Touch-A-Truck event to be rescheduled

The Amory Main Street touch-a-truck, previously scheduled for this Saturday in Frisco Park, will be rescheduled due to the threat of inclement weather. “We were hoping the forecast would change, but have decided to move it to another location and another day instead,” said Main Street Director Carol Knight. The future venue for the event […]

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School district to implement athletic code of conduct

AMORY – At the Monroe County Board of Education meeting on April 14, board members gave first approval to a Monroe County School District Student-Athlete Code of Conduct. Final approval will be given at the May meeting. Parents, as well as the student-athlete will have to sign the code, indicating their understanding and accepting its […]

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Amory schools report improved finances, promising ACT scores

AMORY – The Amory School District is finally heading toward a little light at the end of the financial tunnel, according to superintendent Tony Cook, “In terms of our district financial statement, we are at the top of the threshold. The fund balance looks good, but we have to get to June 30. We’re pretty […]

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CodeRED, preparedness plan tips for tornado season

With tornado season upon us, Monroe County residents would do well to take advantage of the CodeRED alert system, a free emergency notification system that includes weather alerts based on warnings by the National Weather Service. This service, provided through Three Rivers Planning and Development District by the Monroe County Board of Supervisors, sends critical […]

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Amory Main Street hosting Touch-A-Truck event

AMORY – Come on out to the Frisco Park pavilion area April 25 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for the Amory Main Street Touch-A-Truck fundraiser, where residents can have lunch, hang out with Elsa from “Frozen” and check out a robotics SWAT truck all in one setting. “I learned about this at a Mississippi […]

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Online registration begins May 1 for ICC’s summer orientation sessions

For the Monroe Journal Incoming freshmen at Itawamba Community College may register online for this summer’s orientation sessions beginning May 1, according to Larry Boggs, director of student recruitment and orientation. Both morning (8-11:45 a.m.) and afternoon (1-4:45 p.m.) sessions are scheduled for June 8, 9 and 10 and July 13 and 14 at the […]

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New Site woman charged with felony drug possession

On 4/20/15, Samantha Molly Caduff, 27, from New Site, MS, was arrested and charged with felony possession of ICE. Caduff is being held at the Monroe County Detention Center where she is waiting to be arraigned before a Monroe County Justice Court Judge.

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Local authors featured at Lunching with Books

For the Monroe Journal AMORY – The Amory Municipal Library will host Lunching with Books April 21, from noon until 1 p.m. Featured guests will be 15-year-old Abbey Swartzendruber and 12-year-old Gracie Swartzendruber of Smithville, and their grandmother, Del Aven of Oxford. Abbey and Gracie are usually known as violinists, but they have tried their […]

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ICC’s CenterStage sets April 23 concert

For the Monroe Journal CenterStage, Itawamba Community College’s pop show group, will perform its spring concert at 6:30 p.m., April 23, in the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium at the Fulton Campus. Admission is $5. Selections include “Right Now,” “Come Sail Away,” “September,” “Dance with Me Tonight” and “Unwritten.” Members of CenterStage include vocalists, […]

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Itawamba Choir, Chamber singers set April 27 concert

For the Monroe Journal FULTON – Itawamba Community College’s Choir and Chamber Singers will perform in concert at 6:30 p.m., Apr. 27, in the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium at the Fulton Campus. Among the selections are “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho,” “Lamentations of Jeremiah,” “Jubilate Deo” and “Free Ride.” Admission is free […]

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Smithville man charged with statutory rape

Kailen Anthony Tate, 19, of Smithville was arrested April 20 by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and charged with statutory rape. Bond was set at $5,000 by Monroe County Justice Court Judge Robert Fowlkes. As of Monday, Tate was still in custody.  

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Bond set for subjects arrested in alleged chop shop case

Bond was set in Monroe County Justice Court for individuals connected to the discovery of an alleged chop shop last week near the Lee/Monroe County line. Jimmy Patrick Johns, 30, of Aberdeen was arrested by the MCSO April 16 and charged with two counts of motor vehicle felony taking. Bond was set at $50,000 by […]

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Body walk teaches students about organs

BECKER – Third- and fourth-graders from Smithville, Hamilton, Amory Christian Academy, Hatley and Common Ground Christian School traveled through the human body last week as a part of the Mississippi State Extension Service’s Body Walk, an educational exhibit designed to inspire good health attitudes and actions in children. “We work with local extension offices all […]

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Aberdeen students win in countywide poster, essay contests

ABERDEEN – Aberdeen High School and Shivers Middle School students swept the county’s competitions in essays and posters through the Mississippi Association of Conservation District. Facilitated locally through the Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation (MCSWC), 102 essays were submitted countywide from high school juniors and seniors. The top three winners, who won ribbons and […]

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Blake thrives on competition barbecuing

CAROLINA – Tommy Blake has been involved in competition barbecuing for five years. He is a member of the Kansas City Barbeque Society, and he named his team PE Little Thrigs, from the take Archie Campbell performed on “Hee Haw” on the Three Little Pigs. “I was always a backyard cooker, and one day my […]

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