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Yalobusha County Board of Supervisors Meeting

By David Howell

WATER VALLEY – Two additional Yalobusha businesses received beer permits from supervisors in a recessed meeting held in late February.

    After submitting the proper paperwork and a successful NCIC background check, Bess Simmons and Cecil Harrison were each approved by county officials. Their two applications bring the total number of licensed beer retailers to six in the county.

    Simmons’ application was approved for off-premises consumption for Tubby’s County Store located on Hwy. 32, east of Water Valley. The application listed her business’ principal activity as a grocery store, Chancery Clerk Amy McMinn told supervisors during the meeting.

    Harrison’s application was for an on-premises consumption in a restuarant.

    The pair of beer permits issued during the meeting bring the total number of county issued beer permits to six. Other businesses or individuals previously approved include the Yalobusha Country Club located just outside of Water Valley, 330 Superstore located near Coffeeville, Tito’s Tacos located off Hwy. 32 near Cossar State Park, and Wayne D. Kimball for a boat landing convience store.

    Other business conducted at the Feb. 19 meeting included:

    • Approved a request from District Two Constable Randy Simmons to receive baliff pay in the place of District One Constable Charlie Calder.

    “He’s doing pretty good,” Beat Five Supervisor Bubba Tillman said about Calder, who had suffered heart problems.

    • Voted to appoint Mary Lucia Holloway to the Yalobusha County Economic Development District board. Holloway was recommended by the City of Water Valley, and will replace former Water Valley appointee Bob Tyler, who became the district’s director.

    • Approved applications from two logging companies to exceed the posted weight limit on county roads. The applications submitted were from Lovorn Logging in District Two on County Road 95, 436 and 127 and Timberland Harvesters in District Four on County Road 200 and 154.

    • Voted to request Board Attorney John Crow send a letter to North District Mississippi Transportation Commissioner Bill Minor asking for maintenance work to be performed on Hwy. 7 between Water Valley and Coffeeville and extending the the county line.

    The request came after Beat One Supervisor Tommy Vaughn said he received complaints about the hazardous condition of the road.

    • Received an update from Beat Three Supervisor Butch Surrette about various bills currently being discussed by legislators in Jackson that pertain to county government. Surrette serves on the legislative committee for the Mississippi Association of Supervisors.

    • Voted to go into executive session to discuss the lawsuit filed by Fletcher Fly on County Road 161.

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