Friday weather closings, delayed starts

The Monroe County and Nettleton school districts are closed Friday while the Aberdeen School District will resume classes at 9 a.m. The Amory School District will start classes at 10 a.m.

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Bulldogs get sweet revenge on East Side

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – The Aberdeen Bulldogs were out for revenge on Saturday night. Aberdeen took down Cleveland East Side 71-59 for its first trip to the Class 3A state tournament since 2012. East Side ended the Bulldogs’ state tournament hopes last year with a last-second win. “It feels great to make […]

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Lady Tigers pound Lady Trojans for state trip

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal NETTLETON – The Cleveland East Side Lady Trojans came to Nettleton with a higher standing in both the state and national rankings. The Lady Trojans had a size advantage with two players more than six feet tall. What they didn’t have was a plan to stop Jabria Pounds […]

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Storm responder appreciation luncheon postponed

ABERDEEN – According to Aberdeen Main Street Director Ann Tackett, a luncheon scheduled for Thursday to thank responders from last week’s snow storm has been postponed until tomorrow.

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Monroe Journal office closed Thursday

AMORY- Due to inclement weather, our office will be closed today.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Please do not travel unless absolutely necessary.  We will reopen at 8 am on Friday.

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School districts closed for Thursday

The Aberdeen, Amory,  Monroe County and Nettleton school districts have canceled classes for Thursday.

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Local candidates qualify for state races

Friday, Feb. 27 wasn’t only the deadline for candidates to qualify for county election races, but also for state races as well. The state’s party primaries are Aug. 4 and the general election is Nov. 3. Monroe County’s Senate district is District 7 and Democratic incumbent Hob Bryan of Amory will face Republican Barry Strevel […]

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Hopeful politicians qualify for county elections

The following individuals met the Feb. 27 deadline to qualify for the Monroe County election. Chancery Clerk Ronnie Boozer (I), Independent Circuit Clerk NaToya Garth Eddie, Democrat Dana Dean Sloan, Democrat Henry O’Neil Randle III, Democrat Tykela Broyles Hodges, Democrat Veronica Hampton-Harrison, Democrat Carol Cantrell Knight, Republican Crystal Cooper, Republican Doris Gathings, Democrat Earnestine Ware, […]

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Amber Alert canceled for missing Smithville boy

SMITHVILLE – According to Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Public Relations Officer Tanya Willems, an Amber Alert issued Wednesday afternoon for a missing 9-year-old has been canceled. The boy was spotted just before 6:30 p.m.  near Mt. Zion and Donnie Carter roads where he had last been seen by a motorist who called the MCSO. A […]

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Crews take preparations ahead of next round of winter weather

According to Monroe County Emergency Management Agency Director Bunky Goza, rain will turn into freezing precipitation after midnight, as per a conference call with the National Weather Service Wednesday morning. “Travel will be treacherous. Last week was different with the snow, but with ice, there is no traction on the roads,” said Goza who advised […]

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Former Aberdeen resident awaiting extradition in sexual battery case

John Mark Linder, 42, previously of Aberdeen was located in Kansas. Linder has been a wanted person by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office for two counts of sexual battery. The incident occurred in 2013. Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is awaiting extradition of Linder back to Monroe County. The MCSO extends its thanks the U.S. Marshals […]

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MCSO advises against travel during potential wintry weather

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging everyone who does not have to be out on the roads starting late tonight and on into Thursday to please stay home, according to a press release. The MCSO wants everyone to be safe, and by all means stay home and off the roadways if at all possible.

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Luncheon to give thanks to storm first responders

ABERDEEN – Aberdeen Main Street is  extending its appreciation with a luncheon to responders that helped ensure safety, clear streets and restore electricity during last week’s snow event. “We thought it was the right thing to do. When your lights are off, you realize how awful it is. This is our way of showing appreciation […]

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App allows user to interact with police department

AMORY – Residents will soon be in the Amory Police Department loop thanks to a smartphone app that will allow users to receive push notifications letting them know any number of things that are going on in the city or their particular neighborhood. “There will be push options, so people will have a choice of […]

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Winter storm drops significant snowfall amounts across region

By RAY VAN DUSEN, EMILY TUBB  and ALICE ORTIZ/Monroe Journal Rain and sleet Wednesday, Feb. 25 primed surfaces for several inches of snow that covered Monroe County beginning in the early afternoon. Winter Storm Remus gave southerners a relatable few days to what several northern states have experienced for the bulk of 2015. The Aberdeen, […]

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