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Getting Ready For The Watermelon Carnival

Work is underway all over town, including at the Chamber of Commerce office, to get everything looking good for the carnival. Chamber officers (from left) Julie Tyler, Nell Jobe and Shelley Howell are working on the flower beds as part of the effort. Other exterior work includes painting and new signs as part of the facelift. Interior upgrades are also planned in the building.   – Photo by Linda White



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Arrest Made In Sunday’s Armed Robbery
7/19/2017

Arrest Made In Sunday’s Armed Robbery

GRENADA – A Coffeeville man is back behind bars after allegedly robbing an 81-year-old woman at gunpoint early Sunday morning. Sheriff Lance Humphreys reported Marcus Daniel Hoop, age 29, has been charged with armed robbery, felony taking of a car, grand larceny and felon in possession of a firearm after robbing his neighbor at gunpoint on County Road 212.  



Arrest Made In Yalobusha River Railroad Bridge Fire
7/19/2017

Arrest Made In Yalobusha River Railroad Bridge Fire

JACKSON – In a joint investigation with the Grenada Police Department, the Grenada Fire Department, and the Grenada Sheriff’s Office, and the Mississippi State Fire Marshal’s office, State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney has announced the arrest of an individual in connection with the Yalobusha River Bridge, railroad bridge fire over the Fourth of July weekend.



Authorities Seek Tips To Help Locate Missing Guns
7/19/2017

Authorities Seek Tips To Help Locate Missing Guns

Sheriff Also Seeks Information About 2016 Robbery


WATER VALLEY – Authorities are continuing to search for missing guns stolen during an armed robbery in Water Valley on June 28. Sheriff Lance Humphreys reported almost a dozen pistols and several shotguns and rifles have not been recovered after three men stole a large collection of guns from a residence on West Lee Street.



School Registration Starts Wednesday
7/19/2017

WATER VALLEY - Registration for students attending Water Valley High School and Davidson Elementary this year is scheduled Wednesday, July 19 from 3 to 6 p.m., Thursday, July 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from a.m. to noon. The registration for upcoming kindergarten - sixth grade students will be held at Davidson Elementary School, and the upcoming 7th - 12th students will be held at Water Valley High School.



Back To School Bash Is August 1
7/19/2017

A  Back to School Bash is scheduled Tuesday, August 1, at Baker Street Park and sponsors are working to raise money for the event.


Rotary To Raffle Items During Watermelon Carnival
7/19/2017

The Rotary Club of Water Valley has already started selling raffle tickets for the 2017 Watermelon Carnival. The first place winner will receive a Poulan 15.5 HP  42” cut riding lawn tractor and the second place winner will receive a weed eater. Third place features a sunset print by local artist, Mari Foster, fourth place is pottery donated by Guar-dian Termite & Pest Control and last but not least is 5th place, a $100 gas gift certificate from C.W. White, Inc.



It’s Not Too Late To Spruce Up The Town
7/19/2017

It’s Not Too Late To Spruce Up The Town

It’s time to dress up the town for the Watermelon Carnival and two decorating contests are underway to help promote a festive atmosphere.



After Summer Break, Lions Club Resumes Monthly Pancake Meal
7/19/2017

After Summer Break, Lions Club Resumes Monthly Pancake Meal

After a summer break, the Water Valley Lions Club will resume their First Saturday Pancake Breakfast Watermelon Carnival Weekend. 



A Gamble, First Watermelon Carnival Was More Than Envisioned
7/19/2017

A Gamble, First Watermelon Carnival Was More Than Envisioned

Ten Early Carnivals— 1931-1940


By Jack Sartain

WV Chamber of Commerce


In 1931 the Water Valley Junior Chamber of Commerce, a few of Water Valley’s most progressive young businessmen, banded together, fired up with desire to get Water Valley ahead. The depression had ended, but the Valley was not recovering as fast as these young men expected. Crops were still not bringing in the money needed, and industry was sparse. They saw a rising star in the crop arena—the watermelon. 



Lipsy Will Attend Leadership Academy
7/19/2017

Lipsy Will Attend Leadership Academy

WATER VALLEY – Water Valley School District Assistant Superintendent Sharon Lipsy has been selected to participate in the Perspective Superin-tendent Leadership Academy. Lipsy is among 30 of the state’s top educators who will participate in the year-long training offered by the Mississippi School Board Association.



Enter To Win Cash Money In The Home Decorating Contest
6/21/2017

Enter To Win Cash Money In The Home Decorating Contest

Just reminding everyone about residents decorating for the Watermelon Carnival. The Garden Club of Water Valley is sponsoring the contest for surrounding resident. Make your home number one.


The grand prize will be $50; second place winner will receive $30; and the third place will get $20.



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