Subjects from standoff could face multiple charges

A standoff that ensued after two men barricaded themselves inside a home at New Road and Highway 6 Wednesday ended peacefully at approximately 5:30 p.m. and resulted in the arrest of three people – Steven Alton Brantley, 53; David Little, 35, both of Nettleton; and Crystal Deann Adair Bosch, 37, of Tupelo. All three are […]

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Knight makes smooth adjustment at QB for Seminoles

Smithville senior Neil Knight is making the adjustment from moving from wide receiver to quarterback this season for the defending Class 1A North champs. Knight showed on Friday he’s already finding success in the role, scoring both Smithville touchdowns in a 13-2 win over Belmont. Knight had a 4-yard scoring run in the third quarter […]

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Tigers drop heartbreaker to Cougars

Hatley saw the improvement its football team has made in the last year in Friday’s season-opener against South Pontotoc. They also saw a heartbreaker as South Pontotoc’s Clay Hood hauled in the game-winning 44-yard touchdown as the clock expired in a 27-22 Hatley loss on Friday night. “It was a little screen pass, and we […]

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Hamilton Lions’ offense shines in season-opener

POTTS CAMP – Hamilton running back Keshon Heard showed he’s going to be a force to be reckoned with this season. The junior rushed for 191 yards and three touchdowns in Hamilton’s 43-27 season-opening win over Potts Camp, but it was also a balanced offensive attack for the Lions. Quarterback Byron Butler passed for 137 […]

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Make-A-Wish announcement the cherry on top of a sweet week for Hatley teen

HATLEY – Students packed tight in Hatley’s gymnasium’s bleachers held homemade signs and donned orange in a show of support Aug. 20 for #TeamSerra. Serra Pearson is battling an extremely rare form of dysautonomia, a condition that causes the body to detect some type of cancer and, in an attempt to fight the cancer, creates […]

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County animal control subject remains hot topic

ABERDEEN – District 3 Supervisor Carol Crawford took the unscheduled appearances Friday from Mary Ann Pope of Amory and Nina Morgan of Wren as an opportunity to clear up rumors of her proposed animal control program. “I think there’s been confusion. There is no intended leash law. I want to follow the state dog law […]

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Highway 6 standoff ends with capture of two subjects

A six-hour standoff at a house at New Road and Highway 6 ended just before 5:30 p.m. after Steven Alton Brantley, 53, and David Little, 35, both of Nettleton, surrendered to Mississippi Highway Patrol SWAT team members and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. According to Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Public Relations Officer Tanya Willems, Brantley […]

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Law enforcement officers respond to Highway 6 standoff

Deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Mississippi Highway Patrol have responded to a standoff at New Road and Highway 6 between Nettleton and Amory Wednesday afternoon, according to Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Public Relations Officer Tanya Willems. According to Willems, 53-year-old Steve Alton Brantley has barricaded himself inside of a house and […]

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Boatright joins Amory clinic

AMORY – Dr. Benjamin Boatright joined Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center’s Amory Gastroenterology Clinic in early August. He shares an office with Dr. Joseph Bailey and Family Nurse Practitioner Tim Watson. Boatright, a native of Oxford, played football at Ole Miss and completed his residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Mississippi School of […]

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Presley Sets Public Hearing Regarding Town of Smithville Water Rates

SMITHVILLE- Smithville, Mississippi (August 27, 2014) – Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced today that he will hold a public hearing regarding the Town of Smithville’s plan for a proposed rate increase for water service that has been filed with the Public Service Commission. The Public Hearing will be held Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 10:00 […]

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Hatley sets mayoral election for Sept. 30

HATLEY – In a special-called meeting Aug. 19, the Hatley Board of Alderman discussed plans for an election to replace Hatley Mayor Pete Vaughan, who died unexpectedly Aug. 9. According to state requirements, a notice must run in the local newspaper for three weeks. Qualifying will begin Sept. 10, which is 20 days before the […]

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Board sets special election date for alcohol referendum

AMORY – After months of canvassing for signatures, the Let’s Grow Amory grassroots movement has gathered the 20 percent of registered voter signatures required for a referendum. City Clerk Lee Barnett made the announcement at the regular-called meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen on Aug. 19. “There were 945 signatures needed and 968 […]

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Residents brainstorm to strategize for future of Aberdeen

ABERDEEN – When Marty Hansen and his wife moved to town, people would fuse snarky tones in asking why they moved to Aberdeen. Nearly 10 years later, no matter the retiree’s frustration with committees with golden ideas that don’t materialize, he says it’s the people that keep them from moving elsewhere. The pluses and negatives […]

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Amory police arrest three in two separate cases

AMORY – The Amory Police Department and North Mississippi Narcotics executed a search warrant at apartment J60 at 520 111th Street in Amory on Aug. 21after a month-long investigation. Officers seized narcotics, drug paraphernalia and cash in the apartment. Raheem Jabaar Warren, 20, of Smithville, was arrested for two counts of sale of cocaine and […]

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MCSO warns of Craigslist scammers

  The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office warns the public of a new scam involving cell phones for sale on Craigslist. The department is looking for “Shontell Wilbon” or possibly “Shontell Judd” and the male subject is “Dan Judd,” according to a press release from the MCSO. These subjects have been contacting persons who have ads listed on Craigslist […]

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