Mark Your Calendars! 51st Watermelon Carnival Is August 6 And 7

By Editor | May 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Jessie Gurner Herald Contributor Have you marked your calendar for August 6 and 7 yet? What are you waiting for?! You don’t want to miss the Watermelon Carnival, an annual Water Valley event that brings people together for a fun-filled weekend. “Last year the Watermelon Carnival was canceled due to safety concerns because of…

City-wide Cleanup Day Scheduled For May 22

By Editor | May 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

WATER VALLEY – Elected officials in Water Valley extended an invitation for everyone to join them for a cleanup day scheduled on Saturday, May 22. Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at city hall to organize the city-wide attack on litter. Garbage bags and gloves, if available, will be provided. “I want to encourage everyone…

Foster Receives Coveted Business Spotlight Award

By Editor | May 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Cinnamon Foster, FNP- BC was presented the Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Business Spotlight Award on Monday, May 10, in honor of her longtime, caring commitment to the community as a Family Nurse Practitioner and owner of the Yalobusha Medical Clinic, affectionately known as “Cinnamed.” Foster graduated from Water Valley High School with honors…

First Equipment Delivered For Bridge Project

By Editor | May 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

GUMS CROSSING – It has been a long time coming, but the hum of the diesel 18-wheelers delivering the first trackhoe and bulldozer to the Gums Crossing bridge work site was music to the ears of District 5 Supervisor Gaylon Gray. The loads arrived Friday, marking the first visible progress on rebuilding the longest bridge…

Emergency Order Lifted In Water Valley

By Editor | May 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

MASKS NO LONGER REQUIRED WATER VALLEY – An emergency order adopted last July requiring masks or face coverings to be worn in all businesses open to the public has been suspended by the Water Valley Board of Aldermen. The decision came during the monthly meeting on May 4, with Mayor Donald Gray casting the deciding…

Resilience And Grit Define Team

By Editor | May 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

HATTIESBURG – The Water Valley Girls Golf Team is the 2021 Mississippi Class II State Champions, finishing three strokes ahead of district rival New Albany. Team members  Sydney Epes, Parker Avant, Chloe Clement and Bethany Pryor shot a two-day team score of 366 to come out on top of 10 other 3A and 4A schools…

Coach Tyler Will Be Inducted Into MSU M-Club Sports Hall Of Fame

By Editor | May 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

STARKVILLE – Mississippi State Athletics will enshrine eight new members into the MSU Sports M-Club Hall of Fame on Sept. 25 when the Bulldogs play host to LSU at Davis Wade Stadium. Water Valley resident Bob Tyler is included in the six-member class of 2020 that also features All-American defensive lineman Billy Jackson, baseball standout…

Store Robberies Were Easily Solved; Apprehending Scott – Not So Easy

By Editor | April 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

WATER VALLEY – The 2017 and 2020 robberies of the Exxon station on Frostland Drive have striking similarities. The robberies occurred in June. The man convicted in the robberies, Kendrick Scott, made a hasty getaway both times. The trail of evidence allowed authorities to identify Scott as the perpetrator within hours. And both times, Scott…

Family Dollar Is Hiring For New Store In WV

By Editor | April 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

WATER VALLEY – The opening date is approaching for the new Family Dollar/Dollar Tree store on Duncan Street, and open interviews for all positions are scheduled Monday afternoon. Store manager Lucy Woodruff reported the new location is tentatively scheduled to open in mid-May, but employees hired will start work in the coming weeks. “I will…

Ward Two Race Will Be Decided In April 27 Runoff

By Editor | April 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

WATER VALLEY – Five of the six contested city offices in Water Valley were settled in last Tuesday’s Democratic Primary. Incumbent Donald Gray was elected with over 70 percent of the vote, defeating Terry Rockette – 375 – 158. Alderman-at-Large Herbert A. Rogers and Nicole M. Folson were both unopposed and will serve second terms.…

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