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CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Cleveland Board of Education has proposed using money it expects to receive from Bradley County to help build a new Georgetown Road elementary school and a new gymnasium for Cleveland High.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County Commissioners Charlotte Peak-Jones and Mark Hall have been appointed to the board of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County, a group that will assume animal control services for the county this spring.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Nashville-based author and speaker River Jordan will be featured at The Caring Place's sixth annual banquet, "Stranger at My Door," Feb. 27 at Lee University.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Higher education officials engaged state legislators at Cleveland State Community College on Friday to discuss concerns about recognition, funding and increasing the number of Tennesseans with college degrees and certifications.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Mayor Tom Rowland urged his audience to "stay tuned in 2014" during his annual "State of the City" address to the Cleveland Kiwanis Club on Thursday.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland announced today during his annual “State of the City” address to the Cleveland Kiwanis Club that he would seek re-election.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland police officers soon may have the ability to issue traffic citations more quickly and efficiently through the use of smartphone technology.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Cleveland Fire Department needs to grow if it is going to meet the needs of an expanding city, Fire Chief Steven Haun said in a recent presentation to the Cleveland City Council.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — David Bishop was sworn in Monday afternoon as Cleveland's new chief of police, replacing the retired Wes Snyder.

David Bishop was sworn in this afternoon as Cleveland's new chief of police. He replaces Wes Snyder, who retired Jan. 5 after 10 years in the position.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Tennessee Department of Transportation projects on tap for Bradley County include an overhaul of Interstate 75's exit 20, a new interchange on APD-40 and improvements on Durkee Road, Benton Pike and Georgetown Road.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — At least one Cleveland City Council member is concerned about Friday's hiring of Capt. J. David Bishop as the city's new police chief.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Dr. Bill Seymour began work this week as the new president of Cleveland State Community College.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis expressed optimism Tuesday about the county's fiscal well-being and its positioning for industrial development when he spoke to the Rotary Club of Cleveland.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Jonathan “Jack” Cooper, former animal services supervisor for East Ridge, has been named animal shelter director for the Society for the Prevention to Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency representatives will meet Tuesday with local officials about requested changes to the state's current wild hog hunting regulations.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Police Chief Wes Snyder said Saturday that he thought two city officials told him he could withdraw his intention to retire, but they say that is not quite correct.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Wes Snyder is asking to rescind a Dec. 6 retirement letter and keep his job as Cleveland's chief of police.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland Police Chief Wes Snyder has submitted a letter to the city manager’s office requesting to rescind a Dec. 6 retirement letter in which he announced his last day would be Jan. 5.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland police Chief Wes Snyder officially retires from his position Sunday, his 10th anniversary as chief, after serving the department for 33 years.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — As the Cleveland Regional Jetport ends its first 11 months in operation, Cleveland's oldest airport — Hardwick Field — is about to close permanently.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County received good marks from state auditors for how it handled its finances in the fiscal year that ended June 30.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley County Board of Education intends to pursue $720,000 in previously collected liquor tax revenues by Cleveland.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County commissioners will support the county school system as it pursues a reported $800,000 in collected but not disbursed liquor tax revenues.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County, a nonprofit animal rescue group, has been selected to run animal control operations for the county.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County Commissioner Bill Winters, who holds a 7th District seat, has announced he is seeking a second term in office.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley County Commission will vote Monday whether enter into a two-year agreement with the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County to provide for its animal control needs.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Cleveland city school board’s site committee has recommended asking Upland Design to submit proposals to demolish and replace the Raider Dome, which houses Cleveland High School’s gymnasium along with classroom and office space.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Rhodes Climate Controlled Storage, where Cleveland police Chief Wes Snyder and MainStreet Cleveland head Sharon Marr secretly rendezvoused in a climate-controlled unit, has denounced the couple's activity on its premises.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland police Chief Wes Snyder, who apologized publicly Monday after being caught on video repeatedly rendezvousing with a woman who is not his wife, is using his vacation time until his resignation takes effect in January.

Cleveland, Tenn., police Chief Wes Snyder and MainStreet Cleveland Executive Director Sharon Marr each apologized publicly at today’s Cleveland City Council meeting after a video surfaced showing them meeting in a rental storage facility.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Project Round Up, a customer-funded community assistance initiative created by Cleveland Utilities, may double its projected annual contribution to needy people of $100,000 for its first year.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Since late last week 31 Bradley County Jail inmates have been moved into a dormitory cellblock for treatment of gastritis by the jail's medical staff, according to the Bradley County Sheriff's Office.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Cleveland education officials have approved closing Cleveland High School's Raider Dome to students after recently receiving a structural analysis of the gymnasium, which has been showing cracks in its masonry.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Since late last week 31 Bradley County Jail inmates have been moved into a dormitory cellblock for treatment of flu-like symptoms by the jail’s medical staff, according to the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Bradley County commissioners postponed voting Monday night on a proposal to change how candidates for that panel are elected.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has recognized the Cleveland Parks and Recreation Department as an example of best management practices.

NASHVILLE — Dr. William Seymour, vice president for institutional advancement at Jackson State Community College in Jackson, Tenn., will be recommended as the next president of Cleveland State Community College, according to Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Developer Tim Arthur has requested the Cleveland City Council to assist him by offsetting at least some of the $8,434 in expenses associated with the relocation of a traffic pole “eyesore” that stands at the entrance of commercial property he purchased in the city’s historic Five Points area.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County commissioners hope to decide before year's end on the feasibility of placing county animal control services in private hands.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County's 3rd District commissioners have announced their intentions for the 2014 elections: Jeff Morelock will seek re-election, but Brian Smith will not.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- A proposal that would have required candidates to fight for specific districts seats on the Bradley County Commission failed by a narrow margin Monday.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Plans are in the works to celebrate the Jan. 25 anniversary of the opening of the Cleveland Regional Jetport.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Fifty people, many of them veterans, engaged in a sometimes heated discussion with state officials this week over concerns about a donated 28-acre South Cleveland site earmarked for the proposed Cleveland/Bradley State Veterans Home.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Pieces of Cleveland and Hiwassee-area history recently were recovered through dedicated research and the preservation of a collection of records dating as far back as the 1840s.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A major setback for the proposed multimillion-dollar Cleveland/Bradley State Veterans Home has left local officials shocked and seeking answers in the wake of Monday's Veterans Day commemorations.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Dan Howell, who has taken a leave of absence from his position as executive assistant to Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis, announced on Tuesday his campaign for the state House District 22 seat, currently held by Rep. Eric Watson, R-Cleveland.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley County Commission plans to discuss its efforts to put county animal control into private hands when it meets Tuesday.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County Commissioner Connie Wilson, who holds one of two seats representing the 2nd District, announced Friday that she will not seek re-election.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Gov. Bill Haslam, first lady Chrissy Haslam and state education Commissioner Kevin Huffman visited Cleveland Middle School on Friday to thank teachers, administrators and students for helping to make Tennessee the nation's fastest-improving state in academic growth.

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