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Total knee replacement was easier than I expected

Six weeks ago when I had total knee replacement, I had apprehensions about what to expect. All I had to go on was what I had heard and researched. I have to say that I have been really blessed throughout the surgery and recuperation. I came home with pain medicine and used it for a […]

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Monroe County Board of Education approves resignations and recommendations

AMORY – At the regularly scheduled Monroe County Board of Education meeting on Jan. 12, the board approved resignations of Linda Blevins as Hamilton assistant teacher, end-of-year retirement; Alva Kay Howell as Hamilton assistant teacher, end-of-year retirement; Aaron Welch as Hamilton substitute bus driver; Jeannie Pearson as Hatley bus driver; Kelby Williams as Advanced Learning […]

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Tisdale started cooking as a small child

ABERDEEN – Kenneth Tisdale’s mom was an Ole Miss home economics major, and he started cooking at a young age under her direction. His father is in the funeral business, whom Tisdale enjoyed grilling alongside. If he was called out on funeral business, Tisdale would take over the grilling duties. “My mom was big at […]

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Amory Rotary Club informed about impact of the waterway

AMORY – The Amory Rotary Club recently heard an update on developments through the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority from the entity’s director, Craig Stepan. Stepan gave the club information on the economic and social impacts of the waterway. Today, the waterway, which covers 240 miles, has 10 lock and dams with 17 commercial ports and […]

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Neighborhood ladies gather annually for breakfast

AMORY – Since 2007, Cheri Williams has hosted a neighbor ladies breakfast on the second Saturday in December. All the ladies who live on Trace Church Road, Camellia Lane and Azalea Lane are invited. Ladies in the neighborhood exchange “happies” by putting them in the mailbox. This is Williams’ gift to her neighbors. “I also […]

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To the man I love and to my future healing that lies ahead

This column is a tribute to my husband, Mario. We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 26. What attracted me to him in the first place was his intelligence. He was, and is, one of the most widely read people I know. When I met him, he knew something about everything. I don’t mean […]

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Bill’s Hamburgers expansion includes more space, breakfast menu

AMORY – Bill’s Hamburgers, which has been in business since 1929, is expanding. Reid Wilkerson bought the restaurant in October 2003 and in those years, seemingly someone has asked about the restaurant serving breakfast. Wilkerson now lives in the Nashville area, and his son, James, and daughter, Crysta, run the restaurant, who will own up […]

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Young at Heart members love to socialize over eating events

AMORY – Amory Park and Recreation  Department’s East Amory Community Center Young at Heart group looks for any excuse to have food. On Dec. 10, after the group’s exercise program, members had finger foods in celebration of the Christmas season. The 55 and over group meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for exercise, games and other […]

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The Christmas season is special for plenty of reasons

I love Christmas! The opportunity to have a reason for giving gifts to loved ones and those who are less fortunate makes the holiday season even more special. I do get caught up in getting presents for those I love, but I do know the reason for season. The birth of Jesus Christ. Without His […]

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