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Little guitar speaks volumes for area

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Bolivar County lovers and visitors now have a special souvenir available for them the next time they visit the Martin and Sue King Heritage Railroad Museum.

Lisa Miller, executive director for the museum, designed guitars inspired by images in the Delta after a similar guitar was given to her as a Christmas gift two years ago.  

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Janoush, Britt honored with Governor’s Award

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The Mississippi Arts Commission honored Sammy Britt and Lucy Richardson Janoush at this year's Governor's Art Awards held Thursday at the Old Capitol Museum in Jackson.

Britt and Janoush, along with four other recipents of Mississippi origins, were honored for their outstanding contributions to art in the state.

The awards are presented to individuals and organizations for outstanding work in visual, literary, and performing arts, community development through the arts and arts patronage.

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Architect presents needs to district trustees

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Architect Joey Henderson presented the Cleveland School District Board of Trustees changes needed in the schools before the new school year.

Henderson from JBHM Architects said there is a lot of damage that needs to be tended to at Cleveland High School, East Side High School and Margaret Green Junior High School.

 

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Committee offers transition ideas

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A facilitator for the Multi-Racial Advisory Committee presented a plan to the Cleveland School District Board of Trustees Monday that will help students transition into the new school year.

Committee member Patrick Davis said he and the other members discussed an athletic advisory committee, the curriculum and academics, and the traditions and customs that they will like the board to take into consideration.

 

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DSU cuts ribbon on unique outdoor lab

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A ribbon cutting ceremony and social was held Saturday at Forest E. Wyatt's Gymnasium in honor of the new Dave Heflin's Outdoor Recreation Education Laboratory.

During the ceremony, many DSU faculty and staff spoke about their experiences with outdoor recreations and the experiences they have shared with Dave Heflin.

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New city site signs near installation

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Visitors to Cleveland will be able to better locate places of interest in the next few weeks as the city is getting closer to installation of long awaited wayfinding signs.

Officials with the Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce hope to install approximately 20-27 wayfinding signs in areas, such as Delta State University, the Grammy Museum Mississippi, the train museum and Bear Pen Park.

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Historic Shaw High to be restored

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The West Bolivar Consolidated School District has plans to renovate the abandoned Shaw High School with the help of a $120,000 Community Heritage Preservation Grant from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

The grant was awarded in December as part of a nearly $2 million for 17 projects around the state.

 

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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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