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CHARLESTON, Tenn. — An audience of 50 historical preservationists and local residents met with federal park officials Friday to determine the best alternatives for interpreting "the Fort Cass experience."

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Two dozen Bradley County residents and local officials asked questions and aired their concerns about the proposed expansion of Georgetown Road with the Highway 60 Corridor Management Committee on Wednesday.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Dixie Day Spay, which has admitted to placing nearly two dozen Cleveland Animal Shelter dogs in a "house of horrors" shelter in Morristown, Tenn., that was raided recently, alleges most of the blame falls on city government.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Southern author River Jordan's message at The Caring Place's annual fundraising banquet was clear: The people who seek assistance from the ecumenical Christian nonprofit are not strangers. They have faces, names and stories.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Cleveland City Council wants a few more weeks before devising a comprehensive funding strategy to pay for a new gymnasium for Cleveland High School.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Renewal efforts are underway in the eastern Inman Street area, including the replacement of Mosby Park’s 40-year-old pool and possible zoning changes intended to promote development.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A member of the famous Tuskegee Airmen, a World War II black fighter group, will speak at Youth Aviation Day on March 8 at the Cleveland Regional Jetport.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Republican primary is filled with candidates seeking Bradley County Commission seats, especially in the five districts that have incumbents who are not seeking re-election this year. Four Democrats are also seeking seats on the County Commission.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A recent raid on a cramped "house of horrors" animal shelter near Morristown, Tenn., saved some dogs that earlier were removed from the Cleveland Animal Shelter by a local rescue group.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley County Commission wants Common Core standards out of the classroom.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland Public Works officials want to begin a drainage project, intended to relieve flooding problems in the city’s historic district, in early March.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland City Schools has presented the City Council with a couple of design options for a new gymnasium for Cleveland High School.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Cleveland City Council wants more time before discussing further the Bradley County Schools’ pursuit of $720,000 in disputed liquor tax revenues with the city.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley County Board of Education’s executive committee and attorney James Logan will meet with the Cleveland City Council on Monday about the school system’s pursuit of $720,000 in disputed liquor tax revenues.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Radio might be the route for improving circulation processes at the Cleveland-Bradley County Public Library, officials said.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Signature HealthCARE's 100-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in Cleveland has been recognized as a five-star facility by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the federal agency responsible for oversight of nursing home quality.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The city school board will present design alternatives to the Cleveland City Council on Monday for a new gymnasium at Cleveland High School.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland Utilities is ready to move forward with a 16-month plan to significantly reduce storm water inflow into the southern and western portions of the city's sewer network.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis has announced that he will seek re-election.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County has launched a membership campaign to support the animal shelter operations it will assume on behalf of the county this spring.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland leaders and city schools officials expect to discuss funding strategies for building a new elementary school and a new gymnasium for Cleveland High School in February.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Cleveland City Council would like to discuss the Bradley County School Board’s request for $720,000 in previously collected liquor tax revenues if the county school system will provide good reasons.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Exotic luxury cars, military helicopter shows and rides may be coming to the Cleveland Regional Jetport.

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.

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