Posts Tagged ‘CLEVELAND’

Communities awarded national Main Street accreditation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Main Street Association has designated cities as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. The cities are Aberdeen, Corinth, Pascagoula, Amory, Greenville, Philadelphia, Baldwyn, Greenwood, Picayune, Batesville, Gulfport, Pontotoc, Belhaven, Hattiesburg, Ripley, Biloxi, Hernando, Senatobia, Booneville, Indianola, […] [...]

Court has questions about school desegregation plan

CLEVELAND — A federal appeals court has asked a Mississippi judge to explain how a freedom of choice plan will desegregate the Cleveland school system. The government had argued last month before a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in New Orleans that U.S. District Judge Glen Davidson in Oxford erred in ordering the […] [...]

Delta downtown officials form new organization

GREENWOOD — The Delta Downtown Alliance (DDA), an alliance of downtown representatives from throughout the Mississippi Delta, has been founded. The DDA’s mission is to strengthen the promotion and publicity of events and projects in historic downtowns throughout the Mississippi Delta in order to unite the region through information sharing and coordinated communication. There are no membership […] [...]

Arthur Johnston confirmed by Louis Guirola

by Published: November 8,2013

Tags: Business, CLEVELAND, Delta State University, Mississippi

Chief United States District Judge Louis Guirola has confirmed the court’s selection of Arthur S. Johnston III, currently the Madison County chancery clerk, to serve as clerk of court for the federal court in the Southern District of Mississippi. He will succeed J. T. Noblin, who earlier announced plans to retire from the post in […] [...]

BOOK BIZ: You’ve seen “Silver Linings Playbook” movie now read the book

You’ve seen the award-winning movie, now read the book to get the full story. Or better still, read the book and then rent and watch the movie. That’s what Virginia O’Neal is doing. She’s the owner of Cotton Row Books in Cleveland and is enjoying reading this book. “It’s just fascinating to read this account […] [...]

Designs on a Grammy

The proposed Grammy Museum Mississippi, the first-ever Grammy museum outside of Los Angeles, has already garnered headlines this year with a ceremonial $1-million check presentation by Gov. Phil Bryant in January and the signing of a 99-year lease for the land on the campus of Delta State University in February. However, the important work of […] [...]

IHL names LaForge as presidential pick for DSU

by Published: March 1,2013

Tags: Bill LaForge, CLEVELAND, Delta State University

Though he’s been away from Delta State University for decades, William “Bill” LaForge says he’s “green and white, through and through.” Now he’s likely to get a chance to show his college colors all the time as president of the Cleveland school. LaForge, a 62-year-old Washington, D.C., lobbyist who is the former president of Delta […] [...]

Grammy Museum is expected to bring an economic boom to the Mississippi Delta

The first Grammy Museum outside Los Angeles is coming to Cleveland, and with it comes an economic boom for Cleveland, Bolivar County and the Delta. With a goal of raising $15 million and getting the project completed in the next 24 months, hopes are high. “The fund raising is going quite well,” said Allan Hammons, […] [...]

Owners of small businesses know how to keep customers coming back

For many people, shopping has become increasingly more impersonal in these days of big box and chain stores. Much of the allure of these retail giants is the array of merchandise, prices and convenience. So how do small, hometown business owners compete? Often it’s by keeping the personal touch in shopping. In Cleveland, Marion Jordan […] [...]

Hey Joe’s is making it hot in Cleveland

by Published: May 13,2012

Tags: CLEVELAND, Delta State University, Hey Joe's

You might expect that a business like Hey Joe’s that specializes in burgers, live original music and a large draft beer selection would be a hit with the younger crowd including students from Delta State University. But Hey Joe’s has fans of all ages. “We had a lady celebrate her 90th birthday here the other […] [...]

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