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Water Valley

Adoption makes family life richer

The Williams family of Water Valley get around town in a 27-seat bus. A year ago, Robin and Craig Williams added four to their family when they adopted a set of siblings from the Jackson area. They now have four biological children, five adopted children and every year, they sponsor two exchange students. (November 24, 2011, Page 1B)

Mr. Crip’s legacy spreads far and wide

James B. “Crip” Tyler’s death sparks memories of one of Water Valley’s heroes for all that he and his wife Geanie did to provide summer league baseball and softball to youngsters for years and years, and Editor Don Whitten writes of his time with a man he says deserves hero status. (September 16, 2011, Page 4A)

Female substance abuse rehap to open

The Branch of Hope men’s drug and alcohol rehabilitation ranch in Water Valley announces a new Board of Directors and the opening a new women-only facility. (August 25, 2011, Page 1)

From selling shrimp to making music

SAMPLE TRACK — After Hurricane Katrina forced him to leave the Gulf Coast, Mike Shaw launched a successful business selling shrimp in the Oxford area and is now building a music career in Nashville, Tenn. Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze visits with Shaw in today’s “A Conversation With…”

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Two nursing home workers arrested in unrelated cases

A nurse at Graceland Care Center was arrested Monday for allegedly stealing hydrocodone pills and a maintenance worker at Yalobusha County Nursing Home was arrested Monday for allegedly fondling a patient. Both arrests stem from investigations by the Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud Control Department. (June 28, 2011, Page 2)

Valor recalled

Area residents will have three programs this Memorial Day to give everyone a chance to honor those who gave all.

— Community service at 10 a.m. at the National Guard Armory in Oxford; guest speaker will be Don Hutson

— Mississippi State Veteran’s Home at 10 a.m.; guest speaker will be SP5 Jimmy C. Reed Jr.

— Water Valley VFW at 11 a.m. on Main Street; free lunch provided following service. (May 27, 2011, Page 1A,3A)

WV woman killed in one-car wreck

At 3:30 p.m. on County Road 220, about five miles outside of the Water Valley city limits, the Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Department responded to a the one-vehicle wreck where they found Joyce Bardo, 51, laying outside of her vehicle. She was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi where she later died from her injuries. (April 15, 2011, Page 2A)

MDOT helps keep Mississippi beautiful

Mississippi Department of Transportation of the District 2 office — that covers 17 counties including Lafayette County — will be cleaning up area highways from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday as part of the annual Trash Bash event. (April 13, 2011, Page 2)

Reaching out to addicts

Tony Wiley, owner and operator of the long-term rehabilitation residential facility Branch of Hope that houses up to 16 men at a time, knows what his clients go through. He’s walked in their shoes. And in helping to keep them clean, his own battle with sobriety gains strength daily. (April 8, 2011, Page 1A)

More help for the homeless

Homeless Task Force met on Sunday to discuss continued goals and projects already in place and plan for future projects aimed at helping reduce the amount of homeless and displaced persons in Lafayette County. (February 28, 2011, Page 1)

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