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Randall Higgins

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CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The Bradley County Republican Party chairman and local school officials do not see eye to eye when it comes to the $32 wheel tax referendum on the Aug. 2 ballot.

What's so great about watching water fall off a cliff?

ATHENS, Tenn. -- Some McMinn County residents asked themselves in 1982 what it would be like to collect artifacts from the region's past and use them to tell the community's history.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Anyone who has seen Mr. Ed or Fury on television, Black Beauty in the movies or a photo of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Traveler knows something about the American saddlebred horse.

CHARLESTON, Tenn. — The next time there is a fatal traffic accident linked to drunken driving in Tennessee, the investigative eyes of the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission and the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be watching.

CALHOUN, Tenn. -- They are a history buff's gold mine.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Getting a folklore education is as much fun as a walk in the park.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- With Volkswagen, Wacker Chemical, Olin, Amazon and Whirlpool facilities, can Bradley County still be called rural?

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Keep Tennessee Beautiful has a new Web address and a new logo, Executive Director Sutton Mora Hayes and area affiliates announced Thursday.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Your cellphones are teaching devices, Robbie Melton of the Tennessee Board of Regents told about 300 area educators attending a Cleveland State Community College conference on bringing more technology to the classroom.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- City schools' start and stop times for the next school year have changed slightly after the Cleveland Board of Education accepted a recommendation from Director Martin Ringstaff on Monday.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Just after sunrise, a group of teens and near-teens gets in the Shepherd Mosby Park Pool.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Pilots and people who just want to see Cleveland from the air took part Saturday in what's likely the last open house at Hardwick Field.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The 3-year-old girl who accidentally killed herself with a gun Wednesday was the granddaughter of a 34-year veteran of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Authorities in Cleveland, Tenn., have released the name of a three-year-old girl who died Wednesday from a gunshot wound to the head.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- A 3-year-old girl died Wednesday after she was shot in the head.

A three-year-old girl was killed after accidentally being shot in the head this morning in a residence in a Bradley County subdivision, according to officers with the Bradley County Sheriff's office.

Treasury and McGrady drives will be temporarily closed to all traffic from 8 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. on Sunday.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- A request to rezone nearly an acre behind Grissom Funeral Home failed to get Cleveland City Council approval Tuesday.

COPPERHILL, Tenn. -- Copperhill's foundations rest on copper slag, but today townfolk are looking for tourist gold.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- A campaign to raise awareness of what makes healthy families begins Saturday with a meeting of community leaders.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The names of Bradley County's war dead from World War I until now echoed around the courthouse square Monday, read by members of Chattanooga Composite Squadron 192, Civil Air Patrol, as part of a Memorial Day ceremony.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- As Officer Justin Maples' casket was being loaded onto a horse-drawn caisson for his final journey, his young sons, wearing dark shirts with an American flag on one side of the chest and a Cleveland city seal on the other, reached out to touch the casket.

There will be no Cleveland Municipal Court on Thursday because of funeral services for Officer Justin Maples, City Manager Janice Casteel announced this afternoon.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The theft of a car from a Dollar General parking lot appears to have led to the death of a city police officer, authorities said.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley County Republican Party has approved a resolution opposing passage of a $32 wheel tax in an Aug. 2 referendum.

The Cleveland police officer killed Sunday night in a single-car crash was on his way to help another officer pursue a stolen vehicle, authorities said at a news conference this morning.

Myra Inman's original diaries are stored at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The second time proved to be the charm for more than 100 adults in Bradley County who this year earned high school diplomas or GED certificates.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The Cleveland Regional Jetport now has its three-letter identifier from the Federal Aviation Administration.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Some top officials with the national Save the Children program toured Bradley County schools Wednesday to get an up-close look at Tennessee's Coordinated School Health program.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Construction cost for a renovated Betsy Vines Theater at Cleveland High School and a new traffic configuration for the front of Cleveland Middle School were reviewed Tuesday by the Cleveland Board of Education.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Cleveland City Council on Monday rejected a resolution that would have ended the sales tax lawsuit between Cleveland and Bradley County.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- A Cleveland High School student compares helping others recover from tornado devastation to taking a mission trip to help someone somewhere else.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- For some school athletic teams, next fall promises to be a lot brighter.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Summer cycling safety ruled Friday at Blythe-Bower Elementary School's parking lot.

A city school is getting an iPad Learning Laboratory with money contributed by a local banker.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Now is the time for the Bradley County school board to begin a savings account for a future science wing at Bradley Central High School, according to board member Troy Weathers.

Jasmine Martin is a rising Cleveland High School senior, and she will be the student liaison, a nonvoting member of the board for a year, beginning in August.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bavarians and East Tennesseans get another a chance to introduce themselves to each other later this month.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Tennessee motorists soon may be able to show their support on the road for new veterans nursing homes.

ATHENS, Tenn. -- They are cemetery detectives. For two years, a history-minded group of volunteers has been digging up facts, sometimes literally, about men who once were deadly enemies.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The garden has the fruits, vegetables and flowers any garden would have.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland school board members voted unanimously Tuesday to support the proposed countywide $32 wheel tax, set to be on the August ballot.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley County Board of Education on Tuesday approved a $68.7 million general purpose school budget.

The Cleveland Board of Education went on record today in support of the $32 wheel tax referendum that will be on the Bradley County August ballot.

New city police cars will have a more muscular look. They will be Dodge Chargers, and the city will buy at least six of them as police pursuit cars this year. "They will still be black and white, but with the body style they will look a little different," city purchasing agent Melinda Carroll said.

The Bob Lee family has been listening to the sounds of demolition at the Blue Springs Elementary School echoing across the valley to their home for several days.

The Cleveland Board of Education announced Friday a special meeting Tuesday to vote on whether to support the Bradley County resolution calling for a $32 wheel tax referendum in August.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A developer has discussed with the Cleveland city school board making an offer of $750,000 for 15 acres at Hardwick Farms as a city school site.

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