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Amory Community Garden meeting scheduled

For the Monroe Journal AMORY – The annual meeting of the Amory Community Garden board and members will be Feb. 15 at the St. Helen’s Catholic Parish Center. The program begins with a “soup and stew” supper at 6 p.m. prepared by board members. A brief presentation on hoop gardens by Randy Nevins from the University Extension will […]

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Amory police, MCSO make meth arrest

Amory Police Department officers stopped a purple PT Cruiser Feb. 7 for a traffic violation on 8th Ave N in Amory. While on the stop, officers were alert as to the behavior and requested a K9 officer. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office assisted and the department’s K9 alerted the presence of narcotic, according to a […]

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Amory woman dies in hospital following house fire

AMORY – According to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley, a woman who was rescued Jan. 24 from her home by the Amory Fire Department died Friday at Central Mississippi Medical Center. The AFD responded to the house fire at 1:04 p.m. Jan. 24 at 1114 B Ave. S. Dorothy Sykes, 75, was transported to Central […]

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Aberdeen School District designated as lone state participant in pilot program

ABERDEEN – Dr. Suzanne Bean, president of the Mississippi Association of Partnerships in Education, announced in December that the Aberdeen School District would be one of three districts statewide to participate in a pilot program for a Certified Partnership Community. She announced Jan. 19 to the ASD’s P-16 Council that the effort is being streamlined […]

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Health Science students administer health screenings to preschoolers

For the Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – First- and second-year health science students at Monroe County Career and Technical Center recently administered health screenings to students from Calvert’s ABC Pre-School. Twenty-one pre-school students and their teachers visited the career and technical center, and health science students screened the pre-school students for weight, blood pressure, vision and […]

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East Amory students learn about Kuwait culture

AMORY – Nettleton native and Amory  resident Allison Harris says she always wanted to serve her country and, on her return from a nine-month deployment in Kuwait, visited her son’s fourth grade class at East Amory Elementary School to speak to the students about her experiences. Harris joined the Army National Guard in 2008 and […]

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Six ways to talk about money with your family

Lee Stoerzinger/FOR THE MONROE JOURNAL When we think about money, let’s be honest – we’re not talking about just money, but also a host of related consequences and deeply felt emotions. Money cuts to the emotional roots of every human issue. In my years of advising, I’ve come to understand that when we talk about […]

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Panthers get long-awaited hoops win

AMORY – The Amory boys’ basketball team was waiting for Saturday afternoon. Winless up to that point, the Panthers got into the win column with a 63-52 victory over Mantachie. “This is good for our guys. Like last year, we’re 1 and whatever, and you play hard but lose a bunch of kids who transfer […]

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If not the truth, the conspiracy theories are out there

The term ‘nerd’ isn’t nearly as offensive as it once was. Rather than being synonymous with high IQs, pocket protectors and taped up black rimmed glasses, being a nerd carries the weight of popular culture and the thousands of unanswered questions surrounding it. Before websites, there were conventions full of science fiction nerds theorizing what […]

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Tigers hold off Bulldogs, gain ground in division

ABERDEEN – Nettleton came out with the hot start in Friday’s Division 4-3A boys’ basketball contest. That early lead aided them as Aberdeen gave them all they wanted in the second half before the Tigers hung on for the 64-61 win. “We didn’t come out and play very well in the second half,” Nettleton coach […]

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Noles run out of firepower against Wildcats

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal SMITHVILLE – When the Houlka Wildcats came to Smithville on Friday night, the game could have been promoted as an offensive shootout between last year’s freshman of the year Madarius Hobson of Houlka and Smithville’s long-range senior bomber Kylar Poole. Poole stole the show in the first half […]

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Art and music abound for A Night of Cultural Arts

ABERDEEN – Band students at  Aberdeen have recently been submerged to world culture through reading obscure musical pieces from Israel and Japan. Members of the school’s jazz band and vocal ensemble want to submerge the public to musical culture through A Night of Cultural Arts Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Elkin Theatre. The […]

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Integration ushered in a new era for the Aberdeen School District

ABERDEEN – Newspaper clips and  school board minutes from the late 1960s tell the story of a time of division and change. The Aberdeen Municipal Separate School District, like several other school districts, initiated its Freedom of Choice program in the late 1960s, allowing the ‘mixing of races’ within its schools. After three cases were […]

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Tombigbee DAR honors a few outstanding citizens

ABERDEEN – A sense of Volunteerism. Dedication. Academics. The Tombigbee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honed in on these attributes among others in selecting a few of Aberdeen and Hamilton’s finest for its annual awards ceremony Jan. 25. “We just felt like this year we had top notch people. It was practically […]

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Harmon cracks ‘American Idol’ Top 24

Through two weeks of footage, Hollywood Week has seemed to keep fans of Amory’s Trent Harmon on the edge of their seats. First, there was Jennifer Lopez pausing last Wednesday making him think he was going home then. There was the first time in ‘American Idol’ history when Harmon had to sing as a solo […]

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