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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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Closings set for holiday

Many area schools have already closed for the Thanksgiving holiday but come Thursday all will be able to express what they are thankful for including a day off from work. The Bolivar Commercial will be among the area businesses closed for the holiday. The paper will publish on Friday. All…
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3 arrested for contraband

A cache of marijuana, cell phones and tobacco destined for the Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility was stopped short of reaching its destination Thursday when a traffic stop lead to the seizure of the contraband.
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School board looks at future building options

  The Cleveland School District Board of Trustees is considering large-scale renovations or building a new school the district. Jim Young of Young Law Group of Jackson went before the board at Thursday to explain the options. Young said it would take roughly $29 million to put in a bond…
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Non-profit begins to help individuals create jobs

Many individuals young and old have been leaning towards creating their own jobs. The Prosperity Over Poverty Movement is a non-profit job creation campaign, founded by Ethel Cain Russell of Pace. Growing up in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, one of the poorest areas in the country, Russell decided…
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Dr. Nora Gough-Davis named a health champion

The Myrlie Evers Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities has named Dr. Nora Gough-Davis, family nurse practitioner at Shaw Family Medical and Gough Family Medical in Drew, as this year’s Rural Health Champion. According to Gina Hamilton, program administrator with the Myrlie Evers Williams Institute, the Rural Health…
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Author Sally Clarkson to be in Cleveland

Author Sally Clarkson of Colorado Springs will be at Cotton Row Bookstore in Cleveland to sign copies of “Dancing With My Father” from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday. Rather than slogging through her days, Clarkson wanted to know the delight of God's presence. She began prayerfully exploring how to cultivate deep-rooted…
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