Cherokee cyclists retrace Trail of Tears

It was ironic, but also appropriate, that many who met with cyclists from the Cherokee Nation, retracing the historic Trail of Tears, shed their own tears as the group departed from their stop in …
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L. Quentin Lane, CSCC's 2nd president, passes

L. Quentin Lane, 88, president emeritus at Cleveland State Community College, passed away June 5 at his home in Florida. He served as the college’s second president, succeeding David Adkisson, and serving from 1978 to 1985.

Septic repair program extended

The Bradley County Septic System Cost Sharing program is back in action, and it has a new administrator: Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis' office. As of May 26, the $750,000 which had been …

Today in History 6-8-23

Today is Thursday, June 8, the 159th day of 2023. There are 206 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 8, 1864, Abraham Lincoln was nominated for another term as …

NTSB releases preliminary report on May 7 Polk County plane crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has released an aviation investigation preliminary report regarding a storm-related, single-engine plane crash that took place last month near Reliance in …

Commission requests assistance with resident's $5,000 water bill; sends letter to Envirosuite

The main attraction at the Bradley County Commission's voting session on Monday, June 5, was County Mayor D. Gary Davis' budget proposal for fiscal 2023-24, but the commission still had several items …
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Improv group “The Zoo” brings fun, laughter to Plus Ultra Coffee patrons

Saturday, June 3
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

Saturday, June 3

Library Corner 6-3-23

Friday, June 2
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

Friday, June 2
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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