Skip to content

Archived Stories

Weekend Fire Destroys WareHouse 72

WATER VALLEY – A severe storm that tracked across the county Saturday evening spawned intense lightning that could be the culprit in the ignition of a massive warehouse fire in Water Valley. Dozens of firefighters from across Yalobusha and neighboring counties battled the blaze at WareHouse 72 in the W.C. Gardiner Industrial Park until the…

Read More

Warehouse Fire Will Disrupt Supply Chain For Businesses

WATER VALLEY – The owners of WareHouse 72 were scrambling to handle shipments already in route to the warehouse after the fire Saturday night gutted the building. Cayce Washington reported the warehouse primarily houses automotive components from global suppliers that support U.S. markets. WareHouse 72 is owned by Cayce and Michelle Washington and Sasha and…

Read More

Eubanks’ Dedication Spans A Quarter-Century

The success of the Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Watermelon Carnival comes from scores of volunteers who pitch in each year. One of the volunteers with the most longevity and enthusiasm is Tonya Eubanks. Her earliest memories of the carnival date back to when she was a child attending the event with her…

Read More

‘What A Melon’ Wagon Has Rolled Since 1995

One of the ingredients that makes the annual Watermelon Carnival successful is many hard-working volunteers. For some, that may mean rolling up their sleeves to help each summer during their three-year term on the Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Board. Others find a spot, a position that needs filling and return year after year…

Read More

From Racing To Showing, Odie’s Run Is Iconic

The annual Shuffield Car Show started in the early 1990s, but you might say the roots of the show date back decades earlier. Odie Shuffield’s love of cars extends back to his teenage years, when he first started driving. Although more than 60 years have passed since he was legal to drive, he still has…

Read More

The Valley’s Signature Event Is This Weekend

WATER VALLEY – It’s that time of the year again. For the 52nd time in the city’s history, the watermelon will be celebrated. Thousands will gather at City Park and all around town to participate in activities that range from a walk/run to family gatherings and reunions – all set to a musical beat provided…

Read More

Hill Country Living

It’s the last few days of summer for Water Valley kids. The weeks of do-nothing freedom can be counted down in hours at this point.  I can vividly remember these days from my own youth and the feelings of instant nostalgia for a summer I was still actually experiencing. The neighborhood kids and I engaged in…

Read More

Looking Back In Yalobusha County History

Through The Years From The Herald • 15 years ago, Aug. 9, 2007 – The big news was the election. Out of 15 races, only the Sheriff’s contest would require a runoff between Lance Humphreys and Jamie Caldwell. In what was described as one of the hardest fought races, Daryl Burney defeated challenger Tina Stevens.…

Read More

Water Valley Man Faces Felony Charges For Molesting A Juvenile

WATER VALLEY – A disturbance on Blackmur Drive on July 9 led to felony charges for a Water Valley man accused of molesting a 13-year old juvenile. Water Valley Police Chief Jason Mangrum reported Kenderick Spearman, 31, was charged with gratification of lust and sexual battery. The arrest came on July 27 following a two-week…

Read More

Tillatoba News

Please pray for all school students, especially the little children who are experiencing their first year of big school; teachers; administrators; and all faculty members who work for the school system. Be kind to each other. If you are riding a bus, respect your bus driver. Your life as well as others is in the…

Read More