New hires approved for the Amory School District

AMORY – In a special called meeting of the Amory School Board June 23, several new positions were approved for the upcoming school year. Mallory Bowers was approved for the first grade teacher position left vacant by Lisa Blaylock at West Amory Elementary School; Dierdre Huntley as assistant principal at East Amory Elementary; Amanda Carruth […]

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MCSO makes ICE arrests

Christopher Neal Bivens, 27, of Nettleton was arrested July 6 and charged with possession of ICE by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. The charges were a result of a traffic stop. Hali Nicole Sullivan, 22, of Nettleton was arrested by the MCSO and charged with possession of ICE following a traffic stop July 6. Bivens and […]

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Amory man charged with child molestation

The Amory Police Department arrested Lee Curtis Stegall, 58, of Amory on the charge of child molesting. Monroe County Justice Court Judge Robert Fowlkes set bond at $5,000. Stegall is out on bond.

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Weather radios for seniors made possible by MCSO

ABERDEEN – In its second year of doing so, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office gave away weather radios to senior citizens thanks to a grant from the Mississippi Leadership Council on Aging. “We started researching about grants when we formed our senior citizens council, and found out we could do things like this,” said Sheriff […]

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Elkin Theatre screening free showings of ‘Jurassic Park’ trilogy

ABERDEEN – Back in the summer of 1993, velociraptors and prehistoric roars ruled the box office. Whenever the Elkin Theatre Board of Directors learned that a long awaited reboot of the “Jurassic Park” franchise was coming to theaters, members had the idea of rescreening those unexpected moments that took audiences by surprise more than 20 […]

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Nettleton smoke inspection part of $1.3M sewer grant

By Emma Crawford /Daily Journal NETTLETON – The city of Nettleton smoke-tested 25,000 feet of sewer line recently as part of a Sewer System Evaluation Survey needed to do $1.3 million worth of rehabilitation on the city’s sewer lines. The grant is funded by Mississippi Community Development Block Grants Program. Before doing the smoke testing, […]

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The Shelly family likes all things pasta

AMORY – Amy Shelly doesn’t consider  herself a cook, but she likes cooking and being in the kitchen. Her mom went back to school when she was in the middle school. Since she was the oldest, she started helping in the kitchen. “My dad worked and my mom had taken care of us and the […]

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Registration ongoing for small ruminant boot camp

For the Monroe Journal The United States Department of Agriculture/Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Neshoba County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Leake County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a small ruminant boot camp. The boot camp will be held on July 18, 2015 at 9 a.m. at the Neshoba County […]

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Designation of Monroe County to receive FSA disaster loan applications

For the Monroe Journal According to Farm Service Agency Farm Loan Manager James A. Love, emergency loans for farmers, ranchers and operators are available through the Chickasaw County Office of the Farm Service Agency. According to Love, this authority is pursuant to Administrator Dolcini’s declaration on June 12, 2015, of a major disaster in Mississippi […]

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Amory’s Pate signs with ICC

Amory first baseman and outfielder Cody Pate will take his baseball career to the next level, signing on Thursday to play next season at Itawamba Community College. “I’m very excited about signing,” Pate said. “I wanted to go to ICC because it’s close to home, and I know a lot of the players there already. […]

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Opinions will wave long after the state flag issue dies down, so learn to tolerate them

The Confederate flag is seen by some as a symbol of hatred, and others see it as a symbol of heritage. Regardless of how anyone perceives it, he or she has an opinion about it. Like wildfire spreads, the topic of the flag, and the southern states still flying it, opened up a flood of […]

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Amory girls sell lemonade for food pantry

AMORY – Friends Jolie Bishop and Hannah Hoang recently decided they wanted to raise money to benefit local families, and thought the Amory Food Pantry would be a good choice. The girls did all the work. Hannah’s grandfather, Andy Love, carried her to the store to buy everything they needed the night before. They made […]

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Amory Shootout gives football teams early measuring stick

AMORY – For the second year in a row, four Monroe County football teams got to see how they measured up against a host of other teams at this year’s Amory Iron Man Shootout. Host Amory, Aberdeen, Hamilton and Hatley all competed in the tournament, which combined 7-on-7 action with a competition for each school’s […]

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Voter registration ends Saturday

With the Aug. 4 primary election approximately one month away, the deadline to register to vote in the election is July 4. The Monroe County Courthouse will be closed Friday, July 3, but will be open from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday for anyone wishing to register to vote in this election. Those mailing in […]

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Gas leak forces evacuation in Amory

AMORY – At approximately 9:30 a.m. this morning a high pressure gas line behind El Rey Mexican Restaurant was ruptured by a contractor requiring a 3 block evacuation. “Due to wind conditions and the nature of the leak, the neighborhood was evacuated and traffic was blocked from Main Street down to 6th Street,” said E911 […]

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