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How Do You Measure A Calorie?

Do you ever find yourself standing in line at a coffee shop or restaurant with a large display board that lists all the available foods and beverages along with their calorie content, trying to decide if you really want the large size fries with 490 calories or whether the medium size with 320 calories will…

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Second Covid Shot Was Not As Easy As The First

What a beautiful and blessed day Easter Sunday was. We sat on the porch and watched traffic. David and I went to Batesville and got our second Covid shot last Thursday. He made it pretty good, but it didn’t like me as much! I started feeling like I was going to live again Sunday afternoon.…

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Blue Devils Golf Teams Compete In Amory Invitational

AMORY – The Water Valley Blue Devils golf teams were back in action on Thursday, as they competed in the Amory Invitational at River Birch Golf Course in Amory. The tournament was attended by many schools in north Mississippi, such as Amory, Hatley, Nettleton and Smithville; as well as Region 3 co-competitors South Pontotoc and…

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Supervisors Pledge Proceeds From Lawsuit Settlement For Work At The Hospital

WATER VALLEY – Supervisors committed to a request from officials with Yalobusha Health Services (YHS) to fund three projects estimated to total over a half-million dollars using settlement proceeds from an environmental lawsuit. YHS maintenance director Todd Hughes provided details and rough cost estimates for the work that includes $148,000 for a new roof on…

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Spring Weather, Ongoing Pandemic Is Perfect Time For Outdoor Dining

This past Monday and Tuesday mornings you might have noticed, under a bright spring sun, some construction action in the pocket park at Main and Wagner Streets. Not the guys with the concrete saw and the horizontal directional drilling rig. They were in the pocket park last week and by Monday had moved some 130…

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Water Valley Election Results

Mayor Donald Gray – 375 Terry Rockette -158 Alderman-at-Large Herbert A. Rogers – 474 Ward One Alderman Lloyd L. Caulfield – 81 Ron Hart – 97 Ward Two Alderman McKendrick Bounds – 13 Freddie Folson – 56 Fred Earl White – 47 Ward Three Alderman Bonnie Bright Cox – 108 Ward Four Alderman Nicole M.…

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TVIfiber Is Moving As Fast As Possible With Fiber Buildout

BATESVILLE – Tallahatchie Valley Electric Power Association (TVEPA) has received over $40 million in funding to provide fiber-optic broadband internet service, funding that is expediting the buildout of over 2,000 miles of fiber in its nine-county service area. The funding for TVEPA’s subsidiary, TVIfiber, includes a $16 million grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s…

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Federal Funding Helps Bridge The Digital Divide

BATESVILLE – Senator Roger Wicker and Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr visited TVIfiber headquarters in Batesville last Thursday, meeting with TVIfiber CEO Brad Robison and CSpire’s Chris Champion. Through the FCC’s reverse auction and bidding process, Tallahatchie Valley Electric Power Association (TVEPA) won over $20 million in funding on behalf of its subsidiary, Tallahatchie Valley…

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Sheriff Reports Deputies Make Multiple Arrests

Sheriff Mark D. Fulco reported the following arrests: Jeffery Livingston was arrested on County Road 2 in Scobey for possession of methamphetamine on March 26. The arrest was made after he crashed his vehicle into a ditch around 4 a.m. Jody Norwood was arrested at the intersection of Hwy. 51 and County Road 23 near…

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Two Injured In Bypass Crash Sunday Night

WATER VALLEY – One person was flown to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis with critical injuries following a two-vehicle crash on the bypass in Water Valley Sunday evening. Water Valley Police Chief Jason Mangrum reported the occupant was ejected from the vehicle. “It appears the driver ran the stop sign on Wise Street,” Mangrum…

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