Please wait while the image carousel is loading

 

Business owner approaches Amory aldermen about zoning

AMORY – Local business owner Keith Baxter approached the mayor and board of aldermen April 19 to raise questions regarding city zoning. “As most of you know, we’ve owned our business on Highway 278 for around 18 years. In 2004 it was annexed by the city and re-zoned residential. We have a buyer now who […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

An open letter to the media from one of your own

At 7:30 just about every Thursday morning, I talk to one of my lifelong friends born and reared here who’s now living in a big city. We usually intend to get caught up on silly stuff from throughout the week but typically wind up complaining like grumpy old men instead. Recently, the reasons have been […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Amory rocket team headed again to national competition

AMORY – Amory is again receiving notice as the high school’s rocket team will, for the third year in a row, go to Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) in Washington, D.C., May 11-16. Only the top 100 teams are invited to the National Finals. Amory is the only school in Mississippi to qualify for the […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Aberdeen aldermen move forward with sidewalk project

ABERDEEN – During its April 19 meeting, the board of aldermen approved for Civil Links Engineering to provide services in relation to sidewalk repairs near Shivers Middle School and sidewalk construction from the Aberdeen Park and Recreation Building to the High Street Community Center. “We submitted our contract to MDOT to provide for a survey, […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Lady Tigers rebound after loss to take series

HATLEY – After a loss in the first game of their Class 3A softball play-in round, the Hatley Lady Tigers regrouped in a big way on Saturday afternoon. Hatley pounded out an 18-8 win in Game 2, then walked it off in a back-and-forth 8-7 victory in Game 3 to take the series against Water […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Lady Lions open, close series with wins over Lady Hawks

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal HAMILTON – Pitching and defense ruled the day on Friday when Myrtle came to Hamilton for the play-in round of the Class 1A softball playoffs as the Lady Lions came alive late for a 10-0 win. The two teams split on Saturday in Games 2 and 3 with […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Mt. Zion hosting cancer awareness event

HAMILTON – A ministry through Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, where Deon Triplett is pastor, is doing its part in raising cancer awareness with the upcoming mother/daughter tea. “We wanted to give back and thought of the high rate of cancer in Hamilton and wanted a cancer survivor to speak,” said Jametta Keaton, a member […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Wilemon wins Elvis Fan Club Scholarship

For the Monroe Journal TUPELO – Carley Wilemon of Aberdeen sang her way to first place April 23 in the annual Tupelo Elvis Presley Fan Club Scholarship Competition. Wilemon won a $5,000 scholarship with her performance in the Presley birthplace auditorium. She was one of 10 high school senior finalists who performed two songs of […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Harmon gives back to fans during quick trip home

BECKER – An estimated 200 people waited in line April 20 at Southern Crossing Outfitters in Amory to take selfies and get autographs from the last ‘American Idol’ Trent Harmon, but the rush was the calm before the storm. Two days later, more than 1,000 people weaved their way from a horseshoe-shaped line in the […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Amory Main Street kicking off Noon Tunes series

AMORY – Vinegar Band will be filled  with music, as Amory Main Street will host Noon Tunes, a five-week lunchtime series, which begins April 28 with Mayor Brad Blalock. “I love that we’re kicking it off with our mayor. He’s a cool dude and a great guy,” said Amory Main Street Director Traci Hughely. “Thursday […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Blue Wives taking donations for National Police Week

For the Monroe Journal AMORY – National Police Week is May 15-21 this year, and Blue Wives, an organization of wives of Amory police officers, is accepting donations for range bags to be purchased for each officer. Range bags are used by officers to put gear in for the firing range or their gear for […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Lady Panthers’ rally falls short against Corinth

AMORY – The Amory Lady Panthers tried to mount a rally late against division winner Corinth, but it fell just short on Wednesday afternoon. The Lady Panthers scored all six of their runs in the final two innings, but the Lady Warriors held on for a 7-6 win. “We have to put something together early. […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Caledonia, Smithville high school fishing teams advance to regionals

ABERDEEN – With five fish, the maximum limit of fish caught, Caledonia High School students, Parker Humber and Kody White, placed first in the Mississippi Bass Federation High School Championship April 23 on Aberdeen Lake. The combined weight of their catch was 13.06 lbs. Placing second were Brock Kennedy and Tyler Murray of Smithville High […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

One day, one minute, one second; how they can change a lifetime

What you were doing when you heard that Prince died; that one may stick with you for a while but will probably eventually be forgotten. What you were doing when you heard about the World Trade Center attacks; that will be hard to forget. April 27, 2011; for anyone living in Monroe County at the […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Dome storm shelter taking shape in Hatley

HATLEY – The dome storm shelter, located on the campus of Hatley Attendance Center, has taken shape from the outside, and completion of its heavily reinforced interior is expected to be complete by the end of May. “The domes are rated to withstand an EF-5 tornado and, more importantly, objects being projected with those wind […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }