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Monroe County St. Jude Run Team sets goal of $25,000

AMORY – The Children of Monroe County (CMC) St. Jude Run Team is busy raising money for their third annual run, which will be held in Memphis Dec. 6. The team, which consists of 31 members, is busy running around collecting donations from residents of businesses of Monroe County. While brainstorming fundraising ideas, team members […]

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Farm Bureau Federation hosts pregame Amory tailgate

  AMORY – On Thursday, the local Farm Bureau Federation hosted a tailgating party for the Amory Panther football team in preparation for the A-game against Aberdeen High School. The event featured grilled hot dogs. There were goodies in a paper bag given to each player. Items in the bag represented Mississippi farmers. The bag, […]

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Memorial service held for five slain children

AMORY – A memorial service was held on Friday, Sept. 12, at Amory Church of Christ for the five South Carolina children who were last seen alive Aug. 28 when their father, Timothy Jones Jr., picked them up from school and day care. The children are believed to have been killed in South Carolina and […]

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Expansion project adds 60 additional jobs for HomeStretch

NETTLETON – The expansion of HomeStretch Furniture in Nettleton is progressing after a delay related to soil conditions. According to Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Director Skip Scaggs, the chamber was contacted by the HomeStretch owner, Skipper Holliman, who reported a potential issue with the access road. “We worked with Monroe County engineers, the City […]

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Nettleton monument honors veterans

NETTLETON – What started about five years ago as a dream of Nettleton residents Joe Hester, Paul Waddle, Jimmy Young and Billy Cheek has finally come to fruition. “I guess I initiated it,” Hester said. “I thought we needed something to identify veterans. Paul, Jimmy, Billy and I formed a committee to see what we […]

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Tailgating at MSU a Chisholm tradition

AMORY – When the Mississippi State football schedule comes out, Matt Chisholm of Amory and his parents, Bob and Gail, of Tupelo, sit down in the summer and start planning their tailgating. They can’t always predict the playing time for some games, but otherwise they use the schedule and everything is planned. Such is the […]

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Ministry leader featured speaker for community Bible conference

AMORY – The 11th Annual Community Bible Study Conference will be held at Meadowood Baptist Church on Sept. 19 and 20. “We are doing something a little different this year,” said Lisa McCain, president of the Community Bible Study board. “We are trying to focus more on what our personal mission field is. “What we […]

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Kimbrough’s cooking comes from a country raising

GREENWOOD SPRINGS – Ruth Kimbrough thinks she was about 8 years old when she started cooking. Her mother was often sick and with four kids in the house, she had to help cook. “I think the first thing I cooked was fried potatoes in a black skillet and cornbread. We ate a lot of potatoes. […]

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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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