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New Helping Hands director seeks donations for organization

Helping Hands has a new director and continues to look for donations to feed those in need throughout Bolivar County. Larry Young, director, said, "I'm the secretary and treasurer of the Bolivar County Ministerial Association. They own Helping Hands. What had happened was we had a number of different directors…
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No uniforms for Cleveland high schoolers

Recently, Cleveland Central High School posted a survey for both parents and students to gauge interest in students wearing uniforms next year. "We're doing this survey because we want to know what the parents and students think. Our top priority is to keep the students safe," said CCHS Principal Randy…
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Statesmen Boulevard nearing completion

Statesmen Boulevard is set to be completed in August and just in time for football season. According to Jeff Barkman, director of facilities management,"It starts at Highway 8 and wraps all the way around the stadium and goes over in front of the baseball field and will stop at Shumate…
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CSD talks budget cuts and repairs

At the recent Cleveland School District Board of Trustees meeting budget and how money was used within the district was discussed. Superintendent Jackie Thigpen presented the board with a summary of MAEP allocations beginning in the fiscal year 2015.  
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North Bolivar board discusses upcoming year

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The North Bolivar Consolidated School District board met Monday to discuss the upcoming year and review the current school year.The cafeteria at Broad Street High School was nearly full to capacity with parents, students, and community members interested in the issues on the evening’s agenda.  
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Fire inspector looks forward to completion of new station

Many residents have wondered about the construction of the new Cleveland Volunteer Fire Station that will be on Commerce Avenue.The building process will take time, and at the recent Cleveland Board of Aldermen meeting, city engineer Josh McPherson said when the foundation was first laid, it wasn't done up to…
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Two Clevelanders named to Mississippi Airports Association board

At its recent annual conference the Mississippi Airports Association elected board members for the 2018-19 term, all of who have served on the board at previous times. They are Clint Johnson, executive director of Cleveland Municipal Airport; Tom Williams, executive director of Meridian Regional Airport; Carol Snapp, executive director of…
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Date for injunction hearing postponed

The members of JFK United will have to wait two more weeks to find out if the injunction they filed against North Bolivar Consolidated School District will be granted.The issue was to be heard Wednesday in Cleveland and was postponed with the judging citing a family emergency.
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