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Nearing Completion

Work is nearing completion on Yalobusha Health Service’s new daycare on Frostland Drive in Water Valley.  Last week Morris Ready Mix took advantage of a dry day to pour concrete at the building. Rickey “Monk” Morris (not pictured) operated the truck while (from left) Donnie Morris, Sean Chandler and Blake Lowery did the finishing work. The daycare could open next month.     – Photo by David Howell

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Police Officer Injured By Intoxicated Driver

COFFEEVILLE – A Coffeeville police officer is in critical condition after he was struck by an intoxicated driver Saturday night while directing traffic at an automobile accident at the Coffeeville bypass intersection. Sheriff Lance Humphreys reported officer Milton Hervey, 65, was flown to the Regional Medical Hospital in Memphis where he remains in critical condition with a head injury.

County Officials Dig Deep To Meet Library Funding Request

WATER VALLEY – Several county officials stepped up to help with a $6,200 shortfall in the Yalobusha County Library System’s budget request for the coming fiscal year after supervisors revisited the county budget during a recessed meeting Monday. The topic surfaced after supervisors realized the $6,200 request from library director Patty Bailey wasn’t addressed when other library budgetary needs were discussed earlier in the month.

School Test Data From Last Year Shows Healthy Growth

School Test Data From Last Year Shows Healthy Growth

WATER VALLEY – The school board got their first look at state test results from the 2015-2016 school year during Monday night’s meeting after Superinten-dent Dr. Michael McInnis presented figures showing students in the Water Valley School District performed well on the Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP).  The MAP results – which assess student performance in mathematics and English language arts in grades 3-8, Algebra I and English II – were released last week by the Mississippi Department of Education. 

Hospital Will Save Money With Bond Refinance

WATER VALLEY – Supervisors adopted a resolution Monday to support a request from the Yalobusha General Hospital Board of Trustees to refinance $1.3 million in existing limited obligation revenue bonds, a move that is expected to save the hospital $181,000 during the remaining nine years of the debt service.

Scholarship Awarded As A Permanent Tribute To Moorman’s Passion For Education

Scholarship Awarded As A Permanent Tribute To Moorman’s Passion For Education

The Mary Alice Moorman Endowment was established at Northwest Mississippi Community College by Moorman’s niece, Kelley and her husband Jeff Magee and their sons, Michael and Will.  Other gifts were made by Jimmy Eubanks of Tunica, Steve Cummings of Coffeeville, Betty Robison of Batesville, and Ross Cardwell of Water Valley.  

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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