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From NewsChannel 9…

The Cleveland Fire Department responded to reports of a residential structure fire Wednesday, according to a Cleveland Tennessee Fire Department Facebook post.

Eight fire companies responded to an apartment complex on Gaut Street in Cleveland.

Fire fighters arrived to heavy fire and smoke.

The fire was contained to the apartment it started in.

The apartment unit suffered extensive damage, but no serious injuries were reported.

Bradley County EMS transported one occupant as a precaution.

In news today…

The Varnell Leadership Award honors a Bradley County resident that demonstrates professional, faith-based, and ethical leadership.  In memory of Robert W. Varnell Jr., the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce will recognize an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in our community. Nominees should have demonstrated leadership in religious, workplace and community capacities. Beecher Hunter holds the January 2021 title of award honoree.

The M. C. Headrick Free Enterprise Award is the highest and most prestigious award given by the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce. The purpose of the award is to focus on the Free Enterprise system and to honor the memory of one of the most outstanding businessmen Cleveland and Bradley County has ever produced. M. C. was a man who believed wholeheartedly in the fundamental concepts of the Free Enterprise System. In January 2021, Larry McDaniel, of The Town Squire, was awarded this prestigious honor for his success, high morals, growth of business, chamber membership and contributions to community-oriented projects.

 Nomination forms can be found at ClevelandChamber.com by clicking “Downloadable Forms” in the upper right-hand menu. Completed forms should be mailed or hand-delivered to the Chamber by Friday, December 3, 2021. The nominee should be available to attend the Chamber’s Annual Meeting in January 2022.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Allen Mincey reports: What has become a major problem in the area — the illegal dumping of tires — has led to a project by the local Keep America Beautiful organization to remove those tires, but help is needed by the community to make it as successful as it can be.

Amanda Peels, executive director of Keep Cleveland and Bradley County Beautiful, has scheduled the first of several tire-abatement projects for the community for this Saturday. It will first tackle illegal dumping of tires near the Tom Rowland Interchange on APD-40, near Interstate 75 Exit 20.

Peels said she already has commitments from the Bradley County Misdemeanor Probation office to allow those on probation to serve some of their time helping at the site. These misdemeanor offenders will be receiving double-time for their assistance — two days served for one day of work.

Peels said even with this assistance, it will be imperative to have help from the community in Saturday’s project, and in future tire-abatement cleanups.

Anyone can help by registering for the Saturday project by going to the KCBCB website (www.keepclevelandandbradleycountybeautiful.org) and registering. There are four upcoming illegal tire-cleanup dates that volunteers can sign up for, beginning Saturday, and then continuing on subsequent Saturdays (Nov. 13, Nov. 20 and Dec. 4). There will be no cleanup scheduled for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

All materials for the cleanup, including gloves, will be provided by KCBCB, though Peels stressed that anyone who will volunteer should wear appropriate clothing and footwear.