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Enjoying The Ride And The View

The carriage rides are a big attraction during the annual Christmas in the Valley. James Ledford, Leigh Ann Ledford and Elizabeth Mason enjoyed the trek along with kids Ally, Grace, Will, Cooper, Jaxson and Jacob.

       – Photo by Leslie Brooks

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Weather Bumps Parade To Saturday

WATER VALLEY – The Water Valley Christmas was postponed until Saturday, Dec. 10, after heavy rain pushed across much of the state last weekend. Parade chairman J.C. Womble reported that the parade will roll down Main Street, starting  at 1 p.m. 

Womble also reported that Santa Claus was able to adjust his schedule and will fly in to the Valley in time for the pre-parade photo shoot scheduled from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. before the parade.

Hughes Wins Election Redo

COFFEEVILLE – Incumbent school board trustee Todd Hughes won last Tuesday’s election for District 5 in the Coffeeville School District. Hughes recorded a 23-vote victory, 221 to 198, according to unofficial election results in the election redo ordered by Yalobusha County election commissioners.

Santa’s Workshop Helps Raise Funds For Cancer Patient

Santa’s Workshop will be held Saturday, December 10, from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. and again on  Sunday, December 11, from noon to 4 p.m. This event is hosted by Chartre Companies,  Ltd., 2330 University Ave. (beside B & B Concrete), Oxford.

Kerrville Songwriters - Six Winners in One Night

Kerrville Songwriters  - Six Winners in One Night

On Saturday, December 17th, at 7 p.m. Foster Music and Arts’ Old School Theater will present an intimate concert evening with not one, but six, award winning singer-songwriters from Texas’s legendary Kerrville Folk Festival.

Police Record Light Activity

WATER VALLEY – Police Chief Mike King reported the last two weeks have been extremely quiet for his department, with officers only responding to minor incidents. One felony case was reported since Nov. 21, an attempted burglary of the South Main Street storage buildings on South Main Street on Dec. 3. There were no reported missing items in the storage units, according to the police report. Several locks were reported missing or damaged from the storage unit doors.

Restoration Continues On Pair Of Main Street Buildings

Restoration Continues On Pair Of Main Street Buildings

WATER VALLEY – Work is nearing completion on the first phase of renovations on the pair of Wagner buildings owned by Terry Warren. The Water Valley native purchased the buildings last year and hopes to capitalize on the success of Water Valley’s Main Street.

First District Constable Held In Contempt Of Court

WATER VALLEY – Yalobusha County’s First District Constable Ralph Horton was jailed last week for contempt of court for failure to pay child support. According to the Yalobusha County jail docket, Horton was booked Wednesday, Nov. 30, and released Friday, Dec. 2, after making a $3,000 payment.

Coffeeville Man Killed In Weekend Accident

COFFEEVILLE – A 58 year-old Coffeeville man was killed in a two-car accident on Depot Street and five people injured in the mid-afternoon crash.

Governor Lifts Burn Ban That Included Yalobusha County And Majority Of The State

Governor Phil Bryant on Friday, Dec. 2, signed a proclamation to lift the partial state level burn ban that had been in force since October 11, according to Yalobusha County Emergency Director Frank Hyde.

Mississippi Blues Trail Program Celebrates 10 Years  

Mississippi Blues Trail Program Celebrates 10 Years  

JACKSON – Visit Mississippi and the Mississippi Blues Commission invite all who wish to attend to a celebration of 10 years of the Mississippi Blues Trail on Monday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. with a Blue Monday Jam at Hal & Mal’s, located at 200 Commerce St., Jackson, Miss.  

Mississippi Blood Services Schedules Blood Drive In Tillatoba

Mississippi Blood Services Schedules Blood Drive In Tillatoba

TILLATOBA  — Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) will be holding a special blood drive for Destiny Stephens at the Tillatoba Baptist Church, located at 27052 Highway 330 in Tillatoba, on Wednesday, December 14, from 1 – 7 p.m. The MBS Donor Coach will be in the church parking lot. 

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