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Gun threat increases school security for football game

By EMILY TUBB Monroe Journal SMITHVILLE – Following a gun threat, additional law enforcement will be on hand and metal detectors will be used at the Smithville / Hamilton high school football game tonight. The threat was made on an app called Yik Yak yesterday that allows for anonymous posting. “It’s an app where people […]

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Aberdeen kicks off holiday season with Christmas Open House

ABERDEEN – Fifty-three shopping days may stand between Sunday’s Christmas Open House and the time the last store closes on Christmas Eve, but the annual tradition proves it’s never too soon to get a jump on holiday shopping. “We’re hoping to kick off a festive season. The open house is the first of several holiday […]

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A few additional treats for the trick-or-treaters

Making Halloween treats for family and friends doesn’t have to be hard. These recipes are pretty easy to make and are sure to please the family. Bloody Eyeball Cupcakes 1 pkg. (2-layer size) white cake mix 1 cup boiling water 1 pkg. (3 oz.) cherry flavor gelatin 4 oz. 1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) cream cheese, […]

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General election set for Nov. 4

Midterm elections normally have less voters than presidential election years, yet they are extremely important to the country. “I want to encourage everyone to take responsibility to get out and vote,” said Monroe County Circuit Clerk Judy Butler. “These candidates have worked hard to get to this point.” The 2014 Mississippi General Election is set […]

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Bond set for two subjects charged in recent ICE bust

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, bond was set for two subjects arrested Oct. 24 after deputies responded to a disturbance call. Bond for 40-year-old Shelby Gray was set at $40,000 by Monroe County Justice Court Judge Robert Fowlkes while Fowlkes revoked bond for 31-year-old Wesley Curt James. The two, along with 22-year-old Kim […]

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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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