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Monday Marked Start Of Qualifying For City Offices

WATER VALLEY – The qualifying period for city offices in most Mississippi municipalities including Water Valley, Oakland and Coffeeville started Monday and extends until Feb. 5. While no candidates have filed qualifying paperwork at presstime in Water Valley, Mayor Donald Gray told the Herald Monday afternoon he is strongly considering running for a second term.…

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Deputies, Wildlife Officers Make Drug Arrests

OAKLAND – A nighttime hunting outing ended with drug charges for two out-of-towners on January 1. Sheriff Mark D. Fulco reported Tristian Drake Lee of Poplarville and Paul Shannon Nelson of Perkinston were arrested at a traffic stop on Hwy. 51 in Oakland during a joint operation with deputies and officers with the Mississippi Department…

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Voting Starts Monday In Sheriff’s Race

WATER VALLEY – Absentee voting starts Monday as voters in two of the county’s 12 precincts can vote for sheriff in the special election scheduled Feb. 23.   Two candidates are on the ballot, Mark D. Fulco and Luther G. Folson, in the special election that was ordered following a lengthy court battle that spanned 2020.  …

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Ring In 2021 With Sober Driving

JACKSON, MISS. – While the end of the year brings about the merriment of the holiday season, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) wants everyone to be safe on the roads, traveling to and from parties and vacation destinations. If your plans include alcohol, make a resolution to refrain from impaired driving. “Driving while under…

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A Positive Attitude Improves Your Health

I just love getting text messages with pictures like I received from Mrs. Deborah Bourn. She gets three of our 4-H cooking kits each month for her three grandchildren who live in Oxford.  This month her twin grandsons, James and McConnell, visited with her and granddad, Joe, and great grandmother, BeBe (Barbara McClellan), right before…

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Betty’s Week

After paper delivery last Wednesday morning, I knew I needed to get back on an exercise program – my New Year’s resolution. The edition included the Christmas greeting section, which made it double the weight of normal weeks. This made delivery time a bit longer, but I was still back before opening time. We closed…

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C’ville Man Arrested After Multi-State Crime Spree

KILLEEN, Texas – A Coffeeville man is behind bars in Texas following a 10-day crime spree that included a home burglary in Water Valley, armed robberies in Grenada and Southaven and a robbery attempt in Texas that led to his capture. Water Valley Police Chief Jason Mangrum reported Kedrien Demese Booker, age 38, was arrested…

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