Search For Meth Is Ongoing Battle
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WATER VALLEY – Stashed in a flashlight or taped under a toolbox, the hunt for methamphetamine and other drugs is an ongoing battle for law enforcement officers in the county. During the last week five people have been charged with possession of methamphetamine, arrests that were made in conjunction with traffic stops by deputies.  Sheriff…

$6.5 Million School Bond Vote Is March 19
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WATER VALLEY – Tuesday, March 19, will be a big day for voters in the Water Valley School District as a $6.5 million bond to fund school improvements will be on the ballot. The proposed work includes significant upgrades at both campuses to address issues ranging from safety and security to heating and cooling as…

Lake Cleanup Is Saturday
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Rain or shine, Enid Lake’s Volunteers for Waste Management’s Annual Clean Up Day is scheduled Saturday morning. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. and volunteers are urged to meet at the Enid lake Field Office, Bynum Boat Ramp or Bluford Road to help rid the areas of litter. All volunteers will be required to…

New Candidate Emerges For District 2 Justice Court Judge
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The qualifying deadline is just over a week away and one new candidate has submitted paperwork to run for office. David Wallis qualified to run for District 2 Justice Court Judge as a Democrat. Candidates seeking a party nomination for chancery clerk, circuit clerk, constable, coroner, county attorney, justice court judge, sheriff, supervisor and tax…

Band Boosters Kick Off Fundraiser To Purchase Uniforms
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  The Water Valley Band Boosters kicked off a new fundraiser to raise money to purchase new band uniforms with last Friday’s First Annual Sweet Heart Dance. The dance was held in the city-owned building on Wise Street that formerly housed the National Guard Armory. Booster President Lara Smith reported the goal is to raise…

Beer Ordinance Discussion: Round Three
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By David Howell Editor WATER VALLEY – Water Valley’s beer ordinance was back on the agenda in last Tuesday’s city board meeting after a local business owner told aldermen the law needs more clarification. “It needs more words or less words,” Lawton Gafford, owner of Trusty Diner, told aldermen after citing several examples that are…

Search For New Superintendent Is Underway
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By David Howell Editor WATER VALLEY – More than 50 people from the community turned out Monday night to provide input to help create and shape an applicant pool from which to hire the next superintendent for the Water Valley School District. The forum was scheduled last week after the school board hired the Mississippi…

List Of Companies Attending Job Fair Continues To Grow
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By David Howell Editor WATER VALLEY – The Tri-Lakes Area Job and Career Fair is Friday and the list of businesses and industries committed to coming continues to grow in the final days of preparation. Scheduled Friday, Feb. 15, at the Water Valley First Baptist Church Activities Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., more…

Deadline Is Approaching To Register Your Dog In WV
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By David Howell Editor WATER VALLEY – Starting March 1 city officials will start enforcing an ordinance that requires all dogs in Water Valley to be registered. The tags cost $5 and are available at city hall. Pet owners must also show proof of rabies vaccination before purchasing the tags. City Clerk Vivian Snider reported…

Mayor’s Veto Stands
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By David Howell Editor  WATER VALLEY – The portion of the city’s beer ordinance that requires a beer to be served in anticipation of a meal will not be amended after aldermen split votes 2-2 on overriding Mayor Donald Gray’s veto. On Jan. 11 aldermen voted 3-2 to amend the portion of the city’s beer…

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