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15 hrs ago | The Bolivar Commercial

Extension offers training to adults on latest devices

Technology is reshaping society and it is nearly impossible to escape it. To assist individuals with adjusting to variations in technology, the Bolivar County Extension Office is offering a training session that will teach individuals how to use smart devices.

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19 hrs ago | The Bolivar Commercial

Easter Bunny hops into Cleveland

The Easter Bunny will be hopping and children will charge the downtown Greenstrip for Easter eggs Saturday during the Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce's annual Easter egg hunt.

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Related Topix: Cleveland, MS, Breakfast, Life

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Bolivar Commercial

Earth Day proves successful

Cleveland Public Works hosted Bolivar County's Earth Day Saturday by setting up several sites to allow residents to recycle items that can't be placed in the hoppers such as tires, paint, and appliances.

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The Bolivar Commercial

Crew livens up Homemaker meeting with tasty cooking demo

Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers hosted a Northwest Delta Area Spring Educational meeting on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Coahoma, MS

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Hattiesburg American

We could learn to feel 'blessed'

Do you admire anyone living unseen, a person who avoids the limelight? I recently reunited with one such person.

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Related Topix: Cleveland, MS

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Bolivar Commercial

Roof Repair

EMA Director Bill Quinton and Bolivar County Correctional Facility Inmates repair a section of the Cleveland - Bolivar County Animal Shelter.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Bolivar County Correctional Facility, Prison, Cleveland, MS

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Bolivar Commercial

Cleveland caregiver charged with abuse

A Cleveland caregiver is facing charges she exploited the couple she was hired to take care of, announced Attorney General Jim Hood Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Cleveland, MS, Boyle, MS

Sunherald.com

State politico, sister indicted for embezzling from American Legion

A well-known politicial figure in the state and his sister have been indicted on felony charges of embezzling more than $600,000 from Mississippi Delta American Legion Post 1776.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Roger Wicker, Roger Wicker, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Cleveland, MS

Tue Apr 08, 2014

The Bolivar Commercial

Supervisors updated on departments

During the Bolivar County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday in Rosedale, the Port Commission Director Robert Maxwell presented the port's annual report.

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Related Topix: Rosedale, MS, Vicksburg, MS, Sunflower, MS, Shelby, MS, Beulah, MS

The Bolivar Commercial

Trooper collars two for possession

Mississippi Highway Trooper Charles Lamb was on routine patrol Monday around 3 p.m. when he found a little more than expected after stopping a vehicle for speeding.

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Related Topix: Washington County, MS, Greenville, MS

Fri Apr 04, 2014

The Bolivar Commercial

A crane lifts the Holiday Inn Express sign from a vehicle.

The damage from last night's storm left many without power and several tree limbs down.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters, Hurricane, Cleveland, MS, Drew, MS, Como, MS

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Sunherald.com

Appeals court wants more on desegregation case

The government had argued last month before a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in New Orleans that U.S. District Judge Glen Davidson in Oxford, Miss., erred in ordering the Cleveland public schools to adopt a "freedom-of-choice" desegregation plan as a remedy for failing to desegregate formerly predominantly black schools.

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Related Topix: Cleveland, MS, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Education Etc., Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

Fri Mar 28, 2014

The Bolivar Commercial

Tourism tops county's priority list

Tourism is on top in Cleveland after a survey was taken in December as part of the Mississippi Economic Council's Blueprint Mississippi Pathway to Progress Tour.

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Related Topix: Cleveland, MS, January

Thu Mar 27, 2014

The Bolivar Commercial

Sheriff could receive pay raise in July

Teachers' pay raises may still be on hold but Mississippi sheriffs will receive an increase on July 1. The senate passed House Bill 1409 Tuesday, which would raise sheriff's pay, depending on a county's population.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Mar 26, 2014

The Bolivar Commercial

Extension offering quick lunchtime learning sessions

The Bolivar County Extension Service will host a series of educational sessions, called Quick Bite, beginning in April.

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Sat Mar 22, 2014

The Bolivar Commercial

Date for resource fair set

The Bolivar County Department of Human Services Division of Family and Children Services is set to host a Child Abuse and Awareness Resource Fair April 4. The event is set to take place at the United Family Life Center in Cleveland between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. According to Family Protection Specialist Johnnie Rushing the purpose of the event is to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Cleveland, MS

The Bolivar Commercial

2014 President's Volunteer Service Award Recipients

Volunteer Northwest Mississippi will honor recipients of the 2014 President's Volunteer Service Awards, including Nan Sanders, on April 8, 2014 at a dinner to be held at the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Southaven, MS, Cleveland, MS, Delta State University, Shelby, MS

Fri Mar 21, 2014

The Bolivar Commercial

Parties wait for decision in school desegregation case

The Cleveland School District Board of Trustees attended an oral argument recently in New Orleans regarding desegregation.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Cleveland, MS

Thu Mar 20, 2014

The Bolivar Commercial

Clevelander found shot in vehicle

Around 7 p.m. Wednesday sirens rang through the air as available deputies responded to a call.

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Related Topix: Cleveland, MS, Boyle, MS

Sunherald.com

Renovation work on historic hospital wrapping up

Contract Administrator Margo Brooks tells Bolivar County supervisors that renovations to the old Taborian Hospital, one of Mississippi's oldest hospitals, have made for an intense 29-month process.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

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