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Holt Receives Service Award

WATER VALLEY – Longtime educator Jerry Holt was the recipient of the Braswell Hatcher Service Award presented by the Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce.  Holt served 31 years in the Water Valley School District as a coach and teacher, and later as principal and assistant superintendent. Dr. Steve Edwards made the presentation for the…

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One Of Lafayette’s Most Wanted Captured During WV Drug Arrest

WATER VALLEY – A safety checkpoint conducted by the Water Valley Police Department Friday led to a drug arrest and apprehension of a fugitive wanted out of neighboring Lafayette County. Chief Jason Mangrum reported Robert Wood, 29, of Water Valley was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Schedule II, after officers discovered approximately 11…

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Turnage Has Served Patients For Over 20 Years

WATER VALLEY – When Vicki Turnage took a job with Dr. Paul Odom at his clinic in 2001, she never imagined she would become a fixture at Yalobusha Health Services (YHS). Or that she and her husband, Baine Turnage, would move into the Turnage family home, a Panola Street residence that has been in his…

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Hill Country Living

By the time this column is published, I will no longer have a child attending Davidson Elementary School for the first time in a decade! My sixth grader will have finished his last day at DES and will surely be out roaming the wild streets of Water Valley with his group of sweaty pals; leaving…

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It’s Not Too Hard To Pick Up After Yourself

Dear Editor It’s not my favorite thing, but I can’t resist stopping when I am walking up thru the woods and find a beer can with the word “Natural” on it. I take a picture of it and add it to the digital pile. I have to wonder who passed thisaway, thru all this beautiful…

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Obituaries 05/26/2022

Edwin MacArthur Burchfield, III SENATOBIA – Edwin “Mack” MacArthur Burchfield, III, of Senatobia  passed away on May 14, 2022, a day before his 21st birthday. Mack was born on May 15, 2001 to Edwin and Lisa Burchfield. He was a member of Lifepoint Church and a graduate of Senatobia High School where he played percussion…

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Tillatoba News

Memorial Day is a day on which those who died in active military service are remembered, traditionally observed on May 30 but now officially observed on the last Monday in May. I pray you all observe this Memorial Day in the respect as it should be, for the true meaning. If you are traveling, I…

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University of Mississippi Celebrates May 2022 Graduates

UNIVERSITY –  More than 3,300 students graduated from the University of Mississippi in May 2022. Undergraduate and graduate candidates received degrees from the College of Liberal Arts, General Studies and schools of Accountancy, Applied Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Journalism and New Media, Law and Pharmacy. Students from Water Valley earning degrees include: • Morgan…

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Lafayette Signs To Play Baseball At Mississippi Delta Community College

WATER VALLEY – Senior baseball player Colby Lafayette has signed with Mississippi Delta Community College to play baseball, allowing him to continue his lifelong passion at the next level. “It means a whole lot to not just end it on the field against Booneville,” Lafayette reported, a reference to his final game as a Blue…

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Inside The Blue & White

The end of the 2021-2022 school year is finally here! Students are finishing up final exams and looking forward to summer break. Teachers are packing up their classrooms and putting their last grades in the grade book. This has been the most enjoyable year yet, and I am so thankful for all the memories and…

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