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School districts determine fate of make-up days

It seems that each of the county’s school districts has chosen to handle the missed school days from this year’s inclement weather differently. In a recent memo to all school districts, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carey Wright strongly recommended that days missed due to inclement weather be made up to give students as much […]

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Two sent to NMMC following accident on Highway 6

AMORY – At approximately 7:53 a.m. Tuesday, an unidentified male driving a GMC truck was traveling east on Highway 6 when he says he fell asleep, according to Lt. Andy Long with the Amory Police Department. The truck then crossed over into the westbound lane and struck a white Nissan Pathfinder driven by an unidentified […]

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Three-car collision sends seven to NMMC

AMORY – A three-car collision on Highway 6 Monday night sent seven people to the North Mississippi Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries, according to Mississippi Highway Patrol Public Affairs Officer Criss Turnipseed. At approximately 7:50 p.m. March 30, an 18-year-old identified as Ragen Bruckner was traveling east on Highway 6 in a 2007 Suzuki […]

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Smithville woman arrested for exploitation of a child

SMITHVILLE – On March 27, Shannan Brooke Thompson of Smithville was arrested by Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department for exploitation of a child. The investigation involved Thompson’s alleged relationship with an underage female, who lived in Lowndes County, both through social media and in person. Evidence of the relationship was brought to the attention of the sheriff’s […]

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Amory names new utility department superintendent

AMORY – After interviewing several candidates, the board of aldermen has chosen outgoing Monroe County Administrator Mike King to replace Tony Swan as the Amory Utilities Department superintendent. King, who was county administrator for two-and-a-half years, says that he doesn’t foresee trouble transitioning into the new role and plans to spend time with Swan before […]

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Schools unsure about make up days just yet

While the Mississippi Board of Education is busy deciding which school districts will not have to make up missed school days due to this year’s inclement weather, Amory, Aberdeen, Nettleton and Monroe County school districts are sitting still and waiting to hear from Mississippi Department of Education before releasing an official statement. Nettleton Superintendent Michael […]

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All things creative inaugurate new arts festival

AMORY – Whether you like art, dancing, food or just plain taking it easy, all of that and more can be found at Frisco Park March 28 when the inaugural Arts in the Park Festival seeks to help local residents groove into spring. Arts in the Park, the brainchild of local artist Belle Naugher of […]

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ASD superintendent approved for two-year contract extension

AMORY – Amory School District Superintendent Tony Cook was given a two-year extension on his contract during regular session of the school board meeting March 5. In other business, the board also approved: • An Future Business Leaders of America fundraiser to raise money for the state competition. Plates from Earnest BBQ will be sold […]

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Holden one of five North Mississippi Jefferson Award recipients

AMORY – Linda Holden was spending a month in Africa doing mission work when the conspiracy began. “It was originally Jean Pinkley’s idea. She came to me and said that we should nominate Linda for the Jefferson Award and I said, ‘She’s not going to like that. It will embarrass her,’” said Amory Food Pantry […]

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