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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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Access Family Health Clinic awarded $250,000 grant

SMITHVILLE – Access Family Health Clinic will receive a $250,000 grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration to expand mental health and substance abuse services. “We have been providing mental healthcare in Tupelo for our veterans. With this grant, we will be able to expand it to low income and uninsured patients,” said Access […]

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Resident demands fair treatment for property adjudications

AMORY – A lot cleaning discussion became heated at the regular-called meeting of the board of aldermen on Nov. 3 when resident Mark Allen demanded to know who was complaining about the condition of his house and accused the board of treating him unfairly. “I have the right to know who my accusers are and […]

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Holidays a time to give back to the community

Understanding that the holiday season should be a time when giving back is a priority, local organizations are offering several ways for individuals to contribute to the greater good. Aberdeen • The Angel Tree, which serves local children of different ages, is set up in City Hall. Children are represented by different angels on the […]

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Spirit of the holiday shopping comes alive at Amory open house

AMORY – Amory Main Street manager Carol Knight and local businesses are busy preparing for “Be Merry and Mingle (while you spend a little jingle),” the theme for this year’s Holiday Open House set for Nov. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. “A majority of our downtown businesses are participating, as well […]

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Referendum results seem to be as clear as mud

I spent much of last week researching an article that remains incomplete. As everyone knows, the alcohol referendum on Oct. 14 did not pass. As many of you know, there were approximately 205 more people who voted on the sale liquor than on the sale of beer and light wine category. As some of you […]

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Ballot box inspection request denied

AMORY – A formal request from a lobby group out of Jackson asking to inspect the ballot box from the Oct. 14 alcohol referendum has been denied by the city, stating that the Attorney General’s office says they don’t have to comply. The request filed on Oct. 14, which was made attention to Amory City […]

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Best of Monroe: Your choice for best salad: Deli 802

AMORY – When it comes to fresh and delicious salad, Monroe Journal readers proclaim that Deli 802 does it best. With more than 20 years in the food industry, Dianna Wilkerson opened Deli 802 back in August with the goal of giving diners a more healthy lunch option. “I wanted to get away fro+m all […]

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