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Randall Higgins

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CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Mayor Tom Rowland says the city has no reason to apologize for asking for a police investigation into who was distributing fliers to south Cleveland homes in June.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Steps are being taken toward a "no kill city" here, the Cleveland City Council learned Monday.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The kindness of strangers in the wake of the 2011 tornadoes still is benefiting Bradley County's children.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Mars Chocolate North America is planning a $67 million expansion of its Cleveland plant to make pretzel M&Ms.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — David Kelley and Dr. Richard Baker ended their service on the Bradley County School Board on Monday evening.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Tea Party of Bradley County members are warning the Cleveland City Council not to interfere with their right to free speech.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Walker Valley High School students returning to their classrooms today will be entering a school with a new way of teaching and learning.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- City schools are waiting to see just how many new students they need to accommodate.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — For the first time in several years, Cleveland and Bradley County schools will begin a new academic year with no major construction projects.

RED CLAY, Tenn. — A donation of hundreds of stone tools, weapon points and everyday items significant to local Cherokee history was unveiled Saturday at Red Clay State Historic Area.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Voter rejection of the proposed wheel tax to fund school projects left education officials looking for a plan B on Friday.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County voters overwhelmingly rejected a wheel tax Thursday.

With six of Bradley County’s 17 voting precincts reported, opposition to the proposed wheel tax remains at about 75 percent of the vote, according to the Bradley County Election Commission.

In Cleveland, candidates and their campaign supporters are weathering the sun to wave at passing motorists in the hopes some of them are voters too.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Voting was slow but steady through the lunch hour here today, according to Bradley County election officials.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bridgett C. Burris, a second-grade teacher at Oak Grove Elementary School, is this year's recipient of the Lillie F. Fitzgerald Excellence in Teaching Award.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A new playground, designed to be inclusive for every child's physical abilities, opened here Monday.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The rebuilding effort after the April 27, 2011, tornadoes in Bradley County is winding down.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be sending $332,936 to Cleveland this year, the local share of the federal community development block grant.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A proposed wheel tax spurred thousands of voters to cast early ballots in Bradley County ahead of Thursday's state primaries and local general elections.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The city is about five days behind schedule on brush and debris pickup because of early July storms that swept through the area, according to Public Works Director Tommy Myers.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Owner-surrendered animals at Cleveland's city animal shelter now will get at least 72 hours to live, just like the strays.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The distance between Cleveland and Phnom Penh, Cambodia, shrank a little Monday. The capital city of Cambodia and Cleveland -- 9,100 miles apart -- are now Sister Cities.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The future Cleveland Regional Jetport is beginning to show what it will look like when it opens later this year. \

BENTON, Tenn. -- A new Polk County bridge was named Thursday to honor the county's veterans.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Donors to the Salvation Army have made possible a free public-alert telephone service for Bradley County residents during community-wide emergencies like the recent tornado outbreaks.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The future of South Cleveland is a community decision, Cleveland/Bradley County Chamber of Commerce officials told MainStreet Cleveland members Monday.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The five career and technical education programs have become so popular at Cleveland High School that 145 students had to be turned away last year because the courses were full.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County schools and the juvenile justice system are working together to help some struggling families.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Candidates seeking to represent Bradley County in the Tennessee Legislature sought to define themselves during a two-hour forum Tuesday.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- City schools are braced for another jump in enrollment numbers when school begins about a month from now.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- State legislative candidates get their initial chance to answer questions today in the first of three public forums set for this month.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Questions and rumors swarm around the birthplace of industrial Cleveland these days.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Barbara Fagan became only the third person to be named on a local history award Sunday since the award was created in the mid-1990s.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Early voting begins Friday -- the 13th.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- It was standing room only on the Fourth of July for a community patriotic and worship service at First Baptist Church of Cleveland.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — So far in 2012, Bradley County has recorded 10 traffic deaths. That is why Bradley County will be the center of attention for an increased number of state troopers on the Fourth of July and through the following weekend, district Capt. David McGill said Tuesday.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The local animal shelter should be a no-kill facility, a new advocacy group says.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Cleveland/Bradley Business Incubator entrepreneurs marked 12 years of creating businesses and jobs Friday.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Tennessee is getting ready to administer a dose of decongestant to a clogged Interstate 75 exit right after the Fourth of July holiday, state transportation officials said Thursday.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The century-old railroad depot here became the hub of the city's bus service Thursday.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- More than a century after it opened as a Southern Railway Depot, the old depot building here is reopening today as the home Cleveland's public bus service.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- A North Cleveland landmark is getting a new landscaper. The city asked Lee University if its grounds crews would take over landscaping and maintenance around the monuments on North Ocoee Street.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Some would-be pets may have a better chance to be adopted this week because of action taken by the City Council on Monday.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The Cleveland Amateur Radio Club is reaching out this morning to ham radio operators across the United States.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- It's just a matter of time until two of Cleveland's perennial traffic bottlenecks are solved, Tennessee Department of Transportation representatives told city officials.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Good news for Montgomery County's future veterans' nursing home also is good news for Bradley County, veterans officials said Thursday.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The head of the Tea Party of Bradley County said Tuesday that Mayor Tom Rowland should resign after taking a stand against a flier -- written by a tea party member -- that says the city wants to destroy the homes in some Cleveland neighborhoods.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- City Council members asked police to investigate whether any laws were broken when someone distributed anonymous fliers in an East Cleveland neighborhood, warning residents that the city wants to take over their property and demolish their homes.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Dozens of homeowners in the area around the old Whirlpool plant were panicked recently by an anonymous flyer that warned their property was going to be taken over by the city and the homes demolished.

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