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Residents warned of Red Cross scam

  The American Red Cross is now in Bolivar County bringing relief to flood victims, however there are many people taking advantage of their presence. According to the Red Cross, it's been brought to their attention that people are posing as disaster case workers and soliciting funds from unknowing flood…
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MDE to host literacy meeting

The Mississippi Department of Education is holding five meetings throughout the state for parents of kindergarten through third grade students to share information on how they can help their child become better readers.
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2015 ends with closings

  As many begin to fill champagne flutes to toast in the New Year, businesses all over Bolivar County will close their doors to ring in 2016 with their own families.  All federal and state government offices will be closed.
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Wreck claims life

On Friday December 11, 2015 at 6:03p.m., troopers along with Sunflower County deputies and Sunflower County fire rescue officials were called to a two vehicle accident on US Highway 49 near Parchman.
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Christmas joy comes in shoeboxes

Can there be joy in a box? For many impoverished children around the world, a simple shoebox does provide joy at Christmas.  First Baptist Church in Cleveland is collecting shoeboxes filled with items that a child would enjoy or need as part of the Operation Christmas Child project through Nov.…
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City looks at adding speed bumps on Aloe

Updates on the caboose downtown and the discussion of speed bumps were on the agenda at Tuesday's Cleveland Board of Aldermen meeting. Rev. Leroy Carter of Old St. Phillip Church spoke of concerns about the Aloe Street traffic and requested rubber speed breakers. The boardroom was filled with church members…
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Relay for Life'ers get walking shoes ready

  The annual Relay For Life is set to begin Friday at 6 p.m. with the Survivor Lap at the Cleveland High School track. In addition to the Survivor Lap, there will be a Luminary Service and the word "hope" will be spelled out in the stands with luminaries, which…
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