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School district saves energy through Ameresco project

AMORY – At the Feb. 10 meeting of the Monroe County Board of Education, Super-intendent Scott Cantrell informed the board members that as a result of the Ameresco project, the district had energy savings of $83,000. The district contracted with Ameresco several years ago on a project that would ultimately save the district monies on […]

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Hamilton RB Heard offered by MSU

HAMILTON – Junior Hamilton RB and track star Keshon Heard has an offer on the table from Mississippi State, his head coach Ray Weeks confirmed on Friday. Heard rushed for over 1,500 yards and had over 500 yards receiving for the Lions last season.  He also won the 100-meter dash for Class 1A in 2014. […]

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Aberdeen School District to have delayed start

Faculty and staff of the Aberdeen School District will report at 9:45 a.m. Friday while students will report at 10 a.m.

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First Methodist Church planning mission revitalization and outreach

AMORY – Approximately four months   ago, First United Methodist Church formed a team of lay people from its congregation to begin praying and discerning how their church might begin to engage their community in ministry in a new way. “As pastor, I believe strongly that the local church serves as an extension of God’s […]

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Saga continues regarding bridge project in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN – In what has become a trend with most board of supervisors meetings in the past weeks, discussion centered on the stalemate of the Matubby Creek bridge project on the fringe of Aberdeen. While the Aberdeen city officials have a utilities permit and an interlocal agreement in hand waiting to be signed and are […]

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Weather closings for Friday

The Amory and Monroe County school districts have canceled classes for Friday. A decision regarding the Aberdeen School District will be made early in the morning.

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Monroe County Snow 2015

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Museum scales back being open on Sundays

AMORY – Beginning immediately, the Amory Regional Museum will no longer be open on Sundays. Museum director Bo Miller approached the board of aldermen on Feb. 17 in regard to the one-day closing, stating that a staff shortage and scant attendance on Sundays were the reasons for the request. “I’m having trouble finding someone who […]

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Aldermen entertain presentation of Lift, Inc.’s services

By CAROLYN PARSON /For the Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – In response to a citizen’s request for information regarding financial help for utility bills, Mayor Cecil Belle invited Liza Jones, family service coordinator of Lift, Inc., to come and explain the function and requirements of the organization for its Feb. 17 meeting. Lift, Inc. is a […]

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