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Smiles to Go serves Hamilton students with dental ministry

HAMILTON – A group of dental-savvy  volunteers temporarily converted Hamilton School’s nurses’ office into a dentist clinic last week as Smiles to Go served an average of 45 students per day. The traveling arm of a Liberty-based dental clinic aims to help those with or without dental insurance with preventative services such as cleaning, sealants […]

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Joint effort helps fund Fairways Drive bridge project at golf course

AMORY – Thanks to a joint effort by  the City of Amory, the Monroe County Supervisors and the Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District, the bridge on Fairways Drive at the Ackia Golf Course should be opening up soon. The bridge closed in April due to a sinkhole on one side. “The supervisors were instrumental […]

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Gilmore Memorial to host fall health seminar series

AMORY – Merit Health Gilmore Memorial is offering its Fall Health Seminars and Luncheons series to area residents beginning Sept. 1. The first event is scheduled from 12 until 1 p.m. in the hospital’s cafeteria. Guest speaker will be Dr. Ben Boatright, board certified gastroenterologist. The theme for the seminar will be “Colonoscopy, why do […]

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Funds flock in with JWL’s reintroduction of old tradition

ABERDEEN – It’s been quite a few  years since pink flamingos have roamed around in the yards of unsuspecting Aberdeen residents. A fundraiser the Junior Auxiliary established way back when has been new again this summer as the Junior Women’s League has picked up on “flocking.” “It’s our first year to do the flamingos. A […]

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Two dead following Nettleton wreck

Daily Journal NETTLETON – An early morning wreck claimed the life of two Nettleton residents Sunday. 37-year-old Chris Hester and 36-year-old Brandy Magallon were traveling on County Road 122 around 2 a.m. when the SUV Hester wad driving left the road and collided with a tree, according to Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green. Both were […]

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Celebrate National Catfish Month with some new catfish recipes

August is National Catfish Month but for Monroe Countians, any month is catfish month. While Southerners love their catfish fried, you can always branch out and try catfish prepared a different way. Although pond acreage in the state is down from 44,700 acres in 2014 to 41,000 acres in 2015, catfish farming is an important […]

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Monroe County residents have access to good mental health care

Mental illness affects young and old not only in Monroe County, but in rural counties across the nation. The people of Monroe County are fortunate to have not just one, but two choices for mental health care. One hidden gem addressing mental health issues in Monroe County is Pioneer Community Hospital of Aberdeen, which has […]

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Affordable medical care offered through Lifecore

AMORY – In addition to mental health services, Lifecore Health Group also offers medical care. Its medical mobile unit comes to Amory every Thursday. Lifecore accepts all types of insurance and if someone does not have insurance, there is a sliding fee based on income. Medical care is also available Monday through Friday at the […]

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Reward increases to $7,000 in shooter case

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for shooting Monroe County deputy Eric Sloan Monday has increased to $7,000. Anyone with any information is asked to call the MCSO at 369-2468.  

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