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Supervisors urged to prepare for 2020 Census

    Paheadra Robinson, Mississippi Partnership Specialist to the U.S. Census Bureau, spoke to the Bolivar County Board of Supervisor Monday about getting Bolivar County prepared for the 2020 Census. "We want to start early making sure we are educating people and getting the word out as soon as we…
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Cleveland chief speaks on church security

Recently Cleveland Police Chief Buster Bingham was asked by the members of the Exchange Club of Cleveland to give them tips on how to keep people safe at church.In 2016, the Mississippi Church Protection Act became law in response to the church massacre that occurred in Charleston, SC, and it…
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Annual Art in the Alley changes

  Keep Cleveland Boring is hosting Crafts and Drafts at 5p.m. on Thursday, on the patio of Hey Joe's.According to Michael Stanley, art director at Delta State University, this event will replace the annual Art in the Alley."Now that the alley is gone we are trying to find a home…
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Shaw teacher killed in car accident

Ninth-grade Shaw High School teacher Chandra Jennings and husband Richard Smith were killed in a Jackson car accident early Sunday morning.Around 1:30 a.m. Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a one-vehicle accident that claimed the lives of Jennings and Smith, both from Indianola.According to a report from MHP, Smith, 53, lost…
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Students encouraged to set goals

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…
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Several accidents over the holiday

Thanksgiving week saw several wrecks throughout Bolivar County including Shelby, Winstonville, and on North Bayou Road. This morning the Boliar County Volunteer Fire Department, Pafford EMS, and the Bolivar County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched around 10:15 to a wreck on Drew-Merigold Road. 
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West Bolivar school leaders discuss ratings

    Principals at the six schools in West Bolivar Consolidated School District presented action plans for improving school ratings at Thursday’s night board meeting. Principals laid out their strategic plans for improving student achievement.    
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