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Communication Arts building connects Lee with downtown
Lee University opened the doors of the much-anticipated Communication Arts Building to students and the wider community in August. The 41,000-square-foot building sits on the southernmost edge of c...
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I See by the Banner 10-19
“Trunk or Treat” will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 433 North Ocoee Street, today beginning at 4 p.m. There will be lots of fun trunks, inflatable, games, Halloween boothes, hair coloring, ...
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Special Olympics Equestrian Event

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Around Town
Victoria Bohr receiving compliments on her beautiful smile ... Emma Moore getting great grades on her first middle school report card ... Sandra Centers staying very busy ... Judy Moore surviving b...
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Lee’s Ashley Smith is new AMLE president
Dr. Ashley Smith Jr., professor of education and director of Teacher Education and Field Experiences at Lee, officially began his term as president of the Association for Middle Level Education at ...
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‘Genesis of Eastern Band of Cherokee’ is CCHGS topic
The October meeting of the Charleron-Calhoun-Hiwassee Historical Society is today at 3 p.m. at the Hiwassee River Heritage Center. “Genesis of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians” will be the topi...
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Peak against developing local building codes
One county commissioner who works in the building industry is speaking out against the idea of Bradley County developing its own building codes. Commissioner Charlotte Peak says taking that action ...
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Veterans officer explains Amendment 4
Of the four constitutional amendments Tennesseans will vote on this election, Amendment 4 could be the most confusing. The proposed amendment states: “All other forms of lottery not authorized here...
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Donations to help 3 nonprofits
Veteran William Lamb recently received encouragement from a friend in the midst of training for the Marine Corps Marathon and attempting to raise $52,000 for three nonprofit organizations. “William...
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Alumni & Friends: Cleveland State plans Nov. 4 celebration
Cleveland State Community College is gearing up for the Alumni & Friends Celebration, a new event the college’s leadership is hoping will fulfill a twofold mission. Dr. Bill Seymour, president of t...
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Red Hill Academy established in 1850s
There were seven academies established in Bradley County in its early years. Oak Grove goes to 1837, Chatata (Tasso), Mouse Creek Valley, Flint Springs and Red Hill were started in the 1850s. The a...
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Bachman Academy’s Neighbor Day

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Sheriff's Office: National Night Out Against Crime – 2014
The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, along with several community partners, sponsored the 2014 National Night Out Against Crime (NNOAC) held last week at the Cleveland YMCA. The event was a huge su...
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Talley Construction wins interchange bid
A construction company with Cleveland ties is the lowest bidder to construct the city’s newest interchange. Talley Construction offered the low bid of $22,569,994.69 to construct what will be calle...
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Starr writing the Bill Talley story Talley: ‘I always considered myself normal’
As he has for thousands upon thousands who have met him, Bill Talley made quite an impression on George Starr when the pair were in high school. Now Starr is able to share the inspirational story o...
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