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This bird’s-eye view of the new county jail shows the inside layout. The photo was taken early Tuesday morning, as roof work was scheduled to start later in the day. The jail is expected to be completed in the spring and will house 60-plus inmates. The facility is located on Hwy. 32. Another view (bottom photo) of the new county jail shows a smaller building (right) that is also under construction. This is a minimum security facility to house low-risk state inmates who are classified to work on public property.  These state inmates can work with county crews, city crews or MDOT. Typically the free labor is used for maintenance and janitorial work, along with grass cutting and even specialty work depending on their skills. The inmates do not have to be supervised, according to Mississippi Department of Corrections procedures.
– Photos by Jack Gurner



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County Offers Free Weather Alert
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WATER VALLEY – Yalobusha County residents can sign up for free location-specific severe weather alerts through Code Red, an automated system that calls homes and businesses to notify you of tornadoes, severe thunderstorms or flash floods.


Caffeine Cuts Teen’s Life Short
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Five Local Judges Are Unopposed In Election
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WATER VALLEY – A U.S. Senate seat, the Second District U.S. Congressional seat, a District One Court of Appeals seat, five local judgeships and a statewide initiative concerning hunting and fishing will be on the Tuesday, November 4 General Election ballots.


County’s Jobless Rate Drops Half A Point In September
10/29/2014

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WATER VALLEY – Yalobusha County’s unemployment rate for September dropped half a point over the August rate.


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