June 2020 Articles

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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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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Property Tax Assessment Calculation is set forth by the state

Property taxes in Cleveland may be a sore subject for many residents, but it is necessary to maintain roads, emergency, parks, recreation, libraries and other public services provided by the city.The current millage rate was set in the fall of 2019 at 47 mills. Citizens saw an increase from 43.5 mills in 2017. “We try …

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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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Future Statesman

Burrell anxious to report to DSU. For athletes to be college caliber, they must have certain intangibles. They not only have to be naturally talented and skilled, but  they also must have the drive, determination and desire to go with the talent. The tools, know-how and work ethic fit Brett Burrell to a tee.  Burrell, …

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Robinson Electric

Award-winning company serving the Delta. From its founding in 1953 by Howard Robinson until the ice storm of 1994, Robinson Electric was mainly a mom and pop business. But, that major winter event provided an opportunity for the company to serve those in need, meet new customer demands and develop the business. From 1994 to …

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