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Living Well In Yalobusha County

Vitamin B12 plays an important role in neurological function, making red blood cells, and DNA. Like most vitamins, our body can’t make B12, which means that we need to get it from our food. B12 is found primarily in animal products, including fish, chicken, pork, red meat, milk, yogurt, and cheese. Nutritional yeast is also…

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Kyle’s News & Reviews In Agriculture

It is with heavy eyelids that I am writing this article on Monday morning after staying up way past my bedtime watching the Diamond Dawgs win their Super Regional and advance to the College World Series.   Normally I wouldn’t stay up past 10 p.m. to watch anything but my son, Levi, had a friend…

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Hill Country Living

I would have written about this two weeks ago but it’s taken me that long to recover. Until the last few days, I was unable to recall the events in any sort of order to present a narrative as they were all just a blur of emotion; feelings of joy quickly turning to dread, frustration,…

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Street Talk

It’s a good reality check to go and see what other Mississippi downtowns are doing. Last week I was on assignment for Elevation Magazine, a statewide preservation-based periodical.  Mississippi Heritage Trust was holding their statewide preservation conference in Grenada. At the conference four towns were telling their preservation based stories; Tupelo, Bay St Louis, Greenwood,…

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Upcoming Community Events

Childs Will Speak On History Of Funeral Business At YHS Meeting The Yalobusha County Historical Society will meet Thursday June 20 at 2 p.m. in its headquarters the former Coffeeville Presbyterian Church.  The speaker is Billy Childs and his topic is Yalobusha Funeral Homes.   Billy is a partner in Seven Oaks Funeral Home, Water Valley. …

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Two Candidates Withdraw From County Races

WATER VALLEY – Two county candidates have withdrawn from the upcoming election according to the Circuit Clerk’s office. Chris Stribling, a democratic candidate for District 3 Supervisor and Michael Howland, an independent candidate for District 2 Constable decided not to seek election.  This drops the total tally of county candidates to 39.  The candidates include…

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Faulkner Scenes Shot In The Valley

WATER VALLEY – Camera crews were rolling Tuesday in Water Valley as work continues on the production of a new documentary exploring the life of one of America’s best authors, William Faulkner. “The Past is Never Dead: The Story of William Faulkner” is a combination of reenactment, archival and interview footage to portray Faulkner’s story…

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Arrest Made In Store Burglary

OAKLAND – An Oakland man has been charged with commercial burglary and grand larceny for his alleged role in a break-in at Kathy’s Quick Stop last Wednesday, June 5.   Sheriff Lance Humphreys reported William Steven Jackson was arrested on June 7 after a witness provided information to narcotics investigator Thomas West and deputy Jason…

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Betty’s Week

Wednesday morning paper delivery is always fun. Linda at Tobacco World usually has an interesting problem. This week she was on the ice deliveryman’s case. Seems that they had run out of ice and that’s not good in the heat we’ve been having.  Week before last I overheard one of the checkers tell a shopper…

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