Conservator releases April agenda for ASD

ABERDEEN – For the April agenda of the Aberdeen School District, Conservator Mac Curlee approved the resignations for the 2015-2016 school year of Victoria Ashby, Dan Collins, James Garten and Leslie Gill, who are all teachers at Belle Elementary School. Curlee approved the termination of food service worker Tasha Eckford and approved Barbara Vasser as […]

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When the adrenaline runs out and the fever runs up

To all of those out there with sore throats, stopped up noses and chest congestion, I can relate to your misfortunate. In talking with several other people in the same predicament last week, being sick was somewhat of an epidemic. Take all the pollen, the fluctuations of temperature we’ve experienced, rain casting a gloomy state […]

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Panthers sweep on division road trip

PONTOTOC/FULTON – Grabbing one win on the road in a tough Division 1-4A is a tall enough task. The Amory Panthers doubled the sweetness of victory on Monday, by sweeping the top two teams in their region with a 5-3 win at Pontotoc and an 9-4 nightcap clincher of Itawamba AHS. “I’m proud of all […]

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Nettleton edges away late against Hatley

NETTLETON – In a tough matchup for both teams just a week before the playoffs start for each, the Nettleton Lady Tigers pulled away late from Hatley for a 9-2 win on Monday afternoon. “We’ve been off a week, and I could tell early we were having trouble with our approach at the plate,” Nettleton […]

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Lady Lions get aggressive to pound Lady Indians

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal HAMILTON – “Finally,” Hamilton coach Bryan Loague said. “We have been preaching to these girls all season to take a different approach at the plate – to be more aggressive. The lesson finally kicked in tonight.” The Lady Lions pounded out 18 hits as they downed the IAHS […]

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Blessing of the Bikes reaches out to cyclists, novice and hardcore

ABERDEEN – Whether it’s the occasional motorcycle rider or the more seasoned one who likes to hear the rumble of an engine every day, First Presbyterian Church extends an open invitation to its first-ever Blessing of the Bikes service April 26 beginning at 10 a.m. Members of the Columbus chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association […]

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Positive talk recurring theme for P16 Council meeting

ABERDEEN – During April 13’s P16 Council meeting of the Aberdeen School District, a couple of attendees stated how the district is becoming a talking point across the state in a good way. “I think Aberdeen is well on the way of being the first success story of a conservatorship school that’s thriving. You look […]

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Tigers clinch division with soggy win over Baldwyn

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal HATLEY – It was raining when the game started, and it was raining when the game ended, but the Hatley Tigers didn’t let the sogginess dampen their spirits as they downed Baldwyn 4-0 last Tuesday to clinch their division. Lefthander Clay Pearson took the mound for the Tigers […]

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Lady Tigers notch sweep for Division 4-3A title

BY GENE PHELPS DAILY JOURNAL NETTLETON – Dana Rhea wasn’t ready to proclaim Nettleton the Division 4-3A champion last Tuesday night. He was quite reluctant moments after his team defeated North Pontotoc 6-0 to improve to 15-2 overall and 8-0 in division play with two games remaining. “There’s still softball to be played,” the Lady […]

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Touch-A-Truck event to be rescheduled

The Amory Main Street touch-a-truck, previously scheduled for this Saturday in Frisco Park, will be rescheduled due to the threat of inclement weather. “We were hoping the forecast would change, but have decided to move it to another location and another day instead,” said Main Street Director Carol Knight. The future venue for the event […]

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School district to implement athletic code of conduct

AMORY – At the Monroe County Board of Education meeting on April 14, board members gave first approval to a Monroe County School District Student-Athlete Code of Conduct. Final approval will be given at the May meeting. Parents, as well as the student-athlete will have to sign the code, indicating their understanding and accepting its […]

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Amory schools report improved finances, promising ACT scores

AMORY – The Amory School District is finally heading toward a little light at the end of the financial tunnel, according to superintendent Tony Cook, “In terms of our district financial statement, we are at the top of the threshold. The fund balance looks good, but we have to get to June 30. We’re pretty […]

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CodeRED, preparedness plan tips for tornado season

With tornado season upon us, Monroe County residents would do well to take advantage of the CodeRED alert system, a free emergency notification system that includes weather alerts based on warnings by the National Weather Service. This service, provided through Three Rivers Planning and Development District by the Monroe County Board of Supervisors, sends critical […]

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Amory Main Street hosting Touch-A-Truck event

AMORY – Come on out to the Frisco Park pavilion area April 25 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for the Amory Main Street Touch-A-Truck fundraiser, where residents can have lunch, hang out with Elsa from “Frozen” and check out a robotics SWAT truck all in one setting. “I learned about this at a Mississippi […]

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Online registration begins May 1 for ICC’s summer orientation sessions

For the Monroe Journal Incoming freshmen at Itawamba Community College may register online for this summer’s orientation sessions beginning May 1, according to Larry Boggs, director of student recruitment and orientation. Both morning (8-11:45 a.m.) and afternoon (1-4:45 p.m.) sessions are scheduled for June 8, 9 and 10 and July 13 and 14 at the […]

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