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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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Lay gets recipes from social media

SMITHVILLE – Amanda Lay grew up cooking with her mom and dad. “My family always cooked country vegetables such as fried squash and okra. My father liked to cook cakes and make homemade ice cream,” Lay said. Lay said she likes to cook interesting recipes and things that are fun to do. “I get most […]

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India pastor visits pastor friend in Amory

AMORY – Lakeside Baptist Church in Amory and pastor, Ray Carroll, were recently honored to have a pastor friend of Carroll’s from India visit in the United States and Amory. Carroll met Pastor Naveen Chithai Bashpa and his wife, Sunitha, of Hyde Rahab, India, in 2005 when he spent several weeks working in India with […]

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Mid-Summer tomato blues

Growing your own food, especially tomatoes, is a very rewarding experience. It does not come without the usual headaches, however. Producing a perfect red tomato is not as easy as many people think. Here are a few problems for you to be on the look out for while growing tomatoes this summer. Blossom-end rot is […]

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