Bradley County Opens 3 New Fire Halls

Monday, June 17, 2013

Bradley County has expanded its combination Fire Department (paid and volunteer) to serve the entire county outside the city limits of Cleveland. This includes the five-mile fringe area once covered by the Cleveland Fire Department. The three new fire halls will also serve as safe rooms to the public during severe weather. They have been designed to withstand 200 mile-per-hour winds, and will be capable of housing several hundred residents during an emergency.

There will be an Open House on Friday, June 28, from 12-5 p.m. and Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Visit all five paid stations:

Headquarters: 260 Inman Street, 37311

Tasso: 100 Tasso Lane, 37312 

Park View:365 Minnis Rd, 37323

Waterville: 2015 New Street, 37323

Hopewell: 5345 Georgetown Rd, 37312

A Ribbon Cutting will be Friday, June 28, at 10 a.m. at the Hopewell Station, 5345 Georgetown Road, Cleveland, TN 37312.

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Author Will Have Book Launch Party At Local Comic Book Store

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Baylor Student, 16, Dies After Cardiac Incident At Pool

A 16-year-old Baylor School student died after a cardiac incident at a pool on Monday afternoon. Sumner Smith died in the incident on campus. The student was taken by ambulance to Erlanger. Baylor's Barbara Kennedy said it happened during a routine swim practice. He was found unresponsive in the pool. Counselors were being provided on the Baylor campus on Tuesday. ... (click for more)

Bradley County Commission Decides Not To Provide Animal Pickup Service

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Welcome The Bike Lanes - And Response

In just the last week, I’ve driven from North Chattanooga to downtown using North Market numerous times.  I’ve timed it and it has added no extra time to my commute.  In fact, cutting North Market down to one lane slowed folks down and made me feel safer while driving, which is actually the point of the road project. On top of that, I saw an adorable family biking ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Readers Are Right

Jeffrey Cross is a community activist in the very finest way. He has no idea that I and many others have followed what he has done, and tirelessly I might add, to enhance the St. Elmo neighborhood at the foot of Lookout Mountain. I wish this world had a million Jeffrey Crosses. So when he wrote in protest of my Monday story, “We Want Our City Back,” I was more than eager to read ... (click for more)