Amory trio charged with possession of ICE

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance call Oct. 24 on Gray Drive, which resulted in the discovery of ICE. Shelby Gray, 40, Wesley Curt James, 31, and Kim James, 22, all of Amory were taken into custody and charged with possession of ICE. Bond has not been set at this time and […]

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Monroe football previews: Week 10

Winona (3-6, 2-1 Division 4-3A)  at Aberdeen (6-3, 2-1 Division 4-3A) Last week: Louisville 37, Aberdeen 6; Winona 53, South Pontotoc 35…Josh Williams’ 20-yard TD run was the lone score of the game for the Bulldogs against Louisville…Aberdeen has not lost more than one division game since 2006…Williams was 6 of 14 passing for 128 […]

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Tigers top Mustangs in playoff push

Hatley football has its eye on the prize – the first playoff appearance in school history. The Tigers got just a little bit closer to that goal on Friday night, topping Mantachie 19-7 for their first Division 1-2A victory of the season. Hatley led 6-0 in the first on Chance Lindsey’s 5-yard scoring run, but […]

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Seminoles roll over Vardaman

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal SMITHVILLE – Most high school football coaches would probably be concerned going into a division game with their top two quarterbacks sidelined. Not Smithville head coach Chad Collums as he called on his No. 3 quarterback Blake Comer to lead the Noles to a 34-6 win over Vardaman. […]

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Holland’s fumble recovery changes Panthers’ momentum

AMORY – Amory football coach Ben Ashley believes in a thing called “Panther Magic.” He saw it on Friday night as Amory (5-4, 2-1) capitalized on a Jalen Holland fumble recovery at their 2-yard line in a 14-14 tied game with Shannon to roll on to a 36-14 Division 1-4A win. “A lot of people […]

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Laughter is one of the best medicines for centurion

EGYPT – Oct. 23. On this day in history, the first North American transcontinental air service began from New York to Los Angeles in 1929, the United Nations General Assembly convenes for the first time in 1946 and Mary Forshee Gladney, who still keeps a smile on her face, is born in Aberdeen in 1914. […]

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Miss Mississippi State University crowned at best time to be a Bulldog

STARKVILLE – It was a weekend some saw coming while others never thought they’d live to see the day. Mississippi State University’s 38-23 win over Auburn University Oct. 11 projected the then #3 ranked team past Florida State to sit atop the college football world after the polls were announced the next day. As cowbells […]

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Lions cruise at Biggersville

Hamilton picked up its fourth straight Division 1-1A win on Friday night on the road, topping Biggersville 38-6. The Lions got another big week out of junior running back Keshon Heard, as he accounted for two scores, but also saw their passing game shine on Friday night. “They were geared up to stop the run, […]

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Bulldogs blasted by defending champions

BY BRANDON SPECK Daily Journal ABERDEEN – Aberdeen drove down Louisville’s throat, on one drive. Then the Wildcats fed the Journal’s No. 1 medium school a 37-6 beating Friday at Lester Miley Stadium. The defending Class 3A champs got touchdowns from five players, Demarcus Brooks’ 7-yard run for a 17-6 lead in the second quarter. […]

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Tigers blasted at Kemper

Nettleton found its road trip tough on Friday night as they fell 50-6 on the road to Kemper County. The Tigers got their lone score on a 20-yard pass from Colton Ausbern to Dre Smith. Nettleton coach Mike Scott complimented the athleticism of Kemper County. “It’s just the speed they have that caused us a […]

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Lady Panthers rebound in Game 3

AMORY – Amory overcame a shaky, 9-4 loss in Game 2 to take its second round, Class 4A playoff series 2-1 against Houston on Saturday. “When you beat someone like that in the first game, it gets mentally tough, but this time of the year, you can’t do that,” said Amory coach Chris Pace, whose […]

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Lady Noles blast Jumpertown to reach fourth-straight 1A North state finals

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal SMITHVILLE – It didn’t take long for Smithville to earn its berth in the Class 1A North state finals on Saturday. The Lady Noles played a total of six innings in two games, beating Jumpertown 24-0 and 22-4 to advance. “We hit the ball a lot better today […]

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Lady Lions blast their way to North finals

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel HAMILTON – The Hamilton Lady Lions blasted their way to their fourth consecutive North Half championship series with a sweep of the Falkner Lady Eagles on Saturday. Hamilton (24-6), the defending 1A champs, hit five home runs in Game 1 to win 10-0 in five innings. They kept it going […]

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Alleged wild ride leads to multiple charges for Aberdeen man

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Antoine Terrell Griffin, Jr., 20, of Aberdeen Oct. 20. Griffin is accused of allegedly chasing another vehicle on Highway 25 South. While chasing that vehicle, Griffin allegedly hit another vehicle at the intersection of Highway 25 and Marina Road. Griffin is charged with no insurance, leaving the scene of […]

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MCSO launches annual Christmas Toy Drive

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has started its Christmas Toy Drive. The public is asked to donate new toys at any of the following locations: Wal-Mart, Loden’s Body Shop or Carlisle Cleaners, all in Amory or at Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in Aberdeen on Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The department […]

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