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We Care for Kids, Stuff the Bus drives collecting school supplies

Once again this year volunteers from across the county will be rallying to collect school supplies for students. Our own We Care For Kids Communitywide School Supply Drive will kick off this weekend. This will be the third year that the Monroe Journal has partnered with WAFM FM-95.7 to collect and deliver school supplies to […]

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Summer movie series concludes with 80s sci-fi classic

ABERDEEN – The Aberdeen Visitors Bureau will close out its summer outdoor movie series Thursday with the 1982 classic film, ‘E.T.,’ at dark. The Steven Spielberg science fiction film centers on a lonely boy’s friendship with an extraterrestrial stranded on Earth. “It’s an all time favorite family movie. There are plenty of people now whose […]

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Pro-alcohol group turns in needed number of signatures

AMORY – Petitions from the Let’s Grow Amory movement calling for a vote on whether or not to permit the sale of alcohol within the city were turned in to Amory City Clerk Lee Barnett July 9 and, according to Let’s Grow member Doug Cuthbert, the needed numbers are there. “After our last push, we […]

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Houston man arrested for livestock theft

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested William Rashad Wilson, 26, of Houston July 22 on the charge of livestock theft. Wilson is accused of stealing cattle from a farm on Camargo Road earlier this month. Bond has not been set and Wilson is currently being housed at Monroe County Detention Center.

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Grant provides Old Armory’s first step towards acoustics

For the Monroe Journal AMORY – Amory’s Old Armory Reborn Committee (O.A.R.) has received a $3,000 grant to improve acoustics in the recently renovated building. The grant is part of the Appalachian Community Learning Project, which is a six month community development program coordinated by the Rensselaerville Institute based in New York and Mississippi State […]

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APD host agency for attorney general training session

ABERDEEN – The Aberdeen Police Department will host an eight-hour training session Aug. 5 in search and seizure laws, investigating abuse and neglect in health care facilities and DUI laws, all provided by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office. The course is geared to law enforcement, but dispatchers, judges, prosecutors, court clerks and other city/county/state/state personnel […]

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Conservator releases July agenda

ABERDEEN – As part of the July agenda for the Aberdeen School District, Conservator Mac Curlee approved the hires of Tara Fields for Belle Elementary School, Hannah Halford for Aberdeen High School and Chris Seay as a human resource officer. He also approved the resignations of Shivers Middle School teachers Patricia Burton, Andrea Garth and […]

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Blues festival wins magazine’s best festival competition

ABERDEEN – Online voting for Life on the Water Magazine’s Best Festival on the Water 2014 Award proved smaller festivals can make waves. As a write-in, the Bukka White Festival beat out 22 named contenders, including New Orleans’ JazzFest and Gulf Shores, Alabama’s Hangout Festival, two of the nation’s bigger music festivals. Acts like Bruce […]

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First Friends sets date for annual fundraiser

AMORY – First Friends Respite Center will host its annual fundraiser Sept. 20 at Frisco Park with Carla Glasgow serving as honorary chairperson. The event will begin with a 5K walk at 9:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Entertainment, featuring Brad Blalock, begins at 10:30 a.m. There will also be a balloon release, concessions […]

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