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Chief Reports Unusually Slow Thanksgiving Holiday

WATER VALLEY – Police Chief Jason Mangrum reported the Thanksgiving holiday was mostly incident-free in the city with a pair of fender benders on Friday topping his weekly report. One of the wrecks was in the parking lot of the Shell station on Frostland Drive and the second in Rolling Hills. “The Rolling Hills wreck…

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Entry List Is Long And Holiday Spirit Strong For Friday’s Parade

WATER VALLEY – With a couple days remaining before Friday night’s parade, anticipation is building for one of the biggest Christmas parades in years with a record number of entries reported. Parade Chairman Tonya Eubanks reports 100-plus entries ranging from returning favorites to new entries that are sure to become crowd favorites. “The spirit of…

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Oakland Chamber Leader Awarded Economic Development Scholarship

The Mississippi Economic Development Council, Inc. (MEDC) Scholarship Committee has awarded Oakland Area Chamber of Commerce President Linda Ross Aldy a full tuition scholarship to attend the True South Economic Development Course at the University of Southern Mississippi for the 2023 Fall Semester. This is an introductory course exposing participants to the fundamentals and practice of…

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How The Grinch Stole Thanksgiving

Well, that’s wrap on Thanksgiving. As soon as the last slippery deviled egg was carefully picked up from the plate, Christmas rang. And thank goodness because Lane Kiffin utterly sabotaged Thanksgiving. He was the Grinch of cornbread dressing and giblet gravy. He stole our joy. The entire week of Thanksgiving, from start to finish, was…

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Looking Back In Yalobusha History

In the first few days of December, 1862, the Union Army was mired in the mud at Water Valley. The roads were virtually impassable, Otuckalofa Creek was running swift and nearly full, the wagon bridge was burned, the railroad trestle was damaged and most of the men had no tents. The Union forces had come…

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White Named Director Of WV Housing Authority

WATER VALLEY – After more than two decades of serving the residents of Water Valley Housing Authority in various positions, Sharon White is now tasked with overseeing the 200 units that are home to many in the community. White was promoted to executive director on Nov. 1. “When I got the position in November, I…

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Looking Back In Yalobusha History

Local members of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, CIO, unanimously ratified an agreement Saturday, Nov. 22, 1952, reached in St. Louis between the union and Rice-Stix Dry Goods Co. The agreement, which was to run to Oct. 1, 1954, gave blanket wage increases to all production personnel of five cents per hour, giving them…

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Dave’s World: Honoring The ‘Betty’s Week’ Tradition

It was good to see Jim and Celeste Shearer Monday afternoon. They are in Mississippi to enjoy Thanksgiving with their family. Son Jim had only been in town a few hours and said he already had two people tell him how much they missed his mother’s front page column in the Herald. Jim has repeatedly…

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Tillatoba News

It’s going to be a community cookie decorating party from 1 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 3 at Tillatoba Baptist Church. All ages are invited! Love and sympathy to the Wanda Fly Burrowes family of Water Valley. Wanda passed away Nov. 16. Services for Wanda were held Saturday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home Water Valley.…

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