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Water Valley

Cards change – and so does life’s schedule

It’s funny how life works out sometimes. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks traces his recent steps that brought him full circle to working with The Oxford EAGLE again. (November 18, 2010, Page 4)

Friends say goodbye to Barber

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)

WV teen killed in weekend wreck

A Water Valley High School graduate was killed late early Sunday morning when his vehicle ran off the road for unknown reasons.

Jeremy Michael Barber, 19, was pronounced dead by Yalobusha County coroner Ronnie Stark just after midnight Sunday on Highway 32 East.

Barber suffered massive trauma during the one-vehicle wreck. It was unknown this morning what caused Barber to lose control of his vehicle. (November 15, 2010, Page 2A)

Local banks robbed more often

While Oxford has had two bank robberies and nearby Water Valley has had one bank robbed in 2010, nationally, the Bonnie and Clyde wannabes seem to be getting fewer. (November 10, 2010, Page 1)

Panty thief a convicted burglary

The man police say kept women in fear for more than three months after breaking into 11 homes and stealing their panties and other under garments was on probation at the time of his arrest for breaking into a woman’s home in 2005.

Joseph P. Lillo, 32, pleaded guilty in January 2006 to a charge of burglary of a dwelling before Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth in 2006. According to the indictment, filed in the Circuit Court in Oxford, Lillo broke into a women’s home on July 5, 2005.

The indictment does not say what Lillo stole.

He was sentenced to 20 years in prison with 12 years suspended, leaving eight years to serve. Yet less than four years later, Lillo was released from prison on Nov. 4, 2009, and placed on probation. (October 12, 2010, Page 1)

The Reviews play Red House and White Star Tavern this weekend

OXFORD TOWN – Catch one of Oxford’s hottest bands, The Reviews, on Friday, Aug. 20, at Red House and on Saturday at the White Star Tavern in Water Valley. The popular local trio has a plethora of originals that’ll keep you rockin’ all weekend. And, be sure to check out Page 4 of this week’s Welcome Back Rebel issue of Oxford Town for other venue listings for the weekend into next week. (August 19, 2010, Page 8, 4)

Watermelon Carnival

The annual Water Valley Watermelon Carnival concludes Saturday. Sponsored by Water Valley Chamber of Commerce, the carnival will feature  live music, a variety of contests and free watermelon on Saturday. (August 4, 2010)

Watermelon Carnival

The annual Water Valley Watermelon Carnival will be held today and Saturday this week. Sponsored by Water Valley Chamber of Commerce, the carnival will feature live music, a street dance and fireworks on Friday, and live music, a variety of contests and free watermelon on Saturday. (August 4, 2010)

Watermelon Carnival

The annual Water Valley Watermelon Carnival will be held Thursday through Saturday this week. Sponsored by Water Valley Chamber of Commerce, the carnival will feature live music, a street dance and fireworks on Friday, and live music, a variety of contests and free watermelon on Saturday. (August 4, 2010)

Dealing with heat is serious business

Editor Don Whitten has gotten a lot of feedback about a recent column where he suggested we’re too accustomed to air conditioning, and he takes a look at some of those comments as he talks about dealing with the unusually hot June days we’re experiencing. (June 16, 2010, Page 4)

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