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Director Selected

By Editor | April 26, 2007 |

Director Selected For Water Valley Main Street By Alexe van BeurenReporter     Over the month of April, the Water Valley Main Street Association has met several times and taken some big steps.     The biggest?     Appointing Jessie Gurner as the Executive Director, the organization’s sole paid employee.     Among numerous other tasks, Gurner has…

Relay for Life Fundraising

By Editor | April 19, 2007 |

Lunimarias For Relay On Sale  By Glenda  Gordon     Those touched by cancer know the dark times this disease can bring.     But even amid the darkness, lights of hope and comfort shine. The American Cancer Society Relay for Life planned in Yalobusha County on April 27 is an overnight event that unites community members…

Crashing Down

By Editor | April 12, 2007 |

The ceiling of this Main Street building fell down last Tuesday afternoon. One person inside sustained a broken thumb and other bumps and bruises after he was trapped. A second person inside the building was able to make it to the door after hearing the boards creaking and groaning. The building, which houses MovieTyme, is…

Next Weekend Marks

By Editor | April 12, 2007 |

Next Weekend MarksFifth Hobo Gathering There will be a preview sale of the Chamber of Commerce Watermelon Carnival 2007 T-shirts during the fifth annual Water Valley Hobo Gathering next week at the Water Valley Casey Jones Railroad Museum. The artist for this year’s design is Tommy Benefield, a former resident of Water Valley who was…

State Funding Reduces

By Editor | April 5, 2007 |

State Funding ReducesBurden On WV Parents By David HowellEditor     Beginning the 2007-2008 school year, parents will have a little less strain on their pocket books during the August back-to-school time.    The Water Valley School Board accepted a proposal by Superintendent Sammy Higdon to eliminate most  fees at the district’s schools. These fees include lab…

Mississippi Hobo Queen Will Visit WV

By Editor | April 5, 2007 |

Mississippi Hobo Queen Will Visit WV The fifth annual Water Valley Hobo Gathering will be held at the Casey  Jones Railroad Museum from Wednesday, April 18, through Saturday, April 21. One of the  highlights of the event will be Kid’s Day on Saturday from 10 a.m.  until 1 p.m.. Hobo  campfires will be held on…

Avery Outdoors

By Editor | March 29, 2007 |

Avery Outdoors Is Looking At C’ville Addition By David HowellEditor     A Coffeeville business is seeking to consolidate its Memphis warehouse to their Yalobusha location.     Avery Outdoors spokesman Allen Hughes attended the supervisors’ meeting last Monday to get county input on available options for the proposed expansion. Avery Outdoors is located on county-owned property…

Chamber Banquet Set

By Editor | March 29, 2007 |

Chamber Organizes ForAnnual Banquet NightStaff Report     Organizers are busy preparing for the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet, which will be held on April 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church.     The slate of events on the agenda at the banquet include announcing the recipient of the annual Braswell…

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