Aberdeen taking hopeful steps towards new historical district

ABERDEEN – A Mississippi Department of Archives and History grant matched by the City of Aberdeen has secured documentation of a large swath of downtown that could provide for the beginning steps of a local preservation district, much like the Silk Stocking Row Historical District. The grant provides for all 250 structures in the area […]

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One vehicle accident claims life of Wren man

WREN – According to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley, a single vehicle accident claimed the life of a Wren resident Tuesday. Forty-year-old Glenn Allen Garrett of Little Coontail Road was found lying beside his badly damaged 2002 Ford F-150 Tuesday at approximately 3 p.m. after another driver discovered the wreckage while driving on Sand Hill […]

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Amory soccer starts out division play with wins

AMORY – Both Amory soccer teams started off division play on the right foot with wins on Tuesday night. The Panthers exploded in overtime, scoring three goals including the game-winner by Ryan Morgan, while the Lady Panthers cruised in a 3-0 win. “They’re both big wins, and I have to tip my hat to Itawamba […]

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Land transforms from dairy farm to air strip

By Austin Haney /For the Monroe Journal WREN – So what does it take to go from dairy farm to runway? For one thing, a lot of work. A few miles west of Amory is a little community called Wren, and in that community off Highway 45 is a house with approximately 200 acres of […]

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Screening of holiday hit rings in final stretch to Christmas

ABERDEEN – Continuing a Christmas tradition, the Aberdeen Visitors Bureau will provide a free screening of “Polar Express” at the Elkin Theatre Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for crafts projects, a photobooth and last minute chances to tell Santa Claus about present requests. On top of all that, the event […]

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Legislators touch on pre-session issues during legislative breakfast

AMORY – The Monroe County Chamber of Commerce hosted a legislative breakfast Dec. 2 at the Gilmore Foundation Conference Center where Rep. Chris Brown, Sen. Hob Bryan and Rep. Steve Holland briefly spoke on what is, or should be, on the horizon in the 2015 legislative session. “The governor issued his executive budget recommendation with […]

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Deadline approaches for ICC’s Adult Learner Incentive Scholarship

For the Monroe Journal The deadline for adult learners who will attend classes at Itawamba Community College during the 2015 spring semester and who have not been enrolled in college for the previous two years to apply for an Adult Learner Incentive Scholarship is Jan. 12. The scholarship is designed to provide an incentive for […]

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Cheese balls a tradition for Christmas gatherings

According to legend, the first cheese ball was made by Elisha Brown Jr. at his farm in 1801. It weighed 1,235 pounds and he presented it as a gift to President Thomas Jefferson at the White House. I have never known much about the history of cheese balls, except that I really like them. In […]

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Proposal to change ozone standard could cost trillions

By Sen. Roger Wicker It is not surprising that the Obama administration chose to announce its latest environmental regulation on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday. With Americans traveling and families busy preparing meals for loved ones, there was a good chance that the costly and unnecessary proposal could slip by unnoticed. This particular regulation, […]

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Lady Tigers fall to Nettleton at Vandiver Classic in Baldwyn

BALDWYN – Nettleton bottled up Hatley leading scorer Abby Cantrell and grabbed a 48-27 win on Saturday morning at the Doc Vandiver Classic at Baldwyn. Hatley coach Scott Carter complimented the defensive efforts of Jabria Pounds in guarding Cantrell and holding her to single-digit scoring for the first time this season. “Jabria is a great […]

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New transportation plan rises as more than talk

Few Mississippi businesses carry more weight in discussion of highways and bridges than the industries using big truck to haul millions of pounds of raw goods and finished products on our state’s roads virtually every day. Some industries like the furniture manufacturers in Northeast Mississippi and the poultry processors and in southeast Mississippi own, lease […]

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MSU holds essay contest for high schoolers

For the Monroe Journal Magnolia State high school students are invited to enter the Mississippi State University 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest. Ninth-12th graders enrolled in any Mississippi high school may respond to the 2015 theme question, “The Enduring Legacy of Dr. King: How Does His Legacy of Social Justice and Non-violent […]

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Tigers hold on against Lions

NETTLETON – Nettleton held off a hard-charging Hamilton team in the second half, pulling out a 51-44 win on Friday night. The Lions cut the lead to as few as four in the fourth quarter. “We weren’t making our shots and settling for our shots tonight,” Nettleton coach Derrick Sharp said. “They were playing a […]

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Eagles soar in third to down Seminoles Friday night

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal SMITHVILLE – The Wheeler Eagles broke open a fairly close game on Friday night in Smithville, scoring 45 points in the second half to down the Seminoles by 73-46. Dee Stegall got the first two points of the game with a drive to the basket in the opening […]

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Stay focused; it’s just that simple, right?

In a long, long list of zings and stabs at somebody’s character, that one phrase will never get old in trying to insinuate somebody’s stupidity – “He couldn’t walk and chew gum at the same time.” As timeless as that saying goes, the same concept of multitasking now seems a little harder than trying to […]

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