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Last week we touched on an important day — Mother’s Day.  This past week also represented several other important groups that deserve to be recognized.Nurses Week took place last week, and … more
Like a rollercoaster gone wild or a ping-pong ball whose erratic bounce sends paddles swinging into thin air, Bradley County’s up-and-down unemployment rate is becoming a head-scratcher.Just when … more
It’s amazing that anyone shares a bed. I know there are plenty of married and cohabiting couples who have separate beds, or even separate bedrooms, and I can see the logic in avoiding the … more
  When sons stumble, life finds a way to give them new meaning; they're called moms and I can't imagine living a day without mine.   True, I lost her 17 years ago ... about 12 … more
Back in the old days, America’s favorite pastime was the great game of baseball. Sunny afternoons at a crowded ballpark, cheering on your favorite team, yelling at umpires questioning their … more
For the past 15 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated our lives by taking away some of the simple — yet, most appreciated, and even sacred — joys that define who we are while measuring our … more
I’ve had my first premonition.It came to me in a dream, which went something like this.A store in town debuted its new robotic motorized shopping cart. After a trip or two up the aisles, the robot … more
There are many reasons that children succeed in school. One element is constant: every child deserves excellent teachers and administrators. The research and science of learning and development tell … more
The second Sunday of May every year is reserved for Mother’s Day, a day we honor mothers for the care and selfless love they show.  The relationship between a mother and child begins even … more
  Weather-permitting, Love Muffin and I will end a 20-year drought next Saturday, May 8; yes, we’re hosting a yard sale.    Whether it has really been two decades since … more
I was showing a friend around town last week.  When we came to the corner of Ocoee Street and Billy Graham Avenue, he asked an obvious question: “Why is a street named for Billy Graham here in … more
With the onset of warmer weather, foot and bike traffic has picked up on the Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway. This time of year is traditionally one of the busiest as those who prefer their … more
One of Bradley County’s strengths — among the many — is our commitment to United States veterans, their remembrance and most importantly, their safekeeping.Years of paying tribute to our men … more
The last quarter of 2019-20, and the entire 2020-21 school year, will be a time to be remembered when the history of Cleveland City Schools is written in the future. Thinking back to March 2019, none … more
With an increasing number of Cleveland and Bradley County residents getting the COVID-19 vaccine and a commitment not to assume too soon that all is well, and maybe — with a little luck — we’ll … more
By the time you read this, you will likely be enjoying temperatures in the 80s — the way it’s supposed to be in spring.But today I’m freezing, and it’s almost May.Yesterday was cold and … more
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