AMORY – Like so many aspects of life, music is more about the journey than the destination. With several albums recorded, supporting tour memories made and most recently a cover story in Christian Musician magazine with his band, Blues Counsel, Tony Hooper sees these milestones as small accomplishments to build momentum. “I have no desire [...]
ABERDEEN – Evans Memorial Library will host its monthly booklunch on June 19 at noon featuring guest speaker Bobby Cole of West Point. Cole is the president of Mossy Oak BioLogics and will discuss his second novel MOON UNDERFOOT. This novel is a sequel to his first THE DUMMY LINE which was published in 2008. [...]
An Amory woman, Jordan Ashley Butler, 23, reported missing last week has contacted her family and is OK, according to the Amory Police Department. Butler did not give details about where she had been since last seen in Amory in May, but was back in Monroe County Monday.
By Zac Carlisle Monroe Journal BECKER – Pulling up to the Longhorn Fish and Steakhouse in Becker, you will be greeted by the hundreds of names of satisfied customers scribbled across the outside walls, but the restaurant’s charm doesn’t end there. The inside of the restaurant is sprawled with Western decor. Behind the front desk, [...]
ABERDEEN – Questions still linger in the cause of the April 17 explosion at the West Fertilizer Company that killed 14 people, injured 200 and did extensive damage to the small Texas town in which it stood. With this volatile situation, coupled with memories of the 1995 Oklahoma City domestic terrorism attack, ammonium nitrate has [...]
AMORY – The North Monroe County Community Foundation is sponsoring a Frisco Friday in the Park in downtown Amory from 7-9 p.m. on June 28. There will be a band and activities for children. “We wanted to do a community event to being people together to celebrate summer,” said Dottie Haney, community foundation president. Frisco [...]
AMORY – Crediting Mayor Howard Boozer and the current board of aldermen with a progressive vision for Amory, local resident Martha Dalrymple deeded 34 acres of land to be turned into a nature trail area for the city at the June 4 board of alderman meeting. “Mayor Boozer and this board deserve credit for their [...]
A Prairie man was arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop Thursday, June 13, according to a statement from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. The MCSO’s K-9 unit and North Mississippi Narcotics Unit arrested Travis C. Carothers, 29, on possession of a controlled substance charges (marijuana). According to the statement, officers made a traffic [...]
AMORY – Even during conversation, they couldn’t stand still. The sound of metal clanking against the wooden stage was even louder than the speakers blasting a wide range of genres. Though it seemed as if concentration is hard to come by at Country Cloggers Dance Studio, an uninterrupted focus on the early form of folk [...]
The meaning behind Friday’s Monroe County Relay for Life event may be somber, but the event in itself is meant to be lively. A countywide fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life will pull together 15 teams with the universal board game theme hosting an array of games and events for everybody. “We [...]
JACKSON – Plans for Dr. David Parvin’s new murder trial in Monroe County are back on track, although details are still pending. Parvin, now 73, was sentenced to life in prison after his 2011 conviction. But two months ago, the Mississippi Supreme Court – in an 8-0 decision – threw out his conviction and sent [...]
ABERDEEN – A Flag Day ceremony will take place Friday at Odd Fellows Cemetery at 9 a.m. A flag that once flew over the nation’s capitol will be donated by Patsy Claxton’s brother-in-law in memory of her late husband, Cary Claxton.
AMORY – Police Chief Ronnie Bowen expressed concern about the areas of McAlpine’s Lake and Celebration Station during board of aldermen meeting June 4. “We’re constantly having to check on the parked cars. There is a lot of adult litter that is intrusive to children. The park should close at dark and we definitely need [...]
By CAROLYN PARSON For the Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – During its June 4 meeting, the board of aldermen approved a pole rental rate increase for Metrocast. The cable company currently pays an annual rate of $8 per pole and the rate will increase to $29.61 per pole. The new rate, which takes effect Jan. 1 [...]
- Lewd behavior pushes officials to close McAlpine Lake after dark June 13, 2013
- Dalrymple donates 34 acres of land for nature trails June 15, 2013
- Sheriff voices concerns regarding upcoming ‘gunslinger’ law June 12, 2013
- NMCCF sponsors family-friendly night out at Frisco Park June 16, 2013
- Local ammonia nitrate suppliers assure product’s safe handling June 17, 2013
- Local worship leader sings praises to national audiences June 18, 2013
- Wildlife manager to discuss new riveting novel at booklunch June 18, 2013
- Woman previously reported missing contacts family June 17, 2013
- One vehicle accident on Hatley Road sends driver to hospital June 17, 2013
- Longhorn Fish and Steakhouse is a precious Becker culinary gem June 17, 2013
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