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Missionary priests help Hispanics in Mississippi Delta

Catholic priests known as Redemptorists have spent five years expanding outreach to the Hispanic community in the Mississippi Delta. The missionary priests are moving away for other assignments, the Greenwood Commonwealth reported. “I think we made great strides,” said the Rev. Scott Katzenberger, leader of the group, which now consists of two others, the Rev. Mike McAndrew and the Rev. Kevin Zubel. ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Cleveland, Madison or Oxford the best place in America to live?

If you could move to any place of your choosing, where would it be? And how would you choose? Thanks to the increasing number of “Best Places” websites, there is plenty of information available. Maybe too much information. And that can make your decision more difficult and confusing. So how does one go about discerning the better sources of information? ...

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Garth Brooks to visit with Mississippi school children

Country music artist Garth Brooks is planning to speak to school children in Mississippi. The Clarion Ledger reports that Brooks will discuss the “The Power of Songwriting” at the Grammy Museum in Cleveland, Mississippi, on Sept. 24. The event is part of the museum’s “Backstage Pass” series. It will involve more than 140 local students who will hear Brooks speak, ...

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Cotton House hotel opens in Cleveland

By JACK WEATHERLY The Cotton House will hum and speak the language of the South on this, the first, weekend for the luxury hotel in downtown Cleveland. The Mississippi Writers Guild will hold a conference at the Grammy Museum Mississippi, one of several groups that will draw people to Cleveland with its 95-guestroom hotel. That will give the hotel a ...

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Aerial photos help census officials pinpoint faraway people

The U.S. Census Bureau is using new high-tech tools to help get an accurate population count next year as its faces challenges tallying people of color who live in remote places and can be wary of the federal government. The agency is using aerial images of rural communities and hard-to-reach areas to verify addresses and determine where to send workers ...

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Mississippi town seeks private donations to pay tax debt

A Mississippi Delta town government is seeking private donations to pay off nearly $350,000 in tax debt and penalties. The Bolivar Commercial reports Mound Bayou Mayor Eulah Peterson told aldermen on Tuesday that the city failed to pay $182,000 in federal payroll taxes from 2010 to 2016. Since then, the Internal Revenue Service has assessed $163,000 in interest and penalties. ...

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ROSS REILY: House that Mayers built gets its deserving name

Dr. Ronnie Mayers had a vision. He wanted to build a world-class competition swimming pool to serve the community, house classrooms for students and be home to one of the best college swim teams in America. No, it wasn’t in Oxford or Starkville or Hattiesburg or even in Jackson. It was in Cleveland — yes, Cleveland. Delta State University has ...

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Forbes to speak at Delta State on Monday

Delta State’s Spring 2019 Colloquia Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series will feature Steve Forbes, the publishing magnate and two-time candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. president. His talk, “In Money We Trust? The American Dollar and Your Everyday Life,” takes place on Monday, March 4, at 6 PM in the Jobe Hall auditorium on the Delta State campus. The event ...

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Spaceship-style university cafeteria reopens after overhaul

Delta State University students are once again eating in their flying saucer. The university has marked the reopening of the Young-Mauldin Cafeteria after a $9.2 million renovation. The 1964 building is a landmark on the Cleveland campus, with its rounded exterior and silver-domed roof. But university officials say it had gotten outdated. The university started a renovation in 2017, with ...

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