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Yalobusha Native Publishes Memoir

Al Price was born in Oakland, spent his childhood in Coffeeville, and graduated from Water Valley High School in 1959. A resident of Henderson, Tenn., he enjoys coming back to Yalobusha County for class reunions, the Watermelon Carnival, and to visit where he spent his growing-up years. This summer his memoir of those years has…

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Schools Will Have Early Dismissal On Wednesdays

WATER VALLEY – Students in the Water Valley School District will have abbreviated Wednesdays for the remainder of the semester after school board members unanimously approved a request from Superintendent Jerry Williams for more staff development days. The superintendent explained that the early dismissal will provide teachers more time to work on instructional material during…

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Pot Plants Spotted In Friday Flyover

WATER VALLEY – Law enforcement officers seized 116 marijuana plants and arrested a Water Valley man last Friday as part of the seasonal marijuana eradication effort in Mississippi. Marco Gooch, age 51, was charged with one count of manufacturing marijuana after the plants at his Martin Street residence were spotted from the air. Water Valley…

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Officials Gear Up For Big Election

WATER VALLEY – There was a steady stream of voters at the county’s courthouses Monday, the first day voters could cast an absentee ballot for the November 3 General Election. Circuit Clerk Daryl Burney reported the early traffic likely indicates there will be strong turnout for the Presidential Election, even amid concerns of exposure to…

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Oakland Company On The Front Lines Of Storm Work

SULPHUR, La. – A Yalobusha County company is on the front lines of the recovery effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura after hundreds of workers from Oakland-based Grays Power Supply headed to the Gulf Coast last Monday, Aug. 24. The workers arrived in Gulfport that night as hundreds of thousands of residents across Florida,…

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Second Thoughts About Distance Learning?

One-Day Registration Scheduled To Allow Students To Switch Learning Options WATER VALLEY –  The Water Valley School District has scheduled a special, one-day registration on Friday, Sept. 4, to allow parents to change the learning option selected for students  for the first semester of the 2020-21 school year. The special registration was approved by the…

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Deadline To Qualify For School Slots Is Sept. 4

The deadline to qualify for school board slots is just over a week away and at presstime no candidates have submitted paperwork to run according to Yalobusha County Circuit Clerk Daryl Burney. Two positions in the Water Valley School District and one position in the Coffeeville School District will be on the November 5 General…

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Residents Urged To Lock Car Doors

WATER VALLEY – Police Chief Jason Mangrum is urging people in the city to lock their vehicle doors. The chief reported that his department typically receives sporadic reports, but there has been a recent increase in vehicle burglaries scattered across the city. “They are primarily looking for money and guns,” the chief said, adding that…

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