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Correctional officers honored with week long activities

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The Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility recognized four correctional officers with certificates at Wednesday's luncheon for National Correctional Officers Week.

Every year the BCRCF celebrates National Correctional Officers Week with a week of activities to show appreciation to it's staff.

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Secretary Perdue to keynote 82nd Delta Council

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Delta Council President Harry Simmons of Yazoo City has announced that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture George Ervin “Sonny” Perdue will be the keynote speaker for the 82nd Annual Meeting of Delta Council to be at 10:30 a.m. June 9, 2017, at the Bologna Performing Arts Center in Cleveland.

“We are so pleased that agriculture’s friend from Georgia, Sonny Perdue, will be the featured speaker for this year's Delta Council Annual Meeting," said Simmons, an aquaculture and row crop farmer and catfish processor.

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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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Local SAE president speaks on OU incident

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On Saturday evening, the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma was recorded singing a racist chant on a charter bus.

The video shows several people on a bus participating in a chant that included a racial slur, referenced lynching and indicated black students would never be admitted to Oklahoma's chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

 

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