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2-1-1 assistance program serves dual role
Our city's spirit of compassion has been proven many times. We have numerous agencies, volunteer groups, churches and other organizations ready to offer a helping hand to those who need one. But wh...
Jul 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reflections on meeting two true statesmen
I had the opportunity last year to meet the grandson of a political legend. It was while I was writing at the newspaper in Morganton, N.C. If the name of that town doesn’t ring a bell, the name of ...
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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One person’s perspective on our Bradley home
I know that we still have approximately three months before the traditional Thanksgiving Holiday season, but I wanted to express, and explain, my reasons for being thankful today as well. One need ...
Jul 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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When reality sets in, resolve to move ahead
Two-a-days is a term that every person who has ever played high school football has heard many times. These words are usually heard along about mid-August when football teams are beginning to pract...
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Week in History 7-27
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 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inkspots: A pair of diamonds with hearts of gold
“A marriage anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.” — Paul Sweeney American Author ——— Sixty years is a long time t...
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joy Writing: Sponsoring a child is a personal compassion
The letters span years. Often short and to the point, but holding tales of another culture and land I’ve never visited. My replies are not always prompt, yet I answer just the same. Sometimes it’s ...
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUR CITY: It’s an exciting time for Historic Downtown
Some exciting changes are coming to our city's Historical Downtown Business District. Those changes reflect our city's strong economic growth, as well as its commitment to historic preservation. An...
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 6 6 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 | 6 6 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 | 9 9 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 | 7 7 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 | 7 7 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 | 6 6 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 | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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