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Field Day Held in Mound Bayou

National Hemp Growers Cooperative hosted the two-day event. The National Hemp Growers Cooperative (NHGC) hosted a Field Day in Mound Bayou and mini-conference in Cleveland on Monday, June 6 and Tuesday, June 7. The two-day event gave local growers the opportunity to learn about industrial hemp, regenerative agriculture, and more from industry experts and experienced growers.
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Health Event Held In Shelby

The Institute for the Advancement of Minority Health held a free “Meet and Greet” health event for the citizens of Shelby last Saturday, June 25, at 701 S. Lauderdale Avenue. Cordaro Mays, a Community Health Worker for the Institute, a Mound Bayou native who is currently residing in Shelby, said the event was for people in Bolivar and surrounding counties to come out, get free medical tests and screenings and enjoy themselves in the process.
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Tourism Update For Bolivar County

Tax revenues are up from last year as well as hotel occupancy rates. Sean Johnson, who has been the Director of Tourism for Visit Cleveland since last September, said he is more than pleased with what he has seen in visits to the city during his tenure–but knows more work can be done. And, he’s actively and methodically doing just that.

Cleveland Business Leader Passes

Roy Collins left a legacy in the community; will be greatly missed. Longtime business leader, Roy Collins passed away June 23 at the age of 80. His funeral was held on Monday, June 27 at First United Methodist Church of Cleveland. Collins was born November 1, 1941 in Cleveland to...

Aycock Electrical

John Thomas Aycock loves what he does, especially the agricultural side of electrical work. “Well pumps are one of my joys,” he said. “And, grain bins. But, I do most any residential-type work that a person might need. In fact, the majority of my work has been residential; at least, until irrigation season starts and I really get involved in well pumps. Then, when harvest season rolls around, grain bins are a big focus for me.”

Running Hard

Hard work and competition are things that Shelby native Sema’j Daniels have always embraced. During his high school athletic career in football and track, he was the consummate athlete. At Broad Street High School, he was a standout football player and track star. When Broad Street High School in...

Campbell Saia Photography

Cleveland native Campbell Saia is the official photographer and videographer for Delta State University, but he didn’t always want to practice his chosen career. In fact, growing up he fancied himself an engineer candidate and actually planned toward that goal when he got to college. “I became a photographer...

Office of Health and Counseling Services

The Office of Counseling Services provides university students with individual and group assistance for adapting to stressful situations while attending DSU. The professional staff are trained to help with clinical issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, anger, trauma and alcohol and drug abuse. The Center also provides alcohol, and chemical dependency information, brochures, and treatment referrals. Other services include assistance for: adjusting to the university environment; resolving relationship issues with a roommate, professor, parents or significant other; choosing a vocation; selecting a major; and, solving personal, social and educational difficulties.

Master of Fine Arts

The MFA in Studio Art (Low Residency) is a two-year 60-credit-hour degree with a summer intensive program that serves students who are motivated and want an innovative approach to graduate study through independent studio practice with a flexible structure. Students take courses as a cohort for summer, as well as...

Statesman Spotlight: Shalandria Kince

CLEVELAND, Miss. – Shalandria Kince, a native of Shaw and 2019 graduate of Shaw High School, is expected to graduate from Delta State University in May 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in social work. Get to know her in this Statesman Spotlight. Why did you choose your major?

30th Kids AT underway at Camp Shelby

CAMP SHELBY, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi National Guard’s Family Programs Directorate is hosting an annual summer camp for the young dependents of National Guard servicemen and women. The 30th Kids AT (Annual Training) is for children 9-12 and it features arts and crafts, swimming and other normal summer...
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An Agriculture Community Commemorates the Mule Train to DC

Posted by Gerald Tillman, Chief, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Survey Administration Branch in Research and Science. Last month, I had the honor to serve as keynote speaker for The Mule Train’s 54th anniversary. The Mule Train left Marks, Mississippi and traveled to Washington, D.C., on May 13, 1968, as part of Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign to demand economic justice since Marks resided in the poorest U.S. county at the time. However, Dr. King did not witness the Mule Train because he was assassinated the month before the demonstration.

Delta State University awarded $20k NEA Big Read grant

CLEVELAND, Miss.—Delta State University and the Bolivar County community will experience the joy of sharing a good book together thanks to a $20,000 grant awarded to Delta State by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), in partnership with Arts Midwest, as part of the NEA Big Read project.
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Charlie Musselwhite at Blues From the Top Festival

While he’s been described as a “living legend” and “national treasure” countless times, Charlie Musselwhite would probably prefer to be known as a down-to-earth Delta bluesman. With 40 albums, 14 Blues Music Awards and a couple of Grammys under his belt, the masterful harmonica player, Southern country guitarist, singer and songwriter long ago established himself as a standard-bearer in the genre he likes to call “secular spiritual music.”

Property Transfers 6/7-10/22

Property transfers between June 7 – 10, 2022, as recorded with the Panola County Chancery Clerk:. Megan Richardson to Keith Johnson, Lots 10-12, and part of Lot 10, Block 13, Original Town of Crowder. Retha Mae Morgan to Kemyia Renece Morgan, A part of the Southwest Quarter of Section...

Teen stepson accused of killing Delta State professor

BOLIVAR COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – A teenager is accused of killing his stepmother, a Delta State University music professor, on Tuesday, June 14. Bolivar County deputies said Boyle police requested help with a possible murder at a home around 5:15 p.m. They said Karen Fosheim, 57, of Boyle, was found suffocated on the floor. The […]