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Banner photo, LARRY C. BOWERS

ONE MEDIUM-SIZED tree was split, and half driven to the ground in front of this home on Old Freewill Road late Monday evening. The violent storm swept through the area and ripped numerous limbs from the trees. No serious damage was reported to the homes in the area.

From Storms   |   6/25/19

Banner photo, LARRY C. BOWERS

HEAVY RAIN AND WIND swept through the Old Freewill Road area late Monday evening, dropping a number of large tree limbs onto the roadway and hampering traffic through the area. No large trees fell, and little home damage or injuries were reported from the fast-moving, and violent storm.

From Storms   |   6/25/19

Banner photo, DANIEL GUY

A MAP AT THE groundbreaking on Monday shows a proposed path from the newly completed Candy's Creek Cherokee Elementary school and its eventual playground, top, all the way to Fletcher Park at the bottom. The blue paths indicate existing sidewalk paths that could eventually link Westwood Baptist Church, Cleveland Middle School, Westmore Church of God and Fletcher Park.

Banner photo, DANIEL GUY

SEVERAL CLEVELAND DIGNITARIES break ground on the Candies Creek Greenway on Monday, June 24. From left are Cameron Fisher, Councilman Charlie McKenzie, Councilman Ken Webb, City Manager Joe Fivas, Mayor D. Gary Davis, Commissioner Bill Winters, Dr. Steven Smartt, senior pastor at Westwood Baptist, Councilman David May, Mayor Kevin Brooks, Ron Barker, Hal Taylor, Councilman Tom Cassada and Kelvin Page, lead pastor at Westmore Church of God.

Banner photo, DANIEL GUY

CAMERON FISHER, chairman of the Greenway Board of Directors, explains the way in which Phase I of the Candies Creek Greenway links pre-existing paths at Westmore Church of God, Cleveland Middle School, Westwood Baptist and Fletcher Park, as well as, potentially linking up with the Greeway along Mouse Creek.

Banner photo, TIM SINIARD

NUGGET, the pot-bellied pig has been relocated to a farm in McMinn County as its owner, Megan Anderson, awaits a Cleveland City Council decision on amending its ordinance that prohibits pigs from living within the city limits. Anderson said pot-bellied pigs are considered as exotic pets in cities such as Knoxville and Chattanooga.

From SAVING NUGGET   |   6/25/19

Banner photo, TIM SINIARD

MEGAN ANDERSON, who was forced to relocate her beloved pot-bellied pig Nugget due to a Cleveland City ordinance that prohibits pigs living within the city limits, asks members of the Cleveland City Council to amend the ordinance to allow her pet pig to return home. Anderson said pot-bellied pigs can become very attached to their owners and depressed when separated from them.

From SAVING NUGGET   |   6/25/19

Banner photo, TIM SINIARD

JENNIFER WOOD, center, recently spoke to members of the Cleveland Rotary Club about the new nonprofit organization Ella's Friends, founded in 2018, whose mission is, "To create a world without boundaries for kids and adults who are disabled.” From left are Dwight Richardson, Wood and Lee McChesney.

From Ella's friends are 'wonderkids'   |   6/24/19

Contributed photo

CARTER has found his forever home. Robbie Willoughby has been visiting with Carter, a 4-month-old miniature Yorkie, three to five times a week for three weeks. Carter fell in love with Robbie and Robbie the exact same. Carter was made available after he got his last round of puppy shots.

From Pets at the Ark   |   6/22/19

Banner photo, CHRISTY ARMSTRONG

TURNING THEIR TASSELS, graduates walking in the TCAT Athens Southeast Tennessee Adult Education Program graduation prepare to celebrate their achievements with an auditorium packed with well-wishers.

Banner photo, CHRISTY ARMSTRONG

GRADUATES thank their teachers and receive congratulations in return during the recent TCAT Athens Southeast Tennessee Adult Education Program graduation.

Banner photo, CHRISTY ARMSTRONG

LEAD INSTRUCTOR Angela Cooper, right, gives a graduate a certificate during the 2019 TCAT Athens Southeast Tennessee Adult Education Program graduation. The graduates had already received their diplomas, but they walked to receive special certificates of achievement.

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