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In news today…

24th District State Representative Mark Hall announces his intentions to run for Tennessee Senator in Tennessee’s 9th district. 

Hall has served the state of Tennessee and our country since 1984, when he became a US Marine. In 2006, he continued to serve the people of Bradley County as a Commissioner for over 12 years. In January 2018, he announced his intention to run for the 24th District State House seat, to which he was elected. Hall now feels it is time to continue working for the people he represents by serving them in a higher capacity.

Also in news today…

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Mike Bell (R-Riceville) announced today that he will not be a candidate for re-election in 2022.  Bell was first elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2006 before moving to the State Senate in 2010 where he represents Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe and Polk Counties in Senate District 9.

Bell said he is making the announcement early enough to provide prospective candidates plenty of time to come forward and meet with the people of the district. 

Bell has served in several leadership positions during his legislative tenure.  In addition to chairing the Senate Judiciary Committee, he led the Senate Government Operations Committee from 2012 to 2018 where he pushed for greater accountability of Tennessee’s boards and commissions to make them more effective and customer-friendly.  In the House of Representatives, he chaired the Children and Family Subcommittee and was Freshman Leader in the Republican Caucus. 

Bell will continue to serve until a new state senator is elected in the regular general election on November 8, 2022.

In news today…

The Cleveland City Council met on Monday covering several items of business. During the meeting, a motion was made regarding the council’s consideration of the process to name a future park in north Cleveland. The recommendation had been made to name the park after Jim Sharp. This motion passed 7-0. The City Council also approved a feasibility study of accepting the former Cleveland Bank & Trust building on Raider Drive as a gift.

Also in news today…

The Bradley County Commission met on Monday covering several items of business. It was noted that the cleanup of tires around Exit 20 has begun, and those efforts will continue through the use of volunteers. The legal committee has recommended several actions, including requesting the DA’s office to investigate maintenance issues at Fort Hill Cemetery, as well as asking the Education Committee to look into truancy issues to assist the Director of Juvenile Court as she deals with issues in student truancy. More discussion took place on the non-contiguous annexation policy, which will continue to be addressed in future meetings.