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Appreciation Day Planned For Volunteer Fire Fighters

WATER VALLEY – A special day is scheduled on Saturday, June 1, to show appreciation for the county’s volunteer fire fighters. Yalobusha County Volunteer Fire Fighter Appreciation Day will be held at the Yalobusha Country Club and volunteers and their families are invited to come out and enjoy the day. “We want volunteer fire fighters…

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Vital Bridge Could Be Closed For Years

GUM’S CROSSING – Over two months have passed since a vital road in the county was closed after historic flooding and frustration is mounting for residents who live across Skuna River and can no longer cross the bridge on County Road 221, or Gum’s Crossing Road. The detour adds  at least an additional 30 miles…

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Aldermen Seek Applicants For Police Chief

WATER VALLEY – The City of Water Valley will advertise for a new police chief after A.J. Hernandez submitted his resignation during the monthly meeting on May 7. Hernandez was promoted to chief in June, 2017, after logging 17 years with the department. He will continue to work with the police department as a lieutenant.…

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Search For Meth Is Ongoing Battle

WATER VALLEY – Stashed in a flashlight or taped under a toolbox, the hunt for methamphetamine and other drugs is an ongoing battle for law enforcement officers in the county. During the last week five people have been charged with possession of methamphetamine, arrests that were made in conjunction with traffic stops by deputies.  Sheriff…

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$6.5 Million School Bond Vote Is March 19

WATER VALLEY – Tuesday, March 19, will be a big day for voters in the Water Valley School District as a $6.5 million bond to fund school improvements will be on the ballot. The proposed work includes significant upgrades at both campuses to address issues ranging from safety and security to heating and cooling as…

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Lake Cleanup Is Saturday

Rain or shine, Enid Lake’s Volunteers for Waste Management’s Annual Clean Up Day is scheduled Saturday morning. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. and volunteers are urged to meet at the Enid lake Field Office, Bynum Boat Ramp or Bluford Road to help rid the areas of litter. All volunteers will be required to…

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New Candidate Emerges For District 2 Justice Court Judge

The qualifying deadline is just over a week away and one new candidate has submitted paperwork to run for office. David Wallis qualified to run for District 2 Justice Court Judge as a Democrat. Candidates seeking a party nomination for chancery clerk, circuit clerk, constable, coroner, county attorney, justice court judge, sheriff, supervisor and tax…

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Band Boosters Kick Off Fundraiser To Purchase Uniforms

  The Water Valley Band Boosters kicked off a new fundraiser to raise money to purchase new band uniforms with last Friday’s First Annual Sweet Heart Dance. The dance was held in the city-owned building on Wise Street that formerly housed the National Guard Armory. Booster President Lara Smith reported the goal is to raise…

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Beer Ordinance Discussion: Round Three

By David Howell Editor WATER VALLEY – Water Valley’s beer ordinance was back on the agenda in last Tuesday’s city board meeting after a local business owner told aldermen the law needs more clarification. “It needs more words or less words,” Lawton Gafford, owner of Trusty Diner, told aldermen after citing several examples that are…

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Search For New Superintendent Is Underway

By David Howell Editor WATER VALLEY – More than 50 people from the community turned out Monday night to provide input to help create and shape an applicant pool from which to hire the next superintendent for the Water Valley School District. The forum was scheduled last week after the school board hired the Mississippi…

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