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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. — 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.

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.

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.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Special Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood will consider motions made to dismiss charges stemming from a March 2014 re-indictment of Michael Younger, a suspect in the 1999 Valentine's Day triple slaying here.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — In less than a month, a second Bradley County commissioner has called for an end to the county's agreement with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County, a private organization that provides animal shelter services for county residents.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — More than 100 Tennessee Army National Guard soldiers from the 252nd Military Police Company said farewell to family and friends Friday morning before leaving for a year­long mission to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Lt. Steve Tyson, a 27-year Cleveland Police Department veteran who was recently fired for violations of alcohol and drug policies, has been rehired.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — An effort to increase the annual salary of the Cleveland mayor from $12,000 to $40,000 ended with a compromise at $24,000 in the Cleveland City Council on Friday.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. – Lt. Steve Tyson, a 27-year veteran of the Cleveland Police Department who was recently fired for violations of its alcohol and drug policies, has been rehired.

CLEVELAND, Tenn – More than 100 Tennessee Army National Guard soldiers from the 252nd Military Police Company departed Cleveland, Tenn., this morning bound for the Middle East by way of New Jersey.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County Commissioner-elect Dan Rawls says he wants to set the record straight regarding the new direction of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The 48-year-old steeple of the former First Baptist Church in downtown Cleveland was removed Tuesday and will be preserved by Check Into Cash founder and CEO Allan Jones.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Cleveland City Council is attempting to save the career of Lt. Steve Tyson, a 27­-year veteran of the Cleveland Police Department, after listening to supporters of the officer in a standing­-room-only meeting.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Attorney Barrett Painter has been appointed to serve as the Cleveland Municipal Court judge.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — After more than two years of turmoil and investigations into the 10th Judicial District Attorney's Office, the new man in the job's to-do list is as much about rebuilding the office and regaining public trust as it is about putting bad guys in jail.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Two candidates want to be Cleveland's next city judge: attorneys Andrew Morgan and Barrett Painter.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A board member of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County who abruptly quit this week now is calling for the chapter president, Betti Gravelle, to resign.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County has fired the second director of its private shelter, an action that prompted the immediate resignation of board member Charlotte Peak-­Jones, a Bradley County commissioner.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County has received an improved protection classification from the Insurance Service Office and said goodbye — with honors — to a long-­serving member of the county’s fire board.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A proposal to reward Bradley County firefighters with more pay for achieving higher levels of training is under consideration.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Troy Weathers, a long-serving member of the Bradley County Board of Education, bid an emotional farewell to an audience packed with students, teachers and administrators on Thursday evening.

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