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Infractions down for Amory School District

AMORY – So far this year, infractions are down in the Amory School District, according to Amory School District Superintendent Tony Cook. “We are at 99 this year compared to 163 at this time last year. There’s a lot of howling about dress code and lockers but safety is our number one concern and our […]

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Choice Bus impacts students’ decisions

AMORY – Amory students from the middle and high schools climbed aboard a bus Sept. 4 to get a glimpse of their future based on the choices they make now. The Choice Bus, half school bus and half prison cell, aims to demonstrate the impact of education through an interactive presentation showing the relevance of […]

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Aldermen meeting discussion focuses on taxes, industrial opportunity

AMORY – Mayor Brad Blalock opened the Sept. 2 meeting of the board of aldermen with a prayer before going straight into an explanation of the proposed ad valorem tax revenue increase for 2015. “Last year, when the increase from the school district was requested, we stretched ourselves too thin. Our property values have declined […]

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Aldermen move forward without utility manager’s approval

AMORY – After returning from a 47-minute executive session during the regular-called meeting Sept. 2, a resolution approving the final plat of Heritage Place Subdivision moved forward without the signature of Amory Utilities Manager Tony Swan. The vote passed under the motion of Ward 4 Alderman Glen Bingham and was seconded by Alderman-at-Large Tyrone James, […]

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Milkshakes have been with McDonald’s from its humble beginnings

It was a tight race but, in the end, Monroe Journal readers have chosen McDonald’s as the best place to get a milkshake in Monroe County. McDonald’s and milkshakes have gone hand in hand since a Multi-mixer milkshake machine salesman named Ray Kroc noticed that the McDonald brothers purchased eight of his mixers. After visiting […]

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Subjects from standoff could face multiple charges

A standoff that ensued after two men barricaded themselves inside a home at New Road and Highway 6 Wednesday ended peacefully at approximately 5:30 p.m. and resulted in the arrest of three people – Steven Alton Brantley, 53; David Little, 35, both of Nettleton; and Crystal Deann Adair Bosch, 37, of Tupelo. All three are […]

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Highway 6 standoff ends with capture of two subjects

A six-hour standoff at a house at New Road and Highway 6 ended just before 5:30 p.m. after Steven Alton Brantley, 53, and David Little, 35, both of Nettleton, surrendered to Mississippi Highway Patrol SWAT team members and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. According to Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Public Relations Officer Tanya Willems, Brantley […]

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Law enforcement officers respond to Highway 6 standoff

Deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Mississippi Highway Patrol have responded to a standoff at New Road and Highway 6 between Nettleton and Amory Wednesday afternoon, according to Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Public Relations Officer Tanya Willems. According to Willems, 53-year-old Steve Alton Brantley has barricaded himself inside of a house and […]

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Board sets special election date for alcohol referendum

AMORY – After months of canvassing for signatures, the Let’s Grow Amory grassroots movement has gathered the 20 percent of registered voter signatures required for a referendum. City Clerk Lee Barnett made the announcement at the regular-called meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen on Aug. 19. “There were 945 signatures needed and 968 […]

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