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Closing of Rosedale high school suggested

Superintendent James Johnson-Waldington presented recommendation to the West Bolivar Consolidated School District Board of Trustees to close West Bolivar High School. The recommendation reads, “Based on the condition of West Bolivar High School and the consistent decline in student population in the schools in Rosedale, as it is throughout the…
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Healthcare in Mississippi holds many secrets

The unknown aspects of healthcare in Mississippi were revealed to the audience at the Delta State University Colloquia Distinguished Speakers Lecture Wednesday. Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for Health Affairs at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, shed light on education, research, and clinical care in Mississippi.
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Storm spotter class offered

The Bolivar County Emergency Management Agency will hold a storm spotter class at 6 p.m. Monday at the EMA office, located at 114 South St., in Cleveland. The class is not only for EMA members but is also for the public and becoming a member is not required. The class…
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Humphrey vies for Shelby board seat

I am Tommy Humphrey, a 74-year-old citizen of Shelby, born and raised. I am a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, business owner, and community leader. More importantly, I am a man of God who dedicates every moment of my life trying to make a difference in the lives…
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Lucas runs for Mound Bayou alderman

Jackie Campbell-Lucas is the fifth of nine children born to the late Luther Campbell Sr. and Annyce Perkins Campbell. She is married to William H. Lucas Jr., and is the mother of William III, Jamila and Lillie Lucas. Lucas is also a member of the Mount Olive Church in Mound…
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Youth football league proposed

Shelby resident Jesse Washington wants to start a tackle football league team in North Bolivar. Washington recently talked to city officials about funds to get the equipment he will need for the teams. Washington said he believes starting a tackle football league will keep kids in North Bolivar out of…
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