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Bridge Bond Will Not Increase Taxes

The wheels are turning on issuing general revenue bonds to help fund the county’s portion of the Gums Crossing bridge replacement. Supervisors adopted a resolution of intent at Monday’s meeting to borrow $2.5 million. The good news is that the tax levy needed to make the annual payment will not trigger a tax increase. Instead…

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WV’s Brightest Duped In Elaborate Ruse

WATER VALLEY –  In one of the most elaborate  schemes in recent history in the area, 14 of Water Valley’s finest were duped by their wives as each wore matching shirts for a dinner party last Friday night.  Fourteen couples arrived at the Yalobusha Country, all within minutes of each another, with the husbands unknowingly…

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Hawkins Crowned Queen

WATER VALLEY –  Ta’nia Hawkins was crowned Watermelon Queen during Saturday’s Watermelon Pageant hosted by the Junior Auxiliary. The daughter of Ray and Kathleen Hawkins, she is a junior at the University of Mississippi. “I love my hometown and feel fortunate any time I can represent Water Valley,” Hawkins said about serving as queen  for…

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Petitioners Request Signs Be Moved From Pat Drive Property

COFFEEVILLE – A petition signed by 26 people in the Boat Landing community requesting the county to clean up private property at 12 Pat Drive was presented to the Yalobusha County Board of Supervisors at Monday’s meeting in the Coffeeville courthouse. Rhonda Wilbourn addressed supervisors, explaining the petitioners would like to see two large signs…

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Inside The Blue And White

This week was full of event after event. Field trips, sports, the Beauty Review, Diamonds of Devotion, and the start of Magnolia League ball where many students work as umpires, bookkeepers, and concession stand workers. Softball closed out their season, Baseball is moving through the playoffs, track headed to State –  all in the midst…

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County’s American Rescue Plan Allocation Remains Untapped

When billions of dollars were doled out by the federal government last year following the adoption of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the money landed in the county’s coffers long before the instructions on how it could be spent. Or at least half of the $2,351,837 ßßYalobusha will receive arrived in mid-2021. The other half…

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Betty’s Week

Hello everyone, and greetings from New Mexico! This is son Jim filling in again for mother, as she’s currently a little under the weather. Mother had a really good weekend, with visits from a number of friends, and she was feeling quite good until today (late Monday afternoon as I write this column). About a…

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‘As The Twig Is Bent, So Groweth The Tree’

WATER VALLEY – On New Year’s Eve in 2010 Dr. G.R. Orndorff Jr. faced a life-changing decision. He had practiced four years in a chiropractic clinic in Jackson, working for a close friend and mentor when a call came from Yalobusha Health Service (YHS) about coming to work in Water Valley. The offer was not…

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