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Local News for Friday, July 29th

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In news today…

504 people voted early Thursday in Bradley County, to bring the total to 4,470 with two days of early voting left in the August 4th election. Early voting at the three Bradley County locations today from 9 AM until 6 PM, Bradley Square Mall, the Bradley County Election Commission office, and the Planet Fitness Plaza on APD-40. Early voting ends Saturday from 9 AM until 4 PM.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Anna Shand reports: During the Habitat Tennessee state conference this week, Cleveland’s own Executive Director Tammy Johnson was recognized as the “leader of the year”. 

Patty Silverman, former president of Cleveland’s Habitat board of directors, said multiple awards are given every year at the state Habitat conferences. Out of 40 affiliates in the state of Tennessee, Johnson was chosen as the No. 1 leader this year.  

Silverman said Johnson is a hero every single day in the community. 

Habitat of Cleveland affiliates — construction volunteers, staff, board members and donors — came together Thursday to throw a surprise party for Johnson. 

Also in news today…

The labor statistics for June are in. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Tennessee was 3.3%, the same as in May, and down from 4.4% one year ago.

Moving closer to home, in Bradley County the unemployment rate was 4.4%, up from 3.4% in May, and down from 5.3% one year ago. McMinn County was at 4.8%, up from 3.8% in May, and down from 6.1% one year ago. Meigs County was at 5.2%, up from 4% in May, and down from 6.1% one year ago. Polk County’s unemployment rate was at 4.3%, up from 3.6% in May, and down from 5.1% one year ago. Rhea County was at 5.3%, up from 4% in May, and down from 6.1% one year ago. Hamilton County’s unemployment rate was 4.2%, up from 3.3% in May, and down from 5.5% one year ago.