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Community light shows helps spread cheer
It’s not the typical Christmas tree display that has hundreds of cars a night stopping at a Blue Springs Road residence, it’s a light show spectacular set to favorite holiday music. Creator Doug De...
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Tennessee Youth Ballet performs ‘The Nutcracker’
It wouldn't be Christmas without “The Nutcracker.” The enchanting Christmas ballet, with its world of toys and amazing adventures, was recently performed by students of Tennessee Youth Ballet, unde...
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A Christmas miracle: Bobby Shankle owes his life to some angels in uniforms
Every Christmas is a special one for Bobby Shankle. By all accounts, he should not even be alive. But, it was because of angels wearing the uniform of the Bradley County Fire-Rescue he is able to e...
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Library factoid
Looking for the perfect, unusual gift for the holidays? Give a FOLA (Friends of the Library Association) membership card. It can cost as little as $10 for an individual and up to $100 for a lifetim...
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Girl Scouts from Cleveland Troop 41556
Girl Scouts from Cleveland Troop 41556 brought Christmas spirit to residents during a special visit to The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence in Collegedale. The girls made ...
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Letters to Santa 12-24
Dear Santa, My name is Tristan. I am 5 years old. For Christmas, I would like an X-Box II, Dragon II movie, and a new desk. Please bring my cousin Jackosn a new bottle. I have been especially good ...
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Around Town
Larry Green proving once again to be the invaluable elf of information ... Michelle Kamplain sending along some inspiring words for the New Year from a special person ... Sharon Hughes making an ex...
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Government trio recalls memories of Christmas Past
As Christmas comes, thoughts often turn to days gone by and happy times of childhood. Local leaders took time this holiday season to reminisce about favorite memories. “As a child, I was an electri...
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The Cookie Jar: Celebrating Christmas traditions
The familiar scent of fresh baked sugar cookies filled the kitchen. Jamie and her siblings were crowded around the dining room table selecting cookie cutters. The air was filled with laughter as th...
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I See by the Banner
Cleveland Urban Area Transit System will be closed today, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day, and also on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
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Writing a church Christmas event with no carols?
Can you imagine going to your church’s Christmas program and hearing not one note of Christmas music? There would be no “Joy to the World,” “Away in a Manger,” or “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear.” C...
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“Bilbo Award for Excellence in Teaching”
Three Lee University student teachers were awarded the prestigious “Bilbo Award for Excellence in Teaching” and were presented with a golden apple during the Student Teacher Banquet.
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Cleveland State provides holiday cheer to several local nonprofits
Cleveland State Community College has been busy spreading good cheer this holiday season throughout its five-county service area. The college had a variety of projects and services the faculty, sta...
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Lee student teachers celebrated
The Helen DeVos College of Education at Lee University celebrated the accomplishments of its student teachers with a banquet recently in the Centenary Room on Lee’s campus. Student teachers, cooper...
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Black Fox fifth-graders give Christmas donation to help children in Honduras to Honduras kitchen
A class of Black Fox Elementary School fifth-graders demonstrated “what Christmas is all about.”  The students gave a gift instead of receiving gifts on the last day of school before the holiday. T...
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