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Continuation of programs, technology improvements part of Monroe County School District’s 2015-2016 school year

Monroe County Superintendent of Education Scott Cantrell said that his district will continue to offer College Algebra, English Comp. I and English Comp. II for dual credit at the Advanced Learning Center for the 2015-2016 school year for little to no fee. “We had over 150 students take advantage of receiving both high school and […]

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Crop of new administrators starts new year in Nettleton School District

NETTLETON – The Nettleton School District will welcome a few new faces to the district in the 2015-2016 school year. Nikki Buchanan is the new principal of Nettleton Primary School. She has taught at Head Start in West Point, Okolona Elementary, Thomas Street in Tupelo and Shannon Primary. She has an associate of applied science […]

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Bailey cooks to please her family

AMORY – When planning a food column for July, I saw that it was National Black Family Month. I have been trying for years to get Mary Helen Bailey to do a food column, and that was the perfect excuse to persuade her to share her recipes. Bailey was close to nine years old when […]

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Decomposed body found on Splunge Road

SPLUNGE – According to Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office received a call at approximately 1 p.m. July 31 that a body had been found on Splunge Road. The badly decomposed body of the unidentified white male was located in a ditch approximately 20 yards from the road. Cantrell said the […]

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A trip to the city that never sleeps

I returned Friday evening from a four-day trip to New York. I had a group of nine people who flew out in the morning of July 14 from Memphis. After changing planes at Reagan National in Washington, we landed at LaGuardia in New York about 3:30 p.m. After checking into our hotel, we headed to […]

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River Bend cooks feed multitude

ATHENS – River Bend Baptist Church   hosted the monthly Monroe County Baptist Association Senior Adult luncheon on July 9. Jo Ann Plunkett and Janice McMinn did the menu for the luncheon. ”We were so blessed with so many from our church that wanted to help with the luncheon. It took everyone working to together […]

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Amory board approves changes to stadium fence

AMORY – Amory High School Principal Brian Jones appeared before the Amory School Board July 10 to discuss moving the fence at the back of the football stadium. “There is too much room in the back allowing students and people to roam up and down,” said Jones. “The people need to be in the stands […]

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County school board approves personnel, insurance carrier

AMORY – The Monroe County School Board held a special-called meeting on June 25 to select and insurance carrier and approve recommendations and resignations. For Fiscal Year 2016, Liberty Mutual will serve as the district’s insurance provider for liability, auto, abusive acts and educator’s legal matters with Galloway, Chandler, McKinney as agent. The board also […]

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Fraud deterrent the thinking behind upcoming debit, credit card system

AMORY – Fair Hayes shared with the Amory Rotary Club recently of the changes coming in the debit and credit card industry that will soon trickle down to businesses. “America is last to make these changes,” said Fair. “EMV, which stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa, is a more secure way of accepting payments. Smart […]

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