Letters to the Editor

Main Street Cans Are Not Emptied Regularly

Dear Editor, I have two questions for our Board of Aldermen.  First question:  Is there an ordinance stating city workers will empty the garbage cans on Main Street only “in anticipation” of them stinking?  As is clearly evident during my walks, the cans are NOT being emptied on a regular basis.   The second question: …

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Motorists Need To Review Driver’s Manual For Crosswalk Rules

Dear Editor, During my morning walk, two cars traveling north on Main Street blew past me while I was in the middle of the MARKED crosswalk in front of Turnage Drugs. We pedestrians in Water Valley understand that crossing any street in town – but Main Street in particular – is a dangerous business. This…

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Where Aldermen Sit During Board Meetings Is Not Important

Dear Editor, During the April 3rd Board of Aldermen meeting, the agenda consisted of 21 items.  Even with that number of items, one of our alderman decided to spend time arguing about who should sit where around the table.  If I understood correctly, this person (who recently accused several of his peers of wasting time…

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Is It Too Much To Expect Aldermen To Attend Two Meetings Per Month?

Dear Editor, In the December 5, 2017 Board of Aldermen meeting, the decision was made to hold bi-monthly board meetings. After following that process for only two months (February and March), three city officials have decided that our community’s many issues and their constituents’ concerns don’t warrant two nights of their time.  In the March…

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2018 Is A Busy Election Year In The State

Dear Editor: With the alderman-at-large run-off this week, Water Valley should be through with elections for a little while. However, since this is an even-numbered year, there will be congressional elections all across the country on November 6. Representatives are elected for two-year terms; all 435 will be elected to serve in 2019 and 2020.…

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Low-Down Thief Steals Flowers, Vase From Graves At Cemetery

To The Editor:    My dad (Hubert Clark) passed away in 1990, my niece ( Dee Dee Hollister) in 2002, and my mother (Oneil Clark Johnston) in 2016. They were buried in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens on Old Highway 7 South from Water Valley. I have kept flowers on these graves year around, for every season…

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Bell Extends Gratitude For Folks Who Encouraged Him To Run

Letter to the Editor:    I would like to thank all the people who called and/or contacted me asking me to run for “Alderman-at-Large.” I can assure all that I thought about and prayed a lot over the situation and finally determined that I did not think I was qualified to assume the job of…

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