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CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Effective Jan. 1, the shelter operated by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County no longer will adhere to its original "no-kill" mission.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson has been joined by state Rep. Dan Howell, R-Georgetown, and several local officials in calling for quick action to deter traffic accidents occurring in the vicinity of Walker Valley High School.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley County Commission is providing concrete support for the county school system’s claim that the city of Cleveland owes the school district more than $800,000 in previously distributed liquor tax revenues.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Teachers and school administrators packed a meeting room Thursday evening to voice worries over how the Bradley County Board of Education will pay for up to $3 million in capital needs.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The launch of Family Cornerstones is not just a simple rebranding of Bradley Initiative for Church and Community, which has served as a Christian nonprofit community development agency in Cleveland for 15 years.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- More police reports have surfaced that suggest Bradley County 7th District Commissioner Mark Hall does not live in the district he represents, as required by law.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The Bradley County Commission has been asked to decide whether it will authorize stray animal control services for county residents and how much it is willing to spend to do so.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — An anonymous letter alleging mismanagement of Bradley County Fire & Rescue and claiming the support of 75 unidentified individuals has been given to the Bradley County Mayor's Office and the Bradley County Commission.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley County Emergency Medical Service is seeking ways to meet staffing needs in light of increased demands for service.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., urged Walker Valley High School students on Wednesday to embrace bold vision and give something back to their community.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- A police response to a domestic argument has led to questions about Bradley County 7th District Commissioner Mark Hall’s residency.

CLEVELAND, Tenn – Bradley County Commissioner Mark Hall and his wife Renee were the subjects of a domestic violence incident report filed Oct. 31 by the Cleveland Police Department.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County says it will seek clarification on whether its shelter must accept animals from Cleveland.

CHARLESTON, Tenn. — Bradley County leaders would like the state to make safety improvements at the Walker Valley Road intersection with Lauderdale Memorial Highway, part of the State Route 308 corridor.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Several Bradley County commissioners have expressed dismay over how Commissioner Dan Rawls addressed a 15-year-old boy's concerns that he brought before that panel Monday night.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson announced Tuesday that nearly 100 burglary and theft cases — some dating as far back as mid-2013 — have been solved in cooperation with the Cleveland Police Department and Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson announced today that nearly 100 burglary and theft cases — some dating as far back as mid-2013 — have been solved in cooperation with the Cleveland Police Department and Polk County Sheriff's Office.

The Cleveland City Council has received some answers pertaining to actions taken by the police department in regards to drug policy violations that resulted in the firing of Lt. Steve Tyson, a 27-year veteran officer, in August.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Stray animal concerns will be addressed Monday at a special meeting of the Bradley County Sheriff's Office and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — DramaCentral's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Oklahoma!" has given the Bradley Central High School theater company a chance to show that family truly matters.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- A state transportation project to build a new APD-40 interchange -- named in honor of Tom Rowland, Cleveland's longest-serving mayor -- is in the works.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley County Board of Education is considering recommendations for relieving traffic congestion around the Hopewell and Michigan Avenue elementary schools.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — After a couple weeks of tweaking plans, Cleveland City Schools and Tri-Con Construction have reached an agreement that will keep a new gym for Cleveland High School within its $11 million budget.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A pair of subpoenas issued to Cleveland's city manager and police chief has taken the scrutiny surrounding the recent firing and rehiring of a 27-year veteran police officer to another level.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Michael Younger, one of three suspects in the 1999 Valentine's Day triple slaying in Cleveland, is expected to go free today.By Paul Leach

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The Cleveland City Council has appointed a new vice mayor from its ranks: George Poe.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Plans are in the works to drop a current set of indictments against Michael Younger, a suspect in the 1999 Valentine's Day triple slaying here.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland native Michael Hyland, a reporter with Central Pennsylvania’s Fox43 television station, recently received an Emmy for an in-depth investigative series on the drug culture within Pennsylvania’s horse-racing industry.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A recently rebuilt board of directors for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County says efforts to overhaul its animal shelter operations are on track.

CHARLESTON, Tenn. — About 100 Walker Valley High School sophomores got a taste of the modern industrial workplace when they visited chemical plants near Charleston, Tenn., on Friday as part of Cleveland Associated Industries' observation of National Manufacturing Day.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland City Schools is working with Tri-Con Construction to significantly reduce the company’s $11.245 million bid to build a new gymnasium for Cleveland High School.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — An attempt to dismiss a complaint filed by the Bradley County School System against the city of Cleveland in regard to an estimated $800,000 in disputed liquor tax revenues recently was denied in Chancery Court.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — An Oct. 13 hearing has been scheduled to hear new motions filed on behalf of Michael Younger, a suspect in a triple slaying that occurred in Cleveland on Valentine’s Day in 1999.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A new hybrid electric bucket truck has joined Cleveland Utilities’ fleet as part of environmental efforts supported by the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Electric Power Research Institute.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County has appointed an interim manager of operations and is seeking bids on veterinary services for its animal shelter.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland City Schools received five bids for the construction of a new gymnasium for Cleveland High School, all of which would exceed the project’s $11 million cap if accepted without changes.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Working restroom facilities are closer to becoming a reality for Farmers Market North.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Members of the Cleveland City Council want changes — and answers — pertaining to the city’s drug policy and related disciplinary procedures within the Cleveland Police Department that resulted in the firing of a 27­-year veteran of the force in mid-­August.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County's Emergency Medical Service sent a representative to Washington, D.C., last week as part of lobbying efforts to improve retirement benefits for paramedics and emergency medical technicians.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A 90-day comment period will begin soon on proposed changes to Bradley County's building codes.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — After 10 years on the Cleveland Municipal Airport Authority, Lynn DeVault has moved on.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Lee University's new $10 million communication arts facility was the centerpiece of Celebration 2014, a campuswide event that recognized the liberal arts school's programs, faculty, students and benefactors.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County has been challenged by the recent death of a new board member and the shelter operations manager taking leave of absence.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Proposed updates to Bradley County's building codes are on the table and may go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Smart Communities Initiative, a University of Tennessee-Knoxville student service learning program, has officially kicked off and its first partner city is Cleveland.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — With four new board members, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County has been meeting weekly to overhaul the organization's no-kill shelter operations.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Walker Valley High School received a visit from U.S. Department of Education officials as part of the agency's "Partners in Progress" Back-to-School bus tour on Wednesday.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A 50 percent turnover on the 14-member Bradley County Commission has led to major changes in the makeup of its numerous committees for 2014-15.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bids for the construction of Cleveland High School's new gymnasium are scheduled to be opened Sept. 25.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A second call to end Bradley County's $80,000 annual animal sheltering agreement with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County failed this week, revealing a narrowly divided County Commission.

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