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Betty’s Week

Delivery on Wednesday was fun, with light traffic and only one close call – my bad. Leaving the hospital going north, I failed to see an auto with its turn signal indicating it was turning into the hospital. We both have good brakes so we didn’t get very close to each other, but I do…

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Supreme Court Hears Appeal In Sheriff’s Election

JACKSON – The long awaited appeal in the contested sheriff’s election in Yalobusha County was on the Mississippi Supreme Court’s docket Monday, Sept. 14, and a ruling is expected within weeks. The appeal stems from last November’s General Election when independent candidate Mark D. Fulco was certified by the Yalobusha County Election Commission as the…

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Authorities Seek Suspect In Attempted Murder In Oakland

OAKLAND – An Oakland man is clinging to life after he was struck and dragged by a vehicle Friday night on Spruce Street. Joe Willie Jenkins, 49,  was flown to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis following what authorities are describing as a deliberate assault. Yalobusha County Sheriff Mark D. Fulco reported a warrant for…

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Weeks Receives Business Spotlight Award

WATER VALLEY – Barry L. Weeks, D.M.D. PC was presented the Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Business Spotlight Award by Chamber of Commerce President Raymond Hawkins on Wednesday, September 9, in honor of his outstanding commitment to the community for the past 37 years. Dr. Weeks graduated from Coffee High School in Florence, Ala.,…

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Walker Opens Law Office On Main Street

WATER VALLEY – The global pandemic may have dampened the economy, but in Water Valley several new businesses have launched in recent months with more to open soon. This list includes Ryan Walker’s new law office upstairs in The Hendricks Building. Walker previously practiced law in the Delta for seven years, most recently commuting daily…

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HTCs Help Bring Economic Life Back

Here’s a non-corona column, just know the virus has not gone away, just hit a flat spot as in not getting worse, not getting much better either. The statewide mask order is still in effect. Be safe. Let’s talk about something that is really boring to most people, but near and dear to my heart…

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Tasers, Body Cameras Donated To Sheriff’s Office

Yalobusha County Sheriff Mark D. Fulco reported deputies will be issued new body cameras and tasers following recent donations to his department. Fulco thanked the Yalobusha County Crimestoppers for donating funds to purchase the body cameras. He also expressed gratitude to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and Sheriff Joey East for donating the tasers. “Sheriff…

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It’s Time To Sign Up For Next Walk-A-Weigh

We had 40 participations across the Extension Service’s Northeast Region participating in the six-week Walk-A-Weigh Series which ended Sept. 11. We enjoyed great weekly live presentations via Facebook that included tips, recipes and shared experiences. The program focuses on physical activity and healthy eating along with chronic disease control and prevention. Our next session will…

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