Tornado Tales

Remembering a destructive 2001 storm Special to The Bolivar Bullet November will mark the twenty-year anniversary of a powerful F-4 tornado that developed in the early morning hours and destroyed the Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility, along with a dozen homes, half-a -dozen businesses and a power substation.  Aerial photographs of the damage showed that …

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Guitar Players

Locals share their life-long passion By Amile Wilson The Bolivar Bullet For every musician playing gigs in bars and on stages, there are probably dozens of people picking up instruments and playing for their own enjoyment. With its rich public music scene, Cleveland has an equally vibrant community of private musicians whose only audience is …

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Barry Bays

Multi-instrumentalist, session musician, DMI instructor. If you have been to a blues festival, juke joint, or listened to live music anywhere in the Mississippi Delta within the last twenty-five years, there is a decent chance you’ve seen Barry Bays play the bass guitar. Bays has been a mainstay on the Delta music scene as a …

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