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Landmark designation sought for Hatley School

AMORY – At the Monroe County Board of Education’s June 14 meeting, Monroe County Superintendent of Education Scott Cantrell told the board that he was seeking historic landmark designation for the original Hatley High School building from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH). The school, which was built in 1940, needs the historical […]

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Customers at Country Kitchen are like family

AMORY – Kim Steele and her mother, Charlotte Pate, have been co-owners of Country Kitchen for six years. “I always wanted to own a restaurant and cooked a lot at home,” Steele said. “In 2007 after being out of school for 27 years, I went to college and got a business degree. I love it […]

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Monroe County School District requests $10 million bond vote

Voters in the Monroe County School District will decide Aug. 16 if the district can issue $10 million in bonds for physical improvements at its campuses. “The district is obviously on new ground with requesting a special election for the purpose of issuing bonds for renovation and new construction. I’ve not researched past board minutes […]

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Haynes loves grilling and smoking meats

AMORY – Justin Haynes, pastor of Bigbee Baptist Church, has been cooking since he was a kid. “My mother said we all had to learn to cook. I was homeschooled and spent a lot of time with my mother in the kitchen. Since I was the oldest, I helped her get the meals ready,” Haynes […]

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New 4-way stop sign installed

AMORY – After several requests at the city level, the Mississippi Department of Transportation will install a 4-way stop sign at the intersection of Main Street and Second Avenue S June 16. Since the opening of the popular interactive water fountain in Frisco Park, there has been a tremendous increase in vehicle and pedestrian traffic. […]

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Amory aldermen adopt rental ordinance

AMORY – At its June 7 meeting, the board of alderman amended and adopted a new rental ordinance for the city. According to city attorney John Creekmore, the ordinance is fully complaint with the recent Mississippi Supreme Court rulings dealing with landlord-tenant laws. The ordinance, known as the Rental Inspection and Property Licensing Act (RIPLA), […]

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Gilmore luncheon focuses on Medicare screenings

AMORY – Merit Health Gilmore Hospital hosted a seminar luncheon on April 19, which focused on Medicare free preventive screenings. Dr. James Woodward of Merit Health’s Hamilton Clinic was the speaker. Woodward, who has been a physician for 31 years, talked about the wellness program of Medicare and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, which include four focal […]

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Watson loves canning better than cooking

CAROLINA – Peggy Watson said she has been cooking for so long she doesn’t remember what she cooked the first time, but it was probably vegetables, she said. “I had to learn to make cornbread and biscuits,” Watson said. “The first time I made biscuits, they were hard as rocks.” Watson loves to can better […]

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Medical mission trips hit closer to home for local surgeon

AMORY – Local surgeon Dr. Woody Brand has been going on medical mission trips with Hispaniola Mountain Missions (HMM) out of Jackson to Haiti and the Dominican Republic (DR) for four years, but a recent procedure brought that token of work to Monroe County. He first came involved when HMM was planning a trip to […]

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