Juanita Polk Fleming – What A Woman – What A Woman – A Superwoman At this year’s July Fourth Homecoming Day Festival in Sallis, Miss., I caught up with Juanita Polk Fleming and her husband, Jesse.   They are members of a cooperative that supports the event, now in its 12th year.  As Juanita…

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Another Half Million Dollars Allocated For Everest

  WATER VALLEY – The impressive list of financial supporters for the state’s first Rural Education and Innovation Hub continues to grow with last week’s announcement of a $492,131 USDA grant awarded to Base Camp Coding Academy. The grant is part of almost $5 million allocated from public and private sources to transform a long-abandoned…

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Holiday Events Planned In The Valley

WATER VALLEY – The Chamber’s annual “Christmas in the Valley” event is just over a week away. The action starts Friday evening, December 6, from 4:30 to 8:30 pm, with horse-drawn carriage rides for the whole family!  Tickets are $3 per person and may be purchased that night behind the bandstand in Railroad Park.  This…

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Folson Contest’s Sheriff’s Race

  WATER VALLEY – The sheriff’s race has landed in court after Democratic candidate Luther Gene Folson, Jr. filed a petition Monday to contest the election. The petition comes after independent candidate Mark Fulco was certified the winner of the Nov. 5 election with a two-vote victory over Folson, 2,569 to 2,567.  Folson had 20…

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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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