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Awards Day

Scholarships and awards were presented at the awards ceremony held May 16 at the Water Valley Civic Auditorium. Among recipients were Grant Blake (left), who received the Dr. Carol Gary Memorial Scholarship. DES teacher Becky York presented three $500 scholarships in memory of the former principal. The other recipients included Kierra Smith and Sierra Williams.   – Photo by David Howell

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Registration Scheduled At Water Valley Schools On Thursday From 8-12

Registration continues for 2016-17 school year at Water Valley High School and Davidson Elementary on Thursday, May 26. The registration for the high school will be held in the cafeteria at Water Valley High School from 8 a.m. until noon, and the Davidson Elementary registration will be held in the cafeteria at Davidson Elementary from 8 a.m. until noon. 

Memorial Day Service Is Monday

A Memorial Day Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 30, at VFW Post 4100, located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley. Speakers include state representative Tommy Reynolds and Water Valley Mayor Larry Hart.   Everyone is invited to come out and honor these veterans. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Suspect Leaves Trail Of Stolen Vehicles

COFFEEVILLE – When the massive 14-hour manhunt ended Sunday morning with the arrest of a Georgia fugitive, Roy Dwayne Ruis offered a simple explanation to officers.

Troopers Warn Of Holiday Enforcement Period

The Mississippi High-way Patrol will begin the Memorial Day Travel Enforcement Period on Friday, May 27 at 6 p.m. and conclude Monday, May 30 at midnight. During this highly traveled period, all available troopers will be assigned saturation patrols in an effort to maximize visibility and reduce traffic crashes. 

Safety checkpoints will also be established to prevent impaired driving and promote seatbelt usage with the Click It or Ticket campaign. 

Georgia Fugitive Nabbed After Man Hunt

Georgia Fugitive Nabbed After Man Hunt

COFFEEVILLE – A 26 year-old Georgia fugitive was captured east of Coffeeville just after midnight Sunday morning following an intense 14-hour manhunt that included the largest presence of law enforcement officers assembled in the county in at least a decade. 

83 Grads To Receive Diplomas

WATER VALLEY – Eighty-three seniors are expected to don the blue cap and gown and walk across the platform at Tad Smith Coliseum on the Ole Miss campus Thursday night.

Bold Women Of God Invited To Annual Women’s Conference

The 6th annual B.A.D. Girls women’s conference will be held at Sanders Chapel on June 1-3, beginning  at 7 p.m. nightly.  The featured “B.A.D. Girls” speakers will be: Evangelist Lanell Steen of Sanders Chapel M.B. Church, Water Valley, on Wednesday; Minister Vada Hankins of Jackson Chapel, Grenada, on Thursday; and Prophetess Fonda Jones, Water Valley on Friday. 

Candy Tallant Operates Main Street Mainstay For 14 Years

Candy Tallant Operates Main Street Mainstay For 14 Years

 Tallant was born here in Water Valley and graduated from Coffeeville High School. After getting married, she moved back to Water Valley in 1988 and in 2002, after working as a legal secretary for 14 years, she opened the Velvet Glove with her sister, Karen Hancock. 

Neighborhood Association Seeks Help From County To Maintain

COFFEEVILLE – Supervisors fielded a request from property owners in Deer-wood Park Subdivision for road repairs on almost two miles of private roads in their subdivision during a recessed meeting held at the Coffeeville courthouse Monday morning.

Signup Scheduled For Pee Wee Football, Coaches Also Needed

Water Valley Pee Wee Football (tackle football for boys 7-12 years old) will start signing up for the 2016-17 season soon. Applications can be picked up Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. until noon and again on Monday, May 30, from 4-6 pm. at the west end of the football field. There will be a football meeting held Monday, June 6, at 6 p.m. for all interested players and their parents. The meeting will be held at Sanders Chapel Church.

The league is also seeking adults interested in helping coach for the upcoming season. If you are interested, contact Luther Folson at (662) 832-3833.

Thorn Will Take The Stage At Old School Theater Grand Opening On June 4

Thorn Will Take The Stage At Old School Theater Grand Opening On June 4

WATER VALLEY – The old expression, “In for a penny, in for a pound” pretty much describes the approach of Foster Music and Arts.  Water Valley’s new music promotion organization is opening its Old School Theater with one of the biggest and best acts in North Mississippi, Tupelo’s own immensely popular roots-rock performer Paul Thorn and his band.

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