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Staple in Hamilton community involved in accident

SPLUNGE – According to Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell, Hamilton farmer Don Self was involved in an accident between 9 and 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on Splunge Road. “What it looks at this point is he was hooking up a tractor trailer and the truck was backing up and caught him and took him under the […]

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MCSO arrests alleged Highway 45A shooter

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office took Justin Cory Sartain, 28, of Booneville into custody. Sartain is accused of shooting at another vehicle Wednesday on Highway 45 Alternate in Monroe County. Sartain was stopped at the Green Street exit in Tupelo where he was taken into custody. No one was injured during the shooting incident. The […]

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Hamilton Post Office kicks off awareness month with annual event

HAMILTON – This year’s Hamilton Post Office Breast Cancer Stamp Kickoff will hold even more significance for the event’s main organizer, Hamilton Postmaster Twanda Tate, who has been putting together the event for several years now, both in Prairie and Hamilton. “My sister battled breast cancer two times in the past five years and I […]

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Volunteers of the Decade Award highlights Main Street awards

AMORY – Amory Main Street Association celebrated its 10-year benchmark Sept. 23 with a recap of the past year’s accomplishments and upcoming goals. To better appreciate the organization’s past, two volunteers were recognized for their energetic dedication since the very beginning. “This is the 10th anniversary and I’ve had a lot of people to lean […]

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Main event changed for Smithville Smackdown event

SMITHVILLE – Due to a conflict Buff ‘The Stuff’ Bagwell will not be wrestling in the main event for Friday’s Smithville Smackdown, an Outlaw Wrestling Organization fundraiser for Smithville School. Instead, Robert Gibson half of the tag team The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, will face Shawn Reed in the main event. Gibson formerly wrestled in […]

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October brings opening of squirrel, deer archery seasons

JACKSON – Many Mississippians are looking forward to the opening of deer archery season on Oct. 1 for the Hill and Delta zones and Oct. 15 for the Southeast Zone. Longbows, recurves, compound bows and crossbows are all considered legal archery equipment and can be used during all seasons for deer. There is no minimum […]

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Meredith talks discipline, need for more outreach in local stop

AMORY – Incorporating the current events of racial tensions in Missouri and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s child abuse charge for spanking his son into his formula for the state’s success, James Meredith, the first African American admitted to Ole Miss, implored the core of Mississippi’s existing problems Sept. 16 at the Amory Library. […]

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Water rate increase meeting held in Smithville

SMITHVILLE – A public meeting was held at Smithville Town Hall Sept. 16 for Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley to hear evidence as to why a water rate increase is needed for the rural customers of the Smithville Water Department. The water system served an average of 389 customers since last October. Whereas current rates […]

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Aberdeen woman faces grand larceny charge

  The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Rebecca Webb, 37, of Aberdeen on Sept. 26. Webb is charged with grand larceny. She is accused of stealing approximately $1,500 worth of coins and old money from a Monroe County resident. Bond has not been set. She is currently housed at Monroe County Detention Center. 

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