Annual Payment For Federal Land In County Is $2.50 Per Acre

  WATER VALLEY – Yalobusha County will receive $191,955 from the federal government as part of the annual payment to local governments to help offset losses in property taxes due to non-taxable federal land in 2020. Yalobusha County’s payment is the second highest out of 72 counties in the state receiving the Payment in Lieu…

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Base Camp’s Class Of 2020 Will Start Classes In New Building In September

Twenty-five students representing 15 area public high schools and two homeschooling programs have been selected for Base Camp Coding Academy’s Class of 2020. This fresh crop of Mississippi talent has weathered a challenging senior year of their high school experience, a new socially-distanced admissions process with Base Camp and a creative summer of small projects…

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07/09/2020 Obituaries

Amanda Faye Dolden WATER VALLEY—Amanda Faye Dolden, age 34, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Water Valley. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 6, in the Martin Willingham Memorial Chapel of Wells Funeral Home in Batesville. The family received friends prior to the service. Amanda was born July 19,…

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Tillatoba Man Killed In June 30 Wreck

TILLATOBA – A 63-year old man from Tillatoba was killed last Tuesday, June 30, in a one-vehicle wreck on Hwy. 51.  Yalobusha County Coroner Ronnie Stark reported Allen Kirk was pronounced dead at the scene. Stark said Kirk had left work at a Grenada factory around 6 a.m. and possibly fell asleep at the wheel…

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Betty’s Week

My report on last week starts  early – last Tuesday night. We had a church committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday night and I was so afraid I’d forget it, because we have had so little church activity for the past three months. We completed the paper early Tuesday afternoon and it was sent to the…

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Registration Is Underway At The High School

WATER VALLEY – Registration for Water Valley High School students continues this week at the school office. Registration times are from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and from 8 a.m. until noon on Friday.  Returning students can pick up forms outside the high school office. Seventh grade students must have an…

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COVID Cases Up To 173 In The County

  These were the numbers as of Monday, July 6, 2020 COFFEEVILLE – There have been 22 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Yalobusha County during the last week, pushing the total number of cases in the county to 173 since March 11. The latest tally includes an elected official after District 3 Supervisor…

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A New Normal, Options Approved For School Year

  WATER VALLEY – The Water Valley School Board approved learning options for the 2020-21 school year that include distance learning for students who wish to learn from home or the traditional classroom setting.  The approval came during Monday night’s school board meeting following a brief discussion about the guidelines and protection measures that will…

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‘Stars And Bars’ No Longer Waves Over Us

It’s a new day in Mississippi! Changes are happening here! Now, we Water Vallians can wake up every day to a brighter future; not stuck with worn out relics from long ago and troubled days of yore. We can now say that we followed through on an “out with the old, in with the new”…

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