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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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Police chief, building inspector appear in probable cause hearing

ABERDEEN – Aberdeen Building Inspector David Low and Aberdeen Police Chief Henry Randle appeared in Lee County Circuit Court Monday morning before Judge Thomas Gardner for a hearing stemming from a June 10 incident when Low alleged Randle verbally threatened him. Monday’s probable cause hearing gave both parties the chance to give an account of […]

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Free movie night at Frisco Park

The Amory Main Street Association will be showing The Lego Movie in Frisco Park July 14 at sundown or 8 p.m. The movie will be shown by the 1529 train and is free to the public. Popcorn, sno cones, cotton candy and drinks will be available for purchase as a fundraiser for Amory Main Street. […]

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