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Three people, including one who was just placed on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top 10 most wanted list, are now in custody for a double homicide in Polk County early this year.The trio … more
Jobs in retail trade began their expected climb in October, but the numbers were gobbled up by accompanying drops in tourism, and this forced a rise in Bradley County’s unemployment rate to 2.9 … more
Former Lee University music and ministry student Brooke Simpson, who now lives in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., continues to advance through the eliminations rounds of NBC’s “The Voice.” The … more
Community Chapel Church of God, 1887 Blythe Ave. S.E., presents John Lanier on Sunday at 6 p.m. more
Just as it was in many area homes Thanksgiving morning, so it was at the Salvation Army's location on Keith Street. The kitchen was crowded with spatulas and knives stirring and cutting, … more
For 27 years Prospect Elementary School has been holding a food drive to provide Thanksgiving meals for needy families.Thanks to the generosity of the Prospect community and Santek … more
It seems that Black Friday shopping, even with major deals on lots of items, has moved to Thursday, by the looks of the number of shoppers this morning.Thursday saw tremendous crowd of shoppers, at … more

4-H and FFA members from Bradley County showed at the County Hog Show at Tri-State Exhibition Center on Sunday.  
Fourteen youth participant weighed in, groomed and showed their 22 animals and competed for judge Courtney Tavern.  Tavern is from Kentucky and came for the day to judge the youth and their swine. 
The youth participated in a Skill-a-Thon test where they had to identify types of feed, parts of the animal, cuts of meats, diseases and basic care for pigs.  The Skill-a-thon contest is always a fun one to test the youth’s knowledge of pigs.  The showmanship contest is where youth are judged on their ability to show their animal.  The criteria is based on the child alone and not on the pig.    
The results from the show are as follows: 
Showmanship Class winners – Junior (fourth through sixth grade) – Olivia Congdon; Junior High seventh and eighth grade) – Major Waters; Senior High Level 1 (ninth and 10th grade) – Sydney Brady; Senior High Level 2 (11th and-12th grade) – Keri Beth Cox. 
Purebred Breeding Gilts winner – Keri Beth Cox, Hereford 
Purebreed Barrow winner Jolee Neely, Hampshire 
Weight Class winners – 
Lightweight Class Placings (77–128 lbs.):  first place, Dustin Barnett; second place, Alex Blackwell; third place, Ellie Waters; and fourth place, Brianna Smith. 
Midweight Class Placings (143-156 lbs.): first place, Daniel Cox; second place , Keri Beth Cox; third place, Stephanie Bates; and fourth place, HaLee Kazy. 
Heavyweight Class Placings (166-177 lbs.): first place, Brylie Campbell ; second place, Sydney Brady; third place, Tucker Yarbor; fourth place, Olivia Congdon; fifth place, Major Waters. 
Grand Champion Market Hog – Brylie Campbell 
Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog – Daniel Cox 
Skill-a-Thon Winners: 
Junior (fourth through sixth grade) – Olivia Congdon 
Junior High (seventh and eighth grade)) – Major Waters 
Senior High Level 1 (ninth and 10th grade) – Stephanie Bates 
Senior High Level 2 (11th-12th grade) – Keri Beth Cox 
Donors who made the program possible were Double D’s Farm, Tri-State Exhibition Center, Bradley FFA Alumni, River Valley Ag Credit, Farm Credit of Mid-America, Southeastern Co-op, Tractor Supply Company, Triple J Farms, and Roanoke Farms.

4-H is open to youth, ages 8-18, without regard for race, gender, handicap, ethnic original, or religion. 
For more information on the local program, contact Lynne Middleton at 423-728-7001 or email  For more information on the Bradley FFA Program contact Jamey Haynes at 

Several hundred people turned out last week for a special event at Bradley Square Mall ... and once again it was costly to Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland.Rowland took his usual place as the first … more
Christmas started in September for the Hope Center/the 10th Judicial District Children's Advocacy Center.Each year, the nonprofit organization sets up Angel Trees in local businesses with the hopes … more
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