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Debate Continues Over The County’s Development Regs

  COFFEEVILLE – A paving requirement for mobile home park developments in the county continues to create debate following discussion at the latest supervisor meeting in Coffeeville on Nov. 4. The topic surfaced after Robert Earl Upchurch explained that he was unaware that he needed to apply for a permit from the county to add…

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Sheriff’s Race: Folson Will Inspect Ballot Boxes Friday

  WATER VALLEY – The 2019 General Election in Yalobusha County will long be remembered for the large turnout and the historic two-vote win in the sheriff’s race after independent candidate Mark Fulco was declared the winner over Democratic candidate Luther Folson, 2,569 to 2,567.  The unofficial results were announced Tuesday night in the Water…

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Driver Escapes Serious Injuries In Main Street Crash

  WATER VALLEY – A 66 year-old lady received minor injuries after crashing into a Main Street building just after 1 p.m. Friday afternoon.  Water Valley Police Chief Jason Mangrum reported Ernestine Woodard was traveling west on Blackmur Drive when she crossed Main Street, hit a parked car and launched into H&R Block’s store window,…

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VEC Will Host Pumpkin Painting Program

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Visitor Education Center (VEC) will host a pumpkin painting program on Saturday, October 26 at 2 p.m.   Using outdoor paint, youth will be able to create their own, unique Halloween pumpkins. Youth should wear appropriate clothing for these activities. After the program, VEC staff will…

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Politicking Is Down To The Final Hours

Months of politicking will culminate in Tuesday’s primary elections as the polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 12 precincts across the county. Only four incumbents in the county are unopposed and the local action is heavy on the Democratic ballot with 33 candidates seeking county positions. There are two local candidates running…

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New Deputy Is On The Job In Yalobusha

By David Howell Editor WATER VALLEY – The sheriff department’s newest deputy, a 21-month old Belgian Malinois named Yoda is officially on the job after he was donated to the county in Monday’s Board of Supervisor meeting.    Sheriff Lance Humphreys told supervisors that funds were raised by a non-profit organization to purchase the police…

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Election On Bond Issue Is March 19

By David Howell Editor WATER VALLEY – Voters who live in the Water Valley School District will go to the polls on March 19 to determine the fate of borrowing up to $6.5 million to make improvements at the schools. The referendum follows more than two years of discussions as school trustees have worked on…

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Meeting Scheduled Monday For Input On Search For New Superintendent

By David Howell Editor  WATER VALLEY – The Water Valley School Board of Trustees has hired the Excellence Group, LLC, to head a search for a new superintendent to lead the school district and one of the first steps will be a community meeting to help define the selection criteria.  The public meeting is scheduled…

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Two Former Supervisors Running In District 4

By David Howell Editor WATER VALLEY – Two former supervisors have qualified to run for their old supervisor job in District 4 against incumbent Timothy Booker. George Suggs, who held the position from 2005 to 2016, turned in his qualifying paperwork last week. Freddie Winters, who served three terms before Suggs, qualified a week earlier. …

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City Will Create Preservation District

By David Howell Editor WATER VALLEY – The Water Valley Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance establishing a historic preservation commission to preserve, promote and develop the historical resources in the city. The vote came during a special meeting on Jan. 15 and starts a process that could take six months before…

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