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Get ready for Monday's solar eclipse

Though eclipses are actually quite common, usually occurring twice a year, a total solar eclipse, much like the one on Monday is a rare astronomical phenomenon with the last one occurring about 36 years ago in United States. On Monday, those in 15 states will be able to experience the…
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State child care changes topic of town meeting

MS Rep. Abe Hudson Jr. of Cleveland has partnered with the Mississippi Low-Income Childcare Initiative and the Bolivar County Community Action Network to host a town hall meeting about policy changes to the Child Care Payment Program. The #ChildCareMatters event will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mississippi…
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Festivals next stop for filmmaker’s short film

    Delta State University professor of arts Jon Mark Nail recently completed postproduction on his latest short film, "Anne Marie After The Party" and he said he has major plans for the film, which hopefully includes having it featured at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Nail has created eight…
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District releases preliminary enrollment numbers

Enrollment numbers decreased by 148 students in the Cleveland School District, according to an enrollment comparison chart provided by Superintendent Dr. Jackie Thigpen during Monday's board of trustees meeting. There were a total of 3,502 students enrolled as of May 2017 and as of Aug.14, there were a total of…
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Dog park to be installed

Tails will be waggin’ and pets will be braggin’ once the new dog park at Bear Pen Park is installed. After several discussions at the Cleveland Board of Aldermen, the decision to place the dog park was finally made.
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Brown sentenced in hospice fraud

Dr. Nathaniel Brown, 62, of Cleveland was sentenced Thursday, before United States District Judge Neal B. Biggers Jr. in Oxford. Brown was sentenced to serve 39 months in federal prison followed by 3 years supervised release and ordered to pay $1,941,254 in restitution to the Medicare program.
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Parents speak on dual enrollment

  ROSEDALE — At last week’s West Bolivar Consolidated School District board meeting, parent Gail Towers voiced concerns about the unorganized process to provide students and parents with information relating to dual enrollment. Dual enrollment allows students to take college courses while still in high school.
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