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Easy Easter dinner menu gives ideas for the holiday meal

Why spend all of Easter in the kitchen preparing a meal when you can make a quick dinner that tastes like you have spent days and hours in the kitchen? A poplar name-brand ham that has a honey glaze makes a good meat dish for Easter. It is pretty expensive, but making a honey-glazed ham […]

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Local farmer supports Relay for Life through America’s Grow Communities

For the Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – Monroe County farmer Chris Ausborn has directed a $2,500 donation to Relay for Life. Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will be forwarded to the American Cancer Society, which helps with awareness, research and treatment programs. Thanks to the support of farmers across the country, more than […]

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Man with Nettleton ties helped pen hits

Special to Monroe Journal A North Carolina native and former director of the James Brown band who had family ties to Monroe County was laid to rest Feb. 1. Nathaniel Leon (Nat) Jones, 74, died Jan. 24 in Kenasville, N.C. He was the father of Natdrick Lamon Jones of N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors […]

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Miller named JA’s Citizen of the Year

AMORY – The Amory Junior Auxiliary chose Bo Miller as Amory’s 2014 Outstanding Citizen of the Year. He was recognized at the Amory Railroad Festival’s opening ceremonies. Miller had served for several years as chairman of the Railroad Festival. He is a 1977 graduate of Amory High School, and also a graduate of Mississippi State […]

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Supervisors approve purchase of new fire truck

ABERDEEN – Given the fact one of the Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department’s trucks is expected to be out of commission for the next several weeks, the board of supervisors approved a motion Friday to purchase a new fire truck for the department through the county’s general fund. The board accepted the low bid from Rosenbauer […]

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Afternoon wreck sends one to the hospital

ABERDEEN – The Aberdeen Police Department and Monroe County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle accident Thursday afternoon at the Matubby Creek bridge on Meridian Street near the Aberdeen city limits. Johnny Drake of Aberdeen was the driver of a Dodge Ram pickup truck that slammed into the guard rail of the bridge before […]

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MSU Extension Service hosts tomato workshop

ABERDEEN – The Monroe County Extension Service will host ‘The Best Tomatoes in the Neighborhood Workshop’ Tuesday, April 22 at 6 p.m. to give gardeners tips on how to get the best results from their crop. Topics discussed will be different tactics about growing tomatoes by way of best practices, no-stoop gardening, new tactics for […]

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Otis Bass identified as Nettleton shooter

By JB Clark Daily Journal NETTLETON – The three men killed in a shootout on Main Street have been identified as two brothers and an acquaintance. Otis Eugene Bass, 49, and Joseph Bass, 44, both of Shannon died at the scene and Jamie Guin, 33, of Mantachie, died at North Mississippi Medical Center, according to […]

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New logo, website signal image makeover for chamber

As part of a fresh look and brand building campaign for the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, a new logo tops its masthead and a new website is going live piece by piece. “One of my goals for the chamber is to improve our brand or image so a logo is part of it, but […]

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