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Second Place Winners

The nine year-old Water Valley All Star team won second place in Batesville’s J.P. Hudson Memorial Park tournaments after playing awesome ball during the three-day affair June 17-19. The players include (bottom row, from left) Tyler Payne, Isaiah Webb, Zae Bradford, Mason Eubanks, Londerian Daniels and Easton Shields; (middle row, from left) Dez Campbell, Tyler Richardson, Eli Chinault, Laine Burns and Jaxon Ward; and (top row) coaches Greg Langham, Michael Richardson, BJ Chinault, Isaiah Webb. Coach Richardson would like to extend gratitude to all of the players, parents and coaches for their support and help during the season. 



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Opinions Differ On Moving County Offices
6/29/2016

Opinions Differ On Moving County Offices

WATER VALLEY – Supervisors voted unanimously last Friday to move the county offices out of the Carother’s Building as part of a cost-savings proposal presented by Board President Cayce Washing-ton, but stopped short of approving his entire proposal to also move the purchasing and garbage collection offices to the Coffeeville courthouse. 



Pullen Retires From Railroad After 44 Years
6/29/2016

Pullen Retires From  Railroad After 44 Years

WATER VALLEY – When you retire and look back on your professional life, what do you think your career will say about you as an individual? 

What story can be told from the years of time and energy put towards earning a living and making a life for yourself and your family? 

Water Valley native Willie Pullen recently retired after spending 44 years working for the railroad here in north Mississippi, and his resume tells quite the story of excellence and dedication. 



Coughlin Appointed To State Main Street Board
6/29/2016

Coughlin Appointed To State Main Street Board

JACKSON – A Water Valley businessman is one of three new people elected to the Mississippi Main Street Association Board of Directors at the recent annual awards meeting in Jackson. Kagan Coughlin, executive director and trustee of Base Camp Coding Academy, will join the statewide board along with Chris Chain and Kevin Stafford, both of Columbus.



BorgWarner Adds Holmes Alumnus To Staff
6/29/2016

BorgWarner Adds Holmes Alumnus To Staff

Taylor Bishop of Sallis, an alumnus of Holmes Community College, recently joined the staff at BorgWarner, Inc., as an engineering intern. Borg-Warner is a global product leader in powertrain solutions that focuses on engine optimization and transmission and all-wheel drive technology. The company has 74 locations in 19 countries, and has brought in $8 billion in sales, according to www.borgwarner.com. Bishop joined the staff of the location in Water Valley.



MHP Will Step Up Enforcement During Holiday Period
6/29/2016

MHP Will Step Up Enforcement During Holiday Period

The Mississippi Highway Patrol will begin the 2016 Fourth of July holiday enforcement period on Friday, July 1 at 6 p.m. and conclude Monday, July 4 at midnight. With the anticipation of heavy traffic flow throughout the state, all available troopers will be assigned saturation patrols in an effort to maximize visibility and reduce traffic crashes. Motorists should be aware of the fine increase concerning texting while driving in Mississippi which also goes into effect July 1. The fine will increase from $25 to $100 and will be strictly enforced to combat distracted driving. Safety checkpoints will be established during the period to remove impaired drivers from the roadways and promote seatbelt usage. 

In 2015, MHP investigated 138 crashes with two fatalities and made 125 DUI arrests on state and federal highway systems throughout the holiday period. Troopers  are asking motorists to help keep the roadways safe.


Mississippi Dizzy Dean Tournament Starts Thursday At Crawford Sports Complex
6/29/2016

Mississippi Dizzy Dean Tournament Starts Thursday At Crawford Sports Complex

WATER VALLEY  – The Mississippi Dizzy Dean seven year-old state baseball tournament gets underway at the Crawford Sports Complex Thursday and continues through Saturday as players from 10 north Mississippi towns and cities will compete in the state tournament, according to Park Director Jacob Edwards. 



Early Case Of West Nile Confirmed In Neighboring Grenada County
6/29/2016

Early Case Of West Nile Confirmed In Neighboring Grenada County

Two new human cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in Hinds and Grenada counties by MSDH's Public Health Laboratory, bringing the state's total to three for the year. Cases of WNV infection are typically at their peak from July through September, but can occur at any time of the year.



Gator Program Scheduled At Enid Hatchery’s Visitor Education Center
6/29/2016

Gator Program Scheduled At Enid Hatchery’s Visitor Education Center

JACKSON - Ricky Flynt, Wildlife Biologist and Alligator Program Coordinator for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks will present a program about alligators at the Visitor Education Center (VEC) on Saturday, July 16 at 2 p.m.  Flynt will discuss the biology and population status of alligators. Participants will also learn about the nuisance alligator program and hunting opportunities in Mississippi.



Cossar State Park’s Putt Putt Golf Course Has Fresh Look
6/22/2016

Cossar State Park’s Putt Putt Golf Course Has Fresh Look

ENID Lake  – Officials at George Payne Cossar State Park celebrated the grand reopening of the 18-hole putt-putt golf course Friday following an extensive renovation. Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) Repair and Restoration Administrator Paul Pullen worked on the project off and on for several months replacing timbers, installing new carpet along with refurbishing some of the obstacles on the course and replacing others. 



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