in Cleveland can be a challenging role, especially when enchanted children with Christmas wishes are confronted with commercialism and what many feel should be a focus on the birth of C...
Dec 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ornaments for Alzheimer’s: How one woman is making the season truly unforgettable
An ornament a day, keeps Alzheimer’s at bay. At least, that is what Debbie Meierhoefer is hoping for this Christmas season. “Did you know that in five years one out of two people will know someone ...
Dec 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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A reflection on values: Ed Allen shares memories of his life from WWII to becoming a successful family and business man
By WILLIAM WRIGHT Lifestyles Editor Ed Allen knows a thing or two about building houses and what it takes to turn a house into a home. The World War II Army veteran built close to 300 houses in Bra...
Dec 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amber Kienlen: A ‘Favorite’ among her peers
When Amber LaShae Kienlen, the first African-American to win Lee University’s 2011 Miss Parade of Favorites was crowned the favorite among her peers, she took a humble and modest approach to making...
Dec 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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A closer look at holiday lights: How those festive lights became associated with the birth of Christ
Christmas lights have come a long ways from the days when only candles adorned many frost-covered windows on cold winter nights. The use of decorative, festive lights during the holiday season is a...
Dec 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Randy Speegle: Reserve Champion at Extreme Mustang Makeover
Special to the Banner Randy Speegle of Benton competed in the Legends Division of the Extreme Mustang Makeover, presented by the Mustang Heritage Foundation, where he took Reserve Champion aboard S...
Dec 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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