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Blue Devils Notch Big Win In ‘Four Quarters’ Game

CALHOUN CITY – It was midway through the fourth quarter, the Blue Devils trailing by six against Calhoun City on the road, when Coach Embry huddled up with his offense. “Guys, this is what we have been talking about all week,” Embry told his players. “This is what I have been telling you,” the coach…

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Betty’s Week

Thanks to Jim for filling  in as guest writer for the column for the past two weeks while I was on medical leave. I enjoyed his writing and appreciated him filling you in on my progress.  What I enjoyed most was hearing from New Mexico and the chili harvest. Made me so hungry for green…

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Wagners Traveled Often Looking For Wellness

It’s a Wagner Week and here we have the Wagners yet again going on long, extended vacations to “get well.” I truly do not understand how they got any work done whatsoever considering they were constantly on the road between various health resorts. I also theorize that the reason they all feel so run down…

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Water Valley Woman Charged For Possession Of Fentanyl

WATER VALLEY – A Water Valley woman faces drug charges after officers discovered alleged Fentanyl in her vehicle. Water Valley Police Chief Jason Mangrum reported Bettinna “Tina” Tucker, age 44, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, schedule II, after she consented to a search of her vehicle at a driver’s license checkpoint. Mangrum…

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Betty’s Week

Hello everyone, it’s Son Jim filling in again this week, hopefully the last one for a while… Life in the newspaper business can be a funny thing, especially when you are working on a weekly schedule in a time when social media can be instantaneous. Not long after I submitted my writing for “Betty’s Week”…

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Farm Bureau Earns Business Spotlight Award

WATER VALLEY – Farm Bureau was presented the Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Business Spotlight Award on Monday, September 13, in honor of a century of service to the county. Yalobusha County Farm Bureau was incorporated on June 4, 1921 as a member of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation. Mississippi Farm Bureau is an…

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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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