The Bradley News Weekly is this paper's competitor. It publishes more often, has more staff and a fancy office, so how come their editorial content is so out of touch with what is happening here? Are they from a different planet? They must be the only business in town that continually tells their customers they are wrong and still survive. How can they believe they are right when all the evidence proves otherwise? Take their puke provoking attacks on some members of the Cleveland School Board. The Cleveland City school system continually outperforms their county counterpart, yet for some reason the staff at the Weekly hate them. Publisher Susan Shelton is way out in left field politically and most of the Bradley County School Board are just as red but surely she wouldn't sacrifice the education of children to satisfy a political agenda. You notice she never attacks city board members Bill Brown or Max Carroll, why is that? What color are their politics? If the Weekly's attacks are purely politically motivated, then it shoots down the theory that those to the left care more about children.
And Shelton says she cares about the future of Cleveland, but she supports all the issues that divide it and destroy it's hometown atmosphere. She doesn't care what her readers think, she's the smart one.
Another of her targets is the Bowman family. JC Bowman has an enthusiasm and loving for education that is contagious. When he talks of educating children his eyes light up, it is his life. So how can Shelton not support him in his quest to improve it. You got it... its politics, pure and simple. Bowman is a conservative, so that makes him Shelton's enemy regardless of his love for education. Shelton is a sham, she is deceitful and untruthful, it reflects in her paper and the writings of her staff. I support her right to promote the socialist doctrine and I support her right to believe others are wrong but to pretend it is for the children is fraud.
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County Mayor Gary Davis made a proclamation at the January 26th county commission meeting that the last week in January would be School Board Appreciation Week. Has he gone crazy?
Has he forgot the Walker Valley fiasco? Has he forgot the years of insults leveled against commissioners? Has he forgot the anti-commission pep rallies? Has he forgot how they set up the commission for slanderous attacks at the Walker Valley High School open house? Has he forgot how they tried to bully the commission into spending $25 million on Bradley High School renovations? Has he forgot the years of wasting millions?
What exactly does he appreciate about them?
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More county rights given away
Well, the Cleveland Bradley Chamber of Commerce managed to hoodwink the Bradley County Commission into abandoning your right of control of county development by designating them as the Industrial Development Board. All the commissioners voted for it apart from Roy Smith.
What they have agreed to is one-sided in favor of the City of Cleveland. As with all the joint boards set up between city and county this one gives Cleveland a larger say. It is highly possible that rural county residents will get no say at all in what happens around them, even though most industrial development will occur in the county. The Industrial Development Board will consist of 7 members, the city and county mayors, two recommended by the city council, two by the commission and one by the Chamber of Commerce. All nominations must be members of the chamber. Cleveland City Council and the chamber will almost certainly recommend 4 city dwellers and because the majority of county commissioners represent constituents within the city limits, their nominations will likely reside there too. Because the city council represents the city and the majority of commissioners do too, any joint boards are likely to be lopsided in Cleveland's favor yet those commissioners who only represent county folk are supporting that.
The power has been transferred, so all can be done now is to sit back and see how long it takes for them to ask the taxpayer to finance their schemes.
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