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The Food Does The Talking For Ms. Yalonda

                  WATER VALLEY – When Yalonda Ramsey started work at the B.T.C. Old Fashioned Grocery in March, neither she nor her food needed an introduction. A Water Valley native, Yalonda has notched over two decades serving some of the finest meals in the South  – a stint…

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Sheriff Reports Second Suspect Arrested In May 8 Shootings

COFFEEVILLE – Winfred Logan of Coffeeville was charged with aggravated assault for his alleged involvement in a pair of shootings on May 8. Yalobusha County Sheriff Jerimaine Gooch reported Logan was arrested on June 8, a month after deputies investigated an early morning shooting on County Road 222 in Fly subdivision and another shooting later…

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Hawkins Schedules Signing For New Book, ‘Under The Dusty Sand’

Increase Your Knowledge Group announces a book signing for “Under the Dusty Sand” written by Calvin Hawkins. The signing date will be on Saturday, June 18, beginning at 10 a.m and ending at 3 p.m. at the Fountain Square on Frostland Drive in Water Valley. The agenda includes Hawkins speaking about the story behind the…

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First Annual Water Valley Fire And Police Fun Day Scheduled June 25

WATER VALLEY – The first annual Water Valley Fire and Police Fun Day is schedule Saturday, June 25, from 11:30 to 5 p.m. at Crawford Sports Complex. Water Valley Police Chief Jason Mangrum reported activities are schedule for youth including touch a truck, bounce houses, food trucks, police and fire demonstrations and helicopters. For more…

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Hill Country Living

The heat is upon us. It’s here to reign supreme until late September. I was in denial of this, still pretending we were in a summer trial run, until I played tennis down at Crawford on Sunday afternoon during a 106-degree heat index. I didn’t realize we were under a heat advisory until Wil and…

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Dave’s World

Almost eight years have passed since Second Chance Animal Alliance, a donor-supported, non-profit organization, was founded and the need now is more dire than when it started. SCAA Director Mandy Beard reached out to me Tuesday morning to share that they have been inundated with calls for help with animals. SCAA desperately needs more volunteers,…

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Look Back In Yalobusha County History

By Jack Gurner In years before the turn of the 20th Century, cooks were permanent, not here today and gone tomorrow, Mrs. H. R. Blackstone wrote in the Looking Backward column. “My Gussie stayed with me 36 years and while her name is Gussie Tipler she is equally well known as Gussie Blackstone.” The cook…

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Republican Runoff Election Will Be June 28

WATER VALLEY – A runoff election is scheduled June 28 in the Republican Primary for the 2nd Congressional District. Republican candidates Brian Flowers and Ron Eller were the two top vote-getters in the June 7 Primary, but neither received a majority of the votes cast. Flowers received 43 percent of the votes cast across the…

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City Approves Sale Of Two Property Tracts In Industrial Park

WATER VALLEY – City officials took preliminary steps two sell two tracts of property in the city-owned W.C. Gardiner Industrial Park during the monthly meeting on June 6. City Attorney Daniel Martin presented the contracts for the sale and purchase of real estate, explaining that Jake Moorhead, owner of Moorhead Off-Road Engineering is interested in…

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Oakland Leaders Report Future Is Bright

OAKLAND – City leaders, residents and elected officials celebrated the grand opening of Tri Lake Eye Clinic in Oakland last Thursday, marking the third clinic location for Dr. Steve Edwards and sons Dr. Hunter Edwards and Dr. Taylor Edwards. The eye clinic is located in the Oakland Medical Clinic owned by Yalobusha Health Services. “We…

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