No matter how fast you go, it’ll still be there by the time you get there

If they go unwritten, it’s usually not too many more weeks, or even days, until somebody posts on the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page with a concern of people speeding somewhere. No matter if a motor vehicle was built with enough torque and aerodynamics to go fast or not; as long as the speedometer […]

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Reward increases to $4,000 in shooting case

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that a $4,000 reward is now being offered for any information leading to the arrest of the shooter that sent a deputy to a hospital Monday. MCSO deputy Eric Sloan was treated and released from the North Mississippi Medical Center Monday after being shot in the abdomen following […]

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Lady Panthers strike early against Mantachie

AMORY – The Amory Lady Panthers got all the scoring they needed early in the game on Thursday night in an 8-0 route of Mantachie. Amory built up a 6-0 lead after just two innings and cruised from there. “We talked about that before the game, that we had been playing good defense and waiting […]

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Reward doubles for information leading to shooter’s arrest

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office released Tuesday afternoon that the reward has doubled for information leading to the arrest of the shooter who sent MCSO deputy Eric Sloan to the hospital Monday. The reward is now up to $2,000. The shooter, who left the scene traveling south, is described as an African American male on […]

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Reward offered in deputy shooter case

According to Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell, an Amory businessman has offered a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of a shooter that sent a Monroe County deputy to the hospital Monday. Eric Sloan was treated and released from North Mississippi Medical Center Monday after being shot in the abdomen by an […]

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Quick Bites program extends tips regarding creepy crawlers

ABERDEEN – The heat isn’t all that stirs in the summer. A Mississippi State Extension Service Quick Bites program Aug. 13 led by entomologist Dr. Blake Layton analyzed ways of dealing with common household pests that stir around in cracks and crevasses and wide open spaces. Layton’s talk addressed cockroaches, stored food pests, fleas, indoor […]

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Nonprofit’s yard sale ensures funds for pets

ABERDEEN – Pretty much everything  except for the cash register is for sale at the Friends of the Aberdeen Animal Shelter’s yard sale. “Right now one of the most unique things we have is a big American flag in the stand, and I’m selling it to the first person with $25 who wants it,” said […]

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Preservation commission stepping closer to establishing new downtown historical district

ABERDEEN – The Aberdeen Historical Preservation Commission gladly accepted documentation recently compiled through a grant it received in 2014 through the Mississippi Department of Archives and History that details information about 242 structures located in a large section of downtown. Beginning in 1988, Aberdeen’s South Central District has undergone surveys in supporters’ hopes of establishing […]

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Deputy treated and released from hospital

According to Deborah Pugh of North Mississippi Medical Center, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agent Eric Sloan was treated and released from the Tupelo hospital Monday. Sloan was shot on Highway 45 Alternate just before 3 a.m. Monday morning after pulling over a subject on a motorcycle. Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said Monday afternoon that his […]

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Monroe County deputy shot following traffic stop

According to Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell, a deputy was shot following a traffic stop before 3 a.m. Monday on Highway 45 Alternate approximately two miles from the Okolona exit. Eric Sloan, an approximate 15-year seasoned officer, was shot through his bulletproof vest after pulling over a red spotbike for speeding. He was transported to […]

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District’s general fund improves

AMORY – The Amory School District general fund at the end of July isn’t where it should be, but it it sure isn’t where it was this time last year, according to the district’s business manager, Leslie Maranto. “We are at $590,000. This time last year, we were at $206,000,” said Maranto who also said […]

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Party runoffs scheduled for Aug. 25

Party candidates in three county elections and one state Mississippi House of Representatives seat will be decided after results from the run-off elections Aug. 25 are certified. Sitting District 1 Supervisor Doug Wiggins will face Joseph Richardson for the the Democratic race, and Democrats Hosea Bogan and Mitch Tucker will face off for the District […]

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Elderly residents warned of IRS phone scams

Captain Brandon Davis, criminal investigator with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, said the department wants to warn the elderly and senior citizens of Monroe County about phone calls supposedly from the Internal Revenue Service. “The IRS is not going to call and ask for money over the phone,” said Davis. “These calls are not even […]

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Moore’s love of her job shows in her care of River Place residents

AMORY – Melissa Moore has been the dietary manager at River Place Nursing Center for nine years. She was about 12 years old when she started as a candy striper at Daniels Nursing Home in Fulton. “I got my dietary license in 1979, since this is all I ever wanted to do,” said Moore, who […]

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Special dove hunting opportunities for youth on management areas

For the Monroe Journal JACKSON – In Mississippi, fall officially begins with fast-action dove hunts on warm September afternoons. Dove hunting is an excellent opportunity to introduce youth to hunting and shooting sports. The social atmosphere of dove hunting also introduces youth to the experience of the hunting camp tradition and creates special memories with […]

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