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Ronnie Woods, 80, longtime resident of Cleveland, TN passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Bradley Healthcare and Rehab. In his younger years Ronnie served proudly in the U.S. Army for more than fifteen years. After, he worked as a truck driver for Jackson Furniture for forty-two years he retired where he settled down near family in Cleveland, TN. more
The staff of Medical Center Pharmacy are once again encouraging the community to help “Stock the Shelves for School Nurses.” The third annual school nurse supply drive takes place Thursday … more
Matt Ryerson, president of the United Way of the Ocoee Region, said that nonprofit organizations must focus on building people up to help them avoid becoming mired in a cycle of dependency, robbing them of their dignity. more

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into a Tuesday morning incident in which the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team entered the wrong house in search of a homicide suspect.

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Two mayoral candidates proudly flashed their concealed carry gun permits to the audience attending a town-hall style gathering sponsored by the Bradley County Republican Party while pledging their unwavering support for the Second Amendment. The event was held Tuesday evening at The Venue at Creekside in Cleveland. During the event, both candidates, former Tennessee State Rep. Kevin Brooks and former educator Duane Schriver made statements, as well answered questions from the audience. Although not a debate, each candidate was given the opportunity to answer questions. The question regarding support for the Second Amendment was asked by audience member Jeffery Lewis, who claimed that Cleveland Chief of Police Mark Gibson did not support open carry gun laws. “I’ve always been a Second Amendment person,” Schriver responded. Brooks also agreed that he supported the Second Amendment and added that it protects other constitutional rights. “We would not have a First Amendment without a Second Amendment,” Brooks said. Although normally not an issue in a mayoral race, support for the Second Amendment was one of several points on which both candidates agreed. To clarify what Chief Gibson has said regarding carrying guns: In a March 14 article published in the Cleveland Daily Banner, Chief Gibson said that “His personal opinion is that teachers should not be pressured to carry guns — especially if they are not comfortable with the idea. He noted professionals like police officers go into their line of work knowing they will need to use guns to protect those around them, but teachers do not.” "It doesn't make things less dangerous; it just puts more guns in the situation," Gibson said.  more
Officials from Tennova-Cleveland said Tuesday that a majority of doctors in Bradley County support the opening of its proposed freestanding 24-hour Level IV trauma center and that it would provide better care than a similar facility proposed by Erlanger Health System because patients would receive initial, as well as follow up care from local physicians. more
MURFREESBORO - For five innings, Walker Valley pitcher Natalie Pruitt and Powell hurler Allison Farr locked horns in a no-hit battle on the opening day of the Class AAA Tennessee State Softball … more
Murfreesboro has already welcomed two local state decathletes and Walker Valley's softball team.The ground upon which state championships are won will host an even greater influx of talent from … more
Wednesday, May 23SOFTBALLSpring FlingTSSAA Class AAAState Tournamentat MurfreesboroStarplex #1G3 — Ooltewah (36-6) vs. Wm. Blount (33-6), 11 a.m.G4 — Henry County (25-6) vs. Hardin County … more
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