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Mother, son killed in South Oaks

The Oxford Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred at about 6 this morning in the South Oaks subdivision. Carol Lavett Gary, 43, and her 12-year-old son were found dead. They had both been shot. Gary is the principal at Davidson Elementary in Water Valley.  Check The EAGLE for updates. (November 8, 2013, Page 1A)

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    Watermelon Carnival promises to be bigger, tastier

    The Water Valley Watermelon Festival will be held this weekend with 120 vendors, games for children, music, barbecue and watermelon, lots of watermelon. (July 31, 2013, Page 1, 10)

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      Troops return, others prepare to depart

      Some area troops with the Mississippi National Guard have just come home from deployment overseas while others preparing to head to Afghanistan. In Oxford, veteran groups are busy preparing for Monday’s Memorial Day Ceremony to honor all veterans who saw their final deployment in service to their country. (May 24, 2013, Page 1A, 12A)

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        Locally brewed beer coming to area

        Yalobusha Brewing Company is only a couple months out from its first brewing and already they are investing over $1 million in Water Valley. Another local brewer is working with a company in Alabama to have local beer in Oxford. (May 1, 2013, Page 1, 11)

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          Shooting in Water Valley

          The Water Valley Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened around 10 p.m. Saturday during a private party held at Doc’s Table, a former restaurant on Main Street that left two injured, one being the shooter with a possible self-inflicted wound. (February 25, 2013, Page 2A)

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            WV shooting victim dies

            Latonya DeWayne Carr, 33, died Tuesday from gunshot wounds to his head that he received New Year’s Eve in what Water Valley investigators are calling a drug deal gone bad. Carr, originally from Batesville, was living recently in Water Valley. Warrants have been issued for Spencer Tyrone Morgan, 40, James Johnson Jr. 25, and Kevin E. Kelly, 34, who are being charged with murder. Anyone with information should call 662-473-2933. (January 9, 2013, Page 2)

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              Driver of hood-pulling truck could face charges

              The driver of the vehicle pulling two cousins on a hood could face criminal charges, according to the Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Department. Johnathon “Jade” D. Holland, 20, and Kristofer A. Riddell, 14, were killed Sunday when the hood went onto Highway 315 in Water Valley into on-coming traffic. (December 5, 2012, Page 2)

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                Two die in WV ‘sledding’ incident

                Two young cousins were killed Sunday when they rode on top of an old car hood attached to a vehicle and slid into Highway 315 where they were hit by an on-coming truck, according to Yalobusha County Coroner Ronnie Stark. (December 4, 2012, Page 2)

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                  Father of son found dead in road has doubts on investigation

                  W.C. Key says he doesn’t believe his son, Timothy “Tim Tim” O’Neal Key, 30, was killed by being run over by a car, as the Water Valley Police Department claims. (August 31, 2012, Page 2A)

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                    Man charged in Taylor road death

                    George Serrico Williams, 42, was charged with manslaughter by culpable negligence in the death of his cousin, Jeffrey O’Neal Booker, 27, of Taylor who was found dead on Old Taylor Road last week. Water Valley Police are also looking to close the against in the death of Timothy “Tim-Tim” O’Neal, who was found dead Aug. 6 on Highway 7 in Water Valley, also hit by a car. The two cases are unrelated. (August 17, 2012, Page 1A)

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