Friday, July 22, 2022

Bobby Cleveland Lives on at Rez

Bobby Cleveland's legacy will continue at the Rez after the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District voted yesterday to change the name of Lakeshore Park to Bobby Cleveland Park at Lakeshore. 

 Mr. Cleveland was killed in an automobile accident in April.  He spun his stories of outdoors life on the pages of the Clarion-Ledger for decades.  When Gannett started exporting its talent to the street, the hunting and fishing sage landed at the PRVSWD, working with the reservoir he so dearly loved.  

The Ross Barnett Reservoir Foundation asked the Board to change the name of the park to honor its long-time friend.


Anonymous said...

Roll with Ross!

Sigh, the white supremacists won again.

Anonymous said...

Now, about the name of that Rez.

Anonymous said...

What's the point of naming things if we keep changing them?

How about at every landmark and street sign, we just have a chalk board & eraser and let everyone have at it.

Anonymous said...

I bet Ellis Ave in Jackson NEVER gets renamed after the City of Jackson learned it would cost a lot of money to do so.

Anonymous said...

Although I liked ole Bobby, I'm against changing the names of streets, parks, lakes, etc., unless the individual had a huge positive impact on whatever is being named. Say someone donated $2mil to renovate the park, then rename it or an old lady volunteered to pick up trash everyday for 50 years.

Anonymous said...

Nothing should remain named after a known white supremacist. Period.

Anonymous said...

Ole Bobby,

I remember years ago he talked some rez fishing guru into taking him (bobby) to the secret spots and then ole Bobby turned around and wrote an article about where those honey holes were. But the good ole boy system is apparently still working. Its a shame.

Anonymous said...

The Rez should be renamed after whatever Indian tribe lived in the area long ago.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

How about naming the tribe after the tribe that was driven away by the conquering Indian tribe that later driven away by the Europeans? Or the tribe before that was conquered by the later Indian tribe? I bet those driven away tribes were never provided benefits by the conquering tribes.

Yes it stinks to be conquered. But these revisionist historians should admit that the Europeans conquerors were the kindest in the history of the world. Disagree with me? Name a conqueror who has provided more "reparations" than the Europeans turned Americans.

Anonymous said...

While Bobby might have been as lovable as they come, this was a dumb thing to do. It makes the prvwsd look much like the Jxn city council. LOTS of lovable ppl out there… so what’re we gonna do going fwd?

Anonymous said...

Are you people suggesting Lost Rabbit should be Ross Rabbit?

How about we make Spillway Road Philway Road?

Anonymous said...

Bobby was a decent guy when he wasn't being condescending toward anybody who didn't praise his articles. A nice, undented, freshly painted buoy on the Rankin side named for Mr. Cleveland would have been appropriate. School colors, of course.

Anonymous said...

Doesn’t Mississippi have more pressing issues just now than the name of a damn park?

Anonymous said...

The only thing I remember about Bobby after reading his column years ago is how much he hated Southern Miss.

Not a fan.

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