Bradley County’s Annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Program Is Thursday

Monday, December 4, 2017

Bradley County’s annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day will take place Thursday, the 76th anniversary of the attack in Hawaii that led to the U.S. entry into World War II. 

The ceremony will take place at the Elks Lodge downtown at 235 Second Street N.E. at 10 a.m. The program, organized by the Colonel Benjamin Cleveland Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, will last about one hour. 

State Rep. Kevin Brooks, who represents the 24th District in the Tennessee House Of Representatives, will be the guest speaker. 

George Allen, a Pearl Harbor survivor, will light a memorial candle to honor the victims of the attack and fellow American veterans who took part in the war. 

SAR members will present a memorial wreath to honor those who fought in the war. 

Bradley Central High School’s JROTC will post the national colors to begin the ceremony. 

Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland will lead the invocation and benediction prayers. 

The Bradley County Veterans Funeral Honor Guard will fire the traditional 21 gun salute on the lawn at the Elks Lodge. 

Buglers from the Cleveland High School Band will close the program with taps. 

Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis and other city and county officials will be attending the ceremony. Area veterans groups and the public are invited to attend the program that has become a Cleveland December tradition. 

The city’s Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony was first organized over a dozen years ago by Bill Norwood, a Korean War POW, and other veterans. Mr. Norwood asked the SAR to adopt the program last year.




Construction Road Closings Announced

Here are upcoming street closings for construction: Chestnut Street: The 2100 block of Chestnut Street will be closed between W Main Street and W 25th Street on Thursday, from  9 a.m. until 4 p.m.    Mountain Creek Road: The 5400 block of Mountain Creek Road will be closed between US 27 and Browntown Road on Thursday from  9 a.m.  until  4 ... (click for more)

Mother's Day Screening Of Ozu's "Late Spring" At Heritage House

In honor of Mother's Day, Heritage House presents Yasujiro Ozu's "Late Spring" as part of its International Film Series on Monday, May 13 from 6-8 p.m. "Widely regarded as one of the world's most influential directors, Ozu’s films traditionally deal with the themes of marriage and family, and especially the relationships between the generations. "One of the most powerful ... (click for more)

McCallie Coach From 90s Who Is Now Deceased Is Accused Of Abusing Students

A McCallie School coach from the 1990s who is now deceased is being accused of abusing students at the private prep school. Two former students said Steven Lee "Steve" Carpenter sexually abused them. Carpenter was the basketball coach at McCallie for 11 seasons - through 1999. He was boys basketball coach at Ridgeland High School beginning in 2000. Carpenter was ... (click for more)

Famed Radio Broadcaster Tommy Jett Dies At 77 At His Flintstone Home

Legendary radio broadcaster Tommy Jett (Thomas Wayne Reynolds) died Wednesday in his sleep at his residence in Flintstone, Ga.   He was 77. The native of Smithville, Tn., first was heard on Chattanooga radio in 1961 when he joined WFLI. He was known for his gaudy rings and his "Hey Now" greeting. He switched to country on WDOD in the 1980s and later was on "The Legend" ... (click for more)

Pluses And Minuses Of Tennessee's New Opioid Law

It was clear when Governor Haslam announced his TN Together plan in January that lawmakers were going to do something to try to address the state’s opioid abuse epidemic. With the passage of SB 2257/HB 1831, Tennessee now has one of the most comprehensive and restrictive laws of any state.   The Tennessee Medical Association was actively engaged in the process and appreciates ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A True Tennessean

“Last week I told some Republican friends who have held high office, traditional and true Republicans, who like you are both conservative and compassionate, Christians in their personal faith and public service,” the email began. “These are Tennessee Republicans that I have known for decades, and whom I'd trust with my life and my wife … I told them that my views and values make ... (click for more)