Sunday , 15 July 2018


Wednesday, November 16th

Polk County Schools dismissed four schools early on Tuesday, It all stems from an issue at South Polk Elementary in Old Fort. Smoke was entering the building and setting off the fire alarms. They evacuated and fire officials confirmed there is no fire in the building, but each time they turn the alarm on it continues to go off, so ... Read More »

Monday, November 14th

Evie West CPD Public Information Officer- An elderly couple, with health issues, was found by their son at 11:20 a.m. Sunday, deceased in their residence on Springhill Drive. It appears to be murder-suicide, but the investigation is still in the preliminary stages . We will keep you up to date as information is available. Director James E. Bradford, Jr. Communications ... Read More »

Wednesday, November 9th

Top Story- Donald Trump claimed his place early this morning, as America’s 45th president, His triumph over Hillary Clinton, not declared until around 2a.m., will end eight years of Democratic dominance of the White House and threatens to undo major achievements of President Barack Obama. Trump has pledged to act quickly to repeal Obama’s landmark health care law, revoke America’s ... Read More »

Tuesday, November 8th

The Cleveland Daily Banner- Today, schools across the city of Cleveland and Bradley County, along with other sites, could be packed with local voters casting ballots for their favorite candidates in several races. However, with the number who have participated in early voting, officials are unsure if it will be a busy Tuesday or not. As we have reported, Nearly ... Read More »

Thursday, November 3rd

NEWS 11/3/16 Today is the last day to vote early in Tennessee, and the numbers are already on track to break records. Voters who are trying to avoid the rush at the polls on Election Night must vote today here in Cleveland/Bradley County by 6pm at one of three location. The Bradley County Election Commission, Bradley Square Mall or the ... Read More »

Wednesday, November 2nd

The Cleveland Daily Banner- A separate fire from the one near Chilhowee Mountain in Polk County now threatens more Cherokee National Forest land. A fire in the Wolf Creek area of the CNF was first detected on Saturday, and it has reportedly burned over 100 acres of property. Wolf Creek is located off McFarland Road approximately two miles northwest of ... Read More »

Tuesday, November 1st

Local News – A 45-year-old Cleveland man was shot to death inside his home today in what police are calling a domestic incident. Police believe Miranda Cheatham killed her husband, James Cheatham, during a domestic dispute around 6:17 a.m. today. She has not been arrested or charged. West said police are still determining what led to the shooting and whether ... Read More »

Monday, June 13th

State News- Tennessee government leaders have spoken out on Sunday morning’s shooting at an Orlando, FL, mass shooting at a night club. Sen. Bob Corker, R-TN, said via a Twitter post he was “Saddened by the tragedy that occurred overnight in Orlando. Praying for the victims, their families, and our dedicated first responders.” Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-TN, said his “heart ... Read More »

Thursday, December 21st

Chattanooga (WRCB) Three juveniles who are facing aggravated rape and aggravated assault charges will not be returning to Ooltewah High School…that is according to Hamilton County Superintendent Rick Smith. The juveniles were members of the Ooltewah High School basketball team. Police say the victim is a freshman player. The incident reportedly happened during the Smoky Mountain Classic Basketball Tournament. The three are being held ... Read More »

Monday, June 29th

From The Banner- The longtime local businessman and government leader was remembered Saturday during a memorial service filled with music, laughs and tears. Ledford’s most notable legacy is serving the people of Bradley County’s Fifth District as their representative to both the County Court and County Commission for 42 years. His passing last Monday kept family, friends and former colleagues ... Read More »