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Look Back In Yalobusha History

Board Rejects Budget Cuts

• 5 Years Ago, Feb. 24, 2010 – In a 3-2 split vote, the school board rejected a proposal by Water Valley School District Superintendent Sammy Higdon to make over a million dollars in budget cuts for the coming 2010-11 school year.

            Higdon presented the cuts, explaining to board members that superintendents across the state had been told by State Superintendent Tom Burnham to prepare for a 15 percent cut in funds. Higdon’s recommendation followed almost half-a-million in cuts to the school budget the previous year that cost 14 people their jobs.  Board members agreed to revenue to cuts in a work session before making a final decision.

             Five Delta State students from Yalobusha County were named to the Pres-ident’s List of Delta Scholars: Kanesha Dudley of Coffee-ville, Megan B. Wallace of Oakland, Haley Mitchel of Scobey, Joseph Bozone of Tillatoba and Chessie E. Clark of Water Valley. Also two Yalobusha students were named to the Dean’s List: Amber N. Burney and Derek L. Deck, both of Water Valley.

            • 10 Years Ago, Feb. 24, 2005 – The flu bug was biting in the community with a dozen confirmed cases in the nursing home. All of the residents had taken a flu shot and hospital administrator Terry Varner reported precautions were being taken to minimize the farther spread of the virus. Staff members were also affected.

            A story on the Water Valley Interchange reported Howard Shere’s customer base had grown to almost 2,500 customers across the state.

            Shere’s business had been open a decade, providing internet access to only a 100 customers in his first year as one of the first in-state internet providers in the state.



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