Debate Continues Over The County’s Development Regs

  COFFEEVILLE – A paving requirement for mobile home park developments in the county continues to create debate following discussion at the latest supervisor meeting in Coffeeville on Nov. 4. The topic surfaced after Robert Earl Upchurch explained that he was unaware that he needed to apply for a permit from the county to add…

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Mrs. Lucy Kelly – Still Known by Her Full Name

Outstanding Black Women Of Yalobusha County – The Project Continues By Dottie Reed My angel editor questions why I still insist on using Mr. and Mrs. when I refer to my elders. I cannot avoid it in this instance because the most special thing that I remember about Mrs. Lucy Kelly was we all called…

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Blue Devils Rout Kossuth To Advance To Second Round

WATER VALLEY -The Blue Devils (8-3) came out firing on all cylinders and never looked back as they defeating Kossuth 55-12  (6-5) to advance to the second round of the MHSAA playoffs Friday night. The Blue Devils got things going quickly in the contest with a two-yard touchdown run from Jacob Truss to grab a…

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Sheriff’s Race: Folson Will Inspect Ballot Boxes Friday

  WATER VALLEY – The 2019 General Election in Yalobusha County will long be remembered for the large turnout and the historic two-vote win in the sheriff’s race after independent candidate Mark Fulco was declared the winner over Democratic candidate Luther Folson, 2,569 to 2,567.  The unofficial results were announced Tuesday night in the Water…

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Driver Escapes Serious Injuries In Main Street Crash

  WATER VALLEY – A 66 year-old lady received minor injuries after crashing into a Main Street building just after 1 p.m. Friday afternoon.  Water Valley Police Chief Jason Mangrum reported Ernestine Woodard was traveling west on Blackmur Drive when she crossed Main Street, hit a parked car and launched into H&R Block’s store window,…

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Fulco Narrowly Wins Sheriff’s Race

  WATER VALLEY – In one of the tightest races in recent history in the county, Mark Fulco won the sheriff’s race by two votes according to unofficial vote results Tuesday night. Fulco received 2,569 votes to Luther Folson’s 2,567 votes. The race went down to the wire and Folson was leading by one vote…

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Dial Back Sound Presents An Evening Of Music

Dial Back Sound will present an evening of acoustic music and songwriting Friday night from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hometown Pizza on Main Street in Water Valley with three talented musicians taking the stage – Taylor Hollingsworth, Andrew Newman (Lo Noom) and Preston Lovinggood. Hollingsworth is known for his work with Conor Oberst and…

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11th Art Crawl Is Saturday

WATER VALLEY – It’s time for the Water Valley Arts Council’s famous – and award winning – Art Crawl. If you have wondered what the big deal is about Water Valley, now is the perfect time to find out. The 11th Annual Art Crawl is happening Saturday, Nov. 2, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. with…

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Blackmur Library Candidate Forum: Part Two

  WATER VALLEY – In the final political speaking before the Nov. 5 General election, 11 local candidates took turns at the podium during a political forum sponsored by Blackmur Memorial Library on Oct. 17. This is part two of Herald coverage featuring input from District Two Justice Court candidates Tommy Defer and Trent Howell,…

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Obituaries 10-17-19

Rev. Frank Hamilton ANDREWS, N.C.—Rev. Frank Hamilton, 86, former pastor of Water Valley’s First Presbyterian Church, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019, at his home in Andrews, N.C. A native of Kearny, N.J., he was an Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. Frank had worked as a long haul truck driver until the…

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