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Political Icon Will Not Seek 12th Term

By Editor | January 25, 2023 |

WATER VALLEY – One of the longest-serving representatives in the State of Mississippi has announced that he will not seek reelection. District 33 Representative Tommy Reynolds of Water Valley reported he is looking forward to having more time to spend with his three grandchildren when his 11th term ends this year. First elected in 1979…

Three County Slots Are Contested

By Editor | January 25, 2023 |

WATER VALLEY – More candidates have submitted qualifying paperwork to seek county offices during the 2023 election, bringing three contested slots with only days remaining before the Feb. 1 qualifying deadline. The contested positions include District 1 Supervisor with incumbent Ken Rogers, John Perkins and Demetrius Armstrong submitting qualifying paperwork to run on the Democratic…

Search Warrant Leads To Drug Seizure At Store

By Editor | January 25, 2023 |

WATER VALLEY – The Water Valley Police Department seized a large amount of narcotics from a Central Street business Wednesday morning, Jan. after executing a search warrant. Water Valley Police Chief Jason Mangrum reported an estimated 60 pounds of alleged khat, a level one controlled substance, 235 grams of alleged marijuana, 407 THC vapes and…

Winningest Gridiron Coach At WV High School Will Retire

By Editor | January 25, 2023 |

WATER VALLEY – The longest-serving and winningest football coach in Water Valley High School history will retire at the end of the school year. Brad Embry has coached the Blue Devils for 15 years, racking up impressive seasons including a state championship during his tenure. With a 117-68 record, Embry’s teams earned the most wins…

Fire Chief Seeks Volunteers For Department

By Editor | January 25, 2023 |

WATER VALLEY – Water Valley Fire Chief Mark McGavock is looking for a few good volunteers. Actually more than a few, McGavock is seeking dozens of volunteers to boost response to fires and ultimately lower the city’s fire rating. His goal is lofty, but the fire chief is confident that the community involvement that makes…

Memphis Man Killed In Four Car Crash On I-55

By Editor | January 11, 2023 |

ENID LAKE – The first fatality from a motor vehicle accident in Yalobusha County in 2023 was recorded on January when a Memphis man was killed on I-55 near the Enid exit in a four-vehicle crash. Yalobusha County Coroner Ronnie Stark reported Dennis L. Mudbone, 75, was fatally injured in the crash and was pronounced…

Larson’s Cash Saver – January 4 – January 10, 2023

By Editor | January 4, 2023 |

This week’s Larson’s Cash Saver circular was inadvertently left out of the Herald edition. Thankful for Don Larson, always gracious and understanding!!

Record Collection Of Gifts Of Love

By Editor | November 23, 2022 |

WATER VALLEY – A record-breaking 3,073 Christmas shoeboxes were collected from 22 churches across Yalobusha County and shipped out Monday morning. Large cardboard boxes containing the shoeboxes left First Baptist Church in Water Valley in a U-Haul truck on the first leg of a journey that will span the world as part of Operation Christmas…

Twins Barber Shop Receives Business Spotlight Award

By Editor | November 16, 2022 |

WATER VALLEY – Twins Barber Shop was presented the Business Spotlight Award by the Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce on Monday, Nov. 14. First launched in 2016, the spotlight award honors merchants, businesses and individuals who excel in their support of the community and are involved in local activities. Twins Barbershop was established in…

Police Probe Early Morning Pill Heist

By Editor | November 2, 2022 |

WATER VALLEY – The police department is investigating an early morning pharmacy burglary at Valley Drugs after thieves penetrated an exterior wall and stole over 3,000 oxycodone and hydrocodone pills. “This was not a smash and grab type of burglary, it was very well thought out and executed,” Chief Jason Mangrum reported about Saturday’s heist…

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