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Looking Back In Yalobusha History

Following several months of intense politicking Yalobushians voted overwhelmingly on Dec. 11, 2017, to make beer and light wine legal in the county – the first time since 1937. The vote was 2-to-1 in the county and 3-to-1 in the city with a sizable 42 percent turnout of registered voters. Information that came to light…

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Looking Back In Yalobusha History

Old Abe, the famous Wisconsin war eagle, was the mascot of Company C of the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, which became known as the Eagle Regiment. In fall of 1862, General Grant moved south down the Mississippi Central Railroad in conjunction with General Sherman. During this push, the 8th Wisconsin, with Old Abe, was…

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Looking Back In Yalobusha History

Governor Hugh White indicated that the National Guard would remain in Water Valley as long as there is any threat or danger of violence in connection with the 1952 strike at the Rice-Stix garment plant here, the Herald reported on Oct. 16. He said that he would not tolerate violence in connection with the strike.…

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Looking Back In Yalobusha County History

The amazing flow of cotton, from “the best crop in years,” continues this week with the wheels of Water Valley’s two gins rolling all day and far into the night, wrote new Herald Editor Phillip E. Mullen in October of 1942. The cash registers in local stores were playing a merry tune in response to…

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Looking Back In Yalobusha History

Filling Stations Agreed To Close On Sundays In ‘42 The Rev. W. M. Pruitt, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, was successful in his September 1942 campaign to have filling stations closed on Sunday. The local operators wanted to close, but all said their customers wouldn’t allow it. If we do close, they said, our business…

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Looking Back In Yalobusha County

Sixty ago the Water Valley Blue Devils were about to open their season against Houston High. The team would have to substitute desire for experience with the return of only three lettermen. Most of the prospective starters were, according to Coach Charles Peets, “ready for action.” The exception was end Joe Holt, whose infected leg…

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YHS Speaker Shares Details Of Quest To Confirm Legend Of Mary Magdalene

By Joy Tippit Herald Contributor COFFEEVILLE – Al Price spoke to the Yalobusha Historical Society (YHS) members and guests on September 21, and his topic was “In Search of Mary, the Magdalene.”  The summary of his presentation is as follows: Al and his son, Don Allen, investigated the events and the legends in the South…

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Shaw Traces Family Lineage, Early Mapping In County At YHS Meeting

Yalobusha County Historical Society Meeting of  June 15, 2017 Submitted by: Dave Hovey Our President Mike Ayers was absent due to a medical situation. Bobby Hutchins, Vice President did a fine job in his place.  Our Chaplin Laurence Litten opened with a word of prayer for Mike and for the family of good friend and member…

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Rich Denley History Shared At YHS Meeting

By Joy M. Tippit Herald Contributor COFFEEVILLE  – Lee Denley Faust shared her Denley Family research entitled The Denley Chapter with the Yalobusha Historical Society May 18, 2017. Lee’s research includes: The Denley name means ‘a clearing in the valley’. Denleys lived throughout England but primarily found in Oxfordshire, Gloucester-shire, and Kent counties. The earliest…

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YHS Speaker Explains How To Determine Historical Value Of Structures

Submitted by Joy M. Tippit Special To The Herald Let’s face it:  The label “historic””’ gets applied to so many different kinds of places – What is it that makes a place “historic”?  And who decides what’s “historic” and what isn’t”? From ancient ruins and seats of government to World War II battlefields and to…

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