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Our County: It’s time for the popular Foothills Country Fair!
Have you ever attended a Bradley County fair or a county fair of any place else? Do you remember the sights, the sounds, the excitement and the smells — some good, some not so good depending upon p...
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some personal thoughts about the ACLU
Former president Harry Truman, referring to our Founding Father’s understanding of human rights, once said, “The basis for our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings we get from Exodus and St. Mat...
Jul 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Strong Thoughts: Freedom of Information Act open to anyone
My journalism career is based on a desire to share information with others. Given that fact, I am always wary of those who try to keep information from others — publicly-elected officials included....
Jul 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inkspots: Canceling satellite radio a test of stamina
“The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.” — Napoleon Hill American Author (1883-1970) ——— Marketing is one thing and persistent marketin...
Jul 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Week in History 7-20
The following items were compiled by Banner staff from old issues of the Cleveland Daily Banner and its forerunners, the Cleveland Banner, the Journal, and the Journal and Banner.
Jul 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keeping it Green: Here’s a big grab bag of good news for the popular Greenway
I have been privileged to serve on the board of the Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway for 10 years now. In 2004, the Greenway was just a quarter-mile stretch between 20th and 25th streets, but Phas...
Jul 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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The historic summertime revivals
In the summer of 1820, Peter Cartwright was returning by horseback from a Methodist General Conference in Baltimore. Having parted with a traveling companion in Knoxville, he continued westward tow...
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some exciting times for our Museum Center!
The Museum Center at Five Points has become an arts, entertainment and educational resource with something for everyone. Hassan Najjar, the museum center's executive director, reviewed the 2013-14 ...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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GRAVES’ YARD: Just a few reasons for feeling ‘sick and tired’
There was a tradition at the newspaper where I previously worked that the staff would dress up for Halloween. Full-blown costumes and makeup were always the case and it was fun walking into the off...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Budgeting process relies on a team effort
After being involved in the budgeting process now for many years as a county commissioner and your county mayor, I have come to view numbers with a different perspective. They are a “thing,” but al...
Jul 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meeting Loretta Lynn, although very belatedly
There is a country song by the title, or at least has a line in it, with the words, “It takes two mules to pull this wagon.” A few days ago I was talking with Viola about how well things were going...
Jul 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Week in History 7-13
The following items were compiled by Banner staff from old issues of the Cleveland Daily Banner and its forerunners, the Cleveland Banner, the Journal, and the Journal and Banner.
Jul 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inkspots: The cup that held a world of hope
“When I meet a European, the first thing I say is, ‘I’d much rather watch football than football.’ But I’m just teasing them, and they know I’d really rather watch football than football.’” ― Jarod...
Jul 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUR CITY: CU meets needs with a ‘spirit of service’
Last April, Cleveland Utilities was one of only 94 of the nation's more than 2,000 public electric power utilities to be recognized by the American Public Power Association. CU was commended for pr...
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not Griswold wannabes, but our family recently loved a vacation on the road
We recently took a family vacation. This family vacation included a nine-hour car ride. This car ride included three children— ages 8, 5 and 2 — a pregnant wife and a husband/father who, like his f...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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