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Becker man arrested for burglary of commercial building in Hamilton

ABERDEEN- On Tuesday, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department arrested William Clovis “Bubba” Cantrell, 24,  Becker. Cantrell is charged with Burglary of a Commercial Building. The arrest was the result of an investigation into a burglary of a  business on Hwy 8 in Hamilton where approximately $1000.00 worth of consumable goods were stolen. Bond has not been set and […]

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Slow down and think before leaving children unattended in cars

The recent death of 22-month-old Cooper Harris of Georgia has the media, social media, parents and bystanders all abuzz about leaving children in a hot vehicle. This is not something that is new to the world. Children have been left in hot vehicles numerous times throughout the years. Last year, there were 44 children who […]

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More than burgers available at Bill’s Hamburgers today

AMORY –  Rachael Wilkerson treated guests of Bill’s Hamburgers and pedestrians to an impromptu concert today.  The 9 year old played both a mandolin and a fiddle, as well as sang.  “I don’t know why I am doing it, I just really like to play my music, ” said Wilkerson. For a sneak peek, click […]

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Amory man arrested for possession of meth

AMORY - Monroe County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit arrested Roy A. Gillentine,  45,  of Amory on Tuesday. Gillentine is charged with Possession of Methamphetamine. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop on Highway 6. Bond has not been set for this subject as of yet and he is currently being held at Monroe County […]

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Smithville man arrested for Uttering Forgery

SMITHVILLE  - Duey Mitch Armstrong, 33, of Smithville,  was arrested for uttering forgery. Armstrong is currently being housed at the Amory Police Department.  Bond has not been set at time of press release.

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Tennessee man dies in motor vehicle accident

WREN – A Memphis man died as the result of a one car motor vehicle accident, according to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley. Sidney Lee Garth, 69, of Memphis was traveling alone in a 1997 Lincoln Town Car going south on McAllister Road when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree. According […]

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Presley: Agricultural Exemption from Utility Sales Tax in Effect as of July 1st

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI (July 2, 2014) – Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley today notified agricultural businesses in Mississippi of a change in tax law which may lower their utility bills. The change, which went into effect July 1, exempts certain agricultural business from being charged state sales tax on their energy bills, particularly bills for electric […]

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Columbus Fire and Rescue representatives guest of LEPC meeting

By RAY VAN DUSEN Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – Columbus Fire and Rescue Chief Training Officer Dewayne Hughes was the guest speaker June 26 for the Monroe County Local Emergency Planning Committee’s quarterly meeting. Hughes explained the department’s steps to gaining national accreditation from the Center of Public Safety Excellence and the Commission on Fire Accreditation […]

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Grant helps cost of county school resource officers

By ALICE ORTIZ Monroe Journal Thanks to the first ever Mississippi Community Oriented Policing Services grant, the Monroe County School District will receive $10,000 per school to help with the costs attached to school resource officers. The Mississippi Legislature approved a bill that allocated $5 million for the grant.. “This is a good thing to […]

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