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Your neighbor: Mary Myers

ABERDEEN – When Mary Walker Myers moved from Jasper, Alabama to Aberdeen to live with her father in the 1960s, he already had the right man in mind for her. On April 8, 1963, she met Charles Henry Myers, who worked at American Oil Station just across the railroad tracks downtown. After going out to […]

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Gilmore Hospital offers patients and community better food options

AMORY – Hospital food isn’t what it used to be. Gone are the days of food that was tasteless and unrecognizable. Now the food not only looks great, but tastes good, too. It is also healthier. The patient and cafeteria menus at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center is provided by Morrison Management Specialists (MMS). New […]

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Health department awards tobacco-free coalitions grant

For the Monroe Journal The Mississippi State Department of Health’s (MSDH) Office of Tobacco Control has awarded the community tobacco control grant for the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition of Itawamba and Monroe counties. Monies from the grant are used by the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition to prevent tobacco use, encourage tobacco cessation and eliminate exposure to secondhand […]

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Umfress named vice president of student affairs

Jason Umfress, PhD, a 1996 graduate of Hatley High School, was recently named vice president for student affairs at College of Costal Georgia in Brunswick, Georgia. “I am honored and humbled to serve in this capacity at the College of Coastal Georgia. This is a big job, and I am grateful for the opportunity the […]

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Mad Science at the library

BY JOHN H. WARD/For the Monroe Journal AMORY – “You mean you’re really gonna be MAD?” rang out a voice from among the children. The guest presenter of July 10’s summer reading program at the Amory Library was Scientific Stacy from Mad Science MidSouth, a leading science enrichment provider delivering unique, hands-on science experiences for […]

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Summer youth program participants learn about law enforcement

ABERDEEN – A heart-felt talk Thursday about the dangers of drugs from a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office narcotics officer to participants of the agency’s summer youth program was a snippet of the four-day experience. “Growing up is about making mistakes, but life is about how you learn from them,” said narcotics officer Chris Smith. The […]

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Mississippi tax-free shopping set for July 25-26

This year is the sixth year that Mississippi has had a sales tax-free shopping weekend, which usually coincides with back-to-school shopping. Amory and Aberdeen will again participate in the event set for July 25-26. In Mississippi, only two items are allowed during the tax-free weekend, clothing less than $100 and shoes less than $100. Cleats […]

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Alley access subject of neighborhood quarrel

AMORY – A back alley dispute between two Amory residents was the focus of the regular-called meeting of the board of aldermen July 15. Michael Freed stated that he put up a fence around the backyard of his 4th Street home in June 2013 after talking it over with his neighbors, who all said they […]

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Aberdeen adopts public comments policy for meetings

ABERDEEN – A clear message ringing out louder than the muffle of chatter in the audience during July 15’s board of aldermen meeting was that city officials want a more organized way of handling citizen input. In a 3-1 vote motioned by Ward 2 Alderman Wilchie Clay and seconded by Ward 3 Aldermen Sammie Burroughs, […]

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