Talk of the Valley

Football Season Kicks Off Here Friday

Water Valley versus Eupora o WHEN, WHERE:  Friday,  7 p.m.  Bobby Clark Field o RECORDS: WV 0-0 (0-0), Eupora  0-0 (0-0) o SERIES: Eupora leads 8-2-0 o FIRST MEETING:  1981 Eupora won 41-0 o LAST MEETING:   2008 Eupora won 28-12 o TV: Cable Channel 97 (Delay) starting 11 a.m. Saturday thru Sunday o RADIO: WQLJ…

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Come Out And Meet The Blue Devils Friday

Staff Report WATER VALLEY – Blue Devil football gets underway Friday night with Meet The Blue Devils starting at 6 p.m. Coach Brad Embry reported members of the football squad, along with band members and cheerleaders from grades 7 – 12 will take the field to meet the fans.             Action continues Saturday afternoon with…

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Community Inspiration Award

Community Inspiration Award – Junior Auxiliary publicity chairman Becky Tatum presented Don Larson with the Community Inspiration Award at the annual Spring Fling held Saturday. Tatum recognized Larson’s support both for JA and the town during the presentation.                                                                                  – Photo by David Howell

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Sonni Soaks Up Southern Hospitality While Researching For Novel

Former Dire Straits Guitar Player Enjoys Month-Long Visit In Water Valley By David Howell Editor WATER VALLEY – For the last month, Jack Sonni has soaked up the southern hospitality while conducting research for a novel. He spent the time living in an upstairs apartment at Blu-Buck Mercantile. It wasn’t his first trip to the…

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Craven Chosen Asst. Principal Of The Year

PEARL – Mississippi’s 2012 Assistant Principal of the Year has fond memories of growing up in Water Valley during the 1950s and 60s. John Craven, Assistant Principal of Pearl High School, said that he had about as good a childhood as anyone could ever have. “We were such a close knit community that the whole…

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The Sweet Life Of Sally Patsy Annie Winters Polk

Most of you know her as Sally or Mama Sally, but her given name is Sally Patsy Annie Winters. She was born May 4, 1908 to the late Bellamy and Susie (Hoskins) Winters, the fourth child of eight  children. Her siblings are London, Onia, Betty, Gencie, Scott, Bellamy and Susie. Of the eight children, she…

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Shields Retires From Second Career

    Lincoln Shields retired from his second career after two decades of employment at Renasant Bank in Coffeeville. When he was hired, the bank was People’s Bank, and he was the first African American to be employed as a teller at the Coffeeville bank.     Shields is a native of Winston County and a graduate…

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Trusty Is Lifelong Water Valley Servant

By Micah MitchellContributing Writer WATER VALLEY – William “Bill” Trusty, 99, is one of the men who help build the quiet  haven known  today as Water  Valley. Many know him as the former vice-president of  the Bank of Water Valley or from his life-long membership at First Baptist. He was born in 1911 in Pine…

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Home Grown Patriotism Is Alive And Well For Valley Man

By Micah MitchellContributing Writer WATER VALLEY – Home grown patriotism is alive and well in Water Valley Mississippi. Aaron Holder, a son, friend, brother, husband of 54 years, gets up every morning and raises the American flag outside of Clip, Snip and Curl hair salon located on Water Valley’s beautiful Main Street. This is a…

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Former Resident Verdia Haywood Retires In Virginia

Fairfax Times – Tuesday December 29, 2009 For Verdia Haywood, it’s been a journey worth remembering He guided reorganization and improvement of the systems that serve neediest by Kali Schumitz | Staff Writer Through the tenure of five county executives and six Board of Supervisors chairmen, Deputy County Executive Verdia Haywood has guided the continual…

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