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In news today…
Tennessee’s generous early voting period for the Aug. 4 State and Federal Primary & State and County General Election begins this Friday, July 15, and runs Monday to Saturday until Saturday, July 30.
On the August ballot, Tennessee voters will see primary races for Governor, U.S. House, State Senate, State House and the State Executive Committee members for each political party and retention or general elections for judicial offices and other state and local positions.
Early voting allows Tennesseans to avoid Election Day crowds and shorten their wait time. Early voting also offers the flexibility of evening and Saturday hours and multiple polling locations in many counties.
Early voting in Bradley County will run from July 15th through July 30th, Monday through Friday from 9AM until 6PM and on Saturdays from 9AM until 4PM. You may vote early at the Bradley County Election Commission office, Bradley Square Mall in the former Bath & Body Works, and at Planet Fitness on APD-40. During early voting, you may vote at any one of the three locations. If you vote on election day, you will need to vote at your assigned polling location.
Also in news today…
The Bradley County Commission met on Monday covering several items of business. A resolution was proposed naming the Southeast Tennessee Development District to handle the seventh bucket of ARP funding, which will be voted on next week. The Cleveland Housing Authority is seeking state funding to update one of its facilities. The deal with the state would be about $50 million. Commissioner Peak noted the Building and Land Committee met and voted to recommend the new road superintendent appoint someone to monitor the landfill monitoring system as the previous superintendent had. Several audience members spoke about their concern with the landfill, including ammonia levels in the area recently.
In news today…
The Cleveland City Council met on Monday covering several items of business. City Manager Joe Fivas gave an update on projects, indicating the Indian Hills entrance is almost finished, Parker Street project is almost finished, and the Sanda Mill project is going well. Also noted the HHM project is going well so far, there are talks to take the whole corner and purchase the fire station next to it. This would take cooperation within the city and county on how that would be handled.