With his big eyes, surrounded by the kind of eye lashes most girls would envy, and his big dimpled smile, Jeremy Michael Barber earned the nickname “Gerber Baby,” during his years at Water Valley High School.
Barber, who went by his middle name Michael, died on Sunday after losing control of his vehicle while driving home from a party Saturday night on Highway 32 in Water Valley. He was 19 years old. (November 16, 2010, Page 2A)
Led by the Water Valley Main Street Association, downtown Water Valley is in the midst of seeking acceptance onto the National Register of Historic Places.
Last week, Mickey Howley, director of the WVMSA, expanded on the effort that he hopes will be beneficial to the city. (November 11, 2010, Page 2)
There is welcome news in Water Valley, after months of negotiations — Borg Warner Drivetrain Systems’ Water Valley facility will be expanding. The expansion will include the addition of a production line which means more jobs. According to a press release the new production line will create 120 jobs, but branch manager Kent Tobin clarified that there won’t be exactly 120 positions to fill, as some will be filled internally by current employees. (August 25, 2010, Page 1)
Borg Warner officially announced this morning the expansion of its Water Valley facility to facilitate the production of a new “mini direct-acting solenoids” line. (more…) (August 24, 2010)
Water Valley’s 41st annual Watermelon Carnival didn’t let a little rain dampen the fun as folks showed up for arts and crafts and for all of the different competitions held each year. Jarrett Patton topped the field in the Largest Watermelon contest with one that weighed in just over 107 pounds. (August 9, 2010, Page 1)
WATER VALLEY — The 2010 Watermelon Carnival doesn’t have an official slogan or theme — other than, of course, watermelons — but one look at the itinerary and it’s easy to see what the event promises the same fun from the 40 previous carnivals, but with even more to do. The annual carnival starts Thursday and continues through Saturday. (August 4, 2010, Page 1)
WATER VALLEY — After months of searching and interviewing, the Water Valley School District finally found a successor for Superintendent Sammy Higdon. On Monday, Deborah Moran officially accepted the school district’s offer to lead the school district into the future. She comes to Water Valley from the Hancock County School District. (May 11, 2010, Page 1)
WATER VALLEY — The Water Valley School Board has accepted a new credit recovery policy in an effort to keep students on pace to ultimately graduate. (April 26, 2010, Page 3A)