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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun June 16, 2019

Mike Cleveland

Retired code-enforcement director said it was time to stop

Mike Cleveland recently decided that a half century of work was enough. Cleveland, 65, retired as the city of Searcy’s code-enforcement director after 14 1/2 years in the position. His last day was May 31. “I’m 65. … I just decided it was time,” Cleveland said. “I didn’t want to work until I died. I wanted to enjoy life and not have to get up and go to work. I worked for 50 years. I started when I was 15. I laid bricks for 30-something years. I also sold insurance, and I’ve been here for 14 1/2 years.” Jeff Webb, the city’s electrical inspector, was hired to replace Clevela... READ MORE

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