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House Burns On Simmons Street

By Editor | September 20, 2023 |

Residents in Water Valley woke up Wednesday morning to the strong smell of smoke after a house on Simmons Street burned. Firefighters from Water Valley and Velma fire departments were dispatched around 4:45 a.m. and the house was fully involved when they arrive on scene. Fire Chief Mark McGavock estimated the blaze started around 45…

Solero Unveils S.E.N.D. Lab

By Editor | September 20, 2023 |

WATER VALLEY – Solero Industries dedicated a new lab to a former longtime employee during a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon. The lab, located in a second-floor room at the Water Valley plant on Hwy. 32, will be utilized to build prototype parts for prospective new customers. Solero Technologies CEO Dr. Donald James welcomed family…

Sikma Odds N Ends Receives Spotlight Award

By Editor | September 20, 2023 |

WATER VALLEY – The Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce presented the Business Spotlight Award to Sikma Odds N Ends on Monday, Sept. 11. 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. Owners Bill Sikma and his wife,…

Exhibit Featuring Paintings By Maxwell Opens Saturday At The Gallery In The Green Room

By Editor | September 20, 2023 |

An opening for an exhibit of paintings by artist Michael Maxwell is scheduled in the Gallery in the Green Room on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. Maxwell was born in Mobile, Ala. also spent childhood years in Jacksonville, Fla. and Atlanta, Ga. He has lived in Mississippi since he was 11 years…

Teen Charged In Thursday’s Homicide

By Editor | September 19, 2023 |

WATER VALLEY – A 17 year-old Water Valley resident has been charged with first degree murder following a fatal shooting in the city on Sept. 14. Water Valley Police Chief Jason Mangrum reported Ja’Quin Telford surrendered to authorities Monday night. Officers had been searching for the suspect after an arrest warrant was issued after the…

Police Investigate Thursday Homicide

By Editor | September 15, 2023 |

The Water Valley Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting on Stephens Street Thursday night. Water Valley Police Chief Jason Mangrum reported officers were dispatched to a residence in the 900 block of Stephens Street at 11:26 p.m. The chief said that responding officers found the victim inside the house deceased. Yalobusha County Coroner Ronnie…

Light Turnout Expected In Tuesday’s Primaries

By Editor | August 2, 2023 |

WATER VALLEY – The slimmest primary ballots in decades in Yalobusha County could mean light voter turnout for the August 8 election. This prediction comes as the tally of absentee votes cast in the county was only 61 as of Friday, July 28, down from a hundred-plus cast during the same period in prior county…

Police Chief: There Is No Need To Flee

By Editor | July 26, 2023 |

WATER VALLEY – A local woman is behind bars after fleeing from police officers manning a driver’s safety checkpoint on Blackmur Drive on July 21. Water Valley Police Chief Jason Mangrum reported Matycia Murphy, 24, of Water Valley was charged with felony fleeing after leading officers on a high-speed chase that ended at a residence…

Runaway Vehicle, Makeshift Bomb Keep Deputies Busy

By Editor | July 19, 2023 |

WATER VALLEY – An unexploded pipe bomb, drug arrests and a runaway truck that splashed into the Skuna River are among incidents the Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Department have investigated this month. Sheriff Jerimaine Gooch said the pipe bomb was reported on July 5 by a concerned citizen who spotted it on County Road 211 between…

Work Underway To Restructure County’s Fire Departments

By Editor | July 5, 2023 |

WATER VALLEY – The Yalobusha County Emergency Agency (EMA) is working to restructure the county’s volunteer fire departments to reduce premiums for homeowners insurance in areas of the county outside of the municipal limits of Coffeeville, Oakland and Water Valley. EMA Director Stewart Spence reported to supervisors that work is underway to restructure the county’s…

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  1. Cynthia Smith on March 29, 2023 at 9:53 am

    Is there a hearing for Billy Brooks concerning Ashley Henley’s death?

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