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WVHS Class of 2018

Carlye Washington delivers the valedictorian speech during graduation Friday night as 52 seniors in the Water Valley High School Class of 2018 received diplomas. The ceremony was held on the football field, which was a perfect setting as threatening weather held off and attendees enjoyed a gentle breeze.

        – Photo by Leslie Brooks

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Veterans Honored On Armed Forces Day

Veterans Honored On Armed Forces Day

WATER VALLEY – There was a capacity gathering at the Railroad Park Museum on Armed Forces Day, May 19, to honor veterans who have served in all branches of the armed forces. The veterans and their guests were treated to a barbecue banquet with all the trimmings, prepared by volunteers with the Yalobusha Patriots, a local non-profit group dedicated to honor all veterans on patriotic holidays.

Memorial Day Service Is Monday

A Memorial Day Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 28, at VFW Post 4100, located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley. Speakers include state representative Tommy Reynolds and Water Valley Mayor Donald Gray. Everyone is invited to come out and honor these veterans. Sandwiches and chips will be served afterwards.

City’s Fire Rating Improves

WATER VALLEY – Effective May 9, the Mississippi State Rating Bureau has lowered the classification for the City of Water Valley from Seventh Class to Sixth Class, which will save some homeowners and businesses money on insurance. The change comes after a recent survey and grading of the City of Water Valley’s fire prevention and fire protection facilities.

Varner Printing Receives Chamber’s Business Award

Varner Printing Receives  Chamber’s Business Award

WATER VALLEY – Varner Printing & Office Supply has been selected by the Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce as the recipient of the Business Spotlight Award. On Wednesday, May 16, the chamber presented a certificate to the Varner family, an honor that also marks two decades of serving the community’s office supply needs.

Addition At Hospital Could Get Going

WATER VALLEY – The long-planned expansion at Yalobusha General Hospital for a second floor addition that will create space for a geropsych and chemical dependency unit appears to be moving forward after being stymied by environmental concerns for months.

June 1 Block Party Celebrates Main Street’s 200 Block Comeback

The 200 Block of Main Street welcomes everyone to attend their Block Party, celebrating their facade renovations on June 1. There will be an open house to celebrate the fulfillment of facade grants and renovations. The party begins at 4 p.m. on Friday, with musical performances starting at 5 p.m. in the Pocket Park. 

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