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Team Spirit, TOUCHDOWN!
Blue Devil fans Brandon Smith and Marshall Allred signal touchdown in Friday’s Railroad Rivalry game against Coffeeville. The Pirates got an early lead in the game, but the Blue Devils were able to secure a win, 34-20. 
– Photo by Leslie Brooks



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SCAA Is In Desperate Need Of Contributions
9/4/2015

SCAA Is In Desperate Need Of Contributions

WATER VALLEY– There have been ups and downs for the volunteers staffing the Second Chance Animal Alliance (SCAA), but overall the effort has been an uphill battle.  Take Jack, a feisty terrier, who was reunited with his owners after a 10-week absence. SCAA took care of Jack after he was picked up by the city as a stray and his owner recognized him in an ad in last week’s Herald.  It was a sweet reunion.


Be Safe This Labor Day Weekend
9/4/2015

Be Safe This Labor Day Weekend
The Mississippi Highway Patrol will begin the 2015 Labor Day Enforcement Period on Friday, September 4th at 6 p.m. and conclude Monday, September 7th at midnight. 
Zediker Brothers To Play At Rip It Up
9/3/2015

Zediker Brothers To Play At Rip It Up

The Zediker Brothers will be performing at 3:00 PM Saturday, September 5 at the Rip It Up! Vintage Junk store on Main Street, Water Valley. We invite all our fans to come out and join us!



Crawl Around Water Valley
9/3/2015

Crawl Around Water Valley

The 7th Annual Art Crawl is only days away!  September 19th, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. This event is free and family-friendly; please bring your children. There are 16 stops on the tour this year; seven are new to the Crawl, and all of them are comfortably within walking distance of each other.  Half the stops are right on Main Street.


Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday Set For This Weekend
9/3/2015

Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday Set For This Weekend

JACKSON – Friday marks the start of the Second Amendment sales tax weekend, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said today.

All day Friday and Saturday, outdoor enthusiasts can see a break on supplies for hunting gear, including gun safes, archery equipment and ammunition. The initiative is similar to a sales tax break offered in Louisiana.



Senior Ads Offered In The Annual, Senior Pictures Scheduled Oct. 5
9/3/2015

Senior Ads Offered In The Annual, Senior Pictures Scheduled Oct. 5

The Water  Valley High School annual staff would like to give parents, grandparents, other relatives, and friends an opportunity to feature your senior with a personal annual ad.  

The ad can be a short note, poem, scripture, and/or a favorite picture or pictures. Prices are:  full page - $150; half page - $75; fourth page - $50; and an eighth page - $35.  There is an additional $2 fee for EACH picture. 



Clock Is Ticking For 50K In 50 Days Fundraiser
9/2/2015

Clock Is Ticking For 50K In 50 Days Fundraiser

By David Howell

Editor


WATER VALLEY – The 50K in 50 Days fundraiser was officially kicked off at Friday night’s football game in Water Valley. The goal is to raise $50,000 by October 16 and the money will be used to update classroom technology for teachers to use in the Water Valley High School and Davidson Elementary School.


Gurner Retires After Working Eight Years At The Herald
9/2/2015

Gurner Retires After Working Eight Years At The Herald

WATER VALLEY – Herald reporter and photographer Jack Gurner retired last week, ending his employment with the North Mississippi Herald after eight years. Gurner had worked part-time since October. His last story examining the July unemployment rate is on Page 1. Ironically his final report on the county’s jobless rate was one of his least favorite duties, as Gurner cited the often skewed monthly statistics from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security as the epitome of government bureaucracy.


County’s Unemployment Rate Holds Steady In July
9/3/2015

County’s Unemployment Rate Holds Steady In July

WATER VALLEY – Unemployment has held steady over the past three months in Yalobusha County varying only one-tenth of a percentage point. 

The jobless figure for the county went from 7.8 percent in May to 7.7 percent in June and back to 7.8 for July, according to the latest estimates from the Mississippi Department of Unemployment Security.

The new figures show that Yalobusha's 7.8 percent unemployment rate almost a percentage point higher than Mississippi's average of 6.9 percent for the month.


New Ordinance Restricts Caffeine Sales To Minors
9/2/2015

New Ordinance Restricts Caffeine Sales To Minors

WATER VALLEY – Yalobusha County supervisors adopted an ordinance prohibiting the sell of caffeine powder or pills containing more than 25 percent caffeine to anyone under the age of 18. The ordinance was adopted following a public hearing at the Water Valley courthouse last Thursday and regulates the product both in unincorporated portions of the county and inside Water Valley, Coffee-ville and Oakland unless the governing authorities of the towns take other action. The full ordinance is published on Page 9.


Dove Season Gets Underway At Noon Friday
9/3/2015

The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved high noon Friday, Sept. 4 as the opening day for dove season in Mississippi.

The 2015-2016 early hunting seasons for migratory game birds was set by the Commission during its monthly meeting on June 10. These early seasons include resident Canada geese, early teal, snipe, woodcock, dove, and rails.


Bull-O-Rama Scheduled For Sept. 12 At NWCC Arena
9/2/2015

Bull-O-Rama Scheduled For Sept. 12 At NWCC Arena

By LaJuan Tallo, 

Communications Assistant

NWCC


Fans of professional bull riding will want to arrive early for a close-up view of the action at this year’s Sycamore Bank Bull-O-Rama presented by Landers Dodge at Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Multipurpose Arena at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12.


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5/26/2010

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