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Front & CenterUpdated 12:00 a.m., Sun June 16, 2019
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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The end of the school year signifies a lot of celebration for teachers. Not only do they celebrate the months of hard work they and their students have put in, but there are honors, awards and, for some, retirement to be gained.