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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.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Despite the death of two subcontract workers in 2012, Wacker Chemical maintains an incident rating below Tennessee averages, said Timothy Sloan, senior director of the Charleston polysilicon facility's safety team.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. —  Sheriff-elect Eric Watson has named two members of his command staff, who will assume their new roles on Sept. 1.

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.

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