Yalobusha Supervisors Receive Input From Governor On Shelter In Place Order

  WATER VALLEY – A day before Governor Tate Reeves’ historic Executive Order for Mississippians to shelter in place, supervisors learned details about how to proceed during a statewide teleconference. Under the directive, Reeves ordered all Mississippians to stay at home, except for essential businesses and necessary tripos to places such as pharmacies and grocery…

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Betty’s Week

Last week was undoubtedly the strangest of my entire  life. Week before last I’d spent a couple of days entirely alone. This week I left the office Wednesday afternoon, drove home, parked the van in the carport and did not move it until 8:20 Monday morning.  During that time I was completely void of face…

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Hill Country Living

The big Yellow Fever epidemic for our region was in 1878. It was terrible. Google it and read some stats/first hand accounts if you feel like getting even more depressed about contagions. In 1905 there was a smaller break out of Yellow Fever, primarily in New Orleans. Water Valley, very smartly, went on lockdown. The…

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Kyle’s News & Views In Agriculture

Don’t forget about a project we will have coming soon called the 4-H Poultry Chain.  The poultry chain is a project designed to help kids, along with parents, who don’t have the area to handle traditional livestock projects like horses, calves, pigs, or goats but still would like to have a project they can work…

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Street Talk

John Barry is a history writer. One of his books, “The Great Influenza” is about the last world-wide pandemic in 1918. That book was published in 2004. When the book was first published, it was on the New York Times best seller list for 52 weeks. President Bush read it and the real possibility of…

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Obituaries 04/09/20

Jacqueline Annette Rogers-Lewis WATER VALLEY—Jacqueline (Jackie) Annette Rogers-Lewis was born November 16, 1971, to Martha Rogers Telford. She departed this life Sunday, March 29, 2020, at her mother’s home. Jackie was raised in the home of her maternal grandparents, Charlie and Jeannette Rogers. She joined Oak Grove C.M.E. Church at an early age and continued…

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Authorities Continue To Investigate Highway Homicide

  WATER VALLEY – Authorities are continuing to investigate the March 29 shooting that claimed the life of a Charleston man. Barney Edward Frost, Jr. was gunned down on Hwy 7, south of Water Valley in a vehicle pursuit following an altercation in Lafayette County. The incident occurred around 8 p.m. and Sheriff Mark D.…

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County Garbage Bill Will Increase In June

WATER VALLEY – Supervisors voted unanimously to increase the monthly cost for garbage pickup in the county from $15.50 to $17.50 per month after receiving an increase from Waste Management this month. The new rates will take effect in June. The increase from Waste Management was triggered by an increase in the Consumer Price Index…

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Decon Center Ready For First Responders

WATER VALLEY –  Law enforcement leaders from across Yalobusha County met last Wednesday afternoon to talk about protection measures for first responders as the number of COVID-19 cases in the county and state are increasing daily. Yalobusha County Sheriff Mark D. Fulco coordinated the meeting and Water Valley Fire Chief Mark McGavock provided safety tips.…

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Search Continues For Escapee

  WATER VALLEY – Yalobusha County Sheriff Mark D. Fulco reported the search continues for an inmate who escaped from the Yalobusha County Detention Center last Wednesday night. Ewel William Scott, 39, of Enid escaped from the county jail around 9 p.m. and Fulco reported authorities have been a step behind him since then. The…

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