Special to the Monroe Journal JACKSON – The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has approved dates for the 2014-2015 early hunting seasons for migratory game birds. Early migratory game bird hunting seasons set at the July meeting include resident Canada geese, early teal, snipe, woodcock, dove, and rails. This year, early seasons will be […]
For the Monroe Journal AMORY – Anna Watson has always dreamed of opening her own practice, and now she is closer to that reality upon entering the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program. Watson is currently a sophomore biology major at Mississippi University for Women. The Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program, hosted at the University of […]
ABERDEEN – As part of the master plan for the Livable Communities cannery project, Aberdeen Main Street Director Ann Tackett is searching for willing people with knowledge and/or experience in the areas of architecture, roofing, electric work, plumbing and landscaping architecture. “We need people with expertise regardless of their age. We need people who know […]
ABERDEEN – When Mary Walker Myers moved from Jasper, Alabama to Aberdeen to live with her father in the 1960s, he already had the right man in mind for her. On April 8, 1963, she met Charles Henry Myers, who worked at American Oil Station just across the railroad tracks downtown. After going out to […]
AMORY – Hospital food isn’t what it used to be. Gone are the days of food that was tasteless and unrecognizable. Now the food not only looks great, but tastes good, too. It is also healthier. The patient and cafeteria menus at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center is provided by Morrison Management Specialists (MMS). New […]
For the Monroe Journal The Mississippi State Department of Health’s (MSDH) Office of Tobacco Control has awarded the community tobacco control grant for the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition of Itawamba and Monroe counties. Monies from the grant are used by the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition to prevent tobacco use, encourage tobacco cessation and eliminate exposure to secondhand […]
Jason Umfress, PhD, a 1996 graduate of Hatley High School, was recently named vice president for student affairs at College of Costal Georgia in Brunswick, Georgia. “I am honored and humbled to serve in this capacity at the College of Coastal Georgia. This is a big job, and I am grateful for the opportunity the […]
Mrs. Bender stared at her doctor’s framed medical diploma while trying to recall her parents’ health issues. “Well, that’s all in the past,” she stammered. Not one to seek medical help over the years and now age 81, Mrs. Bender struggled to piece together her own medical history, let alone her parents’. “I think my […]
BY JOHN H. WARD/For the Monroe Journal AMORY – “You mean you’re really gonna be MAD?” rang out a voice from among the children. The guest presenter of July 10’s summer reading program at the Amory Library was Scientific Stacy from Mad Science MidSouth, a leading science enrichment provider delivering unique, hands-on science experiences for […]
ABERDEEN – A heart-felt talk Thursday about the dangers of drugs from a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office narcotics officer to participants of the agency’s summer youth program was a snippet of the four-day experience. “Growing up is about making mistakes, but life is about how you learn from them,” said narcotics officer Chris Smith. The […]
This year is the sixth year that Mississippi has had a sales tax-free shopping weekend, which usually coincides with back-to-school shopping. Amory and Aberdeen will again participate in the event set for July 25-26. In Mississippi, only two items are allowed during the tax-free weekend, clothing less than $100 and shoes less than $100. Cleats […]
By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal Makenzie Hawkins could have more state championship rings than her hands will hold by the time her college softball career is over. The former Nettleton standout, who won five state titles with the Lady Tigers – two slow-pitch and three fast-pitch – picked up her second straight state championship at […]
AMORY – A back alley dispute between two Amory residents was the focus of the regular-called meeting of the board of aldermen July 15. Michael Freed stated that he put up a fence around the backyard of his 4th Street home in June 2013 after talking it over with his neighbors, who all said they […]
ABERDEEN – A clear message ringing out louder than the muffle of chatter in the audience during July 15’s board of aldermen meeting was that city officials want a more organized way of handling citizen input. In a 3-1 vote motioned by Ward 2 Alderman Wilchie Clay and seconded by Ward 3 Aldermen Sammie Burroughs, […]
As a supporter of the First Amendment, I’m all for freedom of speech. As a newspaper editor, I’m all for hearing people’s complaints about the Monroe Journal to strive to make what we do better. As a newspaper reporter, I’m all about hearing citizens’ concerns about their city – to a degree. Given I aim […]
- Pro-alcohol group turns in needed number of signatures July 23, 2014
- Alley access subject of neighborhood quarrel July 24, 2014
- The freedom to speak and the freedom to speak freely July 24, 2014
- APD host agency for attorney general training session July 22, 2014
- Documenting your family’s medical history benefits current and future generations July 26, 2014
- Mississippi’s early migratory game bird seasons announced July 29, 2014
- W student accepted into Rural Physicians Scholarship Program July 29, 2014
- Depot project calls for volunteers with project expertise July 29, 2014
- Your neighbor: Mary Myers July 28, 2014
- Gilmore Hospital offers patients and community better food options July 27, 2014
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