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Social Security Center: Shame on you

For the Monroe Journal Life is a bucket of choices…some are easy, some not so much. But we all must make more seriously choices that will have a lifetime of consequences. Agreed? Well, that is what you are looking at when you make a decision on your Social Security benefit…basically a permanent decision. We are […]

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Gadow shares some of family’s favorite recipes

AMORY – Glynda Gadow has been cooking since she was about 14 years old. Since her mom and dad owned a grocery store, she and her sister, Barbara, had to learn to cook. “We would cook supper and mother would come to the house, get the food on a tray and take it back to […]

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Mental Health and you

For the Monroe Journal When was the last time you stopped to think about your mental health? For most of us, good mental health comes pretty far down the list of things to do. We typically think that only people with mental illnesses need to pay attention to their mental health. However, scientific research has […]

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Leave the caps at home

In the almost 23 years I have been at the newspaper, I have covered a lot of school award programs and graduations. Graduations are most definitely is not the time or place to wear a cap. Caps are not to be worn inside a building. They should always be removed when going into a building, […]

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MCSO seeks whereabouts of Nettleton man

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Michael Hill, 25, of Nettleton. Anyone with any information should contact the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at 369-2468.

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Arrests made in connection to ATV thefts

Two people are currently being held at the Monroe County Detention Center in connected to the theft of all-terrain vehicles in Itawamba and Monroe counties, according to Sheriff Cecil Cantrell. “People have been stealing four-wheelers and larger ATVs in Itawamba County and coming down here to try to sell them and stealing them from here […]

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Supervisors table selection of airport consulting firm

ABERDEEN – What began with six applicants to act as the consultant firm for the Monroe County Airport has been narrowed down to three candidates presented to the board of supervisors May 18. “I want to be in the mode of learning, especially in the flight industry. From the airport’s standpoint, there were things we […]

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Aberdeen PTO presidents host parent forum

By CAROLYN PARSON/For the Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – Presidents of the Aberdeen School District’s parent teacher organization presented inspirational updates on their experiences and progress while issuing a passionate plea for more parental involvement at a parent forum May 10 at Aberdeen High School. Kebby Hardin, president of the high school chapter, opened by stating the […]

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Communities honoring those passed with Memorial Day ceremonies

Aberdeen, Amory and Nettleton will each hold ceremonies May 30 to pause and remember the servicemen and women and veterans of American wars passed away in observance of Memorial Day. American Legion Post 26 in Aberdeen will host a ceremony at 10 a.m. at Odd Fellows Cemetery. In the event of rain, the ceremony will […]

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Hatley’s Seals rewarded for her perseverance through injury

Hatley’s Madison Seals has played through the pain of a broken back, then became the cheerleader and inspirational leader for her team on the sidelines after undergoing spinal surgery. Last week, the incoming Hatley senior, who plays both basketball and softball, was recognized for her courage and perseverance as she was awarded the Unselfish Hero […]

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Shooting incident raises questions about party ordinance

ABERDEEN – During citizen input of the May 17 board of alderman meeting, Tom Brahan questioned the city’s ordinance regarding private parties following a May 14 shooting incident at a party on Central Drive that lasted past 2:30 a.m. “The city’s got to have some sort of ordinance to protect neighborhoods from this kind of […]

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Amory commits to welcoming all through ordinance

AMORY – Before passing a resolution stating Amory’s commitment to diversity and hospitality, Mayor Brad Blalock and city attorney John Creekmore took the opportunity to clarify the intent of the statement. “Some people are here due to confusion in the media. This has no bearing on House Bill 1523. That’s a state document that has […]

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Amory Humane Society holding volunteer days

AMORY – The Amory Humane Society is expanding and needs community help to do so. The shelter is asking the community to come together and help in cleaning out old buildings, moving equipment and more in preparation of construction of a new building. The new structure will replace the oldest building on the property and will […]

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Hatley’s Stark aims for more aggressiveness in Lady Tigers

New Hatley girls’ basketball coach Ben Stark has learned the ropes the last three years from Scott Carter and Terry Walters. Now, Stark is ready to take over the reins and adapt his own style of coaching to the Lady Tigers. “I’m really excited for the opporunity to be the head coach. I’ve had the […]

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Amory Police Department warns of tax scam

AMORY – The Amory Police Department has received calls regarding a telephone scam dealing with taxes. People are told their personal property taxes need to be paid, and the caller offers to handle it online immediately. According to the APD, the City of Amory will never ask people to pay over the telephone nor does […]

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