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Cleveland Man Charged In Rape Of 15-Year-Old Cohutta Girl

Friday, March 13, 2009

A Cleveland, Tn., man has been charged with the rape of a 15-year-old girl in Whitfield County, Ga.

Joshua Franklin Bedwell, 26, of 830 Red Clay Park Road, was charged with child molestation, aggravated child molestation and statutory rape.

Authorities said Bedwell visited the girl's family in the Cohutta family in January and the incident happened when he was alone with the girl at her home.

Bedwell was being held in the Whtifield County Jail.


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Police Blotter: Angry Wendy’s Drive-Thru Customer Tries To Come Through Window To Beat Up Manager; Woman’s Cousin Cons Her Out Of $1,500

The Wendy’s manager at 418 Cumberland St. told police there was a black female who went through the drive-thru. She said the female was wearing a red shirt and blue jeans. The female’s card was declined four times so the manager asked her to pull forward so she wasn't blocking the drive-thru. After telling her several times, the suspect pulled forward and then went back through ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Schools Names New Principals, Learning Community Superintendents, Leadership Team Members

As the district looks to the 2022-2023 school year, Hamilton County Schools announced several personnel updates Monday. The 17 announcements made today include school principals, learning community superintendents, and members of the superintendent’s Senior Leadership team. Deputy Superintendent Sr. Sonia Stewart says the appointment of principals fulfills one of the district’s ... (click for more)

Opinion

Election Integrity

I find the complaints about the recent win by Weston Wamp in the Hamilton County mayor’s primary to be interesting and amusing. Interesting because of the attempt by some to portray his win as the result of some kind of nefarious manipulation by a group of clergy to get Black voters to crossover and vote for Wamp. Also interesting because for weeks it was assumed by the local political ... (click for more)

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I have written dozens of obituaries in my life and eulogized many people. I am not ashamed to admit I think I am good at it and I am flattered when a friend’s family approaches me to ask for my help. I have written a number of obituaries on those who are still alive who want to “proof-read” what will be turned into the funeral home and I have honored death-bed requests that this ... (click for more)

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Used to be when someone like five-star prospect Julian Phillips signed with Tennessee basketball, the news would’ve been hailed as a rare achievement for the Vols. Not anymore. Likewise, the thought of Tennessee women’s basketball adding four transfers in one incoming class would’ve been unthinkable in years past. Times have changed. The recruiting of both Tennessee ... (click for more)