Samples Act back on General Assembly's agenda

Although the effort to pass the James "Dustin" Samples Act foundered during the Tennessee General Assembly's 2022 legislative session, the drive to pass the PTSD bill is back on the legislature's …
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Commission to vote Monday on PILOT for SK Food Group

Meeting at 7 p.m. at the county courthouse commission room, the Bradley County Commission will help to seal the deal for SK Food Group, Inc. coming to Cleveland.County Mayor D. Gary Davis presented …

Retired teachers group donates to Isaiah 117 House

Recently, Cleveland/Bradley County Retired Teachers Association met for their bi-monthly meeting at the Elks Club.

College Hill alums gather for luncheon

College Hill School alumni gathered for a luncheon at College Hill Recreation Center on Saturday, Feb. 4, the site where the school operated from 1883 until 1966 when the segregation era …

This Week in History 2-4-23

COLDEST IN 47 YEARS, SAY OLD TIMERS: The mercury plummeted to anywhere from 20 to 2 degrees below zero here today, depending on the location and accuracy in thermometers, but undoubtedly 16 to 12 below readings were accurate in view of the fact that so many residents report these sub-zero recordings. Tennessee Nursery company’s thermometers, government tested, recorded a low of 14 below at 6 a.m. They stood 10 below at 8 a.m. and 4 below at 9 a.m. Charleston reported a low of 13 and from Dry Valley G.L. Ledford reported 20 degrees. U.S. River Gauger Tom Bates in Charleston said that ice floes are floating down the Hiwassee, but that due to the rise and fall of the river by Parksville dam flow, there is no chance for the river to freeze.

CSCC and TWU to offer seamless transfer for law enforcement students

Cleveland State Community College and Tennessee Wesleyan University announced they will allow a smooth transition for criminal justice or law enforcement students graduating from the community …
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Lee University 'phreshmen' find novel phages

Yesterday at 10:10 AM
In the fall of 2022, a team of Lee University freshmen began an exciting new research experience discovering and characterizing novel bacteriophages (viruses that infect bacteria). The students’ …

Hints from Heloise: Humidifier helps with dry skin

Yesterday at 9:05 AM
Dear Heloise: Regarding Courtney W.'s question about alleviating dry winter skin, I would like to recommend using a humidifier. I've used one for years due to dry skin, and it helps not only my skin, but also my dry hair and sinuses. They're readily available, as is the distilled water used in them. I even have a small portable one for travel! — Cindy C., Redlands, California

Dear Annie: My daughter's defiance devastates me

Yesterday at 9:05 AM
Dear Annie: My daughter, "Melanie," now 34, dated a boy when she was 15. It only lasted a few months. Melanie and I had a great relationship before they started dating. The boy's mother has kept her relationship with Melanie to this day. She always loved Melanie and constantly made remarks that her son was an idiot for ending the relationship. She'd say things like how she wanted a daughter just like mine.

Library Corner 02-04-23

Yesterday at 8:50 AM
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.
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