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Blue Devils Face Unfamiliar Trojans In Homecoming Game

WATER VALLEY – The Blue Devils will face the Trojans in Friday night’s homecoming game, only this will be a different team than the Bruce Trojans originally on the schedule. The Bruce team has been sidelined due to a Covid-19 quarantine and Coach Brad Embry had to go back to the drawing board to schedule…

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Hearing On County Budget Is Friday

WATER VALLEY – Citizens of Yalobusha County are invited to weigh in on the $8.906 million county budget that supervisors will adopt this month. A public hearing is scheduled at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10 in the Coffeeville courthouse for final public input before the 2021-22 budget is adopted. Supervisors have decreased the overall…

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Shearer Receives Service Award

WATER VALLEY – Betty Shearer has been awarded the Luella Fair Community Service Award by the Water Valley Town and County Garden Club. The award states: Betty Shearer has been a part of the North Mississippi Herald since 1958. During the six decades she has been at the newspaper she has continually promoted Water Valley’s…

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Two Qualify For School Seats

WATER VALLEY – Yalobusha County Circuit Clerk reported that Rhonda Burchett qualified for the Position 5 school board seat in the Water Valley School District and Mitch Steen qualified for the Position 5 school board seat in the Coffeeville School District. School board elections are on the General Election ballot each November, but Burney reported…

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Battle Of The Vaughns: Jerry Claims Top Prize

WATER VALLEY – In one of the closest contests in years, Jerry Vaughn claimed first place with a 152.5 pound Carolina Cross watermelon in Saturday’s Largest Melon Contest, the Watermelon Carnival’s signature event. Jerry Vaughn’s melon was only a few pounds heavier than Hal Vaughn’s 148.8 pound melon, giving him his first winning melon in…

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School Slots Will Be On November Ballot

WATER VALLEY – The qualifying period for school board elections is underway for a school board seat in the Water Valley School District and one in the Coffeeville School District. The five-year terms are staggered, meaning typically one position is on the ballot in both districts each November. Both school districts are divided into five…

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Sheriff Fulco – EOW 8-9-2021

WATER VALLEY – Yalobusha County Sheriff Mark D. Fulco died early Monday afternoon. He was 50 years old. A career law-enforcement officer, Fulco was elected sheriff in 2020 and had worked long hours serving the citizens of Yalobusha County during the last 19 months. Fulco was admitted to Panola Medical Center in Batesville on the…

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Betty’s Week

My weeks are becoming almost routine, beginning with a couple of early morning sermons by Rev. Steve Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist and Rev. George Robertson, pastor of Second Presbyterian, both in Memphis. This is followed by the usual delicious family dinner, provided by Jimmie and Sunday the table only had five present to enjoy…

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Elusive Fairies Correspond With Curious Child

The fairies who took up residence at the Trusty Diner have been identified following recent correspondence with Reagan Jones. No one has seen them, but Reagan is determined to catch a glimpse after learning their names – Twinkle, Watermelon, Rainbow and Bob! The tiny door to their dwelling is above the planter between the two…

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Planned Oakland Town Markets Kick Off On Sept. 4

Oakland residents, natives, and their friends will be headed back to downtown Oakland for the first Oakland Town Market scheduled Saturday, Sept. 4. This event is the first of several planned markets this year and will feature a variety of furniture, home décor, and gift items plus food and fun, all designed to create a…

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