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Amber Alert canceled for missing Jackson child

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has canceled the Amber Alert issued Friday morning. The child is safe and was recovered in Panola County.  

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Governor makes State Board of Education appointment following Spreitler’s resignation

For the Monroe Journal  JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed Karen Elam, Ph.D., to the State Board of Education. Elam will fill the unexpired term of Gilmore Foundation Executive Director Danny Spreitler, who has resigned. She also serves on the Charter School Authorizer Board. “I am very pleased to appoint Karen to this position,” Bryant […]

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At the Movies: Jan, 28, 2015

Ruth Howell/For the Monroe Journal “American Sniper” Rated: R Synopsis by movies.com: Biopic of Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), the most-celebrated sniper in American military history. In the aftermath of 9/11, Kyle decides to serve his country by becoming a Navy SEAL. But with each tour of duty, he grows more detached from his wife and […]

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Supervisors, Aberdeen back to the table for Matubby Creek bridge talks

ABERDEEN – Following chatter around the board table Friday morning that the board of supervisors is nearly ready to scrap the Matubby Creek bridge project, an afternoon meeting with Aberdeen Mayor Cecil Belle proved progress that an agreement may be reached. Maybe. In what was close to being a done deal in October for the […]

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Amory Rotary Club honors emergency officers of the year

  AMORY – For the fourth year in a row,  the Amory Rotary Club has honored a member of both the Amory fire and police departments. The project is intended to show appreciation to firemen and policemen for their sacrifice through the years. The year’s fireman was Lee Wright. He joined the Amory Fire Department […]

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Host a Super Bowl party with former Aberdeen resident’s recipes

ABERDEEN – Reggie Kelly graduated from Aberdeen in 1995, went to Mississippi State and left in 1998 when he went pro in the NFL. He played with the Atlanta Falcons from 1999 to 2002, the Cincinnati Bengals from 2003 until 2010 and then returned to Atlanta in 2011 for one year. During his off season […]

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Trial date set for Hazzle’s accused discrimination suit

By William Moore/Daily Journal ABERDEEN – A trial date has been set for a wrongful termination lawsuit against the Aberdeen School District. Former Aberdeen High School basketball coach Roy Hazzle accuses the Aberdeen School District of discriminating against him because of both his race and his age, 60, when he was let go in summer […]

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Scaggs marks one year in as chamber director

Monroe County Chamber of Commerce  Executive Director Skip Scaggs was in Jackson a couple of weeks ago and picked up on a little more chatter about Monroe County in talks with colleagues at his former employer, the Mississippi Development Authority. “I think the success from our last calendar year was able to show the state […]

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Mayors share their goals for 2015

Aberdeen Mayor Cecil Belle Mayor Cecil Belle has a long list of the city’s accomplishments from 2014 but pegs an increase in water rates as one of the biggest. “We were losing $50,000 a month after bills, but now we’re looking at drilling much-needed wells and infrastructure work,” Belle said. Looking ahead to 2015, goals […]

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