City to get $27.5M funding for 3rd Street RR bridge

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration announced today, June 5, it has awarded a nearly $27.5 million Railroad Crossing Elimination Grant Program to the City of …
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Lowe takes questions from constituents in town hall

State Sen. J. Adam Lowe (R-Calhoun) hosted a town hall at Cleveland State Community College in the evening of Tuesday, May 30. The town hall, which was the first in a series, is Lowe’s way of …

Bradley County resident seeks answers on $5,000 water bill

If your water bill was $100 more than usual, you'd be concerned, but what if it was several thousand dollars higher? Resulting from an underground leak at her home, one Bradley County resident, …

Officials hope to prevent future crashes near WVH

A car crash can happen in an instant, but its ramifications can be permanent. Recently, a Walker Valley High School student had a “near fatal” accident while leaving school, and there are …

Police investigating Cleveland sex offender who messaged minor on Facebook

A registered sex offender, who allegedly called the Cleveland Police Department to inform them his Facebook account had been hacked by someone who sent messages to a 13-year-old girl, later admitted …

Bikes awarded to students with perfect attendance

There's nothing quite like the sound of spinning bicycle spokes as one soaks up the summer sun. Four elementary school students with perfect attendance in school year 2022-23 will soon know this …
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Improv group “The Zoo” brings fun, laughter to Plus Ultra Coffee patrons

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An improvisational group known as “The Zoo” recently held an evening of comedy skits and games at Plus Ultra Coffee, bringing entertaining, comedy, laughter and joy to attendees. The event, held …

Youth Force Center holds Millionaires' celebration ceremony

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Library Corner 6-3-23

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For more information on the library, its resources, and events, visit, search Cleveland Bradley County Public Library on social media or call 423-472-2163.

Dear Annie: Tackling my catfish trauma

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Dear Annie: When I was 12 or 13 years old, I had a pen pal in a different state. I'll call him "Casey." This was long before anyone had ever heard of the term "catfished." We wrote several long letters every week and sent many photographs and small gifts. At times, we would speak on the phone. This was pre-cellphone, and I would have to save my allowance and telephone from a phone booth. …
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