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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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Dial Back Sound Presents An Evening Of Music

Dial Back Sound will present an evening of acoustic music and songwriting Friday night from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hometown Pizza on Main Street in Water Valley with three talented musicians taking the stage – Taylor Hollingsworth, Andrew Newman (Lo Noom) and Preston Lovinggood. Hollingsworth is known for his work with Conor Oberst and…

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11th Art Crawl Is Saturday

WATER VALLEY – It’s time for the Water Valley Arts Council’s famous – and award winning – Art Crawl. If you have wondered what the big deal is about Water Valley, now is the perfect time to find out. The 11th Annual Art Crawl is happening Saturday, Nov. 2, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. with…

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Blackmur Library Candidate Forum: Part Two

  WATER VALLEY – In the final political speaking before the Nov. 5 General election, 11 local candidates took turns at the podium during a political forum sponsored by Blackmur Memorial Library on Oct. 17. This is part two of Herald coverage featuring input from District Two Justice Court candidates Tommy Defer and Trent Howell,…

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Bring A Blessing, Be A Blessing

Father Kirk LaFon and Robbie Fisher with the Blessing Box located outside the Episcopal Church of the Nativity on Main Street in Water Valley.   WATER VALLEY – One of the best parts of living in a small and close-knit community like Water Valley is the knowledge that every action you take impacts the people…

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JA Run Prompts Scrutiny

  WATER VALLEY – A fundraiser scheduled by the Junior Auxiliary (JA) of Water Valley has sparked concern for some in the community. The 2019 Valley Dash 3K is scheduled October 26 and a portion of the course passes through the city-owned Oak Hill Cemetery. The controversy partially stems from the organization’s flyer promoting the…

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Sponsors, People Needed For World Record Attempt

By David Howell Editor WATER VALLEY – Work continues to stage the monumental effort to break a Guinness World Record for the Largest Watermelon Eating Contest as part of the 50th Watermelon Carnival activities. The contest comes at the end of the weekend lineup and starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, at Crawford…

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Queen And Court Will Reign Over 50th Carnival

WATER VALLEY – Queen Carlye Washington will reign over the grand festivities of the 50th Water Valley Watermelon Carnival on Friday and Saturday, August 2-3, 2019.  She and her court will be presented on Thursday night, August 1st at the Water Valley Town and Country Garden Club’s 26th Annual Music Festival in the Civic Auditorium…

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County Records Three Percent Increase For 2019 Tax Roll

By John Howell Herald Contributor COFFEEVILLE – Yalobusha Tax Assessor/Collector Linda Shuffield presented the 2019 Total Land and Personal Roll Value to supervisors Monday during a three-hour first Monday meeting at the Coffeeville courthouse. The assessor’s presentation is an annual event that triggers the county’s budgeting for the 2020 fiscal year. Supervisors will use the…

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Supervisors May Change Paving Requirement For Mobile Home Park

  WATER VALLEY – Yalobusha supervisors at their Monday meeting appeared receptive to changing a guideline adopted in January that would require pavement for a manufactured home park in an unincorporated area of the county.  Andy Paul, who proposes to develop lots for manufactured homes in a 3.37 acre tract on County Road 105, met…

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