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Registration Approaching For NWCC Second Mini-term

Registration for Northwest Mississippi Community College’s second standard and online mini-term sessions of the semester is right around the corner for those looking to earn course credits in a short amount of time. Northwest is currently registering students for the College’s second standard/hybrid mini-term session, with Oct. 6 as the deadline to register. The deadline…

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Govenor Extends Safe Return Order, Relaxes Restrictions On Businesses, Social Gatherings

JACKSON — On Monday Governor Tate Reeves announced that he is extending the social distancing measures under the Safe Return order with a few amendments relaxing restrictions as Mississippi flattens the curve on new COVID-19 cases. Continuing to work with state and national health experts on a data-driven, measured strategy to limit transmission, Governor Reeves…

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Base Camp Revises, Staff, Structure And Location For 2021 Class

Base Camp is excited to announce Corey Mize as the new Executive Director of Base Camp Coding Academy!  Corey joins Base Camp after four years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, where she worked as a computer scientist and program manager. Corey received her M.S. in…

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Blue Devils Trounce Trojans In Opener

BRUCE – Although the crowd was slim in last Friday’s season opener due to COVID restrictions, the enthusiasm was strong as a young Blue Devils team trounced Bruce with 45 unanswered points – four touchdowns and a 30 yard field goal in the second quarter and a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Penalties…

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Vaughn Has Bumper Crop Of Monster Melons

WATER VALLEY – Have you ever seen a 14-foot trailer loaded with watermelons? Doesn’t sound spectacular unless you saw Hal Vaughn’s trailer parked on Main Street Tuesday. With only eight melons, his load tipped the scales collectively at 1,400 and were truly a sight to behold. “If it wasn’t for that 100-pounder – I should…

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Betty’s Week

As I was watching the rescue of a little girl, her father, and their yellow lab from a hiking trip gone wrong in the forest of Oregon, I was amazed at how with only manpower the diligent searchers got them to safety. They carried the father up a very steep mountainous terrain on a stretcher…

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Five Qualify For WV School Slots

WATER VALLEY – There will be two contested school board races on the November 3 ballot after five candidates qualified to run for the non-partisan positions in the Water Valley School District. The flurry of filings came during the final days and hours before the Sept. 4 deadline and includes Annette Trefzer, Joseph Flippin and…

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Deputies Make Felony Arrests During Busy Holiday Weekend

WATER VALLEY – Yalobusha County Sheriff Mark D. Fulco reported deputies made three felony drug arrests during a busy Labor Day weekend. Joshua Kennedy and Jamie Tubbs were arrested on Sept. 4 during a traffic stop on Hwy. 32 near Water Valley. Both Kennedy and Tubbs were charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of…

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City Pauses Funding For Main Street

WATER VALLEY – City officials voted  unanimously to suspend funding to the Water Valley Main Street Association due to the compliance issues with the Mississippi Main Street Association.  The topic surfaced during the monthly city meeting on Sept. 1 after Ward 1 Kagan Coughlin noted the local organization has multiple compliance issues with the Mississippi…

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Hill Country Column Sparks Walk Down Memory Lane

To the Editor: Certain recollections are sometimes triggered in unlikely ways, and they evoke memories that have lain dormant for years, and, with this an awakening, comes with a need to share them. The Hill Country Living Article by Coulter Fussell in the July 30, 2020, edition of the Herald with the mentioning of the…

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