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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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Voting Is Underway In Special Election

WATER VALLEY – Absentee voting is underway in the city’s special election for a proposed two percent tourism tax. The city clerk’s office will be open Saturday, Feb. 26, and Saturday, March 5, from 8 a.m. until noon. March 5 is also the deadline to cast an absentee ballot. Voters can also cast an absentee…

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