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Yalobusha Supervisors Receive Input From Governor On Shelter In Place Order

  WATER VALLEY – A day before Governor Tate Reeves’ historic Executive Order for Mississippians to shelter in place, supervisors learned details about how to proceed during a statewide teleconference. Under the directive, Reeves ordered all Mississippians to stay at home, except for essential businesses and necessary tripos to places such as pharmacies and grocery…

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Authorities Continue To Investigate Highway Homicide

  WATER VALLEY – Authorities are continuing to investigate the March 29 shooting that claimed the life of a Charleston man. Barney Edward Frost, Jr. was gunned down on Hwy 7, south of Water Valley in a vehicle pursuit following an altercation in Lafayette County. The incident occurred around 8 p.m. and Sheriff Mark D.…

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County Garbage Bill Will Increase In June

WATER VALLEY – Supervisors voted unanimously to increase the monthly cost for garbage pickup in the county from $15.50 to $17.50 per month after receiving an increase from Waste Management this month. The new rates will take effect in June. The increase from Waste Management was triggered by an increase in the Consumer Price Index…

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Decon Center Ready For First Responders

WATER VALLEY –  Law enforcement leaders from across Yalobusha County met last Wednesday afternoon to talk about protection measures for first responders as the number of COVID-19 cases in the county and state are increasing daily. Yalobusha County Sheriff Mark D. Fulco coordinated the meeting and Water Valley Fire Chief Mark McGavock provided safety tips.…

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Search Continues For Escapee

  WATER VALLEY – Yalobusha County Sheriff Mark D. Fulco reported the search continues for an inmate who escaped from the Yalobusha County Detention Center last Wednesday night. Ewel William Scott, 39, of Enid escaped from the county jail around 9 p.m. and Fulco reported authorities have been a step behind him since then. The…

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EMA Director Okay After Bout With COVID

WATER VALLEY –  The number of COVID-19 cases in Yalobusha County are up to 11 according to the latest stats from the Mississippi Department of Health, a figure that includes Yalobusha County EMA Director Frank Hyde and his wife, Edwina Hyde. Like others with the virus, Hyde reported the symptoms started with a headache and…

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Mississippi Banks Address Impact Of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Mississippi Bankers Association (MBA) is working closely with its member banks across the state to monitor and proactively address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Mississippi banks are safe, sound, and as committed as always to excellent customer service and supporting Mississippi’s economy. Federal and state regulation requires financial institutions to have continuity plans and testing…

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Election Contest Headed To High Court

WATER VALLEY – The Feb. 6 ruling by Special Circuit Judge Jeff Weill ordering a new election for sheriff in two of the county’s 12 precincts was appealed last week. Democratic sheriff’s candidate Luther G. Folson, Jr. filed a Notice of Appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court in the Yalobusha County Circuit Clerk’s office on…

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Deputies Investigate Shooting

  WATER VALLEY –  One person was injured in a shooting Monday night at a residence on Hwy. 315, just south of Water Valley. Sheriff Mark D. Fulco reported the shooting remains under investigation, but it does not appear to be a random act of violence or a threat to the public. He also said…

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New Ordinance Requires Permit To Burn In The City

WATER VALLEY – Residents in Water Valley are now required to apply for a permit to burn rubbish and debris after aldermen adopted a burn ban ordinance during their January city meeting. The new ordinance provides a standardized method to obtain a permit to burn and provides notice to the Water Valley Fire Department.  …

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