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Annual Payment For Federal Land In County Is $2.50 Per Acre

  WATER VALLEY – Yalobusha County will receive $191,955 from the federal government as part of the annual payment to local governments to help offset losses in property taxes due to non-taxable federal land in 2020. Yalobusha County’s payment is the second highest out of 72 counties in the state receiving the Payment in Lieu…

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Base Camp’s Class Of 2020 Will Start Classes In New Building In September

Twenty-five students representing 15 area public high schools and two homeschooling programs have been selected for Base Camp Coding Academy’s Class of 2020. This fresh crop of Mississippi talent has weathered a challenging senior year of their high school experience, a new socially-distanced admissions process with Base Camp and a creative summer of small projects…

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Tillatoba Man Killed In June 30 Wreck

TILLATOBA – A 63-year old man from Tillatoba was killed last Tuesday, June 30, in a one-vehicle wreck on Hwy. 51.  Yalobusha County Coroner Ronnie Stark reported Allen Kirk was pronounced dead at the scene. Stark said Kirk had left work at a Grenada factory around 6 a.m. and possibly fell asleep at the wheel…

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Registration Is Underway At The High School

WATER VALLEY – Registration for Water Valley High School students continues this week at the school office. Registration times are from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and from 8 a.m. until noon on Friday.  Returning students can pick up forms outside the high school office. Seventh grade students must have an…

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A New Normal, Options Approved For School Year

  WATER VALLEY – The Water Valley School Board approved learning options for the 2020-21 school year that include distance learning for students who wish to learn from home or the traditional classroom setting.  The approval came during Monday night’s school board meeting following a brief discussion about the guidelines and protection measures that will…

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Bond Bill Could Provide One Million Dollars For Bridge

JACKSON – Yalobusha County could receive $1 million to help fund the demolition and replacement of the Gum’s Crossing bridge on County Road 221.  Representative Tommy Reynolds reported Tuesday that the allocation is included in House Bill 1730, a bond bill that has over $80 million in funding for capital projects. Reynolds explained the money…

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Superintendent Shares Plan To Protect Students When School Starts

Water Valley School District Superintendent Jerry Williams reported school is scheduled to start in August, with the teachers first day on August 3 and the students starting class on August 5.   Parents who choose not to send their children back to school in August will have distance learning options. Williams said the district will…

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51st Annual Watermelon Carnival Is Canceled

The Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted unanimously Tuesday night to cancel the 51st Annual Watermelon Carnival. In a press release from the board of directors, the group reported the decision was not an easy one. “We, the Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, consider it a privilege…

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Bingo Resumes Friday At The VFW

WATER VALLEY – Weekly bingo play at VFW Post 4100 will resume Friday night, May 29, with post officials adhering to health regulations from the Mississippi State Gaming Commissioners to protect participants. Post 4100 Quartermaster Mickell Dunn reported the regulations include social distancing inside the building as well as wearing masks. He also said the…

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