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Several weeks ago Mayor D. Gary Davis acknowledged to county commissioners they were probably tiring of his weekly COVID-19 updates, but that he would continue giving them because the virus is still … more
Ten years later, the memories remain; for those who survived, the recall will live forever — as much a tribute to the dead as a reminder to the living.Tom Wheeler, then-general manager of Cleveland … more
  Thanks to two doses of Moderna vaccine, followed by the standard two-week wait, I achieved full immunity from COVID-19 last Tuesday.   It’s a temporary fix, but a fix … more
When one of Cleveland’s oldest eateries — and certainly one of the most popular — reopened earlier this spring following a four-month hiatus, it came as welcomed news to a community that needed … more
Age is creeping up on me.Sometimes it doesn’t creep. Sometimes it comes flying at me like a meteor screaming across the sky.I’m not necessarily talking about the typical aches and pains and … more
In a prior day, they were called secretaries. Man or woman, their work defined efficiency, effectiveness, creativity and general know-how.Today, the role remains the same. It is their mandate to keep … more
The date of April 27 is a day that lives precariously in the memory of many.  Ten years ago our county was ravaged by not one, but five separate tornadoes.  By the end of the day on April … more
It’s our anniversary, and Peter and I will be celebrating — like everyone has this past year — the best we are able. We have not yet won the vaccine lottery. I recently received a note … more
    Dreams are one thing. Recurring dreams about grocery stores are another. Dreaming about dreaming about a grocery store, and doing it on the same night … well, sounds like … more
Just like the tally of COVID-19 active cases, Bradley County’s unemployment numbers continue to trickle.It’s a slow process. But, it’s a process. And when it comes to improvement … any … more
What is it about little boys and baths?Seems when it comes to washing behind the ears they immediately become afraid of water. But, announce we’re going swimming and suddenly water is their … more
I like to think I can get through the day without falling for some kind of scam.I’ve never emailed my banking information to the crown prince of Nigeria so he can send me my $40-million … more
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed the state's constitutional carry bill last week, days after the General Assembly passed the bill.What that means is that law-abiding citizens 21 years of age and older … more
A longtime Cleveland resident — one who has spent most of his working career here — not long ago reached out to an editor at this newspaper via email pouring out his heart in frustration.He had … more
Spring has sprung and with it the threat of severe weather. Our area is no stranger to the risk that Mother Nature can pose this time of year.  Later this month, we will mark 10 years since the … more
In all the years I have been involved with the Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway, I have seen my share of flooding along our beloved path. These last two flood events have solidified the fact that, … more
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