Smithville water hearing meeting time changed

SMITHVILLE –A public hearing regarding the Town of Smithville’s plan for a proposed rate increase for water service will be held at 6 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. at Smithville Town Hall, located at 63443 Highway 25 North, Smithville, MS 38870. Customers affected by the proposed rate increase will be allowed to […]

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September booklunch hosts Oxford author

For the Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – Evans Memorial Library will be the site for the September booklunch on Sept. 17 at noon. Special guest will be Ashton Lee, who will talk about his Cherry Cola Book Club series. Set in Cherico, Mississippi, this series includes ‘The Cherry Cola Book Club’ and ‘The Wedding Circle.’ A […]

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Choice Bus impacts students’ decisions

AMORY – Amory students from the middle and high schools climbed aboard a bus Sept. 4 to get a glimpse of their future based on the choices they make now. The Choice Bus, half school bus and half prison cell, aims to demonstrate the impact of education through an interactive presentation showing the relevance of […]

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Booster club hosts glow ball tournament

AMORY – The Amory High School Baseball Booster Club will host its inaugural glow ball tournament Sept. 20 at Amory Golf Course. Cost is $120 per four-person team. Tee off begins at 4 p.m. Nine holes will be played in the daylight and nine holes will be played in the dark. A light meal will […]

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Aberdeen aldermen meeting scheduled for Monday

ABERDEEN – The Aberdeen Board of Aldermen will meet Monday, Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. at City Hall instead of its regular third Tuesday. The board will vote on the new budget for the upcoming fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.

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Monroe County St. Jude Run Team sets goal of $25,000

AMORY – The Children of Monroe County (CMC) St. Jude Run Team is busy raising money for their third annual run, which will be held in Memphis Dec. 6. The team, which consists of 31 members, is busy running around collecting donations from residents of businesses of Monroe County. While brainstorming fundraising ideas, team members […]

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Financial Peace University provides hope to local families

For the Monroe Journal AMORY – Nearly 2.5 million families have positively changed their financial future through finance guru Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, which will begin Sept. 23 at Bethel Apostolic Church at 7 p.m. The nine-week course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves […]

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Riding ATVs in public streams is illegal

For the Monroe Journal Fisheries Biologists with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) want to remind All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) drivers that riding in streambeds can be harmful to fish habitat and fish, and may be unlawful. ATVs disturb gravel, sand and vegetation in stream bottoms that serve as spawning areas for […]

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Farm Bureau Federation hosts pregame Amory tailgate

  AMORY – On Thursday, the local Farm Bureau Federation hosted a tailgating party for the Amory Panther football team in preparation for the A-game against Aberdeen High School. The event featured grilled hot dogs. There were goodies in a paper bag given to each player. Items in the bag represented Mississippi farmers. The bag, […]

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High school life helps mold Marine’s military interest

ABERDEEN – The Marines’ famous ‘Leave no man behind’ adage is one Cpl. Markecia Polk through the branch’s three phases of being broken down, built back up and finally molded as a Marine. On her down days while attending Aberdeen High School, that same attitude helped mold her interest for the military. “My teachers always […]

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Lady Lions sweep at Caledonia Tourney

CALEDONIA – Hamilton put its larger school softball opponents to shame on Saturday at the Caledonia Tournament. The Lady Lions went 3-0 on the day scoring double digits against Caledonia, New Hope and Columbus. Hamilton coach Bryan Loague said he’s seeing the improvement in his team. “We hit the ball fairly well at times today. […]

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Living with Alzheimer’s: A daughter’s account

By Carla Glasgow, honorary chairperson of First Friends’ Friends Walk. As a child growing up you always know that your parents love you and will always take care of you no matter what situations may occur. My brother Steven and I were raised at 104 South 6th Street here in Amory where Allen’s Big Star and the […]

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Where’s the level of grace when the evil is of Biblical proportions?

Being up front and honest, elementary Sunday school is an education I’ve never extensively had. The names and stories told in the pages of the Bible are familiar, but are pieces of world history I find harder to fill in with vivid details. With the case of David and Goliath, surely everybody knows of the […]

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Monroe football scores: Week 4

Noxubee County 29, Aberdeen 0 Amory 33, New Albany 28 Hamilton 46, Vardaman 14 Hatley 40, Alcorn Central 0 Shannon 33, Nettleton 27 Smithville 20, Thrasher 7

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Memorial service held for five slain children

AMORY – A memorial service was held on Friday, Sept. 12, at Amory Church of Christ for the five South Carolina children who were last seen alive Aug. 28 when their father, Timothy Jones Jr., picked them up from school and day care. The children are believed to have been killed in South Carolina and […]

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