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Extension Service Office Is Back Open

The MSU Extension Service is open!  And we are seeing clients one-on-one with all safety precautions in place such as mask being worn while in office, sanitizing, and practicing social distancing. All face-to-face events, meetings and trainings remain canceled through August 1 due to COVID-19 pandemic. If you need to contact us you can call…

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Peaceful Rally/Protest Was Calm, Low Key And Hot

I walked on down to the peaceful protest/ rally with some Panola Street friends and their kids at the bandstand last Friday. It was really calm and low key and super hot. There was musical entertainment. I’m going to count the truck that drove by and laid on their horn for a full 20 seconds…

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Betty’s Week

Wednesday’s traffic along the paper route had picked up, there were more customers in most of the businesses I deliver to, and everyone seemed to be in better spirits. Didn’t see any boats, so fishing must not have been predicted to be very good. Was good to visit with Linda at Water Valley Food and…

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Active COVID Cases Continue To Decrease

  WATER VALLEY – The number of active COVID-19 cases  continues to decline in the county, dropping to 20 on Tuesday according to Yalobusha County EMA Director Dalton Coleman.  The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) tracks the number of active COVID-19 and provides the addresses to EMA directors across the state in order for …

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100-Plus Gather At Protest/Rally

WATER VALLEY – “What I see in front of me are people gathered here today in unity to address the issues of racism and injustice,” Sandra Johnson told a crowd of an estimated 150 people who gathered for a peaceful protest/rally at Railroad Park last Friday.  The local protest was part of what Johnson described…

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School Officials Release Grad Plans

By David Howell Editor WATER VALLEY – School officials have finalized plans for next Friday’s graduation that will allow the 65 seniors in the Water Valley High School Class of 2020 to have a mostly traditional graduation at Bobby Clark Field while still providing measures for social distancing for attendees. The ceremony will also be…

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Water Valley Man Killed In Accident At Bypass

A Water Valley man was killed in a vehicle accident at the Hwy. 7/315 bypass in Water Valley last Thursday afternoon, June 11. Yalobusha County Coroner Ronnie Stark reported Jaylin Ka’mel Sexton, age 18,  was pronounced dead at the scene. Stark also said Sexton was in a vehicle that collided with an 18-wheeler. Services for…

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Parents Urged To Make Appointments For Back-To-School Immunizations

JACKSON – Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is urging parents to act now and schedule their child’s age-appropriate immunizations before summer is over. Mississippi state law requires children to be immunized against childhood diseases to enter public or private school, Head Start or daycare.   Make an appointment at your county health department…

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We Need You In Our 2020 Graduation Section

It’s graduation time… well almost.  This year’s graduation section will be published on June 18 to coincide with the later graduation date for Water Valley High School.   The graduation section has been an annual tradition in the Herald for 50 years and we want to make sure this year is no exception for the…

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