Verizon Service Spotty At Best In WV Area

As a touring musician, I’ve had Verizon service for years because it seems to work well everywhere I go, including extensive travels in Europe, Mexico, and the very deep wilds of rural Canada, north of Toronto. In Water Valley, however, and particularly in the outlying areas of the county, Verizon cell phone service has been…

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Don’t Forget The Pass Words And Grips

It’s a Wagner Week for the Wagner Week fans out there. All 10 of us! I love when I get a letter from a Wagner sibling to another Wagner sibling. Here’s one from John Henry to little brother George, who’s off at Cornell in Ithica, N.Y. Here John pays his second wife Evelyn a compliment…

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Survey Input Needed To Help Drive The Local Water Valley Economy

Your Main Street Association needs your input, knowledge and daily life experience to help us drive the local Water Valley economy. Working with Dr. Rachael Carter of Mississippi State University, we have designed a locally focused economic survey to gauge how people here shop and spend. We did something like this a bit over a…

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Betty’s Week

On April 7, I transferred from my home to my second home in Pope with my sister Jimmie and her husband, Bill. I’ll most likely be here through the next week or so. After my fall last week Sunday, I was not quite able to maneuver by myself without a walker, so we developed a…

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Martha Makes Quick Trip To Texas To Visit Her Family

I am so proud of my great-grandson, Bradley Fred Holliday, for making the superintendent’s list. He had breakfast with the superintendent Tuesday morning and was so excited. Joyce Stevens went for a scan Monday morning. Prayers that she will get a good report. Richard Beck has moved from Tillatoba to Pontotoc after taking a job…

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Obituaries 4/15/21

Richard Curtis Allen WATER VALLEY – Richard Curtis Allen of Water Valley died Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at his home, surrounded by the family that he loved. He was 81. Richard was born December 11, 1939, in Water Valley to the late William and Emma Lee (Peacock) Allen. After school, Richard was drafted into the…

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Lady Devils Golf Team Punches Ticket To State Tournament

PONTOTOC – The Water Valley girls’ golf team competed in the Class II, Region 3 District Championship at Pontotoc Country Club and placed second overall, punching their ticket to the State Tournament in Hattiesburg on April 26 and 27. The girls shot a team score of 180, losing to rival New Albany by six strokes.…

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Ward Two Race Will Be Decided In April 27 Runoff

WATER VALLEY – Five of the six contested city offices in Water Valley were settled in last Tuesday’s Democratic Primary. Incumbent Donald Gray was elected with over 70 percent of the vote, defeating Terry Rockette – 375 – 158. Alderman-at-Large Herbert A. Rogers and Nicole M. Folson were both unopposed and will serve second terms.…

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New Regs Coming For Dogs

By David Howell Editor WATER VALLEY – City officials adopted a new ordinance regulating the licensing, registration, owning, keeping and harboring of all dogs in Water Valley during their monthly meeting on April 6. The eight-page ordinance includes requirements from earlier ordinances that prohibit  dogs from running at-large and requires annual registration. The new ordinance…

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Full Time – Full Throttle: Jones Family Farms Is Growing

By David Howell Editor SYLVA RENA – More than five months have passed since thousands of strawberry plants went in the ground at Jones Family Farms. Five months of nurturing the plants that has paid off with delicious strawberries ready for customers marking the start of the season for owners Rob and Jordan Jones. “This…

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