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Arthur Johnston confirmed by Louis Guirola

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 January. Noblin has served in ...

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Delta town No. 2 on list of best small towns

Smithsonian Magazine has named Cleveland, Miss., No. 2 in its list of America’s 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2013. “We are very excited about this designation and appreciate the attention it is bringing to Cleveland and the surrounding area,” Cheryl Line, Cleveland-Bolivar County Tourism Director said in a news release. “We hope this recognition will bring more visitors ...

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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 getting the project out of ...

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IHL names LaForge as presidential pick for DSU

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 State’s alumni association was confirmed ...

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Bill LaForge the pick of College Board for new president at Delta State

College Board officials say William “Bill” LaForge is their nominee to be president at Delta State University. » See related MBJ links for Bill LaForge LaForge is currently a lobbyist in Washington, D.C. A native of Cleveland and graduate of Delta State, his father was a professor of history there. LaForge will meet with campus groups in Cleveland, Miss. on ...

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UPDATE: Woman who drove on sidewalk holds 'idiot' sign

CLEVELAND  — A woman caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to pass a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children stood in the cold Tuesday at an intersection holding a sign warning people about idiots. A Cleveland Municipal Court judge ordered 32-year-old Shena Hardin to serve the highly public sentence for one hour Tuesday and Wednesday for the Sept. ...

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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 continues the tradition of customer ...

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