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NATIONAL SIGNING DAY

Two Blue Devil seniors inked commitment letters on National Signing Day to play football at the next level. Jarius Gooch (seated, left) signed at Holmes Community College and Kirkland Horton (seated, right) committed to Itawamba Community College. Coaches (from left) Clint Faust, Bryant Mix, Brad Embry, Jeb Lee and Jeff Roberts witnessed the signings. 
   – Photo by Leslie Brooks



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MDEQ Checks Old Site After EPA Regs Change
2/10/2016

MDEQ Checks Old Site After EPA Regs Change

WATER VALLEY – A decades old contamination in Water Valley from the former Colt Industries /Holley Carburetor facility in Water Valley has attracted renewed scrutiny from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).



WV Store Awarded
2/10/2016

WV Store Awarded

WATER VALLEY –  Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) holds hundreds of blood drives all over the state and sees thousands of donors during the year. 

“Our organization depends on every individual who donates and every organization that allows us to set up a blood drive,” reported Merle Eldridge, MBS Manager of Public Relations and Communications. 



Victim In Hammer Attack Is Improving
2/10/2016

WATER VALLEY – The victim in a violent hammer attack on January 31 is improving in the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, according to Sheriff Lance Humphreys.



Baseball, Softball Signup Continues At Crawford
2/10/2016

 Magnolia Youth baseball and softball registration will continue Saturday, February 13 and will continue through Saturday, February 27, between the hours of 9 a.m. to noon. 

Registration is for ages 3-12 and will be held at the Crawford Sports Complex. The fee is $45 per child.


City Upgrades Fire Department Radios
2/10/2016

WATER VALLEY – The Water Valley Fire Department will switch to the Mississippi Wireless Integrated System (MS-WIN) for communications after city aldermen voted to spend $18,847.50 to purchase eight new handheld radios and a base station for firefighters. MS-WIN is statewide radio network and is already in use by the county’s fire departments, the sheriff’s department and the medical responders.



‘Necessity Quilts’ Tell Story Of Family Matriarch
2/10/2016

‘Necessity Quilts’ Tell Story Of Family Matriarch

WATER VALLEY – Friday’s opening at Yalo Studio and Yalorun Textiles will offer a unique glimpse into the life of a local artist, the late Ethel Lea Benson, through her collection of quilts made from her husband’s well-worn clothes. 



How A Self-Described Country Boy Built A Business In His Beloved Hometown
2/10/2016

How A Self-Described Country Boy Built  A Business In His Beloved Hometown

When my wife and I moved to Water Valley, we needed some contracting work done on our new home to make it fit our needs. Several friends suggested I talk to Brad Van Winkle. That was July of 2015, and now, just a few short months later, I consider him a friend and I was excited to get the opportunity to sit down with him for my first official column for the  Herald.



Water Valley Eatery, Crawdad Hole, Continues To Grow
2/3/2016

Water Valley Eatery, Crawdad Hole, Continues To Grow

WATER VALLEY – Justin Showah conducted a question and answer session during the Water Valley Ambassadors monthly meeting held Tuesday morning. Showah fielded questions about his business, The Crawdad Hole, located in the previously abandoned 1930s service station on South Main. 



Nursing Home Earns Top Rating
1/27/2016

Nursing Home Earns Top Rating

WATER VALLEY – Yalobusha Health Service’s (YHS) 122-bed nursing home has again received a top rating from the Centers For Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). YHS Administrator Terry Varner reported the facility earned a Five-Star overall rating on the latest report from CMS, which incorporates data reported through Dec. 31. This marks the second time the nursing home has received the coveted Five-Star rating, with the first a year ago.



Health Department Reduces Hours
1/27/2016

Health Department Reduces Hours

WATER VALLEY – The Mississippi State Depart-ment of Health (MSDH) announced nine health clinics across the state will close and the remaining 37 clinics in Mississippi including the Yalobusha County Health Department will see a reduction in operating hours.



Applications For JA Watermelon Pageant Are Due By March 8
1/27/2016

Junior Auxiliary of Water Valley is excited to announce its 36th Annual Watermelon Pageant! Applications are available at Jay Gee’s, Hair Trendz, Family Hairloom, Davidson Elementary, and WVHS. Applications and entry fees can be dropped off at the same locations or mailed to: Junior Auxiliary of Water Valley, Attn: Pageant Chairperson, P.O. Box 92, Water Valley, MS 38965. All applications are due on or before March 8, 2016. No late entries will be accepted. 


Windsor Announces Expansion
1/20/2016

Windsor Announces Expansion

OAKLAND – State and local officials joined Ajinomoto Windsor executives to announce a new rice production line that will create 60 new jobs at the Oakland plant. The announcement was made during a press conference and ground breaking ceremony at the plant last Wednesday.



Dinner Train Planned For Valentine Weekend
1/20/2016

Dinner Train Planned For Valentine Weekend

A dinner train in Batesville during the February 12-14 weekend could be the harbinger of more specialty rail opportunities when Grenada Railway offers a “Romance on the Rails” train featuring dinner on Friday and Saturday and a Sunday brunch.



New Vocational School Will Launch This Summer
1/6/2016

New Vocational School Will Launch This Summer

WATER VALLEY – This week C Spire announced their partnership with Base Camp Coding Academy, a new vocational training school that will be headquartered in Water Valley. 



Flu Shots Available At Health Department
10/21/2015

Flu Shots Available At Health Department
JACKSON – Seasonal flu shots are now available at all Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) county clinics.  Seasonal flu vaccination is recommended for anyone age six months and older.
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