Day: April 11, 2022

Famed Mound Bayou Structure Receives Funding

I.T. Montgomery Home, others, to undergo restoration By Jack Criss The Bolivar Bullet On March 9, Congressman Bennie Thompson voted to fund $10,527,500 in Community Project Funding he previously secured for his 2nd Congressional District. This funding, included in the appropriations government funding package, represents a direct response to some of the most pressing needs …

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Longstanding Educators

Shelby couple taught for over 50 years By Jack Criss The Bolivar Bullet George and Claudia Harris spent 50 years teaching the young people of Shelby, he as a Math instructor, she as an English teacher. Their dedication and devotion led to the town’s middle school being renamed after them. And, they’re both tremendous believers in …

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The Queen of Basketball

Received the Academy Award for short subject documentary  By Andy Collier Sports Editor, The Bolivar Bullet When Lusia “Lucy” Harris played basketball at Delta State University from 1973-77, the Minter City native was the biggest superstar of her era as she helped put women’s basketball on the map.  Harris, who died on Jan. 18, was …

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Around The Horn

Local girls making it happen in college softball By Andy Collier Sports Editor, The Bolivar Bullet Over the last several years, there have been many area standouts in softball that have shined on the high school level and made their way to the next level.  This year alone there are a confirmed 10 local females …

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Mary Ellen Leftwich

Recollections of beloved educator by Anne Martin The Bolivar Bullet Mary Ellen Leftwich, known to many as Tutter, was a beloved school teacher in western Bolivar County. She influenced the lives of hundreds of students who fondly remembered their teacher decades after leaving her classroom. She loved her home of Gunnison, the Delta, the Methodist …

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