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‘Night Of Art’ Will Showcase High School Students’ Work

WATER VALLEY – Artwork by students in art classes at Water Valley High School (WVHS) will be available for purchase during a special event, “Night of Art” scheduled on Tuesday, May 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception and art auction will be held in TIN (This Is Noteworthy), a new creative space located…

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Longtime Water Valley Lions Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Two Water Valley Lions were indicted into the Mississippi Lions Hall of Fame during the 2022 Lions of Mississippi State Convention held  April 29 and 30 in Flowood.   The late Arland “Ace” Eilert (Aug 21, 1945 – Feb 3, 2021) and Barron Caulfield were indicted by Lions Greg Crapo of Biloxi and Richard Dickson…

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Main Street Will Receive $100K From Revitalization Grant

JACKSON – Water Valley is one of 48 Mississippi communities that will receive legislative funding through the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) as part of a Main Street Community Revitalization Grant. The grant program will provide $5 million in funds for eligible projects in MMSA Designated Communities. Communities with a population under 25,000 which includes…

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‘No Regrets’ As Season Ends

WATER VALLEY – The strongest season the Water Valley Blue Devil baseball team has recorded in more than a decade ended with a tough 3-1 loss against Booneville Monday night in the final game of the third round of playoffs.  “There are a lot of years when you end the season and walk off the…

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City Arrests Include DUIs, Aggravated Assault

WATER VALLEY – A Water Valley man was charged for DUI, leaving the scene of an accident with injuries and no driver’s license after allegedly striking a pedestrian on Wagner Street Friday night. Police Chief Jason Mangrum reported Alfred Pritchard, age 39, was arrested the following day after the victim was able to provide a…

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Price Structure Adopted For Industrial Park

Board Of Aldermen Approve Small Rate Increase For City Electricity WATER VALLEY – The Water Valley Board of Alderpersons adopted a price structure for the purchase of land in the Water Valley Industrial Park. The unanimous vote came during the April monthly meeting as newly hired Yalobusha County Economic Development and Tourism District Director Kagan…

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EMA Directors Oversee Dispatch Center

COFFEEVILLE – Training, personnel, oversight and budget management for the county’s dispatch center has been shifted entirely to the county’s 911 department after supervisors granted a request from newly hired EMA Director Stewart Spence and Deputy EMA Director Jarred Logan. Prior to the change the sheriff had been responsible for staffing the dispatch center and…

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Voters Reject Tourism Tax

WATER VALLEY – Voters in Water Valley rejected the proposed two percent tourism tax in the special election held on March 8. The vote tally was 117 for the tax and 97 against, failing to meet the 60 percent threshold for the tax to pass. The turnout was light, with 10 percent of the registered…

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TVA’s Connected Communities Initiative Funds Nine Pilot Projects In Mississippi And Tennessee

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Connected Communities initiative is one of the concepts TVA is initiating as part of the Energy System of the Future to help achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. In February, the TVA Board of Directors approved exploration of advanced nuclear technology as part of its development of innovative, cost-effective technologies to…

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No Injuries In Crash

William Swindol (seated, black shirt)  was shaken up and sore, but otherwise okay after flipping his convertible on North Main Street on the north side of the bypass Friday morning. His car landed upside down straddling a small ditch, which provided just enough clearance to protect the driver. Yalobusha County Coroner Ronnie Stark was pulling…

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