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Joint effort helps fund Fairways Drive bridge project at golf course

AMORY – Thanks to a joint effort by  the City of Amory, the Monroe County Supervisors and the Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District, the bridge on Fairways Drive at the Ackia Golf Course should be opening up soon. The bridge closed in April due to a sinkhole on one side. “The supervisors were instrumental […]

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DHS representative approaches Amory aldermen with foster home plea

AMORY – Traci Dobbs with the Department of Human Services is asking the city to help find foster homes for Monroe County children who need a place to stay. “We have 65 children and 15 foster homes. That means we have to go outside the area, which cuts the children off from familiar surroundings,” said […]

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District’s general fund improves

AMORY – The Amory School District general fund at the end of July isn’t where it should be, but it it sure isn’t where it was this time last year, according to the district’s business manager, Leslie Maranto. “We are at $590,000. This time last year, we were at $206,000,” said Maranto who also said […]

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Trail project expected to resume after soggy summer

AMORY – After an excessively wet  summer season, progress on the Amory Nature Trail has been at a standstill. However, the crew at Wildlife Mississippi is about to get the ball rolling again. “With all the rainfall we had been getting, excessive rutting would have been caused by heavy equipment. We want to protect the […]

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Aldermen take action for garbage can storage ahead of expected start date

AMORY – For residents waiting to know when the county will deliver garbage cans and start pick-up in the city, the word from Monroe County Administrator Evan Adams is that it’s looking like February. “We are still waiting on the truck. It’s on order, and the company is behind, but we plan on being in […]

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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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