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Amory School District begins year with several administrative changes

AMORY – The Amory School District will face a changing of the guard beginning this year when former Amory High School Principal Ken Byars begins his first school year in his new role as superintendent. Byars is a Houston native with a master’s degree in education from the University of Mississippi. He came to the […]

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Goralcyzk starts new school year with his new title at AMS

AMORY – Vardaman native Kenneth Goralcyzk will take over as Amory Middle School principal following David Poss’ retirement. Goralczyk attended Mississippi State University before earning his masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership from Ole Miss. He is currently finishing a doctoral program through Delta State. Goralczyk has previously taught a wide variety […]

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Commercial truck ordinance to remain as is

AMORY – After some flip flopping following requests from residents on both sides of the commercial truck ordinance issue, the board of aldermen unanimously upheld the original ordinance prohibiting commercial trucks from parking in residentially zoned neighborhoods at the July 21 meeting. The issue was originally brought before the board by resident Jennifer Fines on […]

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Fountain project groundbreaking held

AMORY – A groundbreaking for the Frisco Park Interactive Fountain Project was held July 16 to celebrate the installation of the fountain by Watersplash,Inc. “After the fountain is put in, JBS Construction will pour the concrete. There will still be ongoing work with landscaping in the fall but we hope to have the feature open […]

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Amory ACT scores show improvement

AMORY – Results from the Amory School District’s inaugural year of requiring all juniors to take the statewide mandatory ACT showed positive and surprising results. To prepare for the mandate, all juniors were required to take an ACT prep course. Out of the 100 students required to take the ACT, only 43 had taken it […]

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Aldermen listen to both sides of commercial vehicle parking debate

AMORY – An original ordinance prohibiting the parking of large commercial vehicles in residential areas could stay as it is after a family of concerned citizens stated their case to the board of aldermen July 7. The ordinance was originally challenged on May 19 when resident Jennifer Fines stated that the regulations put a hardship […]

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Amory turns out to show its patriotic pride

AMORY – Last Friday’s rain could not   stop the city from celebrating the 4th on the 3rd, but it did force organizers and residents to take a different approach to the festivities. “We planned this celebration for Independence Day, and we’ve accomplished that because, even in the rain, there is a great turnout,” said […]

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New hires approved for the Amory School District

AMORY – In a special called meeting of the Amory School Board June 23, several new positions were approved for the upcoming school year. Mallory Bowers was approved for the first grade teacher position left vacant by Lisa Blaylock at West Amory Elementary School; Dierdre Huntley as assistant principal at East Amory Elementary; Amanda Carruth […]

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Gas leak forces evacuation in Amory

AMORY – At approximately 9:30 a.m. this morning a high pressure gas line behind El Rey Mexican Restaurant was ruptured by a contractor requiring a 3 block evacuation. “Due to wind conditions and the nature of the leak, the neighborhood was evacuated and traffic was blocked from Main Street down to 6th Street,” said E911 […]

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