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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.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley County Commission and the Cleveland City Council have agreed to provide tax abatements linked to $10 million in improvements to the 35-year-old Mars Chocolate facility.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A panel of Bradley County and Cleveland officials is considering the cost and timing concerns of a proposed joint animal control venture that would incorporate nonprofit shelter and adoption operations.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland Utilities is moving toward the end of a project intended to improve traffic flow along the 25th Street corridor between Interstate 75 and APD 40.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- A panel of Bradley County and Cleveland officials wants to explore the feasibility of a joint city and county animal control venture that incorporates nonprofit shelter and adoption operations.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The Cleveland City Council has agreed to amend a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement linked to a $90 million expansion of the city's Mars Chocolate facility.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Detailed budget numbers are needed before a proposal for a 128-bed prefabricated workhouse can be put before the Bradley County Commission, according to a panel of law enforcement and court officials.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley County Commission has asked that the Bradley County Board of Education analyze the impact of Common Core educational standards on students and teachers and report back to it.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley County Commission is grappling with the adoption of Common Core standards by Tennessee and with state measures that link teacher licensing to student test scores.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley County Board of Education has voiced strong opposition to any state initiatives to base teacher licensing on the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System, an analytical tool used to measure student achievement and hold educators accountable for student progress.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Two communal aircraft hangars are under construction at the new Cleveland Regional Jetport, signaling the last days of occupancy at Hardwick Field, Cleveland's first airport.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Cleveland City Schools Board of Education has placed facility safety, roofing overhauls and transportation at the top of its list of maintenance priorities.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Dan Howell, longtime executive assistant to Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis, will begin a leave of absence from there in November, possibly to run for the state House of Representatives.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County Commissioner Vice Chairman Adam Lowe is a candidate to replace Eric Watson as the state representative for House District 22, he announced today.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- A Tennessee Department of Transportation project to connect Harriman Road with APD 40 near Exit 20 on Interstate 75 is nearing completion, Cleveland officials said Monday.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- More than 300 high school students from the Bradley County and Cleveland school systems visited 11 industrial facilities on Friday as part of National Manufacturing Day.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- An initial traffic crash report filed after a single-car accident that killed a 13-year-old Bradley County girl indicates that the Ford Mustang's driver had been drinking.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Cleveland Animal Shelter’s board is concerned about a proposed comprehensive vaccination program to be administered by volunteers for the city’s animal shelter.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The Cleveland City School board will consider approving a $27,000 structural analysis of Cleveland High School's domed gymnasium, which has cracks in its brick veneer.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The Cleveland/Bradley County Public Library is rolling out new online offerings to its patrons this fall, including an improved website, access to online magazine content and a webcast featuring children's authors.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The Bradley County Commission is trying to decide whether to oppose formally Tennessee's adoption of Common Core education standards.

COPPERHILL, Tenn. — Gov. Bill Haslam made three quick stops in East Tennessee on Friday, announcing significant grants for infrastructure projects and higher education along the way.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland Utilities Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Ken Webb will officially replace Tom Wheeler as president and CEO on Tuesday.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County’s search for a nonprofit solution to its animal shelter needs has generated mixed feelings among Cleveland leaders.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Work is under way to transform the old theater at the Village Green Town Center into a state-of-the-art space for public and private events.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — More than 30 Bradley County residents attended a recent meeting with state and local officials to talk about proposed improvements to state Route 60, especially along a stretch of Georgetown Road between Cleveland Middle School and the Hopewell community.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Remedial work has begun to resolve stormwater runoff problems from a state project to connect Harriman Road with APD-40 near Interstate 75's exit 20.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County officials want more information from two nonprofit animal welfare organizations seeking to provide long-term animal shelter services for the county.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County officials are considering a pair of proposals submitted by nonprofit animal welfare organizations as they look for a possible solution to the community's long-term animal control service needs.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Concerns about the mechanisms driving contract extensions have divided the Bradley County Board of Education over whether to add another year to the contract of Schools Director Johnny McDaniel.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A 17-member presidential search advisory committee for Cleveland State Community College's next president will meet at the school Monday to review potential candidates.

CHARLESTON, Tenn. — The Charleston-Calhoun-Hiwassee Historical Society wants to increase interest in the area's agricultural heritage with the second annual International Cowpea Festival.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland Utilities personnel are working to resolve traffic flow and safety problems along state Route 60, a major thoroughfare.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County is seeking both short-term and long-term solutions to the lack of animal control services available to county residents who live outside Cleveland city limits.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cooler temperatures and wetter weather have caused some expected income shortfalls in Cleveland Utilities’ electric and water divisions.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A committee has proposed a couple of short-term animal control solutions for Bradley County.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County will speed up its commitment by one year to provide up to $12 million for a proposed $14 million overhaul for Lake Forest Middle School.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- An attempt to change Bradley County representation on an ad hoc committee seeking animal control solutions for the county has failed.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County commissioners will vote Tuesday whether to recommend further feasibility studies for a proposed 128-bed workhouse for county prisoners.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland and Bradley County leaders have put together a panel to find a solution to the lack of animal control services in the county outside Cleveland city limits.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Residents are expressing dismay over muddy runoff affecting the near-pristine Brymer Creek in the McDonald community of southern Bradley County.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The Cleveland City Council approved a measure Monday that is expected to offset $784,000 in overages on a Tennessee Department of Transportation project to connect Harriman Road with APD 40, near exit 20 on Interstate 75.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Lee University has put down the foundation of a $10 million communication arts building and purchased more office space this summer.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — An investigation into the cause of an early morning Thursday fire that destroyed a Cleveland manufacturer and knocked out cable TV service to 150 customers is continuing.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. – An overnight fire destroyed a Cleveland manufacturing facility.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County leaders have agreed to a plan by Cleveland officials to offset $784,000 in cost overages associated with connecting Harriman Road with APD-40, near exit 20 on Interstate 75.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — An online petition now under way calls for the return of animal control services to Bradley County residents who living outside the Cleveland city limits.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The Bradley County Commission on Monday voted to provide up to $12 million in 2017 toward a proposed $14 million overhaul of Lake Forest Middle School.

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