New Amory girls’ coach Wax aims for hoops success

New Amory girls’ basketball coach Paula Wax has worked in the school district for the last several years but is ready to get back on the court to lead the Lady Panthers. “I helped out one year, but that’s been 8-9 years ago. I’d like to hopefully provide some consistency for this program,” Wax said. […]

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Crews work to restore power in Amory

AMORY – According to a notice from the Amory Police Department, a power line is down across Highway 25 South. Police advise people to stay clear of the area while crews work to replace it. The notice, which was released via the Amory Police Department app approximately 1:15 p.m., also states that a large portion […]

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Lawnmower accident claims life of Sulligent business owner

SIPSEY FORK – According to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley, a 77-year-old Sipsey Fork man died Tuesday, July 28 as the result of a lawn mower accident. Just before 8 p.m. Tuesday, a motorist noticed a lawnmower overturned in a small pond beside Paul Wayne Puckett’s house near Greenwood Springs. The motorist and another person went […]

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Commercial truck ordinance to remain as is

AMORY – After some flip flopping following requests from residents on both sides of the commercial truck ordinance issue, the board of aldermen unanimously upheld the original ordinance prohibiting commercial trucks from parking in residentially zoned neighborhoods at the July 21 meeting. The issue was originally brought before the board by resident Jennifer Fines on […]

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From here to Honduras: Mission work bridges gap between U.S. opportunities and Central American hope

  Editor’s note: From July 16-22, a joint    initiative between members of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Aberdeen, the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Columbus and Grace Bible Church in Oxford reached out to several villagers in the  Lake Yojoa region of Honduras through Jackson-based Salt and Light Ministries. The work entailed […]

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Aberdeen officials tout savings with UTV purchase

By CAROLYN PARSON/For the Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – The Aberdeen Board of Aldermen discussed several issues during its July 21 meeting. Mayor Cecil Belle proudly announced the addition of the city’s new Utility Terrain Vehicles, which will be used mostly by the street department. The purchase was meant to help save on fuel. The four […]

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They don’t make immunizations for home sickness

The patty melt at the airport Holiday Inn was a little saltier than I prefer, but the glass of sweet tea was on point…no, make that perfect. I knew that night from the first sip, it’d be my last glass for eight days with an impending 6 a.m. flight to Houston and another to San […]

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Two arrested for felony possession of meth

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Zachary Morris Leach, 23, of  Aberdeen and Justin Wayne Bryant, 21, of  Smithville on July 26. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop. The two have been charged with felony possession of meth. They remain in the custody of the Monroe County Adult Detention Center and are […]

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Amory man booked for accessory after the fact, firearm charges

The Amory Police Department arrested Terry Janvard Parham, 54, of Amory for possession of a firearm by a felon, accessory after the fact and possession of a stolen firearm. Parham is out on bond after Monroe County Justice Court Judge Robert Fowlkes set bond at $5,000.

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Aberdeen cook specializes in soup, seafood dishes

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal ABERDEEN – When Bradley Lipsey first married, she could cook only two things – spaghetti and a 1-2-3-4 cake. “Mother was an absolute fantastic cook and while she did not teach us how to cook anything, she did instill in us the notion that you cooked,” said Lipsey, who was […]

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Students chosen as Monroe County EPA Scholarship recipients

For the Monroe Journal The board of directors of the Monroe County Electric Power Association has awarded $1,000 scholarships to four 2015 graduating seniors from high schools within its service territory. According to Monroe County EPA General Manager Barry Rowland, the criteria for consideration for the scholarship includes maintaining an exemplary scholastic record, leadership roles […]

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Nettleton’s Kidd aims to continue winning tradition

By Makenzie Hawkins Special to the Journal Nettleton softball may have a new head coach, but that does not mean Jacob Kidd is unfamiliar with the winning program. Kidd, who was the assistant at Nettleton for five years, is now the head slow-pitch and fast-pitch softball coach for the Nettleton Lady Tigers. “It is a […]

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A trip to the city that never sleeps

I returned Friday evening from a four-day trip to New York. I had a group of nine people who flew out in the morning of July 14 from Memphis. After changing planes at Reagan National in Washington, we landed at LaGuardia in New York about 3:30 p.m. After checking into our hotel, we headed to […]

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Conservator approves July agenda for Aberdeen School District

Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – Aberdeen School District Conservator Mac Curlee approved several personnel items as part of the district’s July agenda. Jennifer Champman was approved as an Aberdeen Elementary School special education teacher; Amanda Hill and Tiffany O’Mary-Weeks were approved as AES assistant teachers; Latasha Lenoir and Karen Poindexter were approved as Shivers Middle School […]

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Nettleton’s Parker overcomes setbacks for senior success

By Makenzie Hawkins Special to the Journal A hole in her labrum and a torn rotator cuff could not stop Nettleton native Hayley Parker from playing the game she loved and finishing out her senior softball season. Parker, a shortstop at Central Arkansas, had surgery the summer before her senior year to try and repair […]

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