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Amory commits to welcoming all through ordinance

AMORY – Before passing a resolution stating Amory’s commitment to diversity and hospitality, Mayor Brad Blalock and city attorney John Creekmore took the opportunity to clarify the intent of the statement. “Some people are here due to confusion in the media. This has no bearing on House Bill 1523. That’s a state document that has […]

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Amory School Board approves three-mill for repair needs

AMORY – At its May 9 meeting, the Amory School Board passed a resolution to request a three-mill note for the district. “We’re still needing infrastructure repair, roofs and bus issues,” said Superintendent Ken Byars. The request will not raise taxes, explained the district’s business manager Leslie Maranto. The objective is to get the operational […]

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Amory is ‘open for business’ despite ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill

AMORY – The city is open for business, according to Mayor Brad Blalock and the board of aldermen in regard to the state’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill. Resident Judy Crump approached the board at its May 3 meeting to ask city officials to take a public stance in regard to the passing of HB 1523, the […]

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MCSO responds to separate weekend shooting incidents

According to Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell, two separate shooting investigations during the weekend were under investigation as of Monday morning by his department. Deputies responded to the first case at 10011 Strevel Road in the Darracott community following a report that Tommy Young had been shot in the upper right chest area, according to […]

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Amory officials accommodate Main Street for handicap access

AMORY – Local resident John David Carlisle wanted to have better access to the shops on Main Street in his wheelchair. “In order to get on a block, I would have to get on and off from the alley. Each block, each time. If my chair had a battery power issue, it would be even […]

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Business owner approaches Amory aldermen about zoning

AMORY – Local business owner Keith Baxter approached the mayor and board of aldermen April 19 to raise questions regarding city zoning. “As most of you know, we’ve owned our business on Highway 278 for around 18 years. In 2004 it was annexed by the city and re-zoned residential. We have a buyer now who […]

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City officials meet with planning and zoning board about rental ordinance

AMORY – The mayor and board of aldermen met with the planning and zoning department April 13 for a work session regarding a proposed rental ordinance two years in the making, and it looks as if there is still more ground to cover. While most of the changes proposed by code enforcement officer David Moore […]

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Amory garbage cart delivery begins

AMORY – The time has finally come for residents who have been waiting for their new, county-issued garbage cans, explains Mayor Brad Blalock. “The cans will be delivered throughout the month. We expect everyone to have a new can by the end of April,” Blalock said. The cans are being issued as the county takes […]

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Local artist helps light the way for future performers

AMORY – Local artist Zach Stallings and his fiance, Sally Laird, have been brainstorming ways to raise money for a new lighting system for the Amory High School auditorium for approximately a year. “The AHS auditorium has the only professional working stage around, but you have to rent a lighting system, which can cost up […]

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