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Meet The Candidates


Ward One aldermen candidates Bobby Cox (left) and Kagan Coughlin (right) enjoy conversing during the Meet the Candidates event held Tuesday night in the community room at Mechanics Bank. The crowd briefly spilled out on the sidewalk after the fire alarm inside was accidentally pulled.



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Assistant Principal Hired At DES
4/19/2017

WATER VALLEY – The Water Valley School Board voted to hire Valeree Ellis-Barnes as the assistant principal at Davidson Elementary School (DES) during the April 3 school board meeting. This marks the second administrative hire at DES, as Ezzard Beane was tapped as the principal at the school last month.



Aldermen Appoint City Election Commissioner
4/19/2017

WATER VALLEY – Aldermen approved the recommendation of City Clerk Vivian Snider to appoint John Hairston as one of the city’s three election commissioners. Hairston will replace John Herod, who passed away.  Snider’s recommendation came during the April 3 city board meeting

“He has been certified, he is already prepared to be a commissioner for the general election,” Snider explained during the April 3 city board meeting. She also said Hairston will serve as election commissioner alongside Bonnie Cox and Jerry Hill.



Primaries In City Elections Are May 2
4/19/2017

WATER VALLEY – Voters in Water Valley and Coffeeville will go to the polls on May 2 to vote in the Primary Election.

Candidates for Water Valley mayor include incumbent Larry Hart, Terry L. Rockette, Cynthia E. Harmon and Herbert Rogers. Candidates running for alderman positions include incumbent Donald Gray and Amos Harvey for Alderman-at-Large; incumbent Bobby J. Cox and Kagan Coughlin for Ward One; incumbent Fred White and Freddie Folson for Ward Two; incumbent Phillip Tallant, Cinnamon Foster and Sandra R. Williams for Ward Three; and incumbent Larry Bell and Nicole Folson for Ward Four. Bell qualified as an independent and is the only candidate not running on the Democratic ticket in Water Valley. Bell and Folson will face off in the General Election scheduled June 6. 



Oxford Parks Commission Hires Brasher
4/19/2017

Oxford Parks Commission Hires Brasher

OXFORD - A new challenge, with a new blank canvas to paint on, drove Kris Brasher to pursue the position he was recently hired for at the Oxford Park Commission. Brasher is the new Administrator of Leisure Lifestyles program as well as the Aquatics Director for the Oxford City Pool.



Hospital Will Bid Project In May
4/19/2017

WATER VALLEY – The first phase of an estimated $8 million investment plan by Yalobusha Health Services (YHS) to expand services in the community will go out for bids next month. YHS Administrator Terry Varner reported the project includes interior and exterior renovations at the hospital, plus the addition of a second floor on the front of the hospital that will house a geropsychology unit.



Lake Cleanup Receive Award At ‘Keep Mississippi Beautiful’ Luncheon
4/19/2017

Lake Cleanup Receive Award At ‘Keep Mississippi Beautiful’ Luncheon

On Thursday, April 6,  Natural Resources Specialist, Kyle Tedford and Enid Lake volunteer Rob Harlow attended the Keep Mississippi Beautiful Awards Luncheon in Jackson. Harlow and Tedford accepted an award from "Keep Mississippi Beautiful" for second place in the Federal Government category for an outstanding job performed on February 25, at Enid Lake's Clean Up Day.  



Trap Door Swings Shut As Unwilling Pup Wins The Doggie Lottery
4/19/2017

Trap Door Swings Shut As Unwilling Pup Wins The Doggie Lottery

It took a couple of days, but a small dog apparently dumped at Wildcat's Break is now safely in the hands of rescuers. 

It also took the skills and equipment of some well-trained animal rescue people to help with the capture. But, at the end, it may have been a sausage and biscuit that finally did the trick.

It's not known how long the little male mixed-breed had been living in Enid Lake's backwater area. However, his rescue began Wednesday evening when he was spotted by local artist Mari Foster, who was photographing the sunset.



C.W. White, Inc. Earns Spotlight Award
4/19/2017

C.W. White, Inc. Earns Spotlight Award

WATER VALLEY – C. W. White,  Inc. has been selected to receive the Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce’s third “Business Spotlight” Award. The award was presented to the company’s president, Tommy White.

The company has been a longtime supporter of both the community and the Chamber of Commerce and was started by Tommy White’s father, the late C.W. White.



Coughlin Speaks About Technology Job Prospects
4/19/2017

Coughlin Speaks About Technology Job Prospects

Kagan Coughlin spoke about job prospects in Mississippi at the Silicon South technology conference held at Mississippi Public Broadcasting in Jackson on Tuesday, April 11.  Coughlin is the co-founder (with Glen Evans) and Executive Director of the Base Camp Coding Academy in Water Valley.  



Coffeeville UMC Hosts Ladies’ Luncheon
4/19/2017

Coffeeville UMC Hosts Ladies’ Luncheon

Coffeeville United Methodist Church will host a Ladies’ Luncheon Saturday, April 29, at 11 a.m., in the church Fellowship Hall. Lunch will be provided, followed by a time of praise and worship. The ladies of Coffeeville UMC invite women to come share a day of worship and encouragement. All ladies are invited to attend, and there is no charge.  A nursery will be provided for those needing child care. While the luncheon is free, we ask for reservations so we may prepare for the correct number.  Please call the church office at (662) 675-2690 by Monday, April 24, to make reservations for this free event for women and arrange for nursery care, if needed. 



Bass Awarded Murphy-Martin Endowment Fund
4/19/2017

Bass Awarded Murphy-Martin Endowment Fund

John Tyler Bass, a Water Valley resident and student at Oxford High School, was recently awarded the Murphy-Martin Endowment Fund, Grand Lodge of Mississippi, F. & A.M. scholarship.  He is the 2017 recipient from north Mississippi.  The $1000 scholarship is given each year to a student who meets rigorous criteria and is chosen by the scholarship committee.  Tyler had to meet the criteria for the scholarship and be recommended by two Master Masons who are not related to him.  He currently has a 4.0 GPA and also received a Presidential Scholarship from Northwest Mississippi Community College, which he will attend in the fall.  



Batesville’s Springfest Expands To Include Arts And Crafts
4/12/2017

Batesville's SpringFest is expanding to include art and crafts this year, according to Colleen Clark, manager of Batesville's Main Street program, organizer of the festival, to be held May 19-20.

Vendors of hand-made art are invited to apply to display and sell their work at the festival on Saturday, May 20.



Yalobusha General Hospital Receives Top Ratings For Physician Communication
4/5/2017

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.


SCAA Starts Work On New Shelter
4/5/2017

SCAA Starts Work On New Shelter

WATER VALLEY – The hard-working volunteers at Second Chance Animal Alliance (SCAA) have added more work to their busy schedule with the renovation of a new animal shelter. The organization purchased property on Hwy. 315 just outside of Water Valley that includes two structures, one damaged by fire, and have already started the interior demolition as the buildings will be converted to animal shelters that will be compliant with HSUS (The Humane Society of the United States) standards.



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