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Amory police seek information in armed robbery case

AMORY – A black male wearing a dark colored hoodie, black pants and a black do-rag entered Heritage Inn & Suites at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26 and demanded money, according to a press release from the Amory Police Department. The subject weighed approximately 250 pounds, was approximately 5’10” tall and was possibly in his […]

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Law enforcement needs assistance in locating missing man

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is asking for  the public’s help in locating Herbert Sanderson, 87, who was last seen at approximately 1:30. Wednesday, Nov. 26 at his Hatley residence. Sanderson is described as a white male with brown hair and brown eyes, 5’8″ in height and weighing 165 pounds. He drives a white 1985 […]

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Supervisors offer support for Purple Heart Highway

ABERDEEN – Following suit with several other counties, Monroe County supervisors Friday approved a resolution that supports naming a section of Highway 6 between Amory and Nettleton “Military Order of the Purple Heart Highway.” The move, intended to pay tribute to the military, is part of Senate Bill 2586, which was passed in the 2014 […]

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Accelerated Readers compete for Belle Elementary Egg Bowl

ABERDEEN – In a set up capturing several elements of a Mississippi college football experience, 160 Belle Elementary School students spent Friday playing tailgate games, listening to songs to get them pumped up, screaming for Mississippi State and Ole Miss and watching a game as a reward for meeting their Accelerated Reader goals. “We planned […]

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Amory enters purchase agreement for port acreage

AMORY – The Amory Board of Aldermen recently authorized Mayor Brad Blalock to enter into a purchase agreement of 90 acres at Amory Port North to Zilkha Biomass Energy for the production of the company’s Zilkha Black® pellets for the early stages of a contract. “Based on the option agreement, the company will invest in […]

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Randle urges caution while holiday shopping

With Black Friday sales and Small Business Saturday promotions signaling the official beginning of the holiday shopping season, Aberdeen Police Chief Henry Randle urges shoppers to be mindful of perpetrators taking advantage of the shopping rush. “Purses this time of year are a signal for a mugging. Please leave purses at home,” said Randle, who […]

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Missing Monroe County man located

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, 54-year-old George “Gregory” Mitchell was located Wednesday on Interstate 55 in Tallahatchie County and is in good condition. Mitchell was located after he called a friend, which led authorities to his discovery. Before Wednesday’s discovery more than 100 miles away from Monroe County, Mitchell was last seen on […]

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Owens Grocery serves Amory for 50 years

AMORY – Grant and Joyce Owens have been serving their community for 50 years with either grocery items or advice. The Owens’ grocery store is a place for people to get physical and spiritual food. To the Owens’, the two go hand-in-hand. On Nov. 22, a Thanksgiving event was held honoring them for their service […]

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Aberdeen Lake lands three major 2015 fishing tournaments

By CAROLYN PARSON /For the Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – The board of aldermen Nov. 18 unanimously approved the city’s support of fishing tournaments next year that will gain attention from not just across the state and region, but from across the nation. “The city will incur some expenses for these events, but the estimated revenue […]

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