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Monroe County residents have access to good mental health care

Mental illness affects young and old not only in Monroe County, but in rural counties across the nation. The people of Monroe County are fortunate to have not just one, but two choices for mental health care. One hidden gem addressing mental health issues in Monroe County is Pioneer Community Hospital of Aberdeen, which has […]

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Affordable medical care offered through Lifecore

AMORY – In addition to mental health services, Lifecore Health Group also offers medical care. Its medical mobile unit comes to Amory every Thursday. Lifecore accepts all types of insurance and if someone does not have insurance, there is a sliding fee based on income. Medical care is also available Monday through Friday at the […]

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Elderly residents warned of IRS phone scams

Captain Brandon Davis, criminal investigator with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, said the department wants to warn the elderly and senior citizens of Monroe County about phone calls supposedly from the Internal Revenue Service. “The IRS is not going to call and ask for money over the phone,” said Davis. “These calls are not even […]

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Moore’s love of her job shows in her care of River Place residents

AMORY – Melissa Moore has been the dietary manager at River Place Nursing Center for nine years. She was about 12 years old when she started as a candy striper at Daniels Nursing Home in Fulton. “I got my dietary license in 1979, since this is all I ever wanted to do,” said Moore, who […]

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Bids accepted for Hamilton and Hatley dome shelters

AMORY – Will Lewis of JBHM Architects updated the Monroe County Board of Education on the status of the Hamilton and Hatley dome safe shelters. Phase II approval was received from Mississippi Emergency Management Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (MEMA HMGP) and bids were received. Century Construction will construct both shelters. The construction dates have not […]

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Welding class planned for women

AMORY – Amory Career and Technical Center will be holding a basic welding class for women on Monday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. The dates for this non-traditional night class are Sept. 14, 17, 21, 24 and 28 and Oct. 1, 5 and 8. The cost for the class is $95, which […]

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Nettleton mayor, alderwoman tender resignations

NETTLETON – Mayor Jimmy Taylor has tendered his resignation effective Aug. 19. Taylor, who was sworn into office in 2013, has moved to Pensacola, Florida. “We placed our house on the market, and it sold before we thought it would. We thought we would buy a place in Florida and rent it out until my […]

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Dr. G.S. Bryan’s home a towering piece of Amory’s early days

AMORY – One of the oldest homes in   Amory, the home and office of Dr. G.S. Bryan, located at the corner of 5th Avenue South and 4th Street South, was built in 1890. Dr. Bryan, who was one of the first doctors to set up practice in Amory in 1889, bought the home in […]

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Highway 278 section named for Huskey

AMORY – The Mississippi Department  of Transportation (MDOT) has named a portion of U.S. Highway 278 in Monroe County after late Mississippi Rep. William Jerome Huskey of Westville. The William Jerome Huskey Memorial Highway is the portion of U.S. Highway 278 in Monroe County beginning in Amory and then extending southeast to the Mississippi/Alabama state […]

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