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Workshop guides direction for Livable Communities grant

ABERDEEN – A two day workshop last week began with a broad range of ideas and ended with three goals to formulate an action plan for Aberdeen Main Street’s recently awarded Livable Communities federal grant. The grant, awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Appalachian Regional Committee and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was […]

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School board sets higher standards for val/sal status

AMORY – During the regular-called meeting of the Amory School Board on April 14, board members unanimously approved a request for more rigorous honors graduate requirements. “Previously we were just on a 4 point scale with no incentive for a student to take more advanced classes. It’s not fair for a student taking general courses […]

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Mississippi Highway Patrol issues amber alert for missing child

The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an amber alert for a 2-year-old child who was abducted Wednesday morning from  Caledonia. Maliah Harris is described as a white female. The subjects who are believed to have abducted are Donald Body Harris and Allison Studdard. Harris is described as a 34-year-old white male 5’11″ tall, weighing 201 […]

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MCSO participates in Drug Take Back Initiative

ABERDEEN – The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office will take part in the National Drug Take Back Initiative April 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. People with unwanted or expired pharmaceutical drugs can safely dispose of them during the initiative. The reasoning behind the program is to keep the community drug-free and keep the environment […]

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Amory art students to host showcase

AMORY – The Amory School District Visual Arts Show will undergo a change of venue this year as it will be held at Amory Middle School rather than the Amory Regional Museum. The public is invited to AMS on May 1 from 4 to 7 p.m for this special night. “I have appreciated the support […]

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Officer’s suspension signals more drama stemming from wrecker wars saga

ABERDEEN – In a 3-0 vote April 15, the board of aldermen approved a motion in a lengthy executive session to suspend Aberdeen Police Department officer Lee Johnson for five days without pay stemming from a March 11 complaint filed by Ward 4 alderman Dean Irvin. “Dean Irvin in a way is a boss, and […]

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Amory aldermen set proposed rental ordinance hearing for city

AMORY – The board of aldermen approved a resolution April 15 to conduct a public hearing concerning a proposed rental ordinance for the city. The new ordinance, which has been in the works since last year, will set a minimum standard for homeowners looking to rent their property to cover the life, safety and general […]

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New playground in the works for West Amory

AMORY – Work is underway on Amory’s newest Kaboom! community playground located on Col. Herbert Carter Drive, across from West Amory Elementary School. McDonald’s owners Robert and Jennifer Tomey of Wren purchased the land and donated it to the City of Amory. City of Amory grant writer Jamie Morgan previously applied for a $20,000 Dr. […]

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County receives MDE grant for resource officer salaries

AMORY – The Monroe County School District received a Mississippi Community Oriented Policing Service grant of $30,000 from the Mississippi Department of Education which will be used for School Resource Officer salaries. School board members also discussed the possibly obtaining assistants for the counselors on each attendance center due to the overwhelming numbers of students […]

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