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Advisory committees form for career and technology classes

AMORY – The Amory Career and Technology Center has formed advisory committees for each of its programs which, include Engineering/Science-Related; Metal Fabrication; Health Sciences; Teacher Academy; Horticulture; Culinary Arts; and Marketing. The first advisory committee meeting was held at the center on Oct. 13. “The State Department of Education requires that we have a craft […]

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School board cites lack of affordable housing to dip in enrollment

AMORY – At the Oct. 7 meeting of the Amory School Board, Superintendent Tony Cook said that enrollment in Amory Schools continue to decline. “Until more homes are built in Amory for families, we will see that decline. Young people with families that are moving back here are going into the county,” Cook said. Board […]

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Amory trio charged with possession of ICE

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance call Oct. 24 on Gray Drive, which resulted in the discovery of ICE. Shelby Gray, 40, Wesley Curt James, 31, and Kim James, 22, all of Amory were taken into custody and charged with possession of ICE. Bond has not been set at this time and […]

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Laughter is one of the best medicines for centurion

EGYPT – Oct. 23. On this day in history, the first North American transcontinental air service began from New York to Los Angeles in 1929, the United Nations General Assembly convenes for the first time in 1946 and Mary Forshee Gladney, who still keeps a smile on her face, is born in Aberdeen in 1914. […]

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Miss Mississippi State University crowned at best time to be a Bulldog

STARKVILLE – It was a weekend some saw coming while others never thought they’d live to see the day. Mississippi State University’s 38-23 win over Auburn University Oct. 11 projected the then #3 ranked team past Florida State to sit atop the college football world after the polls were announced the next day. As cowbells […]

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Alleged wild ride leads to multiple charges for Aberdeen man

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Antoine Terrell Griffin, Jr., 20, of Aberdeen Oct. 20. Griffin is accused of allegedly chasing another vehicle on Highway 25 South. While chasing that vehicle, Griffin allegedly hit another vehicle at the intersection of Highway 25 and Marina Road. Griffin is charged with no insurance, leaving the scene of […]

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MCSO launches annual Christmas Toy Drive

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has started its Christmas Toy Drive. The public is asked to donate new toys at any of the following locations: Wal-Mart, Loden’s Body Shop or Carlisle Cleaners, all in Amory or at Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in Aberdeen on Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The department […]

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County is not immune to domestic violence

Domestic violence doesn’t just happen to a certain socioeconomic group and it does not have any borders. Domestic violence and abuse does not discriminate. It occurs within all age groups, among heterosexual couples, as well as same-sex partnerships. And yes, we have domestic violence in Monroe County. One person who wants to remain anonymous gave […]

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Old Armory poised to host bluegrass sounds

AMORY – Get ready to boogie at the Big Bad Bluegrass Festival Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Old Armory National Guard. The Steel Toe Magnolias will kick off the festivities at 5 p.m. with a clogging performance followed by a jam session with Roundhouse Jam, a gathering of area bluegrass musicians who are sure to […]

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