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Yalobusha County Arrest Log

(This is a list taken from the log at the Yalobusha County Detention Center. A name listed does not indicate that a person is guilty of the crime with which they are charged, only that the person has been taken to and processed at the facility.)  Arrests recorded from March 19 to April 8: • William…

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North Mississippi CWD Management Zone Expands

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) has collected more than 7,600 samples for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) since October 1, 2018. All samples were from hunter-harvested, road-killed, or reported diseased white-tailed deer. To date, 19 deer have been confirmed as CWD-positive. The most recent confirmations were female deer (2) from Panola and…

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Burney Will Compete In Rodeo All Star

Coffeeville cowboy Ross Burney will ride in the Rodeo All Star in Denver this weekend after he was selected as a bull riding fan favorite on Facebook in voting last month. Burney is among 14 contestants in seven different events including steer wrestling, barrel racing, bull riding, tie-down roping, bareback riding, team roping  and saddle…

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Three Blue Devil Seniors Selected For All Star Game

Three WVHS senior basketball players will get to play one final game representing the Blue Devils. Quaterrius Tolbert, Marquez Caldwell and Anna Mills Avant were selected to play in the NEMBCA (Northeast Mississippi Basketball Coaches Association) All-Star basketball game.  The 2019 NEMBCA All-Star weekend will be held at Booneville High School on June 7th and…

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Living Well In Yalobusha County

Members of the 4-H FCS Club had a delicious time experimenting with muffin recipes during their March meeting. The youth made three different versions of chocolate chip muffins. With each recipe they did something a little different (first recipe was control recipe, second recipe was over mixed and third recipe the baking powder was intentionally…

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Kyle’s News & Reviews In Agriculture

I guess we are back in a rainy stretch of weather for the next few days.  Last week I had 2.3 inches in the rain gauge at the Multi-purpose Building and Monday morning I emptied out another 1.9 inches from the Sunday rains.  If you are a fisherman you should be happy because there certainly…

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Hill County Living

Praise be, spring has sprung! While not the coldest winter we’ve ever had, that was definitely the dreariest. The sun went into hibernation, my skin slowly faded to the color of near translucent notebook paper and I sustained off daily to-go plate lunches of mashed potatoes and green beans from the Pigsaver hot food line. …

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Report to the People

The 2019 regular session concluded March 29, a week earlier than expected. Central to the discussion in both chambers in the last few days was the proposed teacher pay raise. You may recall that in earlier floor debate the House had amended the original proposal in Senate Bill 2770 of $1,000 over two years to…

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Street Talk

Monday night at the Chamber of Commerce annual banquet, Northwest Community College president Michael Heindl was the featured speaker. He talked about NWCC having the biggest district of 11 counties of all the 15 community colleges in Mississippi. He had lots of data, facts and figures, but the one that struck me was the student…

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Oakland Man Narrowly Escapes From House Fire

OAKLAND – An Oakland man jumped through a window of his house trailer last Wednesday morning, narrowly escaping a fire that was consuming his residence on Redbud Street. Joe Jenkins, Jr., had worked the third shift at Ajinomoto Foods in Oakland and got off work at 7 a.m. according to this father, Joe Jenkins, Sr.…

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