Extreme Makeover: Post Office Edition

AMORY – Renovations began May 11 on a former post office moved Aug. 21, 2014 from Becker to the Amory Regional Museum. “It was given by Herman Sandlin who donated it in memory of his wife, Kay,” said museum director Bo Miller. “The structure was built around 1920, and it served as Becker’s Post Office […]

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Hitching Post owner is not a newcomer to restaurant business

Charles Case and his son, Darrell, opened The Hitching Post Restaurant on Highway 25 South near the Monroe County Airport. They are also assisted by Darrell’s wife, Wendy. The Cases are originally from Brookhaven. “I came to this area in 2000, and worked in the oil fields until the natural gas went to pot,” Charles […]

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Railroad Festival wrap-up meeting indicates good feedback for new format

AMORY – The Railroad Festival committee held a post-festival meeting May 5 to discuss the pros and cons of the changes made to the festival. One thing that was for certain was the positive feedback on the arts and crafts being located in the street instead of in Frisco Park. “We loved it in the […]

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Panthers finish spring practice with scrimmage

By Rob Williams Monroe Journal AMORY – In football language it’s called a “4-2” scrimmage. Four teams are invited and each plays two halves against two of the other teams. On Thursday night, the Amory Panthers hosted Kossuth, Booneville and Mantachie in a “4-2.” The Panthers opened the evening with a half against Kossuth and […]

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Offense shines in Bulldogs’ spring game

The Aberdeen Bulldogs graduate their longtime starting quarterback Josh Williams, but in their spring game over Okolona on Thursday, the offense didn’t miss a beat. The Bulldogs’ offense pounded out six touchdowns to trounce the Chieftains, and incoming senior Tramonte Prather showed his poise at quarterback. “He did really well for us throwing the football,” […]

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Important crop insurance deadline nearing for Mississippi producers

For the Monroe Journal JACKSON – The United States Department of Agriculture/Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) reminds agricultural producers seeking federal crop insurance that they must have their Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form, commonly called form AD-1026, on file with their local USDA service center by June 1. Many farmers have […]

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Hatley shortstop Waycaster makes it official with ICC

Hatley shortstop Jonathan Waycaster will take his game to the next level, signing on Wednesday to play baseball for Itawamba Community College. Waycaster helped lead the Tigers to a North finals appearance this season. “I think seeing the campus and knowing a lot of the players that are going to be playing next year helped […]

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Amory basketball’s Thompson inks with Pearl River College

Amory senior Ashley Thompson will take her basketball game to the next level, signing last Wednesday to play for Pearl River Community College next year. “I’m really excited about signing, and it’s really a blessing,” Thompson said. “I was traveling to different colleges and trying out, and this one I really liked in particular.” Thompson […]

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We don’t stomp around those parts as much as we once did

Every now and then, it’s great to zone out listening to the seagulls’ songs. Full moons rising over stands of pines are charming, but they’re not as easy on the eyes as when they reflect over the water. There’s something easing about the waves crashing in from far away that takes you further away from […]

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LEPC meeting delves in deeper to LEPC structure

AMORY – Monroe County’s Local Emergency Planning Committee, a collective of key members of the community, meets quarterly and hosts guests to discuss potential threats the county faces. At a meeting April 30, Bryan Maske, LEPC coordinator with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, dug a little deeper into exactly what a Local Emergency Planning Committee […]

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Nettleton’s Rhea headed to Tupelo

Dana Rhea has been a part of a Nettleton softball dynasty for much of his 15-year career. Now he’s headed to try to build the same at Tupelo High School. Rhea was approved as the next Tupelo fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball coach last week, one of the hardest decision he said he’s made in his […]

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Hamilton’s Weeks hanging it up after 11 years

Hamilton football coach Ray Weeks is hanging up his whistle after 11 seasons. Weeks, who led the Lions to their first playoff win since 1986 back in 2013, has accepted the principal job at Nettleton Junior High School. “I wasn’t really actively looking, but this job came open and was too good to pass up,” […]

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Principal position change on horizon for Shivers Middle School

ABERDEEN – Aberdeen School District Conservator Mac Curlee approved Columbus High School assistant principal and athletic director Russell Greene as the new principal next school year for Shivers Middle School as part of the district’s personnel-heavy May agenda. “He’s a veteran educator with 24 years experience and has had experience at the middle school level,” […]

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Amory School District plans ahead for weather closings

AMORY – The Amory School Board approved the revision of the 2015-2016 school calendar May 11 to include weather make-up days in the event of school closings. Those days are May 23–27 and, as a last choice, April 8. According to the revision, additional days will be added the week after Memorial Day if needed. […]

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Memorial Day ceremony planned for Amory veterans monument

AMORY – Memorial Day services will be held May 25 at 11 a.m. at the veterans memorial site on Highway 278. Monroe County Veterans’ organizations will recognize all who have died in combat from Monroe County by reading their names in a solemn ceremony. Applications will be available for walkway memorial bricks there. For more […]

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