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Students go whisk-to-whisk during culinary competition

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Similar to the shows “Chopped” and “Iron Chef,” two teams consisting of four students from two high school culinary arts programs competed in a junior chef competition recently at Delta State University.

According to April Catchings, director of the division of training and program outreach for the Mississippi Department of Education, this is the first year the competition was hosted by the MDE.

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New courses offer students greater discoveries

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It’s never good to keep up with the Joneses but when it comes to education keeping up and going beyond is always a good.

For these reasons and due to state requirements, Cleveland Central High School added seven science courses to its curriculum this year

 

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ONE TEAM: Wolves exceed expectations with win

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A new era of football has begun in Cleveland.

Friday night at Mickey Sellers Stadium, a town united in purple as the Cleveland Central High School Wolves officially began their first season of football.

Last year at this time, this team of one was two — the Cleveland High School Wildcats and the East Side Trojans draped in their colors of black and gold.

 

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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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Local SAE president speaks on OU incident

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On Saturday evening, the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma was recorded singing a racist chant on a charter bus.

The video shows several people on a bus participating in a chant that included a racial slur, referenced lynching and indicated black students would never be admitted to Oklahoma's chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

 

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