HomeStretch expanding Nettleton operations

For the Monroe Journal JACKSON—Officials from upholstered reclining furniture manufacturer HomeStretch, Inc. announce the company is expanding its operations in Nettleton by adding 60,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space to its existing facility. The project will create 60 new jobs, bringing the number of employees at the Nettleton location to approximately 250. “This […]

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Milkshakes have been with McDonald’s from its humble beginnings

It was a tight race but, in the end, Monroe Journal readers have chosen McDonald’s as the best place to get a milkshake in Monroe County. McDonald’s and milkshakes have gone hand in hand since a Multi-mixer milkshake machine salesman named Ray Kroc noticed that the McDonald brothers purchased eight of his mixers. After visiting […]

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Naturalization ceremony welcomes 53 of nation’s newest citizens

ABERDEEN – Fifty-three individuals from 23 countries were sworn in Friday as U.S. citizens in a naturalization ceremony by U.S. District Senior Judge Glen H. Davidson, who urged them to be active participants by voting and happily serving on juries as they mesh into their newly acquired citizenships. “You’re the fresh minds and innovators we […]

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MHP issues statewide Amber Alert

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is issuing an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard, who was abducted Sunday morning between 6 and 7 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. She is described as a white female, with long brown hair, brown eyes, 5 feet four, inches tall and weighing 140 pounds. She was last seen accompanied […]

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Kimbrough’s cooking comes from a country raising

GREENWOOD SPRINGS – Ruth Kimbrough thinks she was about 8 years old when she started cooking. Her mother was often sick and with four kids in the house, she had to help cook. “I think the first thing I cooked was fried potatoes in a black skillet and cornbread. We ate a lot of potatoes. […]

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Lady Panthers win Monroe County tourney

HAMILTON – Amory has come close in the last three Monroe County slow-pitch softball tournaments. On Saturday, the Lady Panthers finished the job. Amory completed a three-game sweep of its fellow county rivals, capped off with a 13-3 win over Hamilton in the final game of the day. “I’m not really sure of the date […]

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Bond set for subjects arrested in standoff

Monroe County Justice Court Judge Robert Fowlkes set bond Friday for the three subjects arrested following a standoff in Bigbee Wednesday. A $1 million cash bond was set for Steven Alton Brantley while bond was set at $20,000 each for David Little and Crystal Bosch. All three subjects have been charged with possession of a […]

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Cotton Transition Assistance Program enrollment begins

For the Monroe Journal U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced that farmers can now enroll in the Cotton Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) through Oct. 7, 2014. The program, created by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides interim payments to cotton producers during the 2014 crop year until the Stacked […]

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Monroe football previews: Week 2

New Hope (0-0) at Aberdeen (1-0) Last week: Aberdeen 42, Shannon 19; New Hope off…Aberdeen QB Josh Williams accounted for five total TDs in the season opener, completing 9 of 12 passing for 181 yards and three scores and another 78 yards and 2 TDs on the ground…B.J. Williams was his leading receiver with two […]

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Baldwyn tops Nettleton

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal NETTLETON – The heat took its toll. There were certainly first-game mistakes. But the Nettleton Tigers and Baldwyn Bearcats opened their 2014 season with an entertaining 48 minutes of high school football Friday, with Baldwyn scoring the winning touchdown late for a 28-25 victory. “It was all about […]

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Bulldogs light up scoreboard in Shannon

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal SHANNON – The Aberdeen Bulldogs’ high octane offense got revenge for last year’s season-opening loss to Shannon when they put 42 points on the board in their victory over the Red Raiders on the road Friday night. Senior QB Josh Williams accounted for five touchdowns, completing 9 of […]

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Panthers surge in second half at Independence

Amory’s defense turned in another stellar performance on Friday night, allowing just five first downs and no touchdowns in the Panthers’ 23-7 season-opening win at Independence. The game stayed locked in a scoreless tie until after halftime. Amory coach Ben Ashley said he didn’t feel like his team had the energy it needed in the […]

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ICC schedules CPR/AED class

For the Monroe Journal Registration is under way for a CPR – First Aid – AED class at Itawamba Community College. The class will meet from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 27, at ICC-Belden (3200 Adams Farm Road). The course is taught according to the American Heart Association standards for individuals with limited or no medical […]

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Empower Mississippi forum set for Sept. 4

AMORY – Empower Mississippi President Grant Callen will take questions Sept. 4 regarding a special needs bill for the 2015 Mississippi Legislature. The Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act would give parents access to an Individualized Education Fund that can be used to pay for a variety of services including therapy, tutoring, tuition […]

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At the Movies: Aug. 27, 2014

“Let’s be Cops” Rated: R Synposis by movies.com: It’s the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they’re not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly minted “heroes” get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, […]

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