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Friday, August 29, 2014

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Positive ID made on Emerick

The Mississippi Medical Examiner’s Office has positively identified that the boy of a male found in the Yocona River on Monday was that of Lafayette County resident, Stephen Tyler Emerick, Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy said. The medical examiner also determined there was no sign of “lethal trauma” to the body and no evidence of an assault or foul play on behalf of another person. (May 8, 2013, Page 2A)

Cinnamon challenge just plain stupid

Can you drink a gallon of milk in an hour and keep it down? Can you eat a one-pound burger? How about downing a spoonful of cinnamon powder in less than a minute without any water? Some of these challenges are dumb, others are stupid and the cinnamon challenge is dangerous, Editor Don Whitten writes as he takes a closer look at the dare that’s all over YouTube. (April 26, 2013, Page 4A)

WV gallery aims to connect locals with fresh views

In the past two years, Coulter Fussell and Megan Kingery Patton have transformed a 10-foot-wide enclosed alley on Water Valley’s Main Street into a showcase for contemporary art on a regional and even national level. The two opened Yalo Studio in in 2010. (April 5, 2013, Page 1B, 3B)

Oxford man arrested for murder

An Oxford man was one of two arrested this week in the shooting death of a Batesville native in Water Valley on New Year’s Eve. Spencer T. Morgan of Oxford and James Johnson Jr. were charged with murder for shooting Latonya DeWayne Carr. (January 25, 2013, Page 1A)

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)

Bozarts Gallery to feature small art from big artists

Bozarts Gallery will host its 5th annual Holiday Miniature Art show this month. The opening is at 6 this evening at the gallery in Water Valley. The artwork is from 32 local and regional artists. (November 30, 2012, Page 1B, 2B)

Roadside memorials can have even more meaning

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about roadside memorials – crosses, flowers, monuments, et cetera – that are put in place to memorialize those who have died in auto accidents at those spots, and suggests that we can honor the lives lost by using the memorials as a warning to slow down and drive carefully. (October 11, 2012, Page 4)

Father jailed in son’s death

A Water Valley man is in prison for allegedly shooting and killing his son, according to jail records. Michael L. Washington is being held on a $125,000. His son, Joshua, 36, was shot to death Saturday night. (August 21, 2012, Page 2)

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)

Youth leagues can teach more than the youth

A recent trip to watch some summer league baseball in Water Valley brought on some exciting action, but also a disturbing exchange involving a fan, a player and an umpire. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks looks at the situation and what it should teach adults as well as kids. (May 18, 2012, Page 4A)

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