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"COME AS YOU AREN'T" Party Scheduled

Cyrano de Bergerac (aka Ramona Bernard) and Albert Einstein (aka Cliff Lawson) are geared up for the “COME AS YOU AREN’T” Costume Party and Dance benefitting the Water Valley Arts Council. The party is scheduled March 5 and you are invited to put on a costume and your dancing shoes and join Bernard and Lawson for this fundraiser. The fun starts at 7 p.m. at the Melonvine Marketplace, 817 S. Main Street in Water Valley. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes but you don’t need to wear a costume to join the party. Tickets are $10 at the door.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information about the Costume Party and Dance, please call the Water Valley Arts Council at 662 473-9851.



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Hammer Attack Leads To Standoff
2/3/2016

ENID LAKE – A brutal attack with a hammer Sunday morning left a man in critical condition and ended with a standoff after the suspect barricaded himself in the residence on County Road 35 near the Enid Lake levee.



Sheriff Will Boost Fleet
2/3/2016

WATER VALLEY – Sheriff Lance Humphreys received authorization to purchase a 2015 Dodge truck for his department, a vehicle he told supervisors is desperately needed to boost his aging fleet that includes vehicles approaching 300,000 miles.



Geurin Will Contribute To The Herald
2/3/2016

Before anyone has to ask, yes it’s me! I am the guy who was the high school principal and then wasn’t anymore. The guy who has taken up a lot of press in this very newspaper and has spent a little more time on the front page than I would have ever wanted. But this is a reminder that things do not always go as intended, so we move on and see what comes next. 



Water Valley Eatery, Crawdad Hole, Continues To Grow
2/3/2016

Water Valley Eatery, Crawdad Hole, Continues To Grow

WATER VALLEY – Justin Showah conducted a question and answer session during the Water Valley Ambassadors monthly meeting held Tuesday morning. Showah fielded questions about his business, The Crawdad Hole, located in the previously abandoned 1930s service station on South Main. 



‘Configuration’ Change Could Come At The School
2/3/2016

‘Configuration’ Change Could Come At The School

WATER VALLEY – Superintendent Dr. Michael McInnis briefly addressed a possible configuration change of grades in the school district for the coming school year, referring to the possibility of adding a middle school for the school district.



Jobless Rate Is Up Following Months Of Decline
2/3/2016

Jobless Rate Is Up Following  Months Of Decline

WATER VALLEY – After steady decline in recent months, the county’s jobless rate jumped up 1.5 percent for the month of December, according to the latest statistics from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES). December’s jobless rate climbed to 7.2 percent, up from six percent in November. Statewide the unemployment rate increased from six percent in November to 6.4 percent in December.



Nursing Home Earns Top Rating
1/27/2016

Nursing Home Earns Top Rating

WATER VALLEY – Yalobusha Health Service’s (YHS) 122-bed nursing home has again received a top rating from the Centers For Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). YHS Administrator Terry Varner reported the facility earned a Five-Star overall rating on the latest report from CMS, which incorporates data reported through Dec. 31. This marks the second time the nursing home has received the coveted Five-Star rating, with the first a year ago.



Health Department Reduces Hours
1/27/2016

Health Department Reduces Hours

WATER VALLEY – The Mississippi State Depart-ment of Health (MSDH) announced nine health clinics across the state will close and the remaining 37 clinics in Mississippi including the Yalobusha County Health Department will see a reduction in operating hours.



Youth Baseball and Softball Registration Starts February 6
1/27/2016

Magnolia Youth baseball and softball registration will begin Saturday, Feb. 6 and continues through Saturday, Feb. 27, between the hours of 9 a.m. to noon. Registration is for ages 3-12 and will be held at the Crawford Sports Complex.  The cost is $45 per child. 


Applications For JA Watermelon Pageant Are Due By March 8
1/27/2016

Junior Auxiliary of Water Valley is excited to announce its 36th Annual Watermelon Pageant! Applications are available at Jay Gee’s, Hair Trendz, Family Hairloom, Davidson Elementary, and WVHS. Applications and entry fees can be dropped off at the same locations or mailed to: Junior Auxiliary of Water Valley, Attn: Pageant Chairperson, P.O. Box 92, Water Valley, MS 38965. All applications are due on or before March 8, 2016. No late entries will be accepted. 


Windsor Announces Expansion
1/20/2016

Windsor Announces Expansion

OAKLAND – State and local officials joined Ajinomoto Windsor executives to announce a new rice production line that will create 60 new jobs at the Oakland plant. The announcement was made during a press conference and ground breaking ceremony at the plant last Wednesday.



Dinner Train Planned For Valentine Weekend
1/20/2016

Dinner Train Planned For Valentine Weekend

A dinner train in Batesville during the February 12-14 weekend could be the harbinger of more specialty rail opportunities when Grenada Railway offers a “Romance on the Rails” train featuring dinner on Friday and Saturday and a Sunday brunch.



New Vocational School Will Launch This Summer
1/6/2016

New Vocational School Will Launch This Summer

WATER VALLEY – This week C Spire announced their partnership with Base Camp Coding Academy, a new vocational training school that will be headquartered in Water Valley. 



Flu Shots Available At Health Department
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Flu Shots Available At Health Department
JACKSON – Seasonal flu shots are now available at all Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) county clinics.  Seasonal flu vaccination is recommended for anyone age six months and older.
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