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A Packed House

Bozarts Gallery was packed Friday night as students and members of the community participated in a reading of African American writers and poets. The event was sponsored by Water Valley High School English Department and Sim Ramirez (bottom right). Among students taking a turn at the podium to read were Nate Murphy (top right) Jayla Murphy (left center) and Eli Hodge (bottom left).        – Photos by Keli Lindsey



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Zediker’s Work Is On Display In Bank Lobby
2/21/2018

Zediker’s Work Is On Display In Bank Lobby

“New Works by Matthew Zediker” is the featured exhibit at the Renasant Bank gallery space in Water Valley. The show opened Monday. Matthew is well known in the community as a musician. He’s half of The Zediker Brothers band, and has four albums and several singles to his credit. 


Voters Return To The Polls Tuesday
2/21/2018

WATER VALLEY – Voters will return to the polls Tuesday in what is likely the next-to-last election in an extended saga to seat city leaders in Water Valley. Six candidates qualified for alderman-at-large and will run in a special, non-partisan election on Feb. 27 to fill the vacancy after two-term alderman-at-large Donald Gray was elected mayor in special election in January.



School Trustees Weigh Funding Sources For Needs
2/21/2018

School Trustees Weigh Funding Sources For Needs

WATER VALLEY – The final payment for a 20-year general obligation bond issued by the Water Valley School District in 1998 will be paid in May and school trustees are taking preliminary steps to issue new bonds next year to make improvements at the schools.



SCAA Seeks New Contract With The City
2/21/2018

SCAA Seeks New Contract With The City

WATER VALLEY – Volunteers with Second Chance Animal Alliance (SCAA) reached out to city officials to negotiate a new contract to help with the care provided for dogs picked up in the City of Water Valley.  Speaking at the Feb. 6 city board meeting, SCAA director Melissa Smith explained to aldermen that the organization’s contract with the city expired in 2016 and the non-profit organization needs more city support.  



One-Night Show At Bozarts Features Work From Longtime Blues Advocate
2/21/2018

One-Night Show At Bozarts Features Work From Longtime Blues Advocate

Bozarts Gallery and the Jewish Federation of Oxford team up to show Through the Years: Music Legends by Dick Waterman.


For Poor Folks, Living In The Depression Was A Matter Of Survival
2/21/2018

For Poor Folks, Living In The Depression Was A Matter Of Survival

(Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in a series written by Baxter Jones about his early years.)


Things were looking up for the country. The Great Depression had finally past, and there were jobs about. Daddy did carpenter work to try and pick up a little extra money to run the household, and he said that by now, people had a little money to pay  you for your work. Just a few years past, he said that you got paid with a bucket of lard or molasses or a side of bacon. Daddy said that most everybody had plenty to eat, especially country folks, but, there was simply no money.



Six Will Run In Special Election
2/14/2018

WATER VALLEY – Six candidates will be on the Feb. 27 ballot for the special election for alderman-at-large after submitting qualifying papers by the Feb. 7 deadline last week. Candidates include Hubert House, Terry Rockette, Herbie Rogers, Taylor Trusty, Lorraine Turner and Dr. G.R. Orndorff, Jr. A seventh candidate who previously announced his candidacy did not have enough signatures on his petition.


Lake Cleanup Is Feb. 24
2/14/2018

Lake Cleanup Is Feb. 24

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Volunteers for Waste Management would like to remind everyone of Enid Lake's Annual Clean Up Day scheduled Saturday, Feb. 24, at 7 a.m. Volunteers may meet at one of the following locations the morning of the event: Enid Lake Field Office, Ford's Well Campground, Bynum Boat Ramp or Bluford Road. 


Oak Seedlings Offered Feb. 22 At USDA Service Center In C’ville
2/14/2018

Oak Seedlings Offered Feb. 22 At USDA Service Center In C’ville

The Yalobusha County Soil and Water Conservation District will provide seedlings to the public at no cost. Trees will be given out on first-come-first-serve basis. The seedlings will be given away on Thursday, Feb. 22 starting at 9 a.m. at the USDA Service Center on Front Street in Coffeeville.


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