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Emergency Declared In City, County

  City Officials Close Parks, Limit Gatherings WATER VALLEY – A state of emergency was declared in the City of Water Valley during a special city meeting Monday night to help minimize the impact of COVID-19. Mayor Donald Gray declared the state of emergency and aldermen unanimously ratified the declaration during the special called meeting…

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A Global Pandemic Hits Home

  “This is a situation that is ever evolving,” Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves reported as he addressed Mississippians on Facebook Live Monday afternoon in response to the increasing number of COVID – 19 cases across the state. Reeves signed two executive orders to strengthen the state’s response to COVID-19 and aid people in the state…

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Vicksburg District to temporarily close visitor centers, field offices, recreation areas to the public

VICKSBURG – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will temporarily close its visitor centers, interpretive centers, field offices and select recreation site attractions across Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas to the public beginning March 19. The affected visitor and interpretive centers include the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Regional Visitor Center in Shreveport, Louisiana;…

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Blue Devils Drop Tough Game Against Lafayette, Trounce West Union

After dropping a game to Lafayette last Friday, 6-3, the Water Valley Blue Devils picked up a big win over West Union Saturday to improve to 2 – 6 on the season. Senior Grant Burress connected for two home runs against West Union and senior Blayne Clark went three-for-three at the plate to propel their…

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Road Battle Could Include Borrowing Money

  COFFEEVILLE – Last Friday was one of the good days for the county road crews, the recent sunshine and wind had helped dry out some areas and work was underway.  In District 3, Supervisor Kenny Harmon and his crew were working on a bridge on County Road 53 after dirt around the headwall had…

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Election Contest Headed To High Court

WATER VALLEY – The Feb. 6 ruling by Special Circuit Judge Jeff Weill ordering a new election for sheriff in two of the county’s 12 precincts was appealed last week. Democratic sheriff’s candidate Luther G. Folson, Jr. filed a Notice of Appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court in the Yalobusha County Circuit Clerk’s office on…

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City Officials Take Steps To Purchase Garbage Cans

  WATER VALLEY – All residential garbage customers in the City of Water Valley could receive plastic garbage cans after aldermen took initial steps during last Tuesday’s city meeting to advertise for bids to purchase 1,500 cans. Aldermen also voted for a $1.30 monthly rate increase to fund the purchase.  The votes followed a lengthy…

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Clark Records Shutout As Blue Devils Earn 9-0 Win Over Bruce

  The Water Valley Blue Devil baseball team has faced tough opposition early in the season and a 10-0 loss against Grenada Monday night dropped the team to a 1-6 record.  After defeating Grenada 6-5 and losing to Lafayette 3-1 in the Water Valley Jamboree, the Blue Devils opened their regular season play against Oxford…

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A Logjam On County Road 103

  WATER VALLEY – Last Friday was the final day for Joe Pomerlee after working 16 years with the District 3 road crew. With only a few hours remaining in his career before retiring, he offered insight into the daily routine of a road crew worker.  “Anything that can happen, will happen,” Pomerlee told the…

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New Principal At DES Is Ready to Get To Work

  WATER VALLEY – The Water Valley School Board of Trustees hired Trevor Hampton as the new principal at Davidson Elementary School (DES) during last Monday night’s school board meeting.  Hampton will start in July and currently serves as principal at Houston Upper Elementary school, which went from a C-rated school to an A-rated school…

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