State economic development officials visited Yalobusha County last week on a fact-finding mission. Chris Berryman (second from left), TVA Mississippi region project manager for economic development, and Joseph Geddie (third from left), executive director of the North Mississippi Industrial Development Association, were in the county looking at tracts of land and “getting a feel for the people of the area,” said Bob Tyler (left), executive director of the Yalobusha County Economic Development District. The visitors met with county officials and businessmen from Oakland, Coffeeville, and Water Valley. Mayor Bill Norris (fourth from left), Eddie Ray, vice-chairman of he YCEDD, and Casey Washington of Valley Tool give officials a tour of facilities in the Water Valley industrial park.
– Photo by Jack Gurner