Obituaries 05/16/19

Benjamin Franklin Ard  SARDIS—Benjamin Franklin Ard, age 71, of Sardis died Sunday, May 13, 2019, at his home with family at his side. Born May 15, 1947, in Marks, he was a son of the late John and Ollie Cox Ard. He worked his entire career in the tool and die trade and after retirement…

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Appreciation Day Planned For Volunteer Fire Fighters

WATER VALLEY – A special day is scheduled on Saturday, June 1, to show appreciation for the county’s volunteer fire fighters. Yalobusha County Volunteer Fire Fighter Appreciation Day will be held at the Yalobusha Country Club and volunteers and their families are invited to come out and enjoy the day. “We want volunteer fire fighters…

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Vital Bridge Could Be Closed For Years

GUM’S CROSSING – Over two months have passed since a vital road in the county was closed after historic flooding and frustration is mounting for residents who live across Skuna River and can no longer cross the bridge on County Road 221, or Gum’s Crossing Road. The detour adds  at least an additional 30 miles…

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Aldermen Seek Applicants For Police Chief

WATER VALLEY – The City of Water Valley will advertise for a new police chief after A.J. Hernandez submitted his resignation during the monthly meeting on May 7. Hernandez was promoted to chief in June, 2017, after logging 17 years with the department. He will continue to work with the police department as a lieutenant.…

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Betty’s Week

I was a bit earlier delivering papers than usual on Wednesday morning and the traffic was extremely heavy. Maybe folks were  getting chores done early, trying to beat the predicted weather. Know the farmers were trying to get seed into the ground before the rains came. The table at Dunn’s had more of the breakfast…

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Kyle’s News & Reviews In Agriculture

Saturday morning my wife and two boys loaded up for a flying trip down to Louisiana for a family wedding.  It is always good to go down and visit with her family that lives in the little town of Grosse Tete.  The one downside to a quick trip like that with two boys under the…

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Hill Country Living

It’s a Wagner Week and this first letter is from John’s son, Dudley, to his Aunt Jessie. I love Dudley because he is a terrible speller. As a terrible speller myself I can appreciate his attempts. Letters to Jessie always make mention of her either approving or disapproving of trivial things. Gotta love Aunt Jessie,…

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Street Talk

The building you know as Hometown Pizza is where the creek crosses Main Street heading west and the structure known today as Trusty Diner is where the creek crosses east before heading south and crossing Main Street once again. That’s right, Town Creek, or residual parts of it, cross Main Street three times in less…

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Kyle’s News & Reviews In Agriculture

Last Saturday the Yalobusha County 4-H S.A.F.E.T.Y. participants competed in the district competition in Charleston. Even with the rainy weather all participants did an awesome job.  Our county had a total of 44 kids shooting five disciplines this year.  The main takeaways from the weekend were everyone was safe, everyone had a good time, and…

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Hill Country Living

It’s May so little league season is in full…swing? If your evenings aren’t spent sitting on the metal bleachers down at Crawford Sports Complex and eating a giant dill pickle for your entire supper while periodically scanning the tree line for your younger kid to make sure he didn’t wander off toward the sewage lagoon…

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