Presley and Publishers Clearning House issue joint statement on Jamaican lottery scams

JACKSON – In response to the request made late last week by Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley, Publishers Clearing House is pleased to join the commissioner in warning consumers of a prevalent scam which defrauds victims by using the sweepstakes giant’s name. The so-called Jamaican Lottery Scam induces unsuspecting victims to send money to the […]

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Tigers’ comeback falls short to Urchins

HATLEY – The Hatley Tigers mounted a comeback twice on Tuesday night in their Division 1-2A opener, but East Union had an answer each time. The Tigers scored four in the fifth inning to make it a two-run ballgame and put runners on second and third in the seventh, but the Urchins held on for […]

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Bond amount set for Amory man arrested on ICE charge

Monroe County Justice Court Judge Robert Fowlkes set bond Monday at $5,000 for 31-year-old Dustin Mark Webb Parham of Amory. Parham was taken into custody earlier that day by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office following a traffic accident on Smithville and Christian roads. Parham was charged with DUI – 2nd offense, no insurance,suspended driver’s license […]

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MDOT, county advise candidates on proper placement of political signage

For the Monroe Journal During election season they sprout up like wildflowers, but one candidate’s political sign is just more roadway litter for the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). Unlike wildflowers that are welcome anywhere, putting campaign signs on public land is illegal and contributes to MDOT’s $3.2 million a year battle against litter and […]

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Coontail/Wren News community writer dies

WREN – Coontail/Wren community writer Mary Cunningham, 84, died March 23 following a recent bout of cancer. Cunningham started writing her community news for the Aberdeen Examiner and the Amory Advertiser in the summer of 2006 after the passing of former Coontail News writer Rena Williams. She closed her final column, which ran in the […]

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Aberdeen man recovering from gunshot wounds

ABERDEEN – An Aberdeen man is recovering at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson from gunshot wounds sustained in a March 19 incident outside of an address on the 600 block of North Matubba Street. According to an eyewitness, Erik Blanchard, 33, was hit twice with bullets between 9 and 9:30 p.m. after an […]

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Executive committee boots two from ballot

ABERDEEN – The Monroe County Democratic Executive Committee has voted not to certify two potential candidates for the Aug. 4 primary. Octavia Wells Obama, who qualified to run for county attorney, and Cornelius Davis Miller, who was seeking to run for tax assessor, were not certified. Patsy Huskey, executive committee chairwoman, said Obama failed to […]

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Purchase, name change tee up River Birch for big changes

AMORY – Tupelo business owners Sheryl and Andy Graf have bought River Birch Golf Club and change has come swiftly with a new name, ACKIA Golf Club. “I am looking forward to being a part of the Amory community,” Andy said. “I know the uncertainty concerning River Birch Golf Club has been a stressful time […]

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Panthers top Lions with offensive burst

AMORY – After struggling on the mound early, the Amory Panthers used their bats to put their 16-6, six-inning win out of reach on Monday night over Hamilton. “We hit the ball pretty well tonight and played fairly good defense,” Amory coach Chad Williams said. “We had one pop fly in right that we didn’t […]

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Pitching shining for Lady Tigers

AMORY – Hatley’s 1-2 pitching punch of junior Ashton Wright and freshman Jules Rimmer is finding success in the young softball season. On Monday night, Rimmer threw a two-hit shutout and struck out 11 in an 11-0 win over county rival Amory, while the two combined in a 15-5, Division 1-2A opening win over Mantachie […]

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Traffic stop lands two in jail for possession

HAMILTON- On March 23, 2015 William Cody Corbell and Eric Steven Sutton were arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine (ICE) as a result of a traffic stop on Hwy 45.  Both subjects are currently housed at the Monroe County Adult Detention Center awaiting bond.

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All things creative inaugurate new arts festival

AMORY – Whether you like art, dancing, food or just plain taking it easy, all of that and more can be found at Frisco Park March 28 when the inaugural Arts in the Park Festival seeks to help local residents groove into spring. Arts in the Park, the brainchild of local artist Belle Naugher of […]

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Brand shares surgical experience with Pioneer

ABERDEEN – Splitting his days between the Surgery Clinic of Amory and Pioneer Community Hospital, Dr. Woody Brand recently came onboard as a surgeon for the Aberdeen hospital. “One of the benefits of coming over here is that Pioneer didn’t require me to leave Amory,” said Brand who serves in Aberdeen Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays […]

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Amory man faces multiple charges after traffic accident

The Monroe County Sheriff Office arrested Dustin Mark Webb Parham, 31, of Amory March 23. Parham was the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a traffic accident on Smithville and Christian roads. Parham is charged with DUI – 2nd offense, no insurance, suspended driver’s license and possession of ICE. Bond has not been […]

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First Friends Banquet set for March 24

AMORY – The annual First Friends Alzheimer’s Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. on March 24 at First Baptist Church. This is the 14th year for the fundraiser event, which goes to support First First Alzheimer’s Respite Center. This year’s featured theme is A Follywood Flapdoodle featuring the King Twins of Oxford. Katherine and […]

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