Yalobusha County

Yalobusha County, Mississippi

PO Box 664
Water Valley, MS 38965
Phone: (662) 473-5024
Fax: (662) 473-3622

In north-central MS; organized Dec 23, 1833 from Choctaw cession in 1830. Name Origin: For the Yalobusha River, which flows through a nearby county; from Choctaw, probably 'tadpole-place.'

Area (sq mi):: 495.00 (land 467.12; water 27.88) Population per square mile: 28.70
Population 2005: 13,417 State rank: 63 Population change: 2000-20005 2.80%; 1990-2000 8.50% Population 2000: 13,051 (White 60.00%; Black or African American 38.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 37.70
Income 2000: per capita $14,953; median household $26,315; Population below poverty level: 21.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,640-$21,061
Unemployment (2004): 8.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 26.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 48.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Renasant announced that Tommy Jones has transitioned from Grenada Market President to Yalobusha County Market President and North Central Mississippi Region Senior Vice President.
The department also has awarded waste tire grants to Sunflower County and Yalobusha County. Department spokesman Robbie Wilbur reports cities and counties may apply for the grants to use for programs to prevent and clean up unauthorized dumps, to aid in hiring local solid waste enforcement officers, for public education efforts on solid waste disposal and recycling, and to establish programs for the collection of white goods, bulky wastes and recyclables.
6 (1859) Steeplejack Alexander Gilliard fell to his death from the spire of the Yalobusha County Courthouse.
Recorded in the northern Mississippi backwoods at the infamous Fat Possum Records' Money Shot Studios (now dubbed Blackwings, located in Yalobusha County, Miss., hence the album title), home of southern blues giants R.L.
In the summer of 1958, Herbers sent Sessions and Carter sent the reporter Jay Milner to cover the trial of Yalobusha County Sheriff J.
Mitchell also quoted Columbus economic developer Joe Max Higgins who said about the KiORplant that was located in Columbus, "Mississippi got screwed way bigger than it did with the (failed Yalobusha County) beef plant"
* Yalobusha County, $20,400 for employment assistance for a local solid waste enforcement officer and to clean up unauthorized dump sites.
Her firm's designs--from the Strand Theater restoration in Louisville, the Oxford Depot renovation, and the Natchez Trace Visitor's Center in Clinton, to the Eupora Depot rehabilitation and the Yalobusha County Courthouse restoration in Water Valley--have won many prestigious awards.
Patrice O'Brien lives in Rankin Country, but she owns timberland in Yalobusha County and has witnessed firsthand the challenges bad bridges create.