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Former jailer officially charged with sex with an inmate

On the morning of July 31, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested James Doyle Adams, Jr., 45, of Amory. Adams is charged with sex with inmate by jailer. “He’s been indicted on this charge and he will be convicted of it. He did wrong,” said Sheriff Cecil Cantrell. Adams was fired from the MCSO in […]

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Greenwood Springs man arrested on capias warrant for fondling

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Wendell Dale Ford, 62, of Greenwood Springs, Thursday on a Capias warrant for three counts of child molestation-fondling. Ford is out on a $20,000 bond set by Circuit Court Judge Thomas Gardner.

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People urged to be aware of roofing repair scam

AMORY – The Amory Police are investigating an insurance scam on claims for roofing repair. An individual approached several homeowners in the Amory and Monroe County area saying that he would work with the homeowner’s insurance company on the roof repair. The contractor met with insurance adjusters about getting the claim filed and then the […]

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Back to School event set for Saturday

AMORY – A Back to School Bash is set for Saturday, Aug. 2, at West Amory Community Center. The event is sponsored by former Amorian Angela Lowe-Johnson. It will be held from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and feature food, storytelling, inflatables, snow cones and entertainment. Local group, East Side West Side Connection will perform […]

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We Care for Kids Communitywide School Supply Drive is underway

School supplies are once again starting to fill our conference room at the Monroe Journal. Donation drop boxes can be found at the Monroe Journal, WAFM-FM95.7, Bethel Apostolic Church, Bill’s Hamburgers, Cadence Bank, Renasant Bank, Aberdeen City Hall and Rite Aid. Thanks to all who have donated.

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Supervisors evaluate future fire truck purchases

ABERDEEN – A conversation beginning with a multi-year plan for the order of purchase of volunteer fire trucks Friday ended with a couple of members of the board of supervisors asking Monroe County Fire Coordinator Terry Tucker to reconsider his verbal resignation made somewhere in the middle. With Rural Fire Truck Acquisition Assistance Program funding […]

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Increased assessment holds Monroe County school tax steady

AMORY – During a special-called meeting of the Monroe County Board of Education on Thursday, the 2014-2015 proposed budget was presented and no tax increase is expected. The county expects to receive $4,446,243 from local revenue, $10,757,658 from state revenue and $240,000 from federal revenue. In expenditures, instruction services, which includes teachers’ salaries and benefits, […]

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Mississippi’s early migratory game bird seasons announced

Special to the Monroe Journal JACKSON – The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has approved dates for the 2014-2015 early hunting seasons for migratory game birds. Early migratory game bird hunting seasons set at the July meeting include resident Canada geese, early teal, snipe, woodcock, dove, and rails. This year, early seasons will be […]

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W student accepted into Rural Physicians Scholarship Program

For the Monroe Journal AMORY – Anna Watson has always dreamed of opening her own practice, and now she is closer to that reality upon entering the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program. Watson is currently a sophomore biology major at Mississippi University for Women. The Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program, hosted at the University of […]

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