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Prepare for more wintry weather

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Streets were deserted in the early morning hours Friday as rain, snow and sleet fell throughout the city.

Bill Quinton, EMA director for Bolivar County, calls for residents to bundle up for snow and more cold weather.
According to Quinton, the area is expected to get from 1-3 inches of snow between 6 p.m. today and noon Tuesday.

 

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Cleveland loses star athlete in shooting

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New Year’s Eve proved to be a sad night for Cleveland Central High School as student-athlete Larry Tyler III died from an apparent accidental shooting.
According to Cleveland Police Chief Buster Bingham, officers were called to Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland about 10 p.m. in regards to a gunshot victim.

 

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Decorations light the season’s meaning

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The Mosely’s home at 1206 Deering St. in Cleveland.

Christmas is a time all about love and joy and remembering when God brought his son Jesus into the world.
"I want to kind of stress to kids what Christmas is all about. Christmas is about Jesus," said Rayburn Mosley.

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Being Santa brings joy to kids and the helper

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While Santa is at the North Pole making toys for good little boys and girls, he assigns helpers to dress up on his behalf and bring cheer to children during the holiday season.

For over 15 years, Ken Thurman has been a stand-in for jolly old Saint Nick in Cleveland and estimates meeting over a thousands of kids.

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Congregants give back with community toy drive

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The Carpenter's Center in Boyle put smiles on the faces of about 100 children during its first toy drive Tuesday.

Pastor Johnathan Brown and his wife Ashley Brown both wanted to do something to give back to their community.

The Carpenter's Center opened in April of 2016 and since then the congregation has done much for the community but this Christmas they wanted to do something extra special.

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Personal contact, training important to local law

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With the recent shootings involving law enforcement, President Obama took to the press Thursday to address the death of two men by police gunfire. He then returned to the press to express his sadness over the death of five officers in Dallas.

A concept the president continued to reiterate during his press conferences was his Task Force on 21st Century Policing. In 2015, the Task Force released recommendations to provide meaningful solutions to help law enforcement agencies and communities strengthen trust and collaboration, while ushering the nation into the next phase of community-focused policing.

 

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Mound Bayou Fire

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A large fire in Mound Bayou on Saturday caused several volunteer fire department districts to respond to 303 Lafayette Ave. 

According to Mound Bayou Fire Chief Edgar Glover, "No one was hurt, thank God. The family managed to get out and we did have some people who were already out in the neighborhood. One person who saw the fire was a firefighter and so he radioed in."

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School board votes to challenge court ruling

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Nearly a year after a federal court hearing, the Cleveland School District received notice late Friday that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi ordered the district to consolidate its secondary schools. 

The Cleveland School District Board of Trustees had a special called meeting Monday night to discuss their options. 

According to Jamie Jacks, board attorney, the board unanimously voted to explore their options.

"They authorized counsel to investigate an appeal," said Jacks. 

 

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