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Strong Response Helped Rapidly Restore City’s Power

By Editor | January 19, 2022 |

WATER VALLEY – A multi-faceted response to a city-wide power outage in Water Valley last week had electricity flowing back through much of the power grid within 15 hours. The outage was reported at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11, and the initial estimate for the restoration ranged from 24 to 72 hours as…

Study Identifies City Catalysts To Spur Growth

By Editor | January 19, 2022 |

WATER VALLEY – Information gathered to help guide and boost future growth in Water Valley was presented by way of a Community Facilities Plan (CFP) shared in a community meeting on January 7. Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) was selected in 2020 as the recipient of a USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Technical Assistance and…

Tillatoba Man Killed In Single Vehicle Wreck

By Editor | January 19, 2022 |

TILLATOBA – A Tillatoba man died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle wreck near Tillatoba on County Road 154 on Jan. 13. Yalobusha County Coroner Ronnie Stark reported Tommy (T.J.) Evans, Jr., 45, died at Tallahatchie General Hospital. The wreck was reported around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, Jan. 12. Evans refused treatment at the scene…

Deputies Arrest Man Wanted In Rankin Shooting

By Editor | January 19, 2022 |

OAKLAND – Local authorities assisted Rankin County with the apprehension of a man wanted for questioning in connection with a drive-by shooting. Yalobusha County Sheriff Jerimaine Gooch reported that the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department issued a BOLO (Be On The Lookout) for 53 year-old Gary Allen Sexton in an older model Chevrolet truck Friday. Gooch…

December Fire Claims Life Of Yalobusha Man

By Editor | December 29, 2021 |

MEMPHIS – A Yalobusha County man died on Christmas day after he was burned in a house fire earlier in the month. Yalobusha County Coroner Ronnie Stark reported John Pryor, age 73, died at Regional One Health in Memphis on Dec. 25. Pryor was burned in a fire on County Road 119 near Hawkins Crossing…

– Law Enforcement Report –

By Editor | December 8, 2021 |

WATER VALLEY – Police Chief Jason Mangrum extended gratitude to his officers and county deputies for a great job during the Water Valley Christmas parade Friday night. Mangrum reported the parade was trouble free and widely reported as the biggest in recent memory. “We had a few minor incidents that were quickly resolved,” the chief…

The Valley Will Be Decked Out For The Big Night

By Editor | November 24, 2021 |

The snow will be falling, the Christmas tree glistening and the clippity clop of horses hooves echoing though town in a scene reminiscent of a Hallmark Christmas movie during the annual Christmas in the Valley and Christmas parade. Scheduled on Friday, Dec. 3, the action starts at 5 p.m. with horse drawn carriage rides for…

State Raccoon Youth Hunt Scheduled In Coffeeville On Dec. 4

By Editor | November 24, 2021 |

COFFEEVILLE – Get your kids ready to enjoy an action-packed day (and night) of fun with the Mississippi Raccoon Hunter’s Association UKC Youth Hunt in Coffeeville on Dec. 4. It doesn’t matter if you have never seen a coon dog or have spent hours in the woods listening to a hound sing, the event will…

Parade Entries Continue To Grow, Fire Truck Included In The Lineup

By Editor | November 17, 2021 |

WATER VALLEY – The return of the annual Christmas parade is going to be big as the Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce reports the number of entries continues to grow. Santa’s sleigh has a fresh coat of paint, Water Valley’s oldest fire truck is revving back to life and Forrest Bryan has committed to…

Remax Legacy – Fischer Properties Team Receives Spotlight Award

By Editor | November 17, 2021 |

WATER VALLEY – The Remax Legacy  – Fischer Properties team was presented the prestigious Business Spotlight Award by the Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce on November 8. Chamber president Justin Canterbury presented the award to this business that has been a cornerstone of the Water Valley business community for over two decades. In 1999,…

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