Hamilton Post Office kicks off awareness month with annual event

HAMILTON – This year’s Hamilton Post Office Breast Cancer Stamp Kickoff will hold even more significance for the event’s main organizer, Hamilton Postmaster Twanda Tate, who has been putting together the event for several years now, both in Prairie and Hamilton. “My sister battled breast cancer two times in the past five years and I […]

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Volunteers of the Decade Award highlights Main Street awards

AMORY – Amory Main Street Association celebrated its 10-year benchmark Sept. 23 with a recap of the past year’s accomplishments and upcoming goals. To better appreciate the organization’s past, two volunteers were recognized for their energetic dedication since the very beginning. “This is the 10th anniversary and I’ve had a lot of people to lean […]

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Tale of ticketing trooper takes a turn

Do you remember your last encounter with the Mississippi Highway Patrol? Of course you do. Blue flashing lights, a moment of dread and then a handwritten invitation to deposit money into the state’s coffers. All too often our only encounter with officers of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol is the result of getting caught driving […]

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Main event changed for Smithville Smackdown event

SMITHVILLE – Due to a conflict Buff ‘The Stuff’ Bagwell will not be wrestling in the main event for Friday’s Smithville Smackdown, an Outlaw Wrestling Organization fundraiser for Smithville School. Instead, Robert Gibson half of the tag team The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, will face Shawn Reed in the main event. Gibson formerly wrestled in […]

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Smithville tops Hamilton in slugfest

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal SMITHVILLE – In a game that decided the Division 4-1A title between softball rivals Hamilton and Smithville, the division ended up being second to the number of long balls that left Smithville’s field on Tuesday night. A whopping 25 home runs were hit as Smithville topped Hamilton 27-22, but the […]

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October brings opening of squirrel, deer archery seasons

JACKSON – Many Mississippians are looking forward to the opening of deer archery season on Oct. 1 for the Hill and Delta zones and Oct. 15 for the Southeast Zone. Longbows, recurves, compound bows and crossbows are all considered legal archery equipment and can be used during all seasons for deer. There is no minimum […]

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Meredith talks discipline, need for more outreach in local stop

AMORY – Incorporating the current events of racial tensions in Missouri and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s child abuse charge for spanking his son into his formula for the state’s success, James Meredith, the first African American admitted to Ole Miss, implored the core of Mississippi’s existing problems Sept. 16 at the Amory Library. […]

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Water rate increase meeting held in Smithville

SMITHVILLE – A public meeting was held at Smithville Town Hall Sept. 16 for Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley to hear evidence as to why a water rate increase is needed for the rural customers of the Smithville Water Department. The water system served an average of 389 customers since last October. Whereas current rates […]

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Aberdeen woman faces grand larceny charge

  The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Rebecca Webb, 37, of Aberdeen on Sept. 26. Webb is charged with grand larceny. She is accused of stealing approximately $1,500 worth of coins and old money from a Monroe County resident. Bond has not been set. She is currently housed at Monroe County Detention Center. 

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Amory man charged with possession of contraband in a correctional facility

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dustin Pickle, 25, of Amory Sept. 27. Pickle is charged with possession of contraband in a correctional facility. Pickle is currently being housed at Monroe County Detention Center. Bond has not been set.

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Amory senior named National Merit Semifinalist

AMORY – Amory High School senior Weston Colbert was recently named one of 17 Northeast Mississippi students as a National Merit Semifinalist. As a junior, he took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in October 2013. “I thought I did horrible on the practice and threw away the score sheet,” said Colbert. “I wasn’t […]

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Supervisors listen to insurance bid proposals

ABERDEEN – Even though District 1 Supervisor Doug Wiggins shared his displeasure on how the bidding process for the county’s insurance policy was handled for the upcoming year, previous shares of information resulted in big savings for the county. “I’m disappointed that quotes were shared with other companies. I think everyone should have an equal […]

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MSU pitching coach addresses First United Methodist Church

AMORY – Before passing the mic to guest speaker Butch Thompson Wednesday night at First United Methodist Church, Bobby Tidwell talked up the Mississippi State baseball team’s pitching coach’s credibility in his craft. A bigger attribute that sticks out to Tidwell, however, is Thompson’s Christianity. “I’m not a preacher. I’m not a public speaker. I’m […]

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MDEQ awards solid waste grant to Monroe County

For the Monroe Journal The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) awarded Monroe County a solid waste assistance grant of $17,280 that will be used by the county for enforcement efforts regarding illegal dumping. “The Solid Waste Assistance Grants support a variety of useful solid waste management activities for cities and counties, and this grant […]

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Hathcock treasures family cookbook

AMORY – Cindy Hathcock’s family cookbook, “No Small Source of Food,” which is filled with recipes from the J.E. and Irene Williams family from across the country. It was put together by her sister. The cookbook is a great legacy to leave for future generations. Hathcock began cooking when she was about 15 years old. […]

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