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Strong storm system moves through county

According to Monroe County Emergency Management Agency Director Bunky Goza, a storm system that swept through the northern part of the county Friday afternoon yielded no injuries and one report of minor structure damage to a home. “The National Weather Service has video of a possible rotating wall cloud, but it never touched down and […]

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Monroe County Sheriff’s Office makes controlled substance arrests

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Charles D. Holloway, 59, of Smithville was arrested and charged with felony sale of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $5,000, and he is currently housed at the Monroe County Detention Center. In a separate case, the MCSO arrested Julieanna Marie Pitts, 23, of Shannon was charged […]

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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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Amory rocket team headed again to national competition

AMORY – Amory is again receiving notice as the high school’s rocket team will, for the third year in a row, go to Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) in Washington, D.C., May 11-16. Only the top 100 teams are invited to the National Finals. Amory is the only school in Mississippi to qualify for the […]

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Aberdeen aldermen move forward with sidewalk project

ABERDEEN – During its April 19 meeting, the board of aldermen approved for Civil Links Engineering to provide services in relation to sidewalk repairs near Shivers Middle School and sidewalk construction from the Aberdeen Park and Recreation Building to the High Street Community Center. “We submitted our contract to MDOT to provide for a survey, […]

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Mt. Zion hosting cancer awareness event

HAMILTON – A ministry through Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, where Deon Triplett is pastor, is doing its part in raising cancer awareness with the upcoming mother/daughter tea. “We wanted to give back and thought of the high rate of cancer in Hamilton and wanted a cancer survivor to speak,” said Jametta Keaton, a member […]

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Wilemon wins Elvis Fan Club Scholarship

For the Monroe Journal TUPELO – Carley Wilemon of Aberdeen sang her way to first place April 23 in the annual Tupelo Elvis Presley Fan Club Scholarship Competition. Wilemon won a $5,000 scholarship with her performance in the Presley birthplace auditorium. She was one of 10 high school senior finalists who performed two songs of […]

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Harmon gives back to fans during quick trip home

BECKER – An estimated 200 people waited in line April 20 at Southern Crossing Outfitters in Amory to take selfies and get autographs from the last ‘American Idol’ Trent Harmon, but the rush was the calm before the storm. Two days later, more than 1,000 people weaved their way from a horseshoe-shaped line in the […]

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Amory Main Street kicking off Noon Tunes series

AMORY – Vinegar Band will be filled  with music, as Amory Main Street will host Noon Tunes, a five-week lunchtime series, which begins April 28 with Mayor Brad Blalock. “I love that we’re kicking it off with our mayor. He’s a cool dude and a great guy,” said Amory Main Street Director Traci Hughely. “Thursday […]

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