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Big News: WVSD Earns B Rating

  WATER VALLEY – Mayor Donald Gray best summed up the news after the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) released accountability grades for school districts across the state on Tuesday. “This is big,” the mayor said. The Water Valley School District earned a B-Rating, meaning a high performing district, for the 2021-2022 year. The B…

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Absentee Voting Is Underway

WATER VALLEY – In-person and mail-in absentee ballots are available in the circuit clerk’s offices for the Nov. 8 General Election that includes a contested race for the 2nd Congressional District, a special election Yalobusha County Sheriff, and other non-contested judicial races. In Mississippi, registered voters are eligible to vote absentee because of age (65…

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Federal Judge Dismisses Police Brutality Lawsuit

OXFORD – A federal lawsuit stemming from an arrest in Water Valley in 2019 that made national headlines was dismissed last week on summary judgment, ending a two year legal battle. Davidtron Logan filed the lawsuit in February, 2020, seeking $5 million in damages for alleged police brutality against the City of Water Valley, Yalobusha…

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Trial Delayed After Defendant Is Arrested For New Charges

WATER VALLEY – A case scheduled for trial Monday morning in Yalobusha County Circuit Court in Water Valley was postponed after the defendant was arrested for additional charges. Water Valley Police Chief Jason Mangrum reported Timothy Aaron Dewberry, 41, of Water Valley was charged with two counts of possession of child pornography Friday as part…

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Rebel Southern Apparel Store Welcomed To Main Street

Water Valley Mayor Donald Gray and the Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors welcomed the Rebel Southern Apparel store to Main Street with a ribbon cutting Friday afternoon. Located at 103 North Main, the location is the official retail store for the Colonel Reb Foundation which has fought since 2003 to keep the iconic…

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Looking Back In Yalobusha County History

The amazing flow of cotton, from “the best crop in years,” continues this week with the wheels of Water Valley’s two gins rolling all day and far into the night, wrote new Herald Editor Phillip E. Mullen in October of 1942. The cash registers in local stores were playing a merry tune in response to…

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Water Valley Junior Auxiliary Earns Membership Award At Area Meeting

This month several members of JA Water Valley had the privilege of attending the JA Area meeting hosted in Southaven. Members from all over the North Mississippi area met to share ideas, best practices and learn new skills. Breakout sessions featured round table discussions and workshops highlighted topics such as membership, community needs assessment, social…

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We May Have Lost The Game, But WV Won The Homecoming Party

Fall has finally arrived…in other parts of the world. Meanwhile, down here in the Southland, the late summer season is just now remembering that it’s time to pack up and head out. Late summer has essentially just been startled awake from a sofa-nap by its alarm going off and is now looking around for its…

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Obituaries 09/29/2022

Nancy Buckley Faulkner WATER VALLEY – Nancy Buckley Faulkner, 103, passed away Friday, September 23, 2022, in Oxford. Born September 9, 1919, in Ruleville, she was a daughter of Jake and Fannie (Denny) Buckley. Nancy obtained her nursing degree from the Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Memphis and spent the majority of her…

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Tillatoba News

There was a baby shower for Bonnie Moody at the Fellowship Hall at Tillatoba Baptist Saturday, September 24. It was hosted and beautifully decorated by Kristie Hartley and Beth Deloach. Bonnie received a lot of useful gifts. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Quinton Ballard on their wedding Saturday. From the looks of all the beautiful…

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