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CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley County Commission has postponed recommending any changes to its agreement with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County, a private organization that provides no-kill animal sheltering services for county residents.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — In September, the Bradley County Commission will turn over fully half its 14 members.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Dan Howell has won the Republican primary for the District 22 seat of the Tennessee House of Representatives and Republican Sandra Donaghy defeated Democrat Judge Amy Reedy in her re-election bid to serve as Criminal Court Judge for the 10th Judicial District.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Construction of Cleveland High School’s new gymnasium, projected to cost $9.9 million, is expected to begin in October.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley County Commission is planning to re-evaluate aspects of its $80,000 annual agreement with the private, no-kill animal shelter operated by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Attorney George McCoin was the Cleveland City Council's unanimous choice Monday to serve as the interim city judge until early September, filling the role of the late Bill Moss, who was found shot to death July 14.

In the final days of the Republican primary for one of Tennessee's seats in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Lamar Alexander and his challenger, state Rep. Joe Carr, R-Lascassas, were drumming up support in East Tennessee.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — More than 300 volunteers and supporters were asked to be a blessing for someone else in everything they do during the United Way of Bradley County's 2014 campaign kickoff Friday.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A Bradley County commissioner has called for an end to the county's $80,000 contract with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County, the agency that provides animal sheltering services for all county residents.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Cleveland City Council will hold a special meeting Monday to establish the application process for the city judgeship and to consider an interim appointee to replace Judge Bill Moss, who was found dead in a downtown parking lot in the late morning hours of July 14.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland Utilities could add telecommunications to its utility services if a feasibility study shows the financial viability of delivering Internet, telephone and television to Bradley County homes and businesses.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County wants to reset rescue networking attempts for its no-­kill shelter and heal divisions within the organization.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — It is critical that Tennessee maintain a fair and impartial Supreme Court that is free of partisan politics, Justice Sharon Lee said Monday during a stopover here.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee publicly thanked 10th District Circuit Court Judge Mike Sharp for his support during a stopover in Bradley County today as part of her campaign to seek retention of her position on the Aug. 7 ballot.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The no-kill shelter operated by the SPCA of Bradley County has stopped accepting animals and Director Bobbi Anderson said its contract with the county needs to be renegotiated.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. —- Maurice Johnson, the only person convicted in the 1999 Valentine's Day triple slaying in Cleveland, is asking to recuse the entire staff of the 10th District Attorney General's Office from his post-conviction relief proceedings.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The no-kill shelter operated by the SPCA of Bradley County has stopped accepting animals and Director Bobbi Anderson said its contract with the county needs to be renegotiated.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Cleveland Bradley County Public Library expects to roll out new self-checkout stations in mid-August that will reduce wait times for its patrons.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A private meeting this week involving Gov. Bill Haslam, state education Commissioner Kevin Huffman and educators from five area school systems has come under scrutiny by members of the Bradley County Board of Education.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The secrecy surrounding a private meeting involving Gov. Bill Haslam, Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman and educators from five area school systems has come under scrutiny by members of the Bradley County Board of Education.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Lee University’s new 41,000­-square­-foot communication arts building will be operational by Aug. 20, university officials said.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A 12-month diabetes prevention program conducted by YMCA of Cleveland has received good marks from its participants.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The abrupt resignation of a member of the board of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County has fueled controversy surrounding the organization.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — J. Adam Lowe, who is seeking the Republican nomination for the state House District 22 seat, is criticizing the source of contributions to his opponent in the Aug. 7 primary, Dan Howell.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A board member of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County has come under scrutiny for an alleged data breach of the organization's shelter computer system.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland City Judge Bill B. Moss was found dead late Monday morning in a downtown parking lot on Fourth Street, between Worth and Broad streets, according to the Cleveland Police Department.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A request to dispose of more than 30 Bradley County Sheriff's Office assets — mainly obsolete computers, broken equipment and car parts — will be postponed until the administration of sheriff-elect Eric Watson takes office.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland police responding late this morning to a downtown parking lot at 4thStreet and Broad Street found the body of City Court Judge Bill Moss, according to a news release.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Cleveland planners would like the Tennessee Department of Transportation to consider ways to reduce congestion at a three-way intersection just yards from exit 25 off Interstate 75.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer spoke about the "impending funding crisis" in transportation in Bradley County on Wednesday.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County’s proposed $33.7 million 2014-15 budget — which includes a 2 percent raise for full-time employees, a 1.6 increase in revenues and expenditures and no property tax increase — is now official.

McDONALD, Tenn. — Small­-breed dogs seized last month from a McDonald puppy mill are now finding homes locally and abroad.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Several traffic signal projects are under way throughout Bradley County that afffect key traffic corridors and emergency responders.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — It was going to be "a trip of a lifetime," but it ended in tragedy.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — An estimated 10 cars per minute arrive during dismissal period at Hopewell Elementary school, creating congestion every school-day afternoon.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Transportation has proposed changes to improve traffic flow and vehicle capacity of the exit ramps at the Interstate 75 interchange at 25th Street and Georgetown Road.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The auction contracts for 62.54 acres of land that previously served as Hardwick Field, Cleveland's oldest airport, have been approved by the Cleveland Municipal Airport Authority.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County's fire districts have changed to account for three fire stations — on Georgetown Road, Minnis Road and Dalton Pike — that began operations last summer.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Dan Howell and J. Adam Lowe, the Republican contenders for state House District 22, differentiated themselves mostly by their qualifications rather than their stated beliefs and positions on issues in a public debate Thursday.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley County Board of Education has agreed not to appeal a judge's order to rehire a teacher who was dismissed in 2012.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Just over 100 small-breed dogs seized from a McDonald, Tenn., puppy mill operation may be on their way to adoption organizations in another week or so, representatives of the Humane Society of the United States say.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Bradley County's proposed $33.7 million budget for 2014-15 has seen only tweaks so far, but it has generated much discussion among commissioners about possible cuts to departmental travel expenses.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The Raider Dome came crashing down in the predawn hours Monday as part of demolition to make way for Cleveland High School's new gymnasium.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Raider Dome came crashing down in the predawn hours Monday as part of demolition to make way for Cleveland High Schools’ new gymnasium.

McDONALD, Tenn. — A 911 call gave the first hint that countless numbers of dogs were living in squalor on a breeder's property.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A recent performance evaluation given to Johnny McDaniel, director of Bradley County Schools, revealed a great disparity in opinions by members of the county school board.

McDONALD, Tenn. – A 56-year-old woman is free on bond after her arrest on one count of cruelty to animals after more than 240 dogs were discovered Wednesday morning at a McDonald home, according to the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

CLEVELAND — Discussions about right-of-way acquisitions related to proposed improvements to state Route 60 along Georgetown Road still are months away, according to state transportation officials.

McDONALD, Tenn. — More than 240 dogs, mainly beagles and smaller breeds, were discovered in "wretched" conditions at a southern Bradley County home Wednesday morning by deputies answering a call about a "verbal domestic" situation, sheriff's officials and animal rights personnel said.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Beth Foster, a prominent figure of the local no-kill animal movement, will resign July 1 from her role as media/development director for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County.

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