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Lyric Hotel opening pushed back a month

By JACK WEATHERLY The opening date for the Lyric Hotel in Cleveland has been pushed back a month. The luxury hotel had been scheduled to open on Tuesday, Aug. 4, as the hub of the 17-acre West End District. It will start having a “soft rolling opening” starting Aug. 14, but “we’re not going to have an opening to the ...

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Lyric Hotel to open in Cleveland on Aug. 4

By JACK WEATHERLY The Lyric Hotel in the West End District in Cleveland will open on Aug. 4, developer and owner Dinesh Chawla said in a release issued late Sunday. The opening had been pegged to July 27, but “we cannot compete with the generous offer by the federal government of $600 a week on top of regular unemployment. That ...

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DSU’s Bennett-Fairs named to 2020 Millennium Leadership Initiative

Dr. Vernell Bennett-Fairs, vice president for student affairs at Delta State University, is one of 31 senior-level higher education professionals who will participate in the 2020 Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI), a premier leadership development program of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). MLI provides individuals traditionally underrepresented in the highest ranks of postsecondary education with the opportunity to develop ...

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Former Delta State student confesses to creating racist social media post about herself

A former Delta State University student confessed to DSU police to creating a racist social media post about herself. Initially, she had admitted to posting it on her own Facebook page, but, until today, had denied that she had been the originator of the post. Delta State officials are determining the proper course of action. “We are relieved to have ...

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Hotelier Chawla looking to a brighter future

Police matter, dissolution of alliance with Trump organization behind him   By JACK WEATHERLY Dinesh Chawla is looking to the future. Not the recent past. That is understandable, given the turn of events in the past year for the man who is looking forward to the opening of the Lyric Hotel in Cleveland. The luxury hotel, which will be a ...

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Cleveland newspaper closing after long loss of ad revenue

A newspaper in the Mississippi Delta is closing at the end of April because of economic difficulties exacerbated by the loss of advertising income to social media sites, its owner says. The Bolivar Commercial has been in business for 104 years in Cleveland, Mississippi. It currently publishes a print edition on Wednesdays and Fridays. Lee Walls is president and CEO ...

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WEDNESDAY — Mississippi coronavirus total hits 34

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 34 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 13 newly identified cases on Wednesday morning, including one in DeSoto County. The newly reported cases are in the following counties: Bolivar, Coahoma, DeSoto, Hancock, Harrison, Madison, Pearl River, Perry. DeSoto County was the only northern Mississippi county among the new cases reported ...

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And the Grammy (Museum) goes to … Cleveland Mississippi

Tourism tax revenue has increased nearly 34 percent in Cleveland in the last five years By NASH NUNNERY The announcement stunned the entertainment world nine years ago. “And the Grammy (Museum) goes to…Cleveland… Mississippi.” The second and only official Grammy Museum outside of Los Angeles, Grammy Museum Mississippi opened but a stone’s throw from the Delta State University campus in ...

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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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