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Here is your Cleveland, Tenn. | Bradley County, Tenn. news on mymix1041.com, sponsored by Toyota of Cleveland: In news today… Habitat for Humanity o

Here is your Cleveland, Tenn. | Bradley County, Tenn. news on mymix1041.com, sponsored by Toyota of Cleveland:

In news today…

Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland announced it will receive $15,500 granted by Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) to build one new home in Bradley County, Tennessee.

Funds come as part of a $500,000 grant from THDA to Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee financed through the Tennessee Housing Trust Fund (THTF). Local Habitat chapters can apply for $15,500 per home build. THTF does not receive state tax dollars. Instead, it is funded by revenue from THDA’s mortgage loan program. Since 2006, THDA has provided more than $75 million through THTF grants.

When construction is complete in June 2021, more than 100 children and adults across the state will be living in affordable, energy-efficient homes built in part from THDA funding. 

In addition to supporting Habitat for Humanity with grant funding, THDA also provides zero-interest home loans to qualified Habitat homeowners. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage that, in turn, helps fund future Habitat builds. 

Also in news today…

Cleveland CIty Schools will be closed today, due to the potential for icy road conditions. School system officials tell Mix 104-1 News that there will be no in-person or virtual classes. All school activities are canceled unless approved by the school principal. Likewise, all Bradley County Schools are also closed today for the same reason. Large amounts of precipitation and falling temperatures last night prompted concern for potentially hazardous travel conditions this morning.

In news today…

The 17th Annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration at Cleveland State Community College will look a little different this year. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event is taking place in a “drive-thru” style format on the CSCC campus on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 9-11 a.m.  Sponsored by Kiwanis of Cleveland, United Way of the Ocoee Region and the Maylyn and Carson Thacker Memorial Fund, the celebration is organized by students in the Early Childhood Education language and literacy class.

As with previous events, several famous characters like the Cat in the Hat, Thing One and Thing Two, and the Grinch hope to join the fun on this day. Both children and adults are familiar with the uncontrollable and entertaining Cat from Dr. Seuss’s book, The Cat in the Hat. The Cat is accompanied by the twin mischief-makers, Thing One and Thing Two, and together they bounce from one catastrophic fun-making adventure to another. The Grinch, the title character from The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, is a cynical cave-dweller who has a sudden change of heart when he realizes the real meaning of Christmas.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss is free to children of all ages. Each child will receive a goody bag that includes a hardback Dr. Seuss book, as well as other literacy-related games and activities.