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Grand Prize Winner

Edith Metts (second from left) was the winner of the $500 grand prize offered by the Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce during Saturday’s Holiday Open House. Metts won a $500 gift certificate, purchased by the Chamber, from The Furniture Store in Water Valley.  With Metts are (from left)  store employee Ann Savage, store owner Russell Polk, and Chamber of Commerce President Linda Maynor.    

– Photo by Linda White





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Mayor Race Is Dec. 19
11/15/2017

Mayor Race Is Dec. 19

WATER VALLEY – Voters in Water Valley will go to the polls on December 19 to elect a new mayor. Aldermen set the date for the election during the Nov. 7 city meeting after first declaring the position vacant. All candidates will run as independents in the non-partisan special election. If no candidate receives a majority of the votes, the top two candidates will advance to a runoff on Jan. 9.



Missing Teen Found After Intense Search
11/15/2017

Missing Teen Found After Intense Search

WATER VALLEY – A 15-year with Asperger’s Syndrome was found safe Thursday morning following an all-night search after he wandered away from his home on County Road 121 in Yalobusha County. Sheriff Lance Humphreys reported the teenager was spotted by a Lafayette County deputy  around 9 a.m. following an intense search in both counties. The teen traveled an estimated seven miles from his home before he was spotted on Hwy. 9 W.



Small Town Is Perfect Fit For New Doctor
11/15/2017

Small Town Is Perfect Fit For New Doctor

WATER VALLEY – When Dr. Dominika Jegen and her husband, James Jegen moved to Water Valley last month they already had an inkling of what small-town living would be like in rural Mississippi.



Blood Drive Planned At Piggly Wiggly
11/15/2017

WATER VALLEY — Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) will be holding a community blood drive in Water Valley on Tuesday, November 21, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The MBS Donor Coach will be at Larson’s Piggly Wiggly. Donors will receive a T-shirt (while supplies last). Donors can now check their overall cholesterol levels on their MBSConnect account.



Barber Cites Options For County Plan
11/15/2017

Barber Cites Options For County Plan

COFFEEVILLE – Building codes, zoning, land use regulations – how far to go is the next step for supervisors as work continues on developing a long-range comprehensive plan to guide future growth in the county. 



Aldermen Address Proposed Changes To Beer Ordinance
11/15/2017

Aldermen Address Proposed Changes To Beer Ordinance

WATER VALLEY – Aldermen addressed multiple recommendations at last Tuesday’s city board meeting for potential changes to Water Valley’s beer and sound ordinances following input from a committee that met last month. 



Arrests Made In Oakland
11/15/2017

OAKLAND – Oakland Police Chief Russ Smith reported multiple arrests made by his department in November including a charge on a Charleston man for threatening a police officer.



Photographer Seeks Help From The Community
11/8/2017

Photographer Seeks Help From The Community
Returning to Water Valley after nearly three years, renowned photographer Carolyn Drake has come back to town and is looking for members of the Yalobusha County area to participate in a creative documentary photography project about Mississippi.
Mechanics Earns Spotlight Award
11/8/2017

Mechanics Earns Spotlight Award

WATER VALLEY – The Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Mechanics Bank was presented the Business Spotlight Award on November 3. Mechanics Bank has a long history of commitment and involvement in the communities they serve. The bank’s officers and employees volunteer their free time with various charity and civic organizations. Mechanics Bank is dedicated to employee volunteerism, financial support for their communities, and a strong commitment to education. 



Aging Pole Is Culprit In Outages
11/8/2017

Aging Pole Is Culprit In Outages

WATER VALLEY – A rotten utility pole was the culprit in a 38-minute outage last Thursday morning and a 31-minute outage Friday morning. Water Valley Electric Department Manager Andy Hall reported that his crew initially repaired the pole Thursday but when problems persisted Friday morning the pole had to be replaced. 



Rotary Club Will Sponsor Third Annual Chili Cook-off
10/25/2017

With the cooler weather upon us, it is time to think about how good some chili would taste. The Rotary Club of Water Valley will hold the third annual Chili Cook-Off in the Pocket Park on November 11, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Contestants are urged to sign up SOON to assure a spot on the table to showcase your great chili recipe. 



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