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Water Valley Native Installed As President Of State Realtor Association

Jackson realtor Dorothy S. Thompson was installed as President of the Mississippi Association of REALTORS® (MAR) on October 14th, 2020 at the association’s annual state convention held virtually this year. Over 200 attended the continuing education, award ceremonies, and membership meetings. Thompson was installed by past MAR President and current National Association of REALTORS® Treasurer,…

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Supervisors Will Not Require County Employees To Take Covid Vaccination

COFFEEVILLE – Supervisors opted not to require workers employed by the county to be vaccinated for Covid.  The discussion surfaced in Monday’s meeting in Coffeeville after Covid outbreaks last year forced closures in departments at both county courthouses. “We as employers of employees can require it if we so desire, so we need to have…

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EB Program Ends In Mississippi

JACKSON – On Monday the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) announced that the Unemployment “Extended Benefits” (EB) program ended the week of December 19, 2020. In May of 2020, MDES announced the beginning of the EB program in Mississippi. The EB program was established to pay benefits during periods of high unemployment to workers…

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Extension Activities Start Strong In 2021

Happy New Year! We are looking forward to a great 2021 starting with an exciting lineup of activities. Here is an overview of what is going on at the Extension Office in the coming weeks. • Our winter months can offer unique opportunities for floral design: bare branches, seasonal berries and evergreens, and warm finishes. …

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Lot Of Folks In The Community Are Ailing

I enjoyed the nice weather for a few days. I raked a few leaves Sunday afternoon and had a little burn pile going. It started getting late and cooler and the wind was blowing, so I decided to give it a break. I slept better that night after being outside. We have so many sick…

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Northwest Releases Fall 2020 Honors List

SENATOBIA – Officials at Northwest Mississippi Community College have released the President’s List  and Vice-President’s List for the Fall 2020 semester. Yalobusha County students on the President’s List include the following students: Ivan Brooks, Joyce Jones, Christopher Shempert, Daniel Beaver, Allena Bratton, Ronda Chapman, Sarah Franks, Lauren Heuser, Sammy Higdon, Tyler Huertas, Kade Kuchta, Sadie…

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Betty’s Week

From the traffic on streets and highways and the number of customers in businesses as I delivered papers last Wednesday, the holidays must have just continued, combining Christmas and New Years. There  were no vehicles on the road as I came in on Hwy. 315, a couple or so on Main Street and then going…

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County’s Coronavirus Cases Up To 1,038

  Yalobusha County hit the four-digit mark with 1,038 confirmed coronavirus cases, an increase of 71 cases during the last week according to statistics released by the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Monday. The state agency also reported two new Covid-related deaths in the county, bringing the number to 33 since March. Twenty-two…

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