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Legislators touch on pre-session issues during legislative breakfast

AMORY – The Monroe County Chamber of Commerce hosted a legislative breakfast Dec. 2 at the Gilmore Foundation Conference Center where Rep. Chris Brown, Sen. Hob Bryan and Rep. Steve Holland briefly spoke on what is, or should be, on the horizon in the 2015 legislative session. “The governor issued his executive budget recommendation with […]

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Bost to retire as Amory Fire Chief

AMORY – After 35 years in the Amory Fire Department and 23 years as chief, Jimmy Bost is retiring from the department’s top post at the end of December. “This job is nothing like it was when I first started. Actually, no one else wanted it back then,” laughed Bost, who explained that, at that […]

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Board of aldermen renames West Amory Community Center

AMORY – The board voted to honor the late Rev. Benjamin Wax by renaming the West Amory Community Center after him at the regular-called meeting on Dec. 2. Wax was an influential community member who, at the time of his passing, was pastor at four churches and had been a strong presence at the community […]

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MCSO warns residents of phone scam

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department has had several calls from residents stating they have received a call telling them they have a bad check out and if they don’t pay it they will be arrested. The caller will then ask for credit card or banking information. The MCSO wants to inform everyone this is a […]

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Amory Dance Centre takes The Nutcracker to the Old Armory

AMORY – The Amory Dance Centre will bring Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to life again this year with a few surprises. “We’ve got new props, sets and effects. There will be some big surprises, too,” said Amory Dance Centre owner, operator and dance instructor Sally Herring Laird. The production will take place this year at the […]

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Judge orders ballot box inspection regarding alcohol referendum

AMORY – Circuit Court Judge Thomas Gardner has ordered a ballot box inspection of Amory’s alcohol referendum that was held in October. The order was signed at 4 p.m., Nov. 26, according to Let’s Grow Amory member Doug Cuthbert. Amory City Attorney John Creekmore said that the city offered no objection to the inspection. “The […]

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Amory and Monroe County School Districts earn prestigious awards

The Mississippi School Boards Association (MSBA) has awarded the Amory School District the Beacon Award and the Monroe County School District the Lantern Award. “It’s the highest honor MSBA gives and is based on academic performance,” said ASD Superintendent Tony Cook. The Beacon, which the district received last year as well, is an award for […]

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Amory enters purchase agreement for port acreage

AMORY – The Amory Board of Aldermen recently authorized Mayor Brad Blalock to enter into a purchase agreement of 90 acres at Amory Port North to Zilkha Biomass Energy for the production of the company’s Zilkha Black® pellets for the early stages of a contract. “Based on the option agreement, the company will invest in […]

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Amory police search for robbery suspects

AMORY –  Police are searching for two suspects who got away after breaking into the AT&T store. Police say it happened around 3:30 this morning, according to WTVA. The three individuals led police on a chase that ended when the vehicle crashed on Concord Avenue. One of the suspects was apprehended but police are still […]

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