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Election officials checked each of the 19 affidavit ballots and determined that four of the ballots were eligible voters.

Water Valley High School Class of 2017

After a brief shower just before the graduation ceremony Friday night, the weather was perfect for the Class of 2017 to receive their diplomas on the high school football field. Leading the class onto the field is valedictorian Samuel Dunn, salutatorian Taylor Anne Trusty and historian Rob Mitchell. This year marked the first time in almost 15 years for the ceremony to be held in Water Valley. Other honor grads were Audrey Butler, Katelin Byars, Garrett Bynum, Karly Dowdy, Gabe Edwards, Kenneth Goolsby, Robert Pipkin, Kelsey Plummer, Anthony Rogers, Jake Rotenberry, Shay Shuffield, Katelyn Stanford, Jacob Stone, Payden Surrette, Jaclyn Swinkowski, Lori Wilson and Courtney Winters.

            – Photo by Leslie Brooks

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Multiple Arrests Made In Saturation

Multiple Arrests Made In Saturation

WATER VALLEY – A county-wide law enforcement saturation last Thursday culminated with 15 arrests, 36 citations and numerous warnings as more than 30 officers from multiple agencies targeted drugs, impaired drivers and other illegal activities. Agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN) helped coordinate Operation Satu-ration with input from Sheriff Lance Humphreys and Water Valley, Oakland and Coffeeville Police Departments.

Mores Races Coming With June Ballot

WATER VALLEY – The election results from last Tuesday’s Democratic Primary Runoff were certified Monday with incumbent Mayor Larry Hart receiving 488 votes and Terry Rockette receiving 422 votes. The vote count remained the same following the Tuesday night tally after 17 affidavit ballots that were examined Thursday by the city’s election commissioners were deemed ineligible.

City Police Report

WATER VALLEY – The case of the missing Blue Devil sculpture that was removed from Main Street last week has been resolved. 

The wood sculpture was placed in the Pocket Park before last year’s Art Crawl in October. It was removed Wednesday morning by city workers and taken to the police department. A police report was filled out on the incident after Bill Beckwith contacted the police department and reported the sculpture had been stolen from Main Street. In the report, Beckwith indicated he was contacting police on behalf of John Davis, the owner of the sculpture. 

Libraries Are Important To Communities

Libraries Are Important To Communities

Have you ever thought about getting a college degree online?  That’s exactly what Coffeeville Public Library user Josephine Torrance did using library resources and public computers in the library.  Josephine has been a regular computer user at Coffeeville for many years.  Last November, she completed coursework and received a BS in Early Childhood Education from Ashworth College, the most recent in several degrees she attained using the library.  Congratulations to Josephine for her outstanding educational achievements using her public library!

Yalobusha General Hospital Receives Top Ratings For Physician Communication

Yalobusha General Hospital Receives Top Ratings For Physician Communication

WATER VALLEY – Yalobusha General Hospital was named one of the top hospitals in the nation for physician communication according to a patient satisfaction survey required by CMS (the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) for hospitals.

Information from Hospital Compare’s most recent data from April 2015 through March 2016 showed the Water Valley hospital had 96 percent of HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Medicaid Services) respondents report their physician “always” communicated well.

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