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On May 10th, the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office received numerous complaints related to a severe beating of a dog which was captured on video. There is a current investigation pertaining to this matter. Two persons of interest have been identified and located. Both are juveniles and their names will not be released. As this investigation is currently active, no further information will be released at this time. 

In news today…

The Bradley County Schools Board of Education met on Tuesday covering several items of business. Amanda Lee was elected as the new chair of the school board via a 5-0 vote. A discussion was held to wait until September to elect a new vice chair, and vote again on chair, which passed 5-0. Director of Schools Dr. Linda Cash received a score of 4.89 on her evaluation, across 7 categories. The general purpose school budget was presented by Susan Wilcutt, and approved by the board. Graduations for local schools were announced: Walker Valley will be Thursday at 7:30PM, the Virtual School Friday at 5PM at Ocoee Middle School, Goal Academy Saturday at 5PM at Ocoee Middle, and Bradley Central Saturday at 7:30PM. A request from Lake Forest Middle School for permission to begin fundraising for new school bleachers was passed 5-0. Hopewell Principal Elizabeth Kaylor requested permission to have the current sign replaced with an LED sign, which also passed 5-0.

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On Thursday, May 5th, around 9:00 p.m., Cleveland Police officers responded to 1800 Dalton Pike at the Eagle Liquor Store in reference to a stabbing. The victim, Jason Myers, was transported to Tennova with non-life-threatening injuries. Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears that Mr. Myers was involved in a physical altercation with another male near the intersection of Spring Place Rd and Elrod St. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Det. Matthew Landolt at 423-559-3389. 

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Garden Plaza at Cleveland, a premier senior living community, was recently named a 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Assisted Living community.

The inaugural U.S. News Best Senior Living ratings and profiles offer comprehensive information and exclusive analysis of consumer satisfaction data. The ratings are based on such factors as community and activities, food and dining, caregiving and management, and staffing for nearly 2,500 communities in the continental U.S. and Hawaii.

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Cleveland City Schools is extremely excited to announce that both Blythe-Bower Elementary School and Cleveland Middle School have received Tennessee Department of Education STEM School Designation. Both schools were recognized in Nashville today at the Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit.This designation was developed with the guidance of the Tennessee Department of Education and the STEM Leadership Council to identify and recognize schools in their commitment to teaching STEM and/or STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) and integrating strategies that ultimately prepare students for post-secondary college and career success in the 21st century. Additionally, each school will receive $30,000 from the Tennessee Department of Education for being STEM Designated.

Each school awarded the Tennessee STEM School Designation is evaluated through a rigorous application process. Schools were asked to complete a self-evaluation, participate in interviews, and host site visits with the Tennessee STEM Designation review team. The designation rubric included five focus areas: infrastructure, curriculum and instruction, professional development, achievement, and community and post-secondary partnerships.