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Added Sugars Not Recommended For Toddlers

Health messages to reduce the amount of added sugars we consume are nothing new, and the amount of added sugar is now listed on most food labels. However, the recently released recommendations from the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines Scientific Advisory Committee are the first time that added sugars are addressed for infants and toddlers younger than…

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Nothing Like A Great-Grand To Put A Little Perk In Your Step

I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather with some nice, warm days with sunshine mixed with a few chilly days. No rain, thank goodness. Love and sympathy is extended to the June Rose Boone Crowl family. June Rose, 93, of Collierville, Tenn., passed away on Nov. 11. She was preceded in death by her…

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School District Provides Details For Week Following Thanksgiving

WATER VALLEY – The Water Valley School District released plans for the week following Thanksgiving when all students will switch to virtual learning for the five day period. The recommendation for virtual learning from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4 was approved by the Water Valley school board on Oct. 30 as a preemptive measure as…

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The Great American Smokeout Helps Smokers Plan to Quit For Good

People all over the world are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, which is causing many people to need help with things they’ve never needed help with before.  But even before the pandemic, most smokers needed help with quitting. While the stress of it all is a good reason to have a cigarette, you could use…

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Sonny Thomas Was A Great Mentor And Strong Advocate For The Valley

Sonny Thomas of Jackson, Mississippi died last week.  I’m sure most of you did not know him, but he was a statewide advocate for this town and, well how can I say this, my economic development godfather. Sonny was the deputy director of the Asset Development section at the Mississippi Development Authority. MDA has a…

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USDA Grant Will Provide Funds For Planning To Five Main Street Communities Including Water Valley

JACKSON– A USDA grant will benefit five Main Street Association cities in the state, including Water Valley, with funding for long-term planning activities designed to enhance and preserve community character and improve quality of life. The USDA Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training (CFTAT) grant was awarded to the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) to…

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Betty’s Week

Lots of folks must  have been enjoying the Veterans’ Day holiday last Wednesday, as there was very little traffic as I delivered papers, until I got back into the city where I picked up the school buses and parents and other caretakers, transporting students. Schools, like the Herald staff, did not get a holiday. We…

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TVA Seeks Input On Proposed Transmission Line

OAKLAND –  Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is seeking public input for a proposed 18-mile transmission line that will stretch from Oakland to Coffeeville. The proposed line would provide power for the growing load and increase power reliability in the Batesville, Charleston, Coffeeville and Oakland areas served by Tallahatchie Valley Electric Power Association (TVEPA), according to…

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