Smiles to Go serves Hamilton students with dental ministry

HAMILTON – A group of dental-savvy  volunteers temporarily converted Hamilton School’s nurses’ office into a dentist clinic last week as Smiles to Go served an average of 45 students per day. The traveling arm of a Liberty-based dental clinic aims to help those with or without dental insurance with preventative services such as cleaning, sealants […]

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Joint effort helps fund Fairways Drive bridge project at golf course

AMORY – Thanks to a joint effort by  the City of Amory, the Monroe County Supervisors and the Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District, the bridge on Fairways Drive at the Ackia Golf Course should be opening up soon. The bridge closed in April due to a sinkhole on one side. “The supervisors were instrumental […]

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Gilmore Memorial to host fall health seminar series

AMORY – Merit Health Gilmore Memorial is offering its Fall Health Seminars and Luncheons series to area residents beginning Sept. 1. The first event is scheduled from 12 until 1 p.m. in the hospital’s cafeteria. Guest speaker will be Dr. Ben Boatright, board certified gastroenterologist. The theme for the seminar will be “Colonoscopy, why do […]

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Funds flock in with JWL’s reintroduction of old tradition

ABERDEEN – It’s been quite a few  years since pink flamingos have roamed around in the yards of unsuspecting Aberdeen residents. A fundraiser the Junior Auxiliary established way back when has been new again this summer as the Junior Women’s League has picked up on “flocking.” “It’s our first year to do the flamingos. A […]

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Two dead following Nettleton wreck

Daily Journal NETTLETON – An early morning wreck claimed the life of two Nettleton residents Sunday. 37-year-old Chris Hester and 36-year-old Brandy Magallon were traveling on County Road 122 around 2 a.m. when the SUV Hester wad driving left the road and collided with a tree, according to Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green. Both were […]

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Celebrate National Catfish Month with some new catfish recipes

August is National Catfish Month but for Monroe Countians, any month is catfish month. While Southerners love their catfish fried, you can always branch out and try catfish prepared a different way. Although pond acreage in the state is down from 44,700 acres in 2014 to 41,000 acres in 2015, catfish farming is an important […]

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Lady Panthers successful in defending Monroe County tourney title

HATLEY – The Amory Lady Panthers remained undefeated and successfully defended their Monroe County tournament title on Saturday. Amory (6-0) beat Hatley 12-0 in its final game of the day, blasted six home runs in a 22-4 route of Smithville and pulled out a 5-4 extra innings win over Hamilton. “We showed up and played […]

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I’ll tell you just how good it can be

There was once a time when the last week of August was when students in the 1980s and 1990s would’ve started a new school year. Even before that, school bells wouldn’t have rung until the day after Labor Day before the late 1970s. I lived for the better part of two years in a college […]

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Monroe football scores: Week 2

Aberdeen 32, New Hope 27 Amory 34, Saltillo 29 East Union 30, Hamilton 26 Shannon 34, Nettleton 13 Smithville 28, Hatley 14

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Monroe football previews: Week 2

Aberdeen (0-1) at New Hope (0-1) Last week: Corinth 21, Aberdeen 20; Louisville 20, New Hope 3…Quarterback Tramonte Prather and wide receiver Jerrick Orr hooked up for a pair of touchdowns against Corinth in the loss, including one with 24 seconds to go…The Bulldogs trailed 21-6 before having a shot to win in the closing […]

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Monroe County residents have access to good mental health care

Mental illness affects young and old not only in Monroe County, but in rural counties across the nation. The people of Monroe County are fortunate to have not just one, but two choices for mental health care. One hidden gem addressing mental health issues in Monroe County is Pioneer Community Hospital of Aberdeen, which has […]

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Affordable medical care offered through Lifecore

AMORY – In addition to mental health services, Lifecore Health Group also offers medical care. Its medical mobile unit comes to Amory every Thursday. Lifecore accepts all types of insurance and if someone does not have insurance, there is a sliding fee based on income. Medical care is also available Monday through Friday at the […]

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Noles come from behind against Cards

The Smithville Seminoles opened their season on Friday night in come from behind fashion. Down 26-14 in the closing minutes of the third quarter, the Noles rallied to score 21 unanswered points for a 35-26 season-opening win. “It was looking pretty bleak there for a little while,” Smithville coach Chad Collums said. “Our boys never […]

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Bulldogs build up depth at quarterback

BY BRANDON SPECK Daily Journal ABERDEEN – Aberdeen lost its season-opener, but may have found something in the process. The Bulldogs, who fell from No. 1 to No. 3 in the Daily Journal’s small school rankings, lost 21-20 to No. 2 large school Corinth. As the schedule doesn’t let up this week at New Hope, […]

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Bulldogs’ rally comes up just short

Aberdeen was kicking itself the next morning. Corinth kicked off the season Friday night by beating the Journal’s No. 1 small school 21-20. After Memphis-commit Jerrick Orr’s 35-yard touchdown catch with 24 seconds to play at Lester Miley Stadium, Aberdeen went for two – for the third time – and Corinth’s Javen Morrison knocked away […]

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