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District releases preliminary enrollment numbers

Enrollment numbers decreased by 148 students in the Cleveland School District, according to an enrollment comparison chart provided by Superintendent Dr. Jackie Thigpen during Monday's board of trustees meeting. There were a total of 3,502 students enrolled as of May 2017 and as of Aug.14, there were a total of…
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Dog park to be installed

Tails will be waggin’ and pets will be braggin’ once the new dog park at Bear Pen Park is installed. After several discussions at the Cleveland Board of Aldermen, the decision to place the dog park was finally made.
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Brown sentenced in hospice fraud

Dr. Nathaniel Brown, 62, of Cleveland was sentenced Thursday, before United States District Judge Neal B. Biggers Jr. in Oxford. Brown was sentenced to serve 39 months in federal prison followed by 3 years supervised release and ordered to pay $1,941,254 in restitution to the Medicare program.
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Parents speak on dual enrollment

  ROSEDALE — At last week’s West Bolivar Consolidated School District board meeting, parent Gail Towers voiced concerns about the unorganized process to provide students and parents with information relating to dual enrollment. Dual enrollment allows students to take college courses while still in high school.
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Wallace loses appeal

Convicted murderer LaMarcus Wallace lost his appeal in the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Wallace of Cleveland was sentenced in 2016 to life in prison for the 2014 murder of Tony Jones of Cleveland.
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Rosedale library seeks help with repairs

ROSEDALE — Jennifer Wann, director of the Bolivar County Library System, and Martha Lawson, librarian of the Rosedale Public Library, appeared before the city council Tuesday to ask for help in repairing the library’s roof and the exterior siding. Since May, a representative from the Bolivar County Public Library System…
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Accidents reported

A woman was taken to Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville with moderate injuries after hitting with a tractor at approximately 8:10 a.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 61 south of Shaw. According to Ronald Shive, Mississippi Highway Patrol Public Affairs Officer, Lauren Austin, 29, of Brandon lost control of her…
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