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Nettleton man charged with B&E, grand larceny

The Amory Police Department arrested Charles Sales Yant, 35, of Nettleton on the charges of breaking and entering of a dwelling and grand larceny. Yant also faces several misdemeanor charges, including resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and possession of paraphernalia. Bond was set by Monroe County Justice Court Judge Robert Fowlkes at $50,000 for the felony […]

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Polls open Aug. 4 for county’s primary election

Polling stations throughout Monroe County will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4 for voters to cast ballots in the Republic and Democratic primary elections. Even though this year is the second year voters will have to abide by the voter ID law, Monroe County Circuit Clerk Judy Butler expects more […]

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County, state offices up for grabs in 2015 elections

County seats Chancery Clerk Ronnie Boozer (I), Independent Circuit Clerk NaToya Garth Eddie, Democrat Dana Dean Sloan, Democrat Henry O’Neil Randle III, Democrat Tykela Broyles Hodges, Democrat Veronica Hampton-Harrison, Democrat Carol Cantrell Knight, Republican Crystal Cooper, Republican Doris Gathings, Democrat Earnestine Ware, Democrat Constable District 1 Ray Adkins (I), Democrat Jason C. Hood, Republican Donnie […]

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Seniors celebrate Christmas in July

For the Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – Approximately 50 senior citizens gathered July 16 at the High Street Community Center for the program’s first-ever Christmas in July celebration. Food was sponsored by Sheriff Cecil Cantrell. The speaker for the day was Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Brandon Davis. He spoke about fraud. Live entertainment was provided […]

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Bailey cooks to please her family

AMORY – When planning a food column for July, I saw that it was National Black Family Month. I have been trying for years to get Mary Helen Bailey to do a food column, and that was the perfect excuse to persuade her to share her recipes. Bailey was close to nine years old when […]

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C2C program provides opportunity for work experience

For the Monroe Journal Young adults ages 16-24 can participate in a five-week Counseling 2 Career program at WIN Job Centers in Itawamba Community College’s five-county district. C2C is an opportunity for work experience and assistance with securing full-time employment. Participants in the C2C program must not currently be enrolled in any school; have the […]

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ICC to offer Preparing for the ACT

For the Monroe Journal The Continuing Education Department of Itawamba Community College has scheduled two options for Preparing for the ACT. The first class, which will begin at 5:30 p.m., Aug. 17, at the Belden Center, 3200 Adams Farm Rd., will meet Mondays from 5:30-8 p.m. through Oct. 12. The $100 fee includes the book. […]

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Decomposed body found on Splunge Road

SPLUNGE – According to Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office received a call at approximately 1 p.m. July 31 that a body had been found on Splunge Road. The badly decomposed body of the unidentified white male was located in a ditch approximately 20 yards from the road. Cantrell said the […]

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JA, DreamRiders ringing in new school year with Saturday celebrations

AMORY – A Back to School Dash and 5K Color Bash will usher in the new school year Aug. 1. The event is hosted by Junior Auxiliary of Amory and DreamRiders Chapter C Biking For Children. All proceeds will go toward the children of Monroe County through the projects sponsored by JA and DreamRiders. “JA […]

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