Day: June 24, 2020

Crump Joins Levee Board First female member says it’s in her blood

Rosedale native Katherine Crump recently made history as she was appointed the first female board member of the Mississippi Levee Board based in Greenville, MS. But her presence on the board goes far beyond just the historical aspect of her arrival. Peter Nimrod, Chief Engineer of the Mississippi Levee Board, said, “She is going to …

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Keeping The Time Shelby native making splash with blues star

In any great band or behind any singer, there’s the steady and stable rhythm that ultimately holds the music together and keeps the time. The Beatles had Ringo; The Rolling Stones have Charlie Watts; and Clarksdale-native Christone “Kingfish” Ingram has Chris Black.  While “Kingfish” may not yet be in the league of those historic British …

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Reverend Earl Hall of Mound Bayou Building the community and encouraging others to live better

As pastor of the Historic First Baptist Church in Mound Bayou for the past 27 years, the Reverend Earl Hall actually got his start in the pulpit at the ripe young age of 15. “In the Baptist church if you believe that you’ve been called to preach then you can go to the pastor for …

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Confederate Statue in Question Board of Supervisors discuss removing monument from Courthouse

The Board of Supervisors held its regular meeting this past Monday and a discussion took place concerning the removal of the Confederate monument from the grounds of the Bolivar County Courthouse in Cleveland. “We’ve had several people who have been concerned [about the Confederate monument], and I guess rightfully so with the divisions going on …

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Chancery Clerk Haynes Forty-four years of service to the county

Brenett Haynes, Chancery Clerk of Bolivar County since 2008, is the very definition of “public servant.” Serving a community of over 31,000 citizens she approaches her work with diligence, professionalism, integrity… as well as gratitude and humbleness. “I’m blessed to not only do the work and job I love, but to also be able to …

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