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Amory representative in Miss Mississippi pageant

VICKSBURG – Three of the 30 Miss Mississippi 2015 pageant contestants last week had Amory ties. Even though none of the three were crowned as Miss Mississippi or one of the alternates, Miss Tombigbee Alivia Roberts was among the top 11 finalists. Typically the top 10 advance, but there was a tie. Roberts won the […]

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Aberdeen shows its patriotism and its pride for Acker Park

ABERDEEN – With the red, white and  blue waving at its entrance, Acker Park welcomed the flow of Aberdeen Main Street’s Fourth of July parade June 27 for a dedication ceremony. The event balanced the past, present and future on two fronts as veterans of the Korean and Vietnam wars were honored, and the public […]

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Texting while driving, inspection sticker abolishment among new state laws

A long list of bills were signed into law earlier this year after action on the House and Senate floors in Jackson that go into effect July 1. Among a list of changes and amendments, two of the most noticeable are geared towards those behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. House Bill 389, which […]

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Boxing match puts locals on the ropes with different experiences

ABERDEEN – Growing up, Henry   Hammack and his family spent other ways to bond than in front of a television screen since they didn’t own one at the time. However, he remembers a time when Friday night fights helped him and his father, Claude, connect on a different level. “Dad was a boxing fan, […]

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Amory Main Street member wins statewide honor

AMORY – During the Mississippi Main   Street Awards, held June 18 in Jackson, Amory Main Street went down with 10 representatives and came back with bragging rights. For its exterior building rehabilitation, Edward Jones won the Best Facade Rehabilitation Under $10,000 Award. This award recognizes the best single façade renovation project under $10,000 that […]

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Book reviews by Judy Wall Crump

For the Monroe Journal “Station Eleven” By Emily St. John Mandel **** Station Eleven,” by Emily St. John Mandel, is that rare and wonderful thing, an easily accessible science fiction novel. Really, it’s more pure speculative fiction than science fiction, as the science isn’t prominent in the story. Pretty much anybody could read and enjoy […]

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Recipes are not yo’ mama’s homemade ice cream

Growing up, we always had homemade   ice cream during the summer months. A favorite of mine was vanilla made with a can of fruit cocktail, drained and mixed in with it. I can still see and taste it all these many years later. While I loved homemade ice cream, but I did not like […]

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Dodging the Doctor? Real men get an annual check up

For the Monroe Journal Research shows that men are four times less likely to consult a doctor when they experience medical problems. As a result, men are much more likely to need an emergency admission to a hospital with a serious or life-threatening condition which could have been prevented or dealt with at an earlier […]

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ICC schedules second summer term registration

For the Monroe Journal Registration has been scheduled for the second summer term at Itawamba Community College. The summer schedule includes open registration for second-term traditional day classes, June 30, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the office of the registrar/director of admission in the Administration Building at the Fulton Campus and in the […]

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