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Great Cat Caper Is (Mostly) Solved

There is nothing like the power of the press! Back in October I wrote about the great cat caper, or we could say the attempted kidnapping of Blackie. Turns out it was far from a kidnapping. Blackie is the store cat out at Dunn’s Country Store and if you recall, he (or she) turned up…

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Hill Country Living

This past week in Water Valley was very active with holiday happenings and it has been a pleasure to see the town all spruced up. The BTC Grocery got their yearly Christmas tree haul set up out front, which turns the place into a temporary Nordic forest, while Turnage Drugstore looks like it’s in the…

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Tillatoba News

Nancy and Billy Chambers and Stephanie and Scotty Chambers spent last week in Gatlinburg and had a wonderful time. Christian love and sympathy to the Martha Ruth McCullar Tatum family of Water Valley. Martha Ruth passed away early Sunday morning. What a precious lady. I know heaven is celebrating her arrival. She will be solely…

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Tillatoba News

I don’t know about y’all but I was ready for a big chili and cornbread dinner Sunday. We ate the last of our Thanksgiving leftovers Saturday. Sunday we celebrated my daughter, Donna Garripoli’s birthday (I don’t have permission to tell which one) with a big chili dinner in her home at South Lakes. Birthday cake…

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Look For Changes In 2023 Election

It’s hard to believe that another round of county elections are looming and I predict we are going to see some changes. More candidates seeking county offices are contemplating qualifying as independents instead of running on a party ticket. Sheriff Jerimaine Gooch has already made the decision to run as an independent in the 2023…

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Tillatoba News

More rain but soon it will be sunshine for several days and colder temperatures! Your writer was in the hospital for a couple of days with acute bronchitis. I told the doctor I didn’t know I had anything cute anymore, and she needed to locate it for me. I am home and feeling better. Our…

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Hill Country Living

I hope everyone is preparing themselves both mentally and physically because Water Valley’s biggest night of the year, Halloween, is mere days away! I say we should probably prepare ourselves mentally because, due to a Netflix documentary, the sudden national collective interest in a certain very notable serial killer from the 1990s has kids and…

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Tillatoba News

Tracy Harper passed away peacefully in her sleep during the early evening hours on Tuesday, October 18. To know Tracy was to love her for her sweet disposition and kindness. She loved to cook and to tend to her flowers. Sometimes we were the recipients of both. Rest In Peace, Tracy, your memory will last…

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Hill Country Living

The past weekend here in the northern hills was absolutely beautiful, weather-wise. Our little part of the natural world gave us its best. The atmosphere was made even more joyous by the Ole Miss win over Auburn. Any good cheer over that victory came to a horrific end last Saturday night, though, when a young…

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Dave’s World

With the exception of attending an occasional Ole Miss football game when a friend offers free tickets, my trips to the University of Mississippi’s campus have been very infrequent. I finished my four-year degree in 1998 after five long years – two at Northwest and three at Ole Miss. In reality I haven’t had a…

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