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Cleveland students show yearbook work

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Cleveland Central High School students presented their Purple Christmas Showcase, a gallery featuring their work with the Cleveland Yearbook Friday at the Delta Art Alliance.
Students involved were of Ava Lubin, Macy Robinson, Holly Stanley and Charles Virden and Cleveland Yearbook Project Manager was Charles Coleman.

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Dunlap honored with surprise party

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Jane Dunlap gets a hug

Under the impression that a bathroom break at the Martin and Sue King Heritage Railroad Museum was needed, Jane Dunlap walked through the doors and was unexpectedly greeted by dozens of family members and friends to celebrate a surprise birthday party.

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Students encouraged to set goals

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On the last Friday of every month, Cleveland Central Middle School principle L'Kenna Whitehead hosts an intervention program called Den Talk where he invites a speaker from the community to talk with the students.

The Den Talk was created for students who may have behavioral problems inside the classroom, not putting enough effort into their schoolwork or have been tardy to class during the month.

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June Fletcher honored for service to club, community

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June Fletcher

Fifty years is a long time for anything but for Clevelander June Fletcher is has been a time dedicated to an organization and to the mission of giving back to her.

Recently, Fletcher was honored for 50 years of membership in the EPHFIC Woman's Club of Cleveland.

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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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