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A lone runner out paces the pack Saturday morning in the Junior Auxiliary’s Valley Dash (3K run), marking the start of activities for the Business Holiday Open House in Water Valley. Although cool, the day was a huge success for local businesses as shoppers flocked to the Valley for great deals, good eating and fine fellowship. – Photo by Josh Howell, Aerospective Imagery

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Runoff Election Could Be Tight

WATER VALLEY – Voters in Yalobusha County and across the state will return to the polls on Nov. 27 to vote in the special election runoff for U.S. Senate and if last Tuesday’s General Election results are an indicator, it could be a close one.

Hospital Expansion Could Be A No-Go

Hospital Expansion Could Be A No-Go

WATER VALLEY – A five million dollar hospital renovation and expansion project that has been in the planning phases for years and has gone out for bids twice could be shelved again. The problem stems from a complex financing package, complicated by environmental issues along with the big bucks involved.

Expansion Brings More Jobs To Ajinomoto

Expansion Brings More Jobs To Ajinomoto

OAKLAND – State and local officials joined executives with Ajinomoto Foods North American last Friday to announce a $22 million expansion at the Oakland plant that will include a 60,000 square foot warehouse and the addition of 76 new jobs over four years. 

Compassion Ministries Sponsors Gospel Sing

 Compassion Ministries is sponsoring a Gospel Sing Saturday, November 17, in the City Auditorium, 904 North Main Street, Water Valley. The program will begin at 6 p.m. with Gospel Revival opening the program. Following will be Andrew Ishee and Paid In Full, two of Mississippi’s best artists.

Chamber Will Sponsor Decorating Contest For Local Businesses

Chamber Will Sponsor Decorating Contest For Local Businesses

The Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Christmas Decorating Contest for all downtown businesses this year.  Three category winners will reap cash prizes including $50 for Best Door, $50 for Best Window, and $100 for Best Overall Decorations.  Decorations must be up no later than Tuesday, Nov. 27, in order to be judged, and the winners will be announced the night of “Christmas in the Valley” on Nov. 30.

Second Annual Oakland Day Is Scheduled Oct. 20

The Second Annual Oakland Day will be held Saturday, October 20, beginning at 9 a.m. This will be a day of fun and entertainment for the whole family, with a breast cancer walk beginning at 8 a.m. (wear pink). There will also be vendors; bouncy castles; face painting; arts and crafts; musical entertainment and an antique car show. 

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