Cleveland Fire Chief Chuck Atchley is retiring Nov. 1, and the Cleveland City Council accepted his resignation Monday.
Mayor Tom Rowland said a resolution Aug. 22 will commend Atchley for his service to the city.
In his letter, Atchley noted he will have served the city for 30 years. He has been chief since Feb. 6, 2006.
“We faced many challenges and found the means to achieve success and overcome obstacles,” Atchley said in his letter. “I am saddened to leave such a great department, but I am excited about exploring other opportunities in life.”
Randall Higgins covers news in Cleveland, Tenn., for the Times Free Press. He started work with the Chattanooga Times in 1977 and joined the staff of the Chattanooga Times Free Press when the Free Press and Times merged in 1999. Randall has covered Southeast Tennessee, Northwest Georgia and Alabama. He now covers Cleveland and Bradley County and the neighboring region. Randall is a Cleveland native. He has bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Technological University. His awards ...