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Blake thrives on competition barbecuing

CAROLINA – Tommy Blake has been involved in competition barbecuing for five years. He is a member of the Kansas City Barbeque Society, and he named his team PE Little Thrigs, from the take Archie Campbell performed on “Hee Haw” on the Three Little Pigs. “I was always a backyard cooker, and one day my […]

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Authorities make arrests in connection to stolen vehicles

According to Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell, four subjects are being held in connection to a string of vehicle thefts in Aberdeen. Cantrell says his department has recovered trucks stolen from White Oil and Pioneer Community Hospital and a trailer stolen from Mattox Services, all in Aberdeen. The vehicles were located near the Lee and […]

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Tips on managing indoor, outdoor allergies

AMORY – Allergy season is upon us and many people are suffering the effects of pollen with sneezing, itching eyes, runny nose, coughing, etc. Nasal allergy symptoms can be triggered by indoor (year-round) or outdoor (seasonal) allergens. Knowing which allergens you react to can help you and your physician make a plan for limiting your […]

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Pioneer launches Ventilator Independence Program

ABERDEEN – Being one of two facilities in Mississippi to offer such a service, Pioneer Community Hospital began accepting patients for its Ventilator Independence Program (VIP). “The name is not just that. Our patients are very important to us, so the name became a play on words,” said PCH Respiratory Director Sandi Roberts. Since beginning […]

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Infrastructure work begins for new water, electric AMI system

ABERDEEN – Crews from Tilson Technology last week installed an antenna system for Aberdeen Public Utilities’ new Automated Meter Infrastructure (AMI) system, and contractors are currently performing a two- to three-week survey of access links. The wireless infrastructure work is the backbone of the AMI system, leased through GE. Customers will not face a rate […]

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Long-time pilot bestowed with terminal dedication, FAA award

Amory pilot Aero English has no clue how many flight hours he has to his name, but a sealed folder he received April 11 from the Federal Aviation Administration probably details every facet of his career in flight. He reached more milestones that day to add to those details as the Monroe County Airport’s new […]

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Aberdeen aldermen approve body cameras for police

By CAROLYN PARSON/For the Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – Following discussion in executive session April 7, the board of aldermen went back into open session to approve Aberdeen Police Chief Henry Randle’s request for 10 body cameras for his department. Earlier in the meeting, Randle cited recent officer-involved shooting incidents across the country for the reasoning […]

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Supervisors updated on insurance coverage

ABERDEEN – Nita Miller, Fox-Everett vice president of employee benefits, came before the board of supervisors April 10 with good news. Through the county’s re-insurance with Optum health care insurance, a provision stating a stellar year constitutes a refund paid off with a $31,000 check for the previous coverage year. Regardless of a catastrophic claim, […]

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City of Amory considers bond for repaving project

AMORY – It looks like the city will be getting fresh roads and a shooting range sometime in the near future if two proposed ordinances make it through both public and board approval. City Attorney John Creekmore has prepared a notice of intent to release a $1.5 million bond issue for the purpose of paving […]

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