Nettleton pitcher Guin signs with ICC

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal Nettleton senior Hayden Guin will continue his baseball career next season, signing on Friday to play for Itawamba Community College. Guin, a left-handed pitcher, helped lead the Tigers to the 3A North finals last year where they fell in three games to eventual state champion Kossuth. Nettleton coach Will Hawkins […]

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Hatley catcher Reeves inks with ICC

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal Hatley catcher Mary Kathryn Reeves will take her softball career to the next level, signing on Thursday to play next season at Itawamba Community College. “I’m really excited because I’ve worked a long time for this,” Reeves said on Thursday. “It’s a great opportunity to have because not many people […]

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MSA accepting applications from 10th grade students

For the Monroe Journal The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) is an 11th and 12th grade visual and performing arts residential, public high school located in Brookhaven. Students not only meet and exceed the traditional Mississippi high school curriculum, they receive special instruction in visual arts, vocal music, dance, literary arts and theatre. Students […]

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The big scary world lurking outside of those four wallswalls

As simple as brick and mortar seem, there’s so much more to what four walls can do. If you’ve seen any of those survival challenge shows on the National Geographic channel, the warmth, shelter and security of what’s within four walls probably pops in your mind as a blessing. For the contestants eagerly braving the […]

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County champs: Aberdeen sweeps boys’, girls’ tournament titles

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal AMORY – Aberdeen completed the sweep of the county tournament titles as the Bulldogs closed out the weekend with a 62-28 win over host Amory to take the boys’ championship for the second year in a row. It was the second dominating win of the weekend for the Bulldogs (14-2), […]

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Man accused of killing dog with bow and arrow arrested

AMORY – Monroe County Sheriff’s Department have made an arrest in connection with the killing of a dog with a bow and arrow.   James Bradly West, 34, of Fulton has been charged with Animal Cruelty. On January 17, 2015 Monroe County Sheriff’s Department received a report from Amory Humane Society that a dog had been […]

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Aberdeen woman charged with meth possession

According to Lt. Andy Long of the Amory Police Department, Leia Jeanette Mixon, 22, of Aberdeen was arrested by the APD following a welfare concern call. On Jan. 15,  officers located a suspicious vehicle in the area and narcotics were found. Leia was charged with possession of methamphetamine.  She is currently housed at Monroe County Detention […]

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Silver Alert cancelled for missing Columbus man

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation’s Silver Alert for 76-year-old Clabin Jennings of Columbus was canceled early Friday afternoon. He has been located and is okay.

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Parent academy launch weeks away for Aberdeen School District

ABERDEEN – Dr. Suzanne Bean of Core Learning, LLC made the formal announcement to the Aberdeen P16 Council Jan. 12 that a district parent academy will materialize in February. “Teams of parents will select a school improvement project for their school to increase student achievement and the groups will meet with the PTOs,” Bean said. […]

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Conservator approves January agenda

Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – For the January agenda for the Aberdeen School District, Conservator Mac Curlee approved the personnel items of Sanford E. Clay as Shivers Middle School math teacher; the reassignment of Carla Henry as alternative education program coordinator; Shanika McKinney as SMS counselor; Barbara Vasser as food service director; and the resignations of […]

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Lady Tigers take Lee County title

by David Wheeler Special to the Journal SALTILLO – The Saltillo boys broke won its first Lee County championship in decades in blowout fashion but the Nettleton girls had to rally in a game that saw five fourth-quarter ties on Saturday. Nettleton’s Jabria Pounds sank two free throws with 41 seconds left and the Tigers […]

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Area residents urged to vote for ICC to receive security grant

Itawamba Community College has been nominated to win up to $100,000 in the STANLEY Security Together for Safer Schools Grant program. The grant will be used toward access control, video cameras, emergency communications or improving safety and security at the college through other security products or services. Receiving the grant would allow for upgrades to […]

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Cook’s prediction of PARCC testing ahead of MDE’s move to change

AMORY – Amory School District Superintendent Tony Cook warned the board Jan. 12 that the state may flip flop on certain aspects of Common Core State Standards and he was right. The Mississippi Board of Education voted to cut ties with the Common Core testing consortium known as PARCC, according to a press release released […]

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County school board donates bus for ambus program

AMORY – The Monroe County Board of Education voted Jan. 13 to donate one of the county’s school buses to the Monroe County Emergency Management Agency to an ambus, short for ambulance bus, program, which has been in the works since late 2014. Monroe County EMA Director Bunky Goza spoke to the Monroe County Board […]

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Seminoles edge Eagles with strong second half

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal SMITHVILLE – The Smithville Seminoles fought off a tough TCPS team on Tuesday night and pulled out a 10-point, division-opening win, 50-40, with a strong finish. Neither teams managed more than a two-point lead in the opening quarter as the teams matched bucket-for-bucket. The Eagles took a steal […]

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