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No Injuries In Crash

By Editor | March 9, 2022 |

William Swindol (seated, black shirt)  was shaken up and sore, but otherwise okay after flipping his convertible on North Main Street on the north side of the bypass Friday morning. His car landed upside down straddling a small ditch, which provided just enough clearance to protect the driver. Yalobusha County Coroner Ronnie Stark was pulling…

Voting Is Underway In Special Election

By Editor | February 23, 2022 |

WATER VALLEY – Absentee voting is underway in the city’s special election for a proposed two percent tourism tax. The city clerk’s office will be open Saturday, Feb. 26, and Saturday, March 5, from 8 a.m. until noon. March 5 is also the deadline to cast an absentee ballot. Voters can also cast an absentee…

Failed Hot Wire Clamp Cited In Power Outage

By Editor | February 16, 2022 |

WATER VALLEY – The Water Valley Electric Department crew had a busy weekend with outages that impacted much of the city Sunday morning and again Monday morning. Electric department superintendent Brandon Richardson reported a hot wire clamp failed at a pole on Central Street Sunday, causing a line to come crashing down along North Court…

Chopsticks Opens On Main

By Editor | February 16, 2022 |

  WATER VALLEY – Fay Zhong’s Chopsticks Chinese Restaurant opened on Main Street in Water Valley on Monday. Eager customers led to a busy Valentine’s Day opening as anticipation had been building for weeks for the new eatery. Zhong reported he has been preparing for almost nine months for the opening,  investing thousands of dollars…

Jack’s Announces Opening Is Feb. 23

By Editor | February 16, 2022 |

Jack’s Family Restaurants will open their restaurant on South Main Street in Water Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 23. “Jack’s is thrilled to open in this historic location in the Water Valley community,” reported franchise CEO Todd Bartmess. “We look forward to celebrating its grand opening with our neighbors by gifting free Jack’s breakfast for one…

Poultry Plant Property Will Be Donated To The City

By Editor | February 9, 2022 |

WATER VALLEY – The owner of the former poultry plant on Lafayette Street has agreed to donate the buildings and adjoining 28.4 acres to the City of Water Valley. The property includes 96,000 square feet under roof and has been listed for sale by Kessinger Real Estate for $500,000.   City aldermen voted unanimously during…

Local Plant Rebranded As Solero Technology

By Editor | February 9, 2022 |

WATER VALLEY  – BorgWarner’s North American Controls business, acquired by Atar Capital on December 31, 2021, has been renamed Solero Technologies. The business is a leading global supplier of transmission solenoids, engine solenoids, stop-start accumulators, and hydraulic control modules. The Water Valley  manufacturing site, along with related sales and engineering operations in Detroit, will now…

Commission Grants Request For Renovation

By Editor | February 2, 2022 |

WATER VALLEY – The Water Valley Historic Preservation Commission granted approval for three projects in the city including an estimated half million dollar renovation at Sprint Mart, a sign on a new Chinese restaurant and a mural on the Water Valley Main Street Association building. The Certificates of Appropriateness (COA) were approved unanimously by the…

Mechanics Funds New Trailer For Ministry

By Editor | February 2, 2022 |

WATER VALLEY – A $3,500 donation from Mechanics Bank will be matched by the Maddox Foundation to purchase a new, heavy-duty 20-foot trailer for Compassion Ministry. Bank President Cam Tyler made the donation last Thursday to help the food ministry continue to meet needs for families in Yalobusha and Lafayette counties. “We are proud to…

Tillatoba Man Killed In Single Vehicle Wreck

By Editor | January 19, 2022 |

TILLATOBA – A Tillatoba man died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle wreck near Tillatoba on County Road 154 on Jan. 13. Yalobusha County Coroner Ronnie Stark reported Tommy (T.J.) Evans, Jr., 45, died at Tallahatchie General Hospital. The wreck was reported around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, Jan. 12. Evans refused treatment at the scene…

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