Late educator honored by city
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Mayor Billy Nowell (right) presents Vicky Henderson a resolution in honor of her father James Wardlow. With them is Henderson’s husband, Rodney.
Mayor Billy Nowell (right) presents Vicky Henderson a resolution in honor of her father James Wardlow. With them is Henderson’s husband, Rodney.
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The family of James Wardlow was presented with a resolution in his honor at the Cleveland Board of Aldermen meeting last week.

Wardlow was an outstanding member of the community for many years.

Wardlow served on several community boards, such as the Bolivar County Community Action Agency, and worked in education for over 40 years, serving as principal for Bell Academy, principal for Cypress Park Elementary, and deputy superintendent.

"He was a kind-hearted person. He touched a lot of lives in the community," said his daughter, Vicky Henderson.

Admired as a man of education for many years, upon his retirement, Cypress Park named their circle driveway in his honor.

Alderman Robert Sanders said, "He made sure all citizens received the service they should get.

“As an alderman I am glad he's recognized as an outstanding member of the community."