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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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First Baptist Church’s youth choir sings at AutoZone Park

AMORY – First Baptist Church’s youth choir sang the National Anthem on June 5 at during a Memphis Redbirds game at AutoZone Park. Fifteen of the 17-member choir, comprised of seventh- through 11th-graders, sang before the game. “It was a great privilege to have the opportunity to share at Autozone Park in Memphis. The students […]

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Vacation Bible School food rocks

AMORY – Vacation Bible School food has definitely changed throughout the years. It used to be standard fare of cookies, Nabs and Kool Aid. The food now is often geared toward to theme of VBS. This year’s theme at First Baptist Church was Agent D-3, a spy theme. The D-3 stood for Discover, Decide and […]

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Local singer gets chance of lifetime

BETHLEHEM – Incoming Smithville High School freshman Leah Rose Duncan had the chance of a lifetime in April to sing backup locals for alternative singer, Jack White, and one of country music’s royal family members, Lorrie Carter Bennett. Bennett is the daughter of Anita Carter and niece of Johnny and June Carter Cash. The group […]

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Gilmore offers online tool to track patient information

For the Monroe Journal AMORY – Get connected with Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center’s My Health Home Patient Portal, a secure online home to access your hospital information. With the launch of My Health Home Portal, patients can have secure 24-hour online access to their inpatient and observation hospital records. Gilmore offers the My Health […]

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Jones donates military memorabilia to museum

AMORY – San Diego resident H. Richard Jones Jr. recently donated his military memorabilia to the Amory Regional Museum. A 1954 graduate of Amory High School, Jones graduated from Rhodes College and received his masters degree and masters of business administration while in the U.S. Navy. “When I got out of school, there was still […]

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