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Channel 3- Fred Thompson, a former U.S. senator for Tennessee, GOP presidential candidate, Watergate attorney and longtime "Law and Order" star, has

Channel 3- Fred Thompson, a former U.S. senator for Tennessee, GOP presidential candidate, Watergate attorney and longtime “Law and Order” star, has died. Mr. Thompson, 73, died on Sunday from after a recurrence of lymphoma, according to a statement issued from the Thompson family. “It is with a heavy heart and a deep sense of grief that we share the passing of our brother, husband, father, and grandfather who died peacefully in Nashville surrounded by his family,” the statement reads. “Fred once said that the experiences he had growing up in small-town Tennessee formed the prism through which he viewed the world and shaped the way he dealt with life. Fred stood on principle and common sense, and had a deep love for and connection with the people across Tennessee whom he had the privilege to serve in the United States Senate. He enjoyed a hearty laugh, a strong handshake, a good cigar, and a healthy dose of humility. Fred was the same man on the floor of the Senate, the movie studio, or the town square of Lawrenceburg, his home. The Cleveland Daily Banner- Sounds from six of the world’s greatest classics will echo throughout Lee University’s Pangle Hall Monday, as the Greater Cleveland Concert Band begins its 10th season. The free admission concert will feature a pre-opening treat for early arrivals at 6:30 p.m., as conductor Sarah Pearson will comment on the evening’s program. Further evening entertainment variety presents music inspired for opera, ballet, improvisation, tone poem, symphony and a warfare march. Selection durations range from straightforward compositions on four numbers, to three and five variations on two other. Although the concert is admission-free, it is an opportunity for attendees to make voluntary financial donations to the band’s operating fund. Gifting at concerts constitutes almost 100 percent of the band’s funds for music, concert venue rents, insurance, rehearsal and concert materials, plus future considerations for supporting band programs and scholarships at five local schools as in the past. Information about GCCB events and the concert is available by phoning 423-614-0060. The Cleveland Dily Banner – Miss Tennessee of 2015 Hannah Robison, will be in Cleveland this week as Gov. Bill Haslam’s official spokesperson for Character Education. Miss Tennessee travels more than 80,000 miles each year talking with more than 50,000 schoolchildren. She will be visiting two Cleveland City schools early in the morning Tuesday, and two Bradley County schools later that morning and after lunch. She will open her visit at Cleveland Middle School at 7:15 a.m., and journey to Blythe-Bower Elementary at 8:45 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. she will be at Lake Forest Middle School, and end her visit with the Walker Valley High School Key Club at 1:30 p.m. Miss Tennessee’s visit to Cleveland and Bradley County comes with an extra bonus. She will be joined by Miss America for 2016 Betty Cantrell of Warner Robins, Ga. Robison was crowned Miss Tennessee on June 20 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson. As the newly crowned Miss Tennessee, she serves as Gov. Haslam’s official spokesperson, and serves as Tennessee’s Goodwill ambassador for the five Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospitals across the state. The Times Free Press- CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Even as construction of Cleveland High School’s new Raider Arena nears completion, school leaders are addressing new and ongoing needs in the city school system. On Friday, the city school board voted 6-0 to set improvement priorities for the 2015-16 school year, including two new school buses and a solution to drainage problems in the high school’s east parking lot. “We can’t afford everything on the list, but we can knock some great things off to help the school system,” said Dr. Martin Ringstaff, director of Cleveland City Schools. “I think what you are seeing is a very student-focused list.” Other proposed improvements include painting, window and bathroom work at Blythe Bower Elementary, a multipurpose truck to be shared between the maintenance department and Cleveland High School, and furniture. Money for the work will come from Cleveland schools’ sales tax capital project fund.