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A move by Santek Waste Services to increase fees at the Bradley County Landfill garnered discussion during Monday’s Bradley County Commission work session. Santek manages the landfill for the county.

The temporary location of the Bradley County Clerk’s Office is changing its hours while it resolves issues with air conditioning. The new hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. … more
Candidates in contested races of the May 1 Bradley County Primary Election took in approximately $130,000 in campaign contributions and spent that much for materials including advertising, signs, … more
The first of three new principals expected to be leading Bradley County schools this fall has been named. Dr. Heather Hayes, who has been serving as interim principal at Waterville Community … more
Now an alumnus of the Tennessee House of Representatives after closing out an exhausting 12-year tenure in state government, state Rep. Kevin Brooks (R-Cleveland) has joined one of his lawmaking … more
Taylor Elementary School recently carried on its tradition of observing a holiday which is not widely celebrated today — Loyalty Day. For more than 20 years, the school has been hosting an … more
Bradley County Virtual School will hold summer classes for high school credit accrual. Successful credit earned will be transferred for students enrolled within the Bradley County School … more
Brian Gerber, co-adviser for the Debate Team, poses with Debate Team members Alex Olive and Nathan Scott. more
Lee Hosts Latin American and Iberian Studies Conference By Olivia Webb   Lee University’s Department of Language and Literature recently hosted the seventh annual Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Conference on Latin American and Iberian Studies.   This conference aims to cultivate academic excellence among undergraduate students and to unite students and professors from a wide variety of disciplines. Local high school students were also invited to take part in a poster presentation session, which was organized by assistant professor of Spanish Dr. Carmen Guerrero, her Spanish classes, and high school students from the community.   “Even after seven years of this conference, we continue to see the fruit of teamwork and passion for language, literature, and culture,” said Dr. Alexander Steffanell, associate professor of Spanish. “I’m so happy to share in this experience with such a professional and devoted group of colleagues and students and to see the fruit of the Kingdom among us.”   Presenters included students from Colgate University, J. Frank White Academy, Lee University, Messiah College, Northern Kentucky University, Princeton University, University of Memphis, University of North Alabama, University of Richmond, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of the South, and Western Carolina University.   Lee University presenters included Timothy Bideshi, Sarah Clayton, Elyssa Edwards, Chase Filasky, Loren Garcia, Kenzie Holton, Annelie Johnson, Micaela Lucas, Victoria Lentz, and Allie Toombs.   Panel presentations included “Culture, Philosophy, and Societal Issues,” “Linguistics in the World,” and “Institutions and Human Right,” as well as other topics related to the culture of Latin America and Iberia.   The presentation panel moderators were Dr. Jean Eledge, Audra Chaney, Dr. Sara Ortega-Higgs, Dr. Betsy Poole, and Hannah White, all from Lee University, as well as Dr. Scott Infanger of University of North Alabama and Renee Congdon of Colgate University.   “The symposium was an incredibly rich, inspiring experience,” said Eledge, chairperson for Lee’s Department of Language and Literature. “The preparation and organization combined with the enthusiasm, energy, and obvious level of engagement of all who presented or participated in any way made this academic opportunity one that truly furthered understanding and appreciation of other languages and cultures.”   Lee alumnus, Zachary Greene, was the guest speaker at the conference. Greene graduated in 2013 from the Department of Language and Literature and the Department of History, Political Science, and Humanities. In 2017, Greene worked in Peru and Ecuador with indigenous communities. He teaches Spanish at J. Frank White Academy.   “I would definitely come back to Lee University for its next annual undergrad conference on Latin American and Iberian studies,” said Congdon. “It was great to talk among peers about similarities and differences between our research and our areas of study, and I would recommend this conference to others in the field.”   For more information on Lee's Department of Language and Literature or the Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Conference on Latin American and Iberian Studies, call (423) 614–8210.     PHOTOS: (1) Loren Garcia, Spanish major, presents on carnivals throughout Spanish speaking countries. more

Thursday’s Women United meeting offered an opportunity to learn about an organization making a positive impact in the community as well as to celebrate Women United’s recent successful fundraiser.

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