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Cleveland Utilities customers will see their electric rates rise in November due to an increase in  the Tennessee Valley Authority's fuel cost adjustment, ending a series of rate decreases that … more
The Chamber’s newest BEST partnership is a relationship between Peerless Road Church and E. L. Ross Elementary. “We are thankful for the support that Peerless Road Church has shown our school … more
The UT/TSU Extension – Bradley County has hired a new agriculture agent.  Go by the Extension Office and welcome her!  Evangelon James, the new Agriculture/Natural Resources Agent in Bradley County, began her new position on Oct. 14.   James received her bachelor's degree in agricultural education and communication from the University of Florida. During her time in school, she worked in a horticulture lab at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center. more
   On Oct. 14, more than 1,500 Lee University students, staff, and faculty, along with community guests, filled the Paul Dana Walker Arena and watched as three new winners took the … more
  Lee University will conclude its Indigenous Film Series with “Charlie’s Country” on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m. in the Screening Room of Lee’s Communication Arts Building. … more
Tractor Supply’s Fall Paper Clover Program raises $967,681 for  4-H youth nationwide As part of ongoing efforts to support 4-H youth nationwide, Tractor Supply Company customers and team members raised $967,681 for the National 4-H Council during this year's Fall Paper Clover campaign. Because of the campaign’s success, thousands of 4-H youth across the nation will have the opportunity to participate in enriching programs and valuable learning experiences thanks to the dollars raised during the 12-day fundraiser. more
1914 Another Jail Delivery Second Within Week Occurred Wed. Night, Four prisoners Escaped Tore Hold in Jail Wall Sometime Wednesday night four prisoners made their escape from the county jail and are still at large. The men who escaped are Woody, Burton, Wells and Meets. Woody and Burton are two of the band of thieves that was apprehended for breaking into several business houses some days since. Wells was recently picked up and is believed to have been a notorious criminal, wanted somewhere badly. When arrested he had on his person two dangerous revolvers, a pair of brass knucks, a bottle of chloroform and other accessories that might be considered necessary to a first class crook. Meets was arrested last Saturday on a charge of selling liquor, and was in for a fine of $50 and costs. The men made their escape by taking advantage of a series of circumstances favorable to their plan. It appears that they were left in the cage of the second story of the jail. The iron floor about the toilet located on this floor had rusted out leaving a long narrow semicircular hole communicating with the cage below. Jailer Rymer has had this hole patched since he took charge of the jail by bolting three bars of iron across it. The bolts holding these irons, however, were arranged with the taps or nuts above. It appears that the prisoners found it comparatively easy to loose one of these nut and slip the bar aside. Another circumstance which they somehow seem to have divined is the fact that the door of the cage below was left unlocked on this particular night. The jailer is certain that someone left the door unlocked for he found it wide open this morning when he went into the back part of the building. The men having dropped through the hole above referred to opened this unlocked door and then found themselves confronted with nothing more substantial than the outer brick wall of the jail. This they easily pierced by means of a heavy case weight, apparently a window weight, which they somehow found in the building. An opening was made in the wall large enough for almost any man to crawl out and they four men went through to liberty. Other prisoners were confined within the same cage, but claim that they knew nothing of the escape. Those who have seen the jail since the escape are confident that the men were assisted in getting out, but as to the source from which they got assistance, all is conjecture. It is said that the nut was evidently removed from the bolt by some sort of wrench. It is claimed by some also that the men must have had some sort of sharp instrument with which to pick a hole into the brick wall. The man Wells is believed to have been the leader in the escapade. He was something since picked off a train and the fact that he was well armed and also well provided with money, leads some to believe that he was a train robber. more
  Lee University’s ChoEun Lee, piano, along with Josh Holritz, violin, will perform a recital on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Squires Recital Hall, located in Lee’s Humanities … more
Preparing inmates for life after jail Last week, we told you about how we utilize inmate labor as a means of improving the lives of inmates during their time at the Bradley County Jail. This week, we would like to tell you about how we provide opportunities that can equip and empower our inmates for an improved quality of life following their release. more
  The Lee University Small Jazz ensembles will give a concert on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dixon Center. Ensemble One is directed by Shawn Perkinson. Ensemble Two is … more
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