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Authorities Arrest ‘Dead Person’

WATER VALLEY – A woman was arrested on an outstanding bench warrant Monday afternoon following a bizarre investigation into allegations that she faked her death. Charlotte Thrash, 53, was arrested early Monday afternoon at the Valley Motel on South Main Street by the Water Valley Police Department and the Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Department. “It appears…

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Five Races Are Contested In Yalobusha County

WATER VALLEY – A final candidate seeking to run for a county office submitted qualifying paperwork last Wednesday, the deadline to qualify to run for county and state positions. Terry Rockette qualified as a Democrat for Chancery Clerk and will run against independent candidate Donald Gray in the November General Election. Rockette has competed in…

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No Running Water In 2023

COFFEEVILLE – Yalobusha County supervisors unanimously approved a request to apply for a matching grant to help fund construction for a 5.3 mile water line to serve a church and 19 residences on County Road 471. Located several miles east of Oakland, the area is not served by a rural water association and private wells…

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Police Report Includes DUI Arrests

WATER VALLEY – Alcohol-related arrests account for much of the activity on the Water Valley Police Department’s report for late January and early February. Water Valley Police Chief Jason Mangrum reported two arrests for DUIs and another for public drunk. Anthony Beshires, 67, of Water Valley was arrested for DUI on Feb. 2 after officers…

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UKC Winter Classic Starts Wednesday

BATESVILLE – The United Kennel Club (UKC) Winter Classic coon hunt returns to Batesville Feb. 8 – 11. One of the largest and most prestigious hunting events in the United States, the UKC Winter Classic is hosted at the Batesville Civic Center with nightly hunts planned in Panola and surrounding counties across north Mississippi. Ronnie…

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Clement Will Release Debut Single, ‘Inexplainable’

Christian singer/songwriter and Mississippi College junior Coulter Clement will release his debut single, “Inexplainable,” on Friday, Feb. 10. The song is a lively declaration that attempts to grasp the indescribable love of Jesus Christ. Growing up in Water Valley, Clement jumped on every opportunity that came his way. His fascination with music dates back to…

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Rockette Is Final Candidate To Qualify

WATER VALLEY – A final candidate seeking to run for a county office submitted qualifying paperwork last Wednesday, the deadline to qualify to run for county and state positions. Terry Rockette qualified as a Democrat for Chancery Clerk and will run against independent candidate Donald Gray in the November General Election. Rockette’s entry brings the…

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Crow: A Defining Decade

COFFEEVILLE – Family Nurse Practitioner Whitney Crow is entering a new decade, the 10-year mark for a seemingly lifetime of changes. The tenth anniversary is fast approaching after a Delta girl married a Water Valley guy following a college romance. Just over 10 years have passed since her brother was diagnosed with autoimmune encephalitis that…

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Three County Slots Are Contested

WATER VALLEY – More candidates have submitted qualifying paperwork to seek county offices during the 2023 election, bringing three contested slots with only days remaining before the Feb. 1 qualifying deadline. The contested positions include District 1 Supervisor with incumbent Ken Rogers, John Perkins and Demetrius Armstrong submitting qualifying paperwork to run on the Democratic…

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Fire Chief Seeks Volunteers For Department

WATER VALLEY – Water Valley Fire Chief Mark McGavock is looking for a few good volunteers. Actually more than a few, McGavock is seeking dozens of volunteers to boost response to fires and ultimately lower the city’s fire rating. His goal is lofty, but the fire chief is confident that the community involvement that makes…

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