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Ward Two Race Will Be Decided In April 27 Runoff

WATER VALLEY – Five of the six contested city offices in Water Valley were settled in last Tuesday’s Democratic Primary. Incumbent Donald Gray was elected with over 70 percent of the vote, defeating Terry Rockette – 375 – 158. Alderman-at-Large Herbert A. Rogers and Nicole M. Folson were both unopposed and will serve second terms.…

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New Regs Coming For Dogs

By David Howell Editor WATER VALLEY – City officials adopted a new ordinance regulating the licensing, registration, owning, keeping and harboring of all dogs in Water Valley during their monthly meeting on April 6. The eight-page ordinance includes requirements from earlier ordinances that prohibit  dogs from running at-large and requires annual registration. The new ordinance…

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Full Time – Full Throttle: Jones Family Farms Is Growing

By David Howell Editor SYLVA RENA – More than five months have passed since thousands of strawberry plants went in the ground at Jones Family Farms. Five months of nurturing the plants that has paid off with delicious strawberries ready for customers marking the start of the season for owners Rob and Jordan Jones. “This…

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MSU Economic Survey For Water Valley

Water Valley Main Street will be conducting a Work Plan Workshop to create an action plan for the Main Street program for 2021. This includes public input, and a link is posted below. Be a part of this effort to craft an achievable action plan that will help spur further downtown revitalization in Water Valley. By taking…

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Sunday Storm Caused Power Outages In WV

WATER VALLEY – Water Valley Electric Department Superintendent Andy Hall reported almost a third of the city customers were without power during the peak of the outage. While most of the repairs were completed in hours, electricity was not restored for an estimated 30 homes west of the bypass until 4:20 Sunday afternoon. “We had…

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All Statewide Assessments To Be Administered This School Year

JACKSON – All required federal and statewide assessments will be administered to public-school students this school year, including the 3rd Grade Reading Assessment and high school assessments for Algebra I, English II, Biology and U.S. History. The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has provided districts with pandemic-related flexibilities to make it easier to administer the…

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Annual St. Jude Pageant Is Scheduled April 10 And 11

The annual pageant to benefit St. Jude is scheduled April 10 and 11 at the VFW Post 4100, and organizers are accepting entry applications. The pageant is open to males and females of all ages and attire is your choice. Door entry is $5 per person and concessions will be available. The entry fee is…

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Voting Has Started In City Races

WATER VALLEY – Absentee voting is underway in Water Valley for city races in the April 6 Democratic Primary Election. There are three contested races in the primary after a total of 10 candidates qualified for city positions, all running on the Democratic ticket. The contested races include the mayor’s election with incumbent Donald Gray…

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911 Call Leads To Felony Arrest

WATER VALLEY – A Lafayette County man is facing felony charges after fleeing from law enforcement officers Monday afternoon. Water Valley Police Chief Jason Mangrum reported Bobby Edward Pope, a resident of CR 374 in southern Lafayette County, was charged with felony fleeing, reckless driving, resisting arrest and numerous traffic violations. The arrest stemmed from…

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