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Covid Cases Creep Up

WATER VALLEY – The number of confirmed Covid cases in Yalobusha County in December could triple from the previous month following a surge earlier this week. The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported 31 new cases in the county Tuesday, bringing the total case count in December to 123 –  up from 58 cases…

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Grand Jury Hands Down Nine Indictments

WATER VALLEY – The Grand Jury of the Second Judicial District handed down indictments on nine true bills during the December, 2021 session. Ricky Mark Redden was indicted for DUI – 3rd offense and simple assault on a law enforcement. Redden was arrested on April 6 for the DUI charge. He was previously convicted of…

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Friends Are Ailing After Covid Invades Tillatoba

I pray you all have a wonderful and blessed 2022 New Year! True to his word, the weather man said we would have warm weather for Christmas and we did. I’m glad in a way so the little ones could play outside. We had Christmas Eve dinner Friday with our daughter in Grenada, Donna Garripoli.…

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There Is No Doubt, 2021 Has Been Tough

The end of the year always brings a little time of reminiscing, especially with the production of the last Herald edition of 2021. It was a little strange as I thumbed through the papers during the last 18 months. For months there were pictures of people wearing masks. School pictures, ribbon cuttings, voting – the…

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Betty’s Week

The week began as the week before had ended – house decorating inside and outdoors. Bill and Jimmie worked on the decorating and I watched, hoping I would not have to referee a disagreement. Next week it will be time take the decorations down – hope that goes smoother than the installation. Bill and I…

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Oakland Launches Chamber

OAKLAND – Community leaders from Oakland and across the state joined together for the official launch of the Oakland Area Chamber of Commerce last Friday during a Holiday Open House at the Oakland Senior Citizen Building. Chamber President Linda Ross Aldy moderated the kickoff, sharing how a dream became a reality as strong support has…

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City Officials: $250 Is A Fair Permit Fee For Transient Vendors

WATER VALLEY – City officials briefly discussed the fee charged for a transient vendor permit in Water Valley during the monthly meeting on Dec. 7. The topic surfaced after Mayor Donald Gray cited chatter on social media about a food truck operated by Chick-fil-A that set up in Water Valley on Nov. 9. “Water Valley,…

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Vote On Tourism Tax Is Feb. 8

WATER VALLEY – A special election is scheduled in the city on February 8 to allow voters to determine if a two percent tax will be levied on the sale of prepared foods to promote tourism, parks and recreation in the city.  Aldermen voted unanimously during the city meeting on Dec. 7 to move forward…

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Supervisors Will Accept Applications For Deputy Justice Court Clerk Following Retirement Of Longtime Employee

WATER VALLEY – Supervisors are seeking applications for a justice court clerk to replace longtime county employee Carol Wilbourn, who is retiring at the end of the year.  Options discussed during the Dec. 6 meeting included promoting Connie Morgan from deputy clerk to the chief clerk position currently occupied by Wilbourn, and the new hire…

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