September 2020

C2K Ministries

Hopes to expand program in fall By Mark H. Stowers The Bolivar Bullet Fighting poverty in the Mississippi Delta has been a generational problem. But in Mound Bayou, a group of students are getting a hand up in that battle. For the past decade, C2K Ministries has been gathering Bolivar County school children in an …

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Retirement Community

Cleveland joins other communities that have received this designation By Jack Criss The Bolivar Bullet Cleveland has just been named Mississippi’s newest certified retirement city under the Welcome Home Mississippi program. Administered by the Mississippi Development Authority, the goal of WHM is to attract retirees from around the country to communities throughout the state.  “This …

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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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Police Dept. Renovations

Old building is designated as one of Mississippi’s landmarks By Angela Rogalski The Bolivar Bullet The renovations for the building that houses the Cleveland Police Department, which has been designated a Mississippi Landmark, are slated to begin soon. Stephanie Stewart of Belinda Stewart Architects in Eupora is the project manager for the renovations. Stewart said …

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Shelby City Clerk

Scott has served for over 30 years By Mark H. Stowers The Bolivar Bullet As the Shelby City Clerk, Carmere Scott’s job just comes naturally to her. She brings a bit of happiness to the city, employees, family, friends and even strangers. Scott came “home” to work for the city of Shelby back in 1992. …

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