Parents learn about legislation relating to special needs children

AMORY – A special needs forum was held Sept. 4, at St. James United Methodist Church with Empower Mississippi President Grant Callen as special guest. Callen told attendees that the Special Needs Choice Bill almost passed in the 2014 Legislature. “It will be back in the 2015 session. We are trying to build support for […]

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Living with Alzheimer’s: Troubling behaviors

By Mary Nell Dorris, executive director of First Friends Respite Care Center. Hopson and I were checking out with a huge basket of groceries. He suddenly said to the cashier, “Will you please page my wife?” I can still see her look in slow motion. First, she looked like she was going to tell him how […]

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Belle interim principal explains school’s strategies to P16

ABERDEEN – As somewhat of a formal introduction to P16 Council members, Belle Elementary School interim principal Tammy Doss explained the school’s goals for the year after telling a little bit about herself. “I’m a graduate of Aberdeen High School and I’m going to take good care of your children. We’re monitoring attendance and the […]

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Aberdeen celebrates 75 years with the TVA

ABERDEEN – The Tennessee Valley Authority celebrated 80 years of providing power to a large portion of the south last year and Thursday night, employees and retirees of the Aberdeen Electric Department, along with city officials, celebrated a 75-year partnership with the city’s energy supplier. “Seventy five years is great within itself and with relationships […]

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River Bend Baptist Church men love to cook

ATHENS – River Bend Baptist Church holds a yearly fundraiser for Walking By Faith Ministries, which is the missions organization of church members Gary and Peggy Williams. The Williams have been ministering to people in Mexico and Honduras for 21 years. “We started out cooking on the back of the truck,” said Alton Reeves. “We […]

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They like us; They really, really like us

In a misinterpretation of an Oscar speech that stuck, Sally Field, in 1984, spouted off a variation of the famous saying, “You like me. You really, really like me,” as part of her acceptance speech for Best Actress for “Places in the Heart.” Five years later, America really liked her set in the backdrop of […]

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Dual grading system approved for county schools

AMORY – At its regularly scheduled meeting Sept. 9, the Monroe County Board of Education approved adoption of the Itawamba Community College grading system and scale for all dual credit courses. This move will replace the Monroe County School District’s approved system and scale for only dual credit courses. The following numerical grades will be […]

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Lady Noles top Amory in high-scoring affair at tourney

SMITHVILLE – On rare occasions, football can help out with softball. Or at least the flag variety did on Saturday for Smithville. Following a tough division loss on Tuesday to rival Hamilton, Smithville coach Jeremy Duke lightened the mood with his team for Friday’s practice, taking them out on the football team’s practice field for […]

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MBI issues endangered/missing child alert

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is issuing an Endangered/Missing Child Alert for 2-year-old Zane Alexander Walters and his 17-year-old mother Erica Leeanne Walters. They were last seen Friday, Sept. 19 at just before 6 p.m. at the Fast Trac gasoline station located at 1240 Highway 495 in Magee.    Zane Walters is described as a white […]

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Make the most of Fall planting

Two of the most exciting activities in the fall are cheering on our favorite team and gardening. As temperatures begin to drop and rains become more frequent, some of us get excited about working in the garden again. Whether you are planting new shrubs and trees, replacing dead ones, or dividing existing plants, fall is […]

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Infractions down for Amory School District

AMORY – So far this year, infractions are down in the Amory School District, according to Amory School District Superintendent Tony Cook. “We are at 99 this year compared to 163 at this time last year. There’s a lot of howling about dress code and lockers but safety is our number one concern and our […]

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Conservator approves Aberdeen School District September agenda

ABERDEEN – As part of the September agenda, Aberdeen School District Conservator Mac Curlee approved Ashley Craig as Aberdeen Elementary School speech language pathologist for the 201-2015 school year. Curlee also approved the resignations of Alex Williams as speech therapist and Debbie Dilworth as Belle Elementary School secretary. A transfer for Tameka Lewis from AES […]

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Monroe football scores: Week 5

Aberdeen 57, Itawamba AHS 29 New Hope 34, Amory 13 Falkner 33, Hamilton 26 Hatley 41, Benton County 24 Kossuth 20, Nettleton 0 Smithville 48, Biggersville 0

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Nettleton duo hooks up for four TDs in loss

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal SHANNON – Nettleton head coach Mike Scott made a couple of changes in his starting lineup on Friday night. The new lineup struggled early in the game, and after a half filled with mistakes and miscues, the Tigers fell behind Shannon 27-7. A different Nettleton team took the […]

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Lions’ ground attack pounds Rams

Coming off a close win over county rival Hatley the previous week, Hamilton overcame a slow start to eventually pick up a dominating 46-14 win over Vardaman and start out Division 1-1A play with a win. “I think last week was a tough emotional game. Our emotions were high, and it was draining,” Hamilton coach […]

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