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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.

Delta Arts block party returns

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Delta Arts Alliance is returning to Court Street for the third year to host the annual A Night in the Arts on Saturday at 6 p.m.

The block party is a fundraiser event for the DAA for many ongoing projects including renovation of the Ellis Theatre. 

Aldermen asked to support new school building

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Now that the Cleveland School District has consolidated the high schools and middle schools, the stakeholders attending each school district meeting have turned to the Cleveland Board of Aldermen for discussion and help in what they think is a need to unite the city as well as a new building for the students.

Reverend Edward Duvall spoke on the group's behalf.

Clevelander complains of crushing noise

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Noise and someone's house shaking at 4 a.m. is enough to cause any resident to ask questions, at was the case for Freddie Williams.

Williams appeared before the Cleveland Board of Aldermen Tuesday to discuss the loud noise that can be heard from MMC Materials, Inc., just 100 yard from his home in the early hours of the morning.

Tourism increases through chamber efforts

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The Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce is growing rapidly in its volunteering efforts as well as tourism and Executive Committee Outgoing President Heather Robinson and incoming president Dave Alford appeared before the Cleveland Board of Aldermen to give an update.

“We are so thankful for the great working relationship with y’all because we couldn’t do the things we do without y’all. I think as president of the board, we can do a better job as far as getting our agendas out to you,” said Robinson.

Genetta Reed-Winter

Genetta Reed-Winter, 62, of Greenville died Tuesday, August 6, 2016, in Greenville. 

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew A.M.E. Church in Greenville with Rev. John Perry officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Galilee Cemetery in Shaw, under the direction of W.S. Brandon Mortuary in Cleveland.


Roy L. “Rusty” Martin

 Roy L. “Rusty” Martin, 62, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016, at his daughter’s home near Nashville in LaVergne, TN. 

Rusty’s life began on January 5, 1954. Born in the heart of the Mississippi Delta in Cleveland to Edward Odessa and Mary Lee Lampard Martin. Rusty was a protector and defender from his early days of service in the National Guard, his time as a Mississippi Highway patrolman, who once worked for the governor of the state of Mississippi.


Janet Lusk Garrison


Janet Lusk Garrison, 63, of Venice, FL, passed away August 1, 2016. Born in Cleveland, on August 5, 1952, she worked in the medical profession as a nurse and retired in 2011. Janet enjoyed golf, tennis, running, bicycle riding, travel, and cooking.

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.