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Dr. Odom Devotes Deep Dedication To Patients

By Editor | May 18, 2022 |

WATER VALLEY – If you stop by the nursing home or hospital in Water Valley,  you will likely spot Dr. Paul Odom doing the same thing he has for the last six decades – taking care of patients.  His commitment to this community is tireless, as is his drive to ensure Yalobusha General Hospital and…

Chamber Plans Reception For Annual Award, Recognition

By Editor | May 18, 2022 |

WATER VALLEY – For the first time in two years, the Water Valley Area of Commerce will host a public gathering to introduce incoming officers and present the Braswell Hatcher Community Service Award. The reception and awards ceremony is scheduled for Monday, May 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bozarts. The Braswell Hatcher Community…

Vicious Dog Owners Fined In Justice Court

By Editor | May 4, 2022 |

WATER VALLEY – The owners of 11 dogs on County Road 224 that were deemed vicious in accordance with the county’s vicious dog ordinance were fined $463.75 in justice court Tuesday morning.  Sam Goodwin and Phyllis Goodwin were each cited with violating the county’s ordinance in November after their dogs attacked and killed a neighbor’s…

Price Structure Adopted For Industrial Park

By Editor | April 27, 2022 |

Board Of Aldermen Approve Small Rate Increase For City Electricity WATER VALLEY – The Water Valley Board of Alderpersons adopted a price structure for the purchase of land in the Water Valley Industrial Park. The unanimous vote came during the April monthly meeting as newly hired Yalobusha County Economic Development and Tourism District Director Kagan…

Dr. Pratt: Fate And A Leap Of Faith Led Her To YHS

By Editor | April 20, 2022 |

WATER VALLEY –  Admittedly it was a leap of faith 14 years ago when Dr. Heidi Pratt decided to come to work for Yalobusha Health Services (YHS). She left her position as chairman of Family Medicine for the Cleveland Clinic in Florida, one of the top-rated hospitals in the country, looking for something different for…

Police Activity Includes Arrests For DUI, Cocaine

By Editor | April 20, 2022 |

The Water Valley Police Department charged an Oxford man with possession of cocaine and DUI-second offense during an encounter at a safety checkpoint on West Lee Street on April 14. Chief Jason Mangrum reported officers determined that Steven Westbrook, 44, had been drinking and launched a DUI investigation. During the probe they observed Westbrook drop…

EMA Directors Oversee Dispatch Center

By Editor | April 6, 2022 |

COFFEEVILLE – Training, personnel, oversight and budget management for the county’s dispatch center has been shifted entirely to the county’s 911 department after supervisors granted a request from newly hired EMA Director Stewart Spence and Deputy EMA Director Jarred Logan. Prior to the change the sheriff had been responsible for staffing the dispatch center and…

Voters Reject Tourism Tax

By Editor | March 16, 2022 |

WATER VALLEY – Voters in Water Valley rejected the proposed two percent tourism tax in the special election held on March 8. The vote tally was 117 for the tax and 97 against, failing to meet the 60 percent threshold for the tax to pass. The turnout was light, with 10 percent of the registered…

Voters Reject Tourism Tax

By Editor | March 9, 2022 |

Voters in Water Valley rejected the proposed two percent tourism tax in Tuesday’s special election. The vote tally was 117 for the tax and 97 against, failing to meet the 60 percent threshold for the tax to pass. The turnout was light, with 10 percent of the registered voters in the city going to the…

TVA’s Connected Communities Initiative Funds Nine Pilot Projects In Mississippi And Tennessee

By Editor | March 9, 2022 |

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Connected Communities initiative is one of the concepts TVA is initiating as part of the Energy System of the Future to help achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. In February, the TVA Board of Directors approved exploration of advanced nuclear technology as part of its development of innovative, cost-effective technologies to…

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