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Delving into Civil War history in Cleveland
The 150th anniversary of a Confederate railroad raid on Cleveland was observed Sunday by a crowd that filled the old Cleveland depot. Bryan Reed, president of the Bradley County Historical and Gene...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taking the time needed to listen and care
Time, sweet time! Have you noticed that with ALL of the time-saving products, appliances, communication devices and modern conveniences of life each of us has, we need even more time. I know and un...
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teachers who set goals are student models
Several years ago I had the joy of meeting and getting to know a wonderful young lady here in our community who has now gone on to bigger and better things. Her name is Rita Thomas and at the time ...
Aug 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reminders of some life-changing experiences
“What Rosalynn and I have seen time and again is that when people become homeowners, their dignity and self-respect increase dramatically. Because they’ve worked so hard themselves to complete the ...
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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My confidence grows on the dance floor
I’ve never felt comfortable on the dance floor in spite of a love for dancing. It tends to both frustrate and induce paralytic panic. My ears work fine and quickly note the rhythm of a song. Howeve...
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Reviving our city’s birthplace, Taylor’s Spring
The city of Cleveland has a proud history. Much of it comes alive with just a short trip around our historic downtown district and surrounding neighborhoods. The list of buildings and streets on th...
Aug 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Honesty, compromise still too rare in politics
Real and raw honesty is a rare thing in politics these days. But on Friday, there was one candidate who decided enough was enough, and said what he meant and what he felt. Some would call it being ...
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our County: ‘Who you gonna call?’ Well, it just might be 2-1-1, a new UW service
If you were alive for the last 30 years, or if you have seen certain movies from that era, you will probably remember particular “catch phrases” that were embedded in our collective memory. One of ...
Aug 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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And you think I talk funny? Well, try this!
There is an old saying that goes, “You can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl.” Several years ago, I got to know a fellow public speaker by the name of...
Aug 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keeping it Green: TV news reporter sensationalizes reports of crime on our Greenway
I was recently out of town for several days and unplugged from the Cleveland and Bradley County scene. I was so busy I did not even have time for running! Because of this, I was not on the lookout ...
Aug 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Week in History 8-10
The following items were compiled by the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library from old issues of the Cleveland Daily Banner and its forerunners, the Cleveland Banner, the Journal, and the Journa...
Aug 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inkspots: ‘You want fries with those quazadillos, ma’am?’
“We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.” — Booker T. Washington Educator, a...
Aug 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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