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Look Back In Yalobusha History

A 110 year-old volume of one of Water Valley’s early newspapers, The City Itemizer, from 1913 provides a look at the city more than a century ago. The editor, H. A. Lee, wrote about one problem facing teachers that isn’t much different today. Everyone is interested in the progress of his child at school, yet…

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Tillatoba News

Monday late afternoon I had a big surprise. My sweet nephew, Terry Tillman from Jacksonville, Fla., pulled in the driveway. We only get to see Terry two or three times a year so when he comes,  it’s always great seeing him. He was on his way to Memphis for a week-long job for the company…

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Inside The Blue And White

Another four-day week for students was nice yet extremely busy. New announcements, graduation preparations, the beginning of college classes, and club meetings, along with daily practices and games are only a few of the things that defined last week. The Water Valley Main Street Association is partnering with the Student Council to host a Valentine’s…

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Political Icon Will Not Seek 12th Term

WATER VALLEY – One of the longest-serving representatives in the State of Mississippi has announced that he will not seek reelection. District 33 Representative Tommy Reynolds of Water Valley reported he is looking forward to having more time to spend with his three grandchildren when his 11th term ends this year. First elected in 1979…

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Search Warrant Leads To Drug Seizure At Store

WATER VALLEY – The Water Valley Police Department seized a large amount of narcotics from a Central Street business Wednesday morning, Jan. after executing a search warrant. Water Valley Police Chief Jason Mangrum reported an estimated 60 pounds of alleged khat, a level one controlled substance, 235 grams of alleged marijuana, 407 THC vapes and…

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Winningest Gridiron Coach At WV High School Will Retire

WATER VALLEY – The longest-serving and winningest football coach in Water Valley High School history will retire at the end of the school year. Brad Embry has coached the Blue Devils for 15 years, racking up impressive seasons including a state championship during his tenure. With a 117-68 record, Embry’s teams earned the most wins…

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Realtor Continues Push For County-wide Internet Service

WATER VALLEY – A local realtor continues to lobby county and city officials to push to ensure that all residents in Yalobusha County will have access to broadband internet service in the near future. Lee McMinn attended the Jan. 3 county supervisor meeting, explaining the purpose of his visit was two-fold – to publicize that…

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Look Back In Yalobusha History

Herald Editor Phillip “Moon” Mullin placed a photo of the Water Valley Depot at the center top of the front page in January of 1943 and wrote that the heart of any small town — or at least the nerve center — is the depot. Mullin noted that when the crawling combination local was the…

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Dave’s World

The governor’s race is heating up a little with Northern Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley joining the race. In a recent phone interview with a media outlet, Presley said he is a candidate for the working families in our state. “I ain’t never owned a tennis racket, I ain’t never had a sweater wrapped around…

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Report To The People

For a country that sings about “amber waves of grain,” we sadly have a significant hunger problem in America. And, it is also evident here at home in Mississippi. Thankfully, we have folks who gather and distribute food through food pantries so that their fellow citizens can access the nourishment they need. I am pleased…

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