No Foul Play In Sunday’s Fire Fatality

By Editor | February 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

WATER VALLEY – The fatality in Sunday’s house fire marked the third time during the last nine months that fire fighters have responded to report of a burning residence with someone inside. Sunday’s fire was different than the other two calls as investigators were able to determine that the cause of death was smoke inhalation.…

Fire Claims Life Of 81-Year Old Man

By Editor | February 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

SYLVA RENA – An 81-year old man was killed in a house fire Sunday afternoon on County Road 280. Yalobusha County Coroner Ronnie Stark reported Marvin Eugene “Gene” Nelson was pronounced dead at the scene from smoke inhalation. EMA Director Dalton Coleman reported fire fighters were toned out to the fire around 5:30 p.m. Sunday…

Fulco Wins Sheriff’s Election

By Editor | February 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

WATER VALLEY – In an unprecedented court ordered special election for sheriff in two of the county’s 12 precincts, Mark D. Fulco is the winner according to unofficial election results Tuesday night. Fulco led the ticket in the two precincts with a 165 more votes than Luther G. Folson, Jr. Fulco received 656 votes and…

Storm Brought Gridlock On I-55

By Editor | February 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

OAKLAND – By Tuesday morning there was little evidence of the massive gridlock on I-55 from last week’s winter storm, only a single 18-wheeler remained stuck blocking one lane of traffic. “He was loaded and nobody could get him out,” Yalobusha County EMA Director Dalton Coleman explained. Coleman was among dozens of first responders who…

Winter Storm Was Inconvenient, But The City ‘Dodged The Bullet’

By Editor | February 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

WATER VALLEY – The two-punch winter storm that brought ice Sunday night and Monday and snow and ice again Wednesday and Thursday marked a first for city workers in Water Valley. The storms prompted a week-long effort that including grading streets and clearing ice along businesses, work that even included hauling the ice and snow…

911 Call Leads To Felony Arrest

By Editor | January 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

WATER VALLEY – A Lafayette County man is facing felony charges after fleeing from law enforcement officers Monday afternoon. Water Valley Police Chief Jason Mangrum reported Bobby Edward Pope, a resident of CR 374 in southern Lafayette County, was charged with felony fleeing, reckless driving, resisting arrest and numerous traffic violations. The arrest stemmed from…

Two Ford Explorers Added To Sheriff Department’s Fleet Will Be Unmarked

By Editor | January 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

COFFEEVILLE – Two Ford Explorers added to the fleet at the sheriff’s department will be unmarked following a request from Sheriff Mark D. Fulco at Monday’s Board of Supervisor meeting. Fulco reported the two 2018 vehicles, which were purchased from an agency in Missouri last month, and a 2015 Dodge Ram will be the only…

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Supervisors Contemplate Loss Of Bank In Coffeeville

By Editor | January 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

COFFEEVILLE – The announcement that Renasant Bank will close the Coffeeville branch in April prompted input from county officials during the first Board of Supervisors meeting of the year. “People have called me or stopped me and wanted to know what the board is going to do about the bank closing,” District 4 Supervisor Eddie…

Renasant Branch In Coffeeville Will Close In April

By Editor | December 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

COFFEEVILLE – Renasant Bank confirmed Monday that the Coffeeville branch will close in April. The news broke late last week in Coffeeville as customers first heard the bank would close. “After much research and analysis, we’ve made the decision to consolidate our Coffeeville location into our Water Valley banking operations,” reported John Oxford, Director of…

Threat Of Home Burglaries Increases During The Holidays

By Editor | December 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

WATER VALLEY – Other than a report of a squatter at a Fly Street residence, the Clay Street burglary reported Sunday is the first in several months in the city limits according to Water Valley Police Chief Jason Mangrum. However the chief urges residents to take extra precautions during the holiday seasons when residential burglaries…

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