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Early voting in Bradley County got off to a slow start Wednesday, but there are still 10 more days to cast ballots in the Presidential Preference Primary and Bradley County Primary elections. more
Bradley County Schools has returned an unused building on the Lake Forest Middle School campus to county government for demolition following action by the county school board in a recent … more
Charles Lynn Almond, beloved husband, father, brother, and grandfather, passed away peacefully at Houston Methodist Hospital with his family by his side on Saturday, the 16th of November 2019. He had just celebrated his 70th birthday on the 30th of September. Charlie, as he was fondly known by family and his many friends, was born in Cleveland, Tennessee on the 30th of September 1949, the only son and youngest child of Harold Cox Almond and Ruthanna Stratton Almond. more
Anita (Fro) Brandon-Luttrell, 59, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at a local healthcare facility. more
Monday, Dec. 9 BOWLING Walker Valley at Bradley Central (Leisure Time), 3:30 Tuesday, Dec. 10 BASKETBALL Ooltewah at Cleveland, 6 (BJV, 4:30) Walker Valley at Soddy-Daisy, 6 (JV, … more
On Nov. 16, Solomon Nicholas Ott from Cleveland graduated from Officer Candidates School. He was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps at Quantico, Va.  He … more
The Christmas Waste Connection schedule includes regular routes on Monday and Tuesday. The rest of the week, the pick-up will be delayed by one day. more
Ona Anne Long-Patterson, 73, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Patterson; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Long … more
A time for change  “Return to thine own house, and show how great things God hath done unto thee” (Luke 8:39 KJV). These were the words of Jesus to the man of Gadara who had lived among the tombs because of the devils which possessed his soul, mind and body.  We’re entering the last half of the first month of 2020, but today is the first day of the rest of your live. New Year’s resolutions won’t make that much difference in the coming months. Those who knew their God at the ending of 2019 will no doubt continue their journey with Christ.  But for those who have regrets in their living and have gone in the wrong direction, the new year is a good time to take stock and make decisions for the right. It can be the beginning of a new life just as the man who lived among the tombs. His transformation, however, didn’t come about with resolutions, only by the power of Christ. The tormented man had no hope — he had no rest, no joy, no place and no peace.  Unpleasant circumstances had forced the man to live in fear and uncertainty. No longer could he enjoy the security and assurance of “home.” No longer could he have the normalcy of life. He didn’t know that the Son of God would be his visitor that day and then everything would change. He didn’t know that this day would be the beginning of a new life. He didn’t know that this group of men who landed on the shore of Gadara meant the difference in life and death.  Jesus and his disciples had crossed over the Jordan to the land of the Gadarenes to one of the cities of the Decapolis — now Umm Qais. After Jesus had stilled the storm while crossing the Galilee, the group faced this man who had been ostracized from society. But Jesus changed things for this outcast — He delivered him from the devils which then went into swine nearby. The pigs, according to Scripture, ran off the cliffs into the water and drowned. Jesus changed the direction of this madman in the graveyard. He touched him and told him to “go home” and share what Jesus had done for him. At “home,” there is warmth. At “home,” the table is set. At “home,” there is a place for you. How foolish it is to “live among the tombs,” if you will only open the door to Christ, and receive an instant and joyous welcome. “Return to thine own house,” and testify to the great things God has done in your life. It’s a new beginning. “A pilgrim was I, and a wandring, “In the cold night of sin I did roam, “When Jesus the kind shepherd found me, “And now I am on my way home.” — Surely Goodness and Mercy Shall Follow Me more
Milford Leroy Lee, a resident of Albany GA, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020 at a hospital in Albany Ga. more
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