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New W.V. grocery recalls days gone by

Alexe van Beuren got tired of driving to Oxford from Water Valley whenever she ran out of her favorite milk from the Brown Family Dairy or some home-grown produce.
To rectify the situation she took matters into her own hands and opened her own grocery store. (June 11, 2010, Page 1B)

Let’s look at other towns offering Sunday alcohol sales

Local restaurant owner John M. Currence writes, in a guest column, that there are two distinct sides appearing unable to give much ground in the debate over allowing the sale of alcohol in Oxford on Sundays, and he suggests that the best way to reach a compromise might be for both sides to take a look at other communities that allow Sunday sales. (June 2, 2010, Page 4)

Saying good-bye to a beloved school

A CONVERSATION WITH — Kainen Gilley graduates tonight at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum as part of the Water Valley High School Class of 2010. He transferred to WVHS as a seventh-grader from the Mississippi School for the Blind in Jackson, and has since developed a deep affection for Water Valley schools, and for the teachers, administrators and fellow students who have supported him. He will next spend several months at an independent living facility in Tupelo.

(more…) (May 20, 2010, Page 3)

MDOT projects moving forward

Work to replace three bridges in Lafayette County is about 50 percent complete, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation. The bridges, all located on Highway 331 in the Tula area, are being replaced by Talbot Brothers Construction and Grading of Nesbit. (April 7, 2010, Page 2)

Vance leads Lady Blue Devils to win

Haley Vance won her second straight start to help lift the Water Valley Lady Blue Devils to a 4-1 win over district foe Independence Monday at the Crawford Sports Complex. (March 9, 2010, Page 9)

Job training helps young adults

The Arbor Education and Training Youth Services program helps 17- to 21-year-olds by providing a two-week intensive training for job search skills and academic remediation. When the training ends, the youth is placed in a 90-hour internship, paid through the program. A new group will begin on Wednesday in Water Valley at the Lawrence Turner Community Center.
For more information, contact Cotton at 234-3231 or by e-mail at More information on the program is also available at

 (March 5, 2010, Page 2A)

Charleston no match for Diamond Blue Devils

WVHS BASEBALL — The Charleston Tigers were no match for Water Valley on Tuesday. The Blue Devils battled a chilly night to sweep Charleston in a home doubleheader 16-1, 17-0. (March 3, 2010, Page 9)

Schools need assistance in dealing with cuts

Funding problems are only going to get worse for Mississippi educators with the governor announcing more budget cuts. Administrators want to make the cuts without affecting the education process, and they say they need a bit more assistance from lawmakers and education officals at the state level. (February 5, 2010, Page 4A)

Tuesday’s obituaries

  • Rodney N. Forsythe — Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Bethalto, Ill. Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home of Bethalto is in charge of arrangements.
  • Lanny H. Kyle Sr. — Services were held this morning at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
  • Myrtle Lawrence — Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • Charles Nash Nichols — A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • Thomas M. O’Donnell — Services are at 2 p.m. today in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel.
  • Zona Belle Dover Waldrip — Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel.

 (February 2, 2010, Page 2)

Monday’s obituaries

  • Clarice M. Winter Edwards — Services were held Saturday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
  • Gladys Mills — Services were held Sunday at Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home in Pontotoc.
  • Zona Bell Waldrip — Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

 (February 1, 2010, Page 2A)

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