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Health cluster students garner national health care award

AMORY – An Amory High School class of health cluster students has been chosen as the Group Volunteer of the Year, a national honor, by the American Health Care Association for their hard work and dedication to the residents of the Golden Living Center of Amory. This marks the first time in more than a […]

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Former jailer officially charged with sex with an inmate

On the morning of July 31, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested James Doyle Adams, Jr., 45, of Amory. Adams is charged with sex with inmate by jailer. “He’s been indicted on this charge and he will be convicted of it. He did wrong,” said Sheriff Cecil Cantrell. Adams was fired from the MCSO in […]

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Alley access subject of neighborhood quarrel

AMORY – A back alley dispute between two Amory residents was the focus of the regular-called meeting of the board of aldermen July 15. Michael Freed stated that he put up a fence around the backyard of his 4th Street home in June 2013 after talking it over with his neighbors, who all said they […]

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Pro-alcohol group turns in needed number of signatures

AMORY – Petitions from the Let’s Grow Amory movement calling for a vote on whether or not to permit the sale of alcohol within the city were turned in to Amory City Clerk Lee Barnett July 9 and, according to Let’s Grow member Doug Cuthbert, the needed numbers are there. “After our last push, we […]

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Newly formed visitors bureau is #AmoryProud

AMORY – After several informal meetings to discuss the best way to promote the city, the Amory Visitors Bureau was officially named and committees and chairpersons were finalized July 8. “We have a rich railroad past, a phenomenal museum, a beautiful armory, an A-rated school district, wonderful medical facilities and so much more. We’re just […]

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Hamilton Appreciation Day returns Saturday

HAMILTON – After a few years hiatus, Hamilton Appreciation Day returns Saturday, July 19 at Hamilton School gymnasium. The event, which was started more than 20 years ago, raises money for the school, library, the volunteer fire department and local nonprofit groups. “We haven’t had one since 2011 when we were told that we had […]

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Dip in tax collections means additional request for school district

AMORY – Amory School District Superintendent Tony Cook confirmed that the district will request a $66,998 shortfall to make up for poor tax collections in 2014 at the July 10 meeting of the Amory School Board. “The shortfall request is due to a deficit in tax collections. What people need to understand is that, if […]

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Let’s Grow Amory petitions turned in

AMORY – City Clerk Lee Barnett confirmed that he has received petitions calling for a referendum to vote on alcohol sales within the city. After verifying the petitions have been signed by at least 20 percent of the city’s registered voters, Barnett will present the numbers to the board of aldermen. No official word on […]

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Monroe jailer fired for inappropriate relationship with female inmate

ABERDEEN – A jailer with the Monroe Sheriff’s Department has been fired following an internal investigation that found he had an inappropriate relationship with a female inmate. “I fired him. It was a consensual relationship, but I’m not gonna put up with any hanky panky,” said Sheriff Cecil Cantrell. According to Cantrell, the alleged relationship […]

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