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Church youth make food donation to Helping Hands

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As summer months allow more time for leisure activities, one way to spend that time is cleaning out kitchen cabinets for donations to Helping Hands of Cleveland-Bolivar County.

Helping Hands is a non-profit organization, which helps to alleviate hunger and poverty by providing food and services to people in need.

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Perdue delivers four points to drive economy

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue gave the keynote addresses on increasing job growth in rural America at Friday’s Delta Council Meeting at the Bologna Performing Arts Center in Cleveland.

"The business side of what y'all do here at the Delta Council is so important. Having been formed in 1935, focusing then on economic development at that time, and also looking to the future is also critical as we go forward. What they did then and what you do now is assemble the best and the brightest and hardest working folks from agriculture, business-related professions and look for ways to improve the lives of citizens," said Perdue.

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Conference studies impact of history on state

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The Listen Up Historic Preservation Conference kicked off Thursday at Studio 230 in Cleveland with speakers giving updates on many historic places and landmarks across Mississippi.

A few of the speakers included director of Mississippi Arts Commission Malcolm White and Bureau Manager of Visit Mississippi Mary Margaret Miller White.

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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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