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People urged to be aware of roofing repair scam

AMORY – The Amory Police are investigating an insurance scam on claims for roofing repair. An individual approached several homeowners in the Amory and Monroe County area saying that he would work with the homeowner’s insurance company on the roof repair. The contractor met with insurance adjusters about getting the claim filed and then the […]

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Back to School event set for Saturday

AMORY – A Back to School Bash is set for Saturday, Aug. 2, at West Amory Community Center. The event is sponsored by former Amorian Angela Lowe-Johnson. It will be held from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and feature food, storytelling, inflatables, snow cones and entertainment. Local group, East Side West Side Connection will perform […]

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Increased assessment holds Monroe County school tax steady

AMORY – During a special-called meeting of the Monroe County Board of Education on Thursday, the 2014-2015 proposed budget was presented and no tax increase is expected. The county expects to receive $4,446,243 from local revenue, $10,757,658 from state revenue and $240,000 from federal revenue. In expenditures, instruction services, which includes teachers’ salaries and benefits, […]

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Gilmore Hospital offers patients and community better food options

AMORY – Hospital food isn’t what it used to be. Gone are the days of food that was tasteless and unrecognizable. Now the food not only looks great, but tastes good, too. It is also healthier. The patient and cafeteria menus at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center is provided by Morrison Management Specialists (MMS). New […]

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Umfress named vice president of student affairs

Jason Umfress, PhD, a 1996 graduate of Hatley High School, was recently named vice president for student affairs at College of Costal Georgia in Brunswick, Georgia. “I am honored and humbled to serve in this capacity at the College of Coastal Georgia. This is a big job, and I am grateful for the opportunity the […]

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Mississippi tax-free shopping set for July 25-26

This year is the sixth year that Mississippi has had a sales tax-free shopping weekend, which usually coincides with back-to-school shopping. Amory and Aberdeen will again participate in the event set for July 25-26. In Mississippi, only two items are allowed during the tax-free weekend, clothing less than $100 and shoes less than $100. Cleats […]

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Lay gets recipes from social media

SMITHVILLE – Amanda Lay grew up cooking with her mom and dad. “My family always cooked country vegetables such as fried squash and okra. My father liked to cook cakes and make homemade ice cream,” Lay said. Lay said she likes to cook interesting recipes and things that are fun to do. “I get most […]

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India pastor visits pastor friend in Amory

AMORY – Lakeside Baptist Church in Amory and pastor, Ray Carroll, were recently honored to have a pastor friend of Carroll’s from India visit in the United States and Amory. Carroll met Pastor Naveen Chithai Bashpa and his wife, Sunitha, of Hyde Rahab, India, in 2005 when he spent several weeks working in India with […]

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Hamilton man cooks for St. Jude

  HAMILTON – Charles Smith of Hamilton uses his talents for smoking meats to benefit St. Jude and others. “The way Charles got started was our youth leader at Fig Hill Church of God wanted something to teach the kids to help others,” said wife Helen Smith. “They started doing a fundraiser for St. Jude’s.” […]

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