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Safety tips important for Halloween

Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids, and to help ensure they have a safe holiday, here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). All dressed up • Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, […]

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Supervisors OK new 911 system, opt out of building codes

ABERDEEN – Monroe County 911 Director Bunky Goza approached the board of supervisors Friday for permission to purchase components of a new 911 system to replace the county’s current obsolete system. The new system, which includes a new mapping system, a computer automated design program, a new backing system and a new call taking system, […]

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Pioneer offers candy X-rays

ABERDEEN – While a trip to the hospital can sometimes be frightful, Pioneer Community Hospital will give parents peace of mind with candy X-rays on Halloween. The free service will be from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31. Trick-or-treaters can enter through the lobby and someone will assist them to the radiology department […]

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Amory Post Office employees support the cause

For the Monroe Journal AMORY – The United States Postal Service released its first semipostal stamp in 1998, dedicated to raising money and awareness for breast cancer research. Since 1998, the stamp has raised $80,306,547 for breast cancer research. The USPS Mississippi District is leading the nation again this year in breast cancer stamp sales. […]

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Zoning standards forbid dance hall parties at skating rink

ABERDEEN – Aberdeen Building Official David Low addressed the board of aldermen Oct. 21 regarding the skating rink on N. Thayer Avenue, which he insisted the way it’s zoned, will exclusively be a skating rink before a letter of occupancy is granted. “The skating rink was shut down due to insufficiencies. They fixed the insufficiencies. […]

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Certified results of alcohol referendum released

AMORY – Amory City Clerk Lee Barnett presented the certified results from the Oct. 14 alcohol referendum, which proved to be a close race, at the regular-called city board meeting Oct. 21. A total of 2,403 votes were cast on the liquor issue and a total of 2,198 were cast on the light wine and […]

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Locally made indie horror film arrives in time for Halloween

After months of adapting a script, scouting abandoned structures and backdrops predominantly Monroe County and filming a localized take on the internet sensation known as the Slender Man, the feature film bearing its name officially premiered last week in Tupelo to positive reviews. Monroe County natives Dylan Scott and Ryan Savage joined creative forces with […]

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The Windows taking applications for fifth annual holiday market

AMORY – The Windows is hosting the 2014 Holiday Market on Friday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Full- and half-size booths are available on a “first come, first serve” basis. The cost is the same as last year, $25, and the deadline […]

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Pioneer hosts Paint the Hospital Pink

ABERDEEN – Pioneer Community Hospital continues its annual Paint the Hospital Pink campaign throughout October to encourage breast cancer awareness. While hospital staff members have been observing pink days each Wednesday and have raised money through pre-orders of the “Kiss Cancer Goodbye” T-shirts commemorating the month that benefited the American Cancer Society, a couple of […]

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