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Gardening woes sometimes just how our garden grows

Last year’s participation in the Amory Community Garden was so fulfilling that I was sure this year would be absolutely epic but, so far, there have been some problems. It started months ago when the Whole Seed Company catalog came to the office. It is the most beautiful catalog I’ve ever seen, filled with exotic […]

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Aldermen divvy up city-run entities to oversee

AMORY – In an effort to efficiently manage the city’s various departments and areas, the aldermen each chose specific areas to oversee at the regular-called board meeting on April 1. Ward 1 alderman Buddy Carlisle will oversee finance and the utility department. Ward 2 alderman John Darden will oversee the park and recreation department and […]

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Couple safeguards, gives new life to Athens community’s jail

ATHENS – Lee and Betty Kryszewski wound up as caretakers and renovators of the vandalized Athens Jail through a Facebook page for work campers. “We’ve been RV’ing full time for about a year-and-a-half now and Betty saw a post on a work camper’s site, so we started communicating with Emory Morgan with the Monroe County […]

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Officials urge school bus safety

According to Monroe County School District Superintendent Scott Cantrell, running school bus stop signs is still a problem in spite of repeated warnings. “It’s happening more and more on the Boulevard that oncoming traffic is not stopping when a bus is stopped to let a child off,” said Amory Police Department administrative assistant Martha Reeves. […]

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Hospitality tax option passes in state legislature

AMORY – In regular session of the Mississippi legislature, Senate Bill 2919 was passed, which can allow the City of Amory to levy a tax of as much as two percent on the gross sales of motel and hotel room rentals and on the gross sales from restaurants. “The Amory Board of Alderman asked me […]

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Wildlife Mississippi works to enhance beauty of nature to parks and properties

AMORY – With at least one in every 20 jobs in Mississippi relying on a healthy outdoor environment, the Mississippi Fish and Wildlife Foundation, or Wildlife Mississippi, is a nonprofit organization that focuses primarily on restoring native prairies, wetlands and streams to ensure the state’s quality of life will make a good place to live […]

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Aldermen approve more efficient way to handle requests

AMORY – During the regular-called meeting of the mayor and board of aldermen on March 18, Mayor Brad Blalock proposed assigning specific duties to different aldermen in an effort to funnel requests and tasks more efficiently. “I believe it used to be that each alderman was assigned something different to report on at the meetings […]

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Tax collections increase means progress for school district

AMORY – Amory Superintendent Tony Cook shared news of progress during the March 6 Amory School Board meeting. “We’re making progress. Last month the collections were really good. This month was not so good but we’re still doing better,” said Superintendent Tony Cook. Cook also responded to allegations of shortages of toilet paper and lack […]

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Wizard-inspired group waves wand at everyday problems

AMORY – Twelve-year-old Flannery Plum is using parallels from “Harry Potter” to help fight real world problems by starting a local chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance. “I read about it online one day and, since there were no chapters in Mississippi, I decided to start one,” said Plum, who says she’s been a “Harry […]

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