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Nettleton man charged with sexual battery

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested David Glen Little, 35, of Nettleton Wednesday. Little is charged with sexual battery. Due to the sensitive nature of this crime, no further details will be given. Bond has not been set and Little is currently being housed at Monroe County Detention Center.

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Bond set for alleged marijuana manufacturer

HATLEY –Bond was set for 70-year-old Frank Maxcy of Hatley Wednesday at $5,000 by Monroe County Justice Court Judge William Kevin Crook. Maxcy was charged with manufacturing of marijuana Tuesday after the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office seized four large marijuana plants from behind his home on Tubb Road.

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King named Hatley’s new mayor

HATLEY – The deadline for qualifying for mayor of Hatley ended on Sept. 10, and only one person qualified. George King, who has been a member of the board of alderman for about 10 years, automatically became the mayor. “We will now have to have a special-called meeting to advertise for the vacancy on the […]

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Aberdeen reflects on Sept. 11 tragedy

ABERDEEN – Approximately 100 people gathered in front of City Hall Thursday to reflect on the same day 13 years ago with prayers and a realization of how much the world has changed since terrorists attacked the United States on that sunny Tuesday morning on the East Coast. “If you don’t care about your fellow […]

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Authorities seize significant-sized pot plants

HATLEY – A tip to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN) led authorities to the discovery of four marijuana plants at least 12 feet tall and three feet in diameter early Tuesday afternoon. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Frank Maxcy, 70, of Hatley is charged with manufacturing of marijuana. “MBN got a good […]

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APD warns of phone scam

AMORY-    There have been reports of phone calls being received by individuals in our area that are part of a scam. A male caller with a foreign accent who has used the name Daniel Wilson claims to be a chief investigator with the Internal Revenue Service or National Investigation. In one particular incident he claimed […]

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Amory man arrested for possession of weapon

AMORY-  Monroe County Sheriff’s Department arrested Erik Walker Burks, 32 , of Amory on Monday. Burks is charged with Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon. Bond has not been set, and Burks is currently being housed at Monroe County Detention Center.

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Smithville water hearing meeting time changed

SMITHVILLE –A public hearing regarding the Town of Smithville’s plan for a proposed rate increase for water service will be held at 6 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. at Smithville Town Hall, located at 63443 Highway 25 North, Smithville, MS 38870. Customers affected by the proposed rate increase will be allowed to […]

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September booklunch hosts Oxford author

For the Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – Evans Memorial Library will be the site for the September booklunch on Sept. 17 at noon. Special guest will be Ashton Lee, who will talk about his Cherry Cola Book Club series. Set in Cherico, Mississippi, this series includes ‘The Cherry Cola Book Club’ and ‘The Wedding Circle.’ A […]

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