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Supervisors talk future of section of Highway 25

ABERDEEN – An approved item for travel expenses for the board of supervisors to attend a legislative meeting in Jackson earlier this week sparked conversation of the future of a section of existing Highway 25 after the Amory bypass opens. “At one time, if it was over three miles, the state would take it, but […]

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Amory Main Street welcomes its new director

AMORY – While Traci Huguley may be new in her role as Amory Main Street director, she is already a seasoned promoter who has worked for years planning community events through church affiliations. Huguley, who is originally from Vernon, Alabama, is married to Cornerstone Church Pastor Greg Huguley. The couple has two children. “We served […]

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Beta Sigma Phi hosts Daddy/Daughter Dance

AMORY – The Beta Sigma Phi Beta Nu local chapter will host a Daddy/Daughter Dance Feb. 11 from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Old Armory in order to raise funds to help families in need. The purpose of the chosen theme is to highlight the valuable relationships between fathers or father figures and their […]

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Panthers top Pontotoc, Richland to reach North finals

AMORY – Amory senior Trey Clark was just in the seventh grade in 2011, the last time the Panthers’ boys soccer team reached the North state finals. This time, Clark gets to experience North half from the other side as a senior co-captain after Amory beat Pontotoc 2-0 on Saturday to set up Wednesday’s matchup […]

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Lady Panthers thwarted late in playoffs loss

AMORY – It was the tale of two halves for the Amory Lady Panthers soccer team last Tuesday night. The Lady Panthers (12-6) took a 1-0 lead in the first half but saw Florence come out in the second half and rally for the 3-1 win. “They’re a good team. We gave up a goal […]

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Forward momentum, adult education talking points of chamber banquet

AMORY – As per outgoing Monroe  County of Chamber of Commerce Chairman Brad Stevens’ report, the county’s workforce has experienced strides during the past two years. Strides to the tune of 625 new people in the county’s workforce, making Monroe County second in an eight-county region in increased employment figures. Clay County, with its boost […]

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Mono can’t keep Harmon down in Hollywood

Trent Harmon fans had a heartdropping moment just before the credits rolled last Wednesday during night one of Hollywood Week on ‘American Idol.’ Shown several times throughout the episode, the drama of his bout of mono set up the last group’s performance. Disregarding his doctor’s advice to go home and rest, Harmon belted out a […]

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Complaint filed in U.S. District Court against former MCSO deputy

Former Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy and current Hatley Police Chief Eric Sloan has been accused of lying about the location where he was shot last August as part of a federal wrongful arrest lawsuit filed against him and Monroe County by Amory resident Cythia Fuller. Fuller’s complaint in the suit is to recover actual […]

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If it weren’t for second chances, we’d all be alone

To the surprise of many, Dickie Scruggs, known as being a prominent trial attorney and a former federal prisoner following a guilty plea to judicial bribery, served as the keynote speaker for this year’s Monroe County of Commerce banquet last week. Reputations of people’s shortfalls are often times more memorable in others’ minds than their […]

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Recovery of stolen firearms gives Aberdeen police lead in B&E cases

ABERDEEN – According to Aberdeen Police Chief Henry Randle, a tip has led his department to the recovery of two .270 rifles reported stolen in connection to a string of breaking and entering cases in late 2015 in several westside neighborhoods. “A tip from a citizen of Aberdeen put us in the right location. Now […]

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Hatley football’s Schoolar headed to Neshoba Central

Hatley football coach Patrick Schoolar has been named the next head coach at Neshoba Central High School. The Neshoba Democrat first reported the news on Friday afternoon. “Neshoba Central is a lot like Hatley, and we felt at home there,” Schoolar said. “They had my wife come down for the second interview, which I’ve never […]

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Amory man charged with breaking and entering

Jason Barrett Edwards, 31, of Amory  was arrested Jan. 29 by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office on Old Athens Roads and charged with breaking and entering. He has bonded out on his current charge, but is  still in the Monroe County Detention Center.

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Hatley’s Carter saves Edwards for crunch time

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal HATLEY – Alana Edwards is an all-around basketball player. She can handle the ball, pass, rebound and play defense, but the Hatley sophomore’s main contribution to the Lady Tigers is points. Equally comfortable under the basket or beyond the three-point arc, Edwards can be counted on for double […]

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Schools dismissing early ahead of severe weather

By Mallory Johnston/Monroe Journal Schools in Monroe County will begin to dismiss early Tuesday ahead of a potential severe weather system. The Aberdeen and Monroe County school districts will dismiss at 1 p.m., the Nettleton School District will dismiss at 1:15 p.m., and the Amory School District will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. According to a […]

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P&S Clinic welcomes Thomas as provider

AMORY – The Physicians and Surgeons Clinic has recently expanded its roster of providers to include Dr. Roy Thomas, an internal medicine practitioner and Monroe County native. “The vision is to expand the scope of practice, so we now have pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology and adult medicine,” Thomas said. Thomas is a Hamilton High School graduate […]

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