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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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Amory aldermen entertain rental ordinance hearing

AMORY – The mayor and board of aldermen addressed a packed house March 15 when they hosted a public hearing to discuss a proposed rental ordinance. The ordinance was originally brought to the table more than two years ago, but no action was ever taken. Mayor Brad Blalock asked the board in February to revisit […]

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Bowen asks for help with Amory Police Department mold problem

AMORY – According to Amory Police Chief Ronnie Bowen, the police department is in desperate need of repairs, as per discussion in the March 1 board of aldermen meeting. “The department building is still leaking, and now we have mold growing. This has been going on for 12 years now, and we need help,” Bowen […]

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Ginn speaks about highway patrol

AMORY – Lt. Col. Randy Ginn spoke about his experiences with the Mississippi Highway Patrol at the Amory Rotary Club luncheon Feb. 25. Ginn was recently promoted to Chief of the Uniform Division of the Mississippi Highway Patrol by Public Safety Commissioner Albert Santa Cruz. Ginn joined the MHP in 1987 and has served in […]

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Proposed rental ordinance holds landlords more accountable

AMORY – The mayor and board of aldermen met with members of the planning and zoning department in a work session Feb. 19 to discuss a potential rental ordinance for the city. The topic was originally brought up in April 2014 when the board approved a resolution to conduct a public hearing concerning a proposed […]

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