Well. Now that that’s over and done with…..

Throughout the entire alcohol issue in Amory, I would casually let people know I didn’t have a dog in that fight when the conversation pointed at that. I could see positives from both sides of the fence and wasn’t afraid to say that alcohol being an economic savior for the town and a complete demoralizer […]

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Kennedy, Edgeworth power Smithville in first round win

BY DENNIS CLAYTON New Albany Gazette INGOMAR – Lane Kennedy and Breanna Edgeworth supplied the home runs when Smithville needed a big hit and helped the Lady Noles to a 2-0 sweep of Ingomar in the opening round of slow pitch playoffs on Thursday. Kennedy hit a two-run homer in game one and a leadoff […]

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Jones gets revenge for Myrtle’s walks

HAMILTON – Hamilton’s Hailee Jones has thrived on seeing her teammate Addie Thompson intentionally walked in front of her. Jones, a junior first baseman, blasted three home runs in that situation on Tuesday as the Lady Lions swept Myrtle 11-4, 16-0 in the first round of the Class 1A slow-pitch playoffs. “I just want to […]

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Balanced Nettleton takes down North Pontotoc

NETTLETON – Nettleton coach Dana Rhea crossed two numbers off his list on Thursday night. “We started today eight wins away from our goal,” Rhea said. “We’re counting down and finding something to get our minds on the goal. It’s something we can have fun and relax with.” The Lady Tigers (26-4) trimmed that number […]

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ICC to present Homecoming Court Saturday

  The Itawamba Community College Homecoming Court will be presented, Saturday Oct. 25, at 11:30 a.m. in the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium at the Fulton Campus and during halftime of the before the ICC/Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College football game, which begins at 3:30 p.m.   The 2014 Itawamba Community College Homecoming Court […]

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Vaughn selected as Hatley alderwoman

HATLEY – Only one person qualified for the Hately alderman race, and will automatically filled the alderman seat formerly held by George King, who took the position of mayor after the passing of Pete Vaughn in August. “Sandra Vaughn, the widow of the former Hatley mayor Pete Vaughn, is the only person who applied for […]

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Hamilton man arrested for possession of a controlled substance

  The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Robert Tyler Myers, 31, of Hamilton Oct. 18. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop on Cockerham Road. Myers is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Bond has not been set and subject is still in custody at Monroe County Detention Center. 

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Amory police charge two with retaliation against a witness

The Amory Police Department arrested Secresha Lana Elliott, 23, and Rycardo Kentrell Morgan, 23, both of Amory. The two were charged with retaliation against a witness.  According to reports filed by the APD, the incident happened Oct. 13 on F Avenue. Bond for both subjects was set at $5,000.00 by Judge Kevin Crook.

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Cancer proves to be Rowe’s blessing from a curse

ABERDEEN – There was no family history of breast cancer in Barbara Ann Rowe’s genes, but there was the history of being raised by a tough mother and tough father. That same raising could have been what allowed her to skip four stages of grief and just accept the fact she was diagnosed with breast […]

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Program serves underserved, underinsured candidates

The Mississippi Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, which aims to serve uninsured, medically underserved, minority and elderly women, is a year round service that is experiencing an increase in the number of women who need help. “We get at least 20 or more women per month. A lot of people just don’t have […]

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Wall believes in quality and healthy food

AMORY – Carrie Wall grew up on a farm near Columbus, where her family raised nearly everything they ate. “We had all kinds of fresh vegetables and meats, milk, butter and fruit,” said Wall. “We also had an overflowing well.” When she married at an early age, she said she didn’t know much about cooking. […]

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School board honors fallen member

AMORY – It was a somber occasion at Oct. 7′s Monroe County Board of Education meeting as Superintendent of Education Scott Cantrell talked briefly about the loss of friend and board member, Don Self of Hamilton. Self was killed in a farming accident on Oct. 1. Self was an animated member of the board and […]

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Importance of Call Before You Dig campaign stressed to planning committee

BECKER – For the third quarter’s Monroe County Local Emergency Planning Committee, Guy Morgan of Kinder Morgan’s natural gas division led a meeting about pipelines that stressed one thing especially – calling before digging. “All it takes is a homeowner putting in a new mailbox and throwing a pair of posthole diggers in the ground […]

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Monroe County Career Technical Center holds annual fall festival

For the Monroe Journal The students and staff at the Monroe County Career Technical Center held their annual fall festival on Sept. 30 Many types of home and yard decor, metal art and a grill were among the items made by the students. The Culinary Arts students prepared refreshments and the Allied Health students provided […]

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Monroe football scores: Week 9

Louisville 37, Aberdeen 6 Amory 36, Shannon 14 Hamilton 38, Biggersville 6 Hatley 19, Mantachie 7 Kemper County 50, Nettleton 6 Smithville 34, Vardaman 6

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