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Homecoming Queen!


Homecoming queen Kortnee Hervey (left) was all smiles as last year’s queen, Addey Welch, gives her a congratulatory peck on the cheek. She was crowned during halftime last Friday night. – Photo by Leslie Brooks



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Youth Court Judge Seeks Disciplinary Options
9/28/2016

Youth Court Judge Seeks Disciplinary Options

WATER VALLEY – A request by the county’s Youth Court Judge Daniel Martin to implement a work program at the school district for youth offenders was met with favor by school officials. Speaking at the Sept. 19 school board meeting, Martin said the work program would be an avenue to order the offenders to perform community service on the school grounds, work that could include cleaning up the football stadium after each home game.  



Turnout Could Be Heavy In November Election
9/28/2016

If the interest in Monday night’s Presidential debate with an estimated 80 million viewers is any indication, turnout in November’s election could be heavy. The November 8 ballot includes the highly publicized presidential bid between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton as well as state and local races. 



Relay For Life Will Honor Cancer Survivors
9/28/2016

The Yalobusha County Relay for Life Committee is in need of names and addresses of cancer survivors in Yalobusha County. Survivors will be invited for a dinner in their honor at this year’s Relay For Life, which is scheduled Saturday, October 15 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Railroad Park in downtown Water Valley. 



Get Your Pink-Out Shirt
9/28/2016

Get Your Pink-Out Shirt

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Water Valley High School Band is selling Pink-Out t-shirts in support of breast cancer awareness. The shirts are pink with blue writing and the deadline to place your order is Monday, October 3. The t-shirts will be delivered to the school. October 21 will be Pink-Out Night at the football game and band members urge everyone to wear their t-shirts to the stadium that night.


Jobless Rate Drops In August
9/28/2016

Jobless Rate Drops In August

WATER VALLEY – Unemployment in August dropped just over a percentage point from the previous month, going from 7.2 to 6.0, according to the latest statistics from the Missis-sippi Depart-ment of Employ-ment Security (MDES). 

The MDES report calculated an estimated 300 Yalobushians were unemployed during August out of a total labor force of 5,010. During the previous month, MDES reported 360 people in the county were unemployed out of a total labor force of 5,020. The labor force is defined by MDES as the estimated number of people eligible for work or actively seeking employment. But, those figures don’t include people no longer participating in the labor force.



County Will Add Late Fee To Garbage Bills
9/28/2016

WATER VALLEY – Starting in October the county will add a $5 late charge for garbage bills not paid by the 10th of the month, the latest attempt by supervisors to reduce the staggering $284,961.76 in delinquent garbage bills on the books.

In conjunction with the new policy, county officials are also taking steps to make it more convenient for customers to pay the bills. Earlier in the month Chancery Clerk Amy McMinn offered the use of her Water Valley office for customers to make payments. The primary garbage collection office is located in the Coffeeville courthouse, and customers are still required to utilize this office to set up a new account or resolve questions about a past due bill.



Millsaps College Chamber Choir Present Concert Sunday
9/28/2016

Millsaps College Chamber Choir Present Concert Sunday

The Millsaps College Chamber Choir will present a concert at Water Valley First United Methodist Church on Sunday, October 2, at 5:30 p.m. A reception will follow.  Choir director, Jonathan Trotter, served as director of the Water Valley FUMC  sanctuary choir in 2012-13 when he was completing his Master of Choral Conducting degree at the University of Mississippi.  In addition, he was a member of the Men's Glee Club, Concert Singers and directed the Women's Ensemble at Ole Miss.  Currently, he is a candidate for a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of South Carolina. 



It’s Time To Decorate Business Storefronts
9/28/2016

It’s Time To Decorate Business Storefronts

The Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a storefront fall decorating contest, starting right now. All businesses are encouraged to participate for cash awards as they help to dress up Water Valley for this beautiful season. Use any decorating items of your choice: hay bales, pumpkins, flowers, tied-up corn shocks, colorful ears of Indian corn, gourds, cotton, scarecrows, and anything else you have on hand, such as wheel barrows, tubs, ladders, wagon wheels, leaves, barrels, brooms, etc.  You’re limited only by your own imagination!



4-H Robotics Club Continues To Grow, Next Meeting Is Scheduled October 11
9/28/2016

The 4-H Robotics club is really starting to thrive and is accepting new members for the 2016-17 program year.  The next meeting for the robotics club is scheduled Tuesday, October 11, at 4 p.m. at the Yalobusha County Extension Office. During the meeting club members will be preparing for the National 4-H Science Day scheduled next month. Club members will be building their very own drone as part of the 2016 National Youth Science Day, which engages youth with fun and educational activities related to aerospace, flight, and unmanned vehicles. 



Art Crawl Will Have 13 Stops, Lots Of Artists
9/21/2016

Art Crawl Will Have 13 Stops, Lots Of Artists

WATER VALLEY – It’s that time of year again! School has opened, SEC football is in full swing, and it's time for the Water Valley Arts Council’s (WVAC) famous—and award winning—8th Annual Art Crawl. If you are wondering what the Water Valley arts community is all about, now is the time to see the visual and performing art that everyone is talking about across northern Mississippi. 



New Website Allows Voters To Change Info Online
9/21/2016

New Website Allows Voters To Change Info Online

Mississippians no longer have to leave the comfort of their home or office to change their existing voter registration information. 

‘Y’all Vote’ — located at www.yallvote.sos.ms.gov — launched last week in connection with National Voter Registration Month. The site allows citizens already registered to vote to change their voter-roll information by submitting an online application, and acts as an online voter information center aimed at preparing voters to cast a ballot on Election Day. 



Godzilla Remains On The Lam East Of Town
9/21/2016

Godzilla Remains On The Lam East Of Town

WATER VALLEY – A large lizard remains on the lam east of Water Valley despite several attempts to capture it. The lizard is actually a five-and-a-half feet green iguana named Godzilla and a family pet according to the owner, who requested the Herald not to include her name in this story.



Parade Will Roll Down Main On Dec. 3
9/21/2016

Parade Will Roll Down Main On Dec. 3

The annual Water Valley Christmas Parade, "Christmas in the Valley", will be the first Saturday, December 3, starting at 1 p.m. The rain date will be the following Saturday if needed. All churches, businesses, factories, school groups and individuals are urged to participate in the annual Water Valley Christmas Parade.

Contact J.C. Womble @ 473-3190  or email jcwomble53@yahoo.com to register your entry for the parade. There is "NO" entry fee. Use your imagination and make plans to participate in the annual Water Valley Christmas Parade. The parade is sponsored by the Tri-Lake Fairground Association.



Disaster Loans Are Available To Yalobusha Farmers
8/24/2016

Disaster Loans Are Available To Yalobusha Farmers

CHARLESTON – Emergency loans for Yalobusha farmers, ranchers, and operators are available through the Tallahatchie County Office of the Farm Service Agency, David Durham, FSA Farm Loan Manager, reported last week.



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