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Police Make Arrest For Rape, Drugs

By Editor | June 22, 2022 |

WATER VALLEY – A weekend investigation into an alleged rape led to one of the largest drug busts in the city’s history. Water Valley Police Chief Jason Mangrum reported officers seized 45 grams of crack cocaine, 179 grams of cocaine and over $5,000 in cash in a house located at 308 West Lee Street. Calvin…

Supervisors Approve EMA Truck Purchases

By Editor | June 22, 2022 |

WATER VALLEY – After a year and a half without a county-issued pickup for the Yalobusha Emergency Management Agency, supervisors approved the purchase of two 2022 Chevrolet Silverado HD 4×4 diesel pickups at a total cost of $153,538. Supervisors voted unanimously for the purchase during the June 6 meeting. The county’s emergency management operations has…

Classmates From 1969 Honored As Trailblazers

By Editor | June 22, 2022 |

OAKLAND – More than five decades have passed since three Oakland students made history in the county as the first African American students to attend the Coffeeville High School in 1969. “This group are considered trail blazers,” Oakland Mayor Riley Swearengen explained during their introduction at his town’s Juneteenth observance Saturday. “They were some of…

Republican Runoff Is June 28

By Editor | June 22, 2022 |

WATER VALLEY – A runoff election is scheduled June 28 in the Republican Primary for the 2nd Congressional District. Republican candidates Brian Flowers and Ron Eller were the two top vote-getters in the June 7 Primary, but neither received a majority of the votes cast and will be on the runoff ballot. The polls at…

Barring A Miracle, County Will Incur Debt For Bridge

By Editor | June 22, 2022 |

GUMS CROSSING – Supervisors continue to move forward with borrowing up to $2.5 million to help fund the bridge project at Gums Crossing. The funding will come from issuing countywide general obligation bonds to help pay for the county’s portion of removing the old bridge and building a new bridge. The county’s portion of the…

County Shows Strong Support For Book Release

By Editor | June 22, 2022 |

WATER VALLEY – Six years in the making, a book chronicling African American history in Yalobusha County from 1870 through 1970 was released during a two-day premier at Fountain Square in Water Valley Friday and Saturday.  “Under the Dusty Sand” was written by local historian Calvin Hawkins and spans 424 pages with detailed accounts of…

City’s Electric Rates Will Increase 2.3 Percent In July

By Editor | June 22, 2022 |

WATER VALLEY – Customers who receive electricity from the Water Valley Electric Department will pay more starting July 1. As previously reported in the Herald, aldermen approved the 2.3 rate adjustment for electricity during the April monthly meeting due to increased costs in maintenance and operational expenses and a decrease in revenue.  The rate increase…

Police Investigate Tuesday Shooting

By Editor | June 22, 2022 |

The Water Valley Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred in the area of Buena Vista and Daniels Drive Tuesday afternoon. Water Valley Police Chief Jason Mangrum reported a juvenile was struck in the leg, sustaining minor injuries. The victim was treated and released at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. The chief said there…

Conley: Nine Years And Counting At Oakland Clinic

By Editor | June 15, 2022 |

OAKLAND – When nurse practitioner Tippini Conley came to work for Yalobusha Health Services (YHS)  to run a new clinic in Oakland, the lot was still empty. The Oakland Medical Clinic was still in the works as four modular buildings would arrive in the coming weeks for the launch of the hospital-owned clinic. Conley had…

Summer Concert Series Returns To Main Street Saturday Night

By Editor | June 7, 2022 |

After a covid hiatus, the Summer Sunset Series returns to Water Valley’s Main Street. Dial Back Sound, This Is Noteworthy, and the Main Street Association are delighted to bring this summer staple back on second Saturdays during the summer months from 6:30 to 9 p.m. with the music starting at 7. Bring a blanket or…

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