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Stokes retells story of Delta’s Jewel

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Children's book author Floyd "SuperReader" Stokes is hosting a book signing April 8 in his hometown of Mound Bayou in the Floyd Stokes Library at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School.

Stokes’ book, "Jewel of the Delta: The Founding of Mound Bayou" tells the rich history of Mound Bayou and the town's founders Isaiah T. Montgomery and Benjamin T. Green.

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Men remain strong friends after 55 years

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"Every time you meet a friend, it's a different world," said Robert Earl Brown.

A group of men from East Side High School, class of 1962, celebrated over 55 years of friendship Tuesday afternoon at the home of James Williams.

The group got together and reminisced on some of their fondest memories from childhood, high school and when they became adults.

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Kids use art to learn sciences during Spring Break

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Take science, technology, engineering and math add some art and you have the perfect S.T.E.A.M. Spring Break Camp.

Which is what the Bologna Performing Arts Center did this week for about 27 youngsters at it’s camp that emphasized the importance of art in correlation with S.T.E.M.

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Trojans ready to give all for state title

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JACKSON — Many teams this year that have or are still competing in postseason play can say “there’s always next year” if they don’t achieve their ultimate goal of winning the state championship.

With Cleveland High and East Side consolidating to form Cleveland Central High School, the East Side High School Trojans don’t have that luxury as they are competing in their last season of boy’s basketball.

 

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Nehi Bottling celebrates 90 years in Cleveland

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The Nehi Bottling Company in Cleveland celebrates its 90th anniversary today.

Homer Sledge Sr. of Alva founded the Nehi Bottling Company in 1927 in Cleveland.

The Nehi Bottling Company, the parent company was originally called the Cherry Cola Corporation and was formed in Columbus, GA, around the early 1900s.

 

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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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