The Cleveland Current
County benefits from center
Bolivar workers better trained
Better-trained workers who have the skills to land a good job — and keep it — are key in a community.
A strong workforce invites new industry into an area, and from that point on, everyone benefits.
It also creates a situation for existing business to remain in the community and even expand.
That was the idea behind the Charles W. Capps Jr. Technology Center, an arm of Mississippi Delta Community College, and is located in Indianola.
Dru Morgan, the director of workforce education, met with the Cleveland Board of Aldermen Tuesday night to give them a piece of good news.
“Nine of 10 people find jobs within three months upon completing their training,” she said.
In Bolivar County alone, of the 13,790 employees, 8.9 percent have been trained by the center. That is 1, 226 people trained and employed in the county.
Downtown traffic a two-way street
Parking is an issue for some
Parking downtown is sometimes a hit or miss situation.
NSMC’s Screen Team on the move
Medical professionals provide services to youth
North Sunflower Medical Clinic is bringing back medical practices of an older generation by going to the patient, instead of the patient coming in for services.
Rock icon St. Holmes performs in Cleveland
St. Holmes to play at Airport Grocery, Friday April 12
This week, rockstar Derek St. Holmes, longtime singer and guitarist for Ted Nugent’s band, returns to the Delta to perform at Airport Grocery on Friday night at 9:00 p.m., April 12. St. Holmes will perform again Saturday night, April 13, 8:00 p.m. at Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale as a part of the annual Juke Joint Festival.
Teacher bill raises the bar
Students must score higher on tests
Senate Bill 2188 may reach Gov. Phil Bryant’s office as early as Monday.