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In news today…

Cleveland City Schools continues to monitor active case counts and other data points in the community. In consultation with the health department and a downward trend of local cases, the district will be in the Yellow Phase the week of January 25th-29th. All students will be in a traditional, in-person school setting everyday. All schools will require a temperature check for students and staff as they enter the building. Students will have a second temperature check around mid-day. Please note masks continue to be required for all bus riders and students in grades 3-12 in classrooms. If you have any questions, please contact cvquestions@clevelandschools.org or contact your local school.

Also in news today…

The Bradley County Health Department has announced changes to COVID-19 testing hours. Starting Monday, January 25th, COVID-19 testing will take place at the First Baptist Cleveland Parking Lot Monday-Friday from 8:30AM to 10:30AM.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Tim Siniard reports: A greenway duck is missing, but it didn’t waddle away or migrate south for the winter. It was swiped.

The missing fiberglass sculpture, one of more than a dozen perched along the Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway, was recently ripped from its base near the greenway’s Mohawk Drive entrance, ruffling the feathers of the Greenway Public Arts Committee.

The multi-colored sculptures, brilliantly painted by local artists and installed in September, are part of “Ducks in a Row,” a public-art project that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the 5.2-mile greenway.

 Several of the fragile sculptures, which are mounted to concrete bases, have been damaged intentionally or accidentally. 

The recent incidents have prompted the arts committee to meet to determine solutions to making the damaged fiberglass forms more secure, so they can be returned to their nesting grounds.

While there are surveillance cameras mounted along the pathway, Cameron Fisher, Chairman of the Greenway Advisory Board, said he did not yet know how many cameras are present or if any of the incidents were recorded.

He stressed the majority of residents visiting the greenway would never do anything harmful.