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Nettleton’s Payne signs with BMC baseball

Blue Mountain College baseball nabbed another local player this week for the 2017 season, signing Nettleton High School’s Cody Payne last Tuesday. The 6-foot-1 corner infielder batted .448 in his senior outing of high school, while knocking in 34 runs, scoring 32 and boasting a .557 on-base percentage. Payne hit six home runs and eight […]

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MDE names local members of Aberdeen School Board

ABERDEEN – During the June 20 Aberdeen School District P-16 Council meeting, district conservator Mac Curlee gave some long-awaited news – who the five members of the Aberdeen School Board will be. Those who will serve are Jim Edwards, Patrick Lockett, Dwight McComb, Sandra Peoples and Tony Oliver. The five were chosen by the Mississippi […]

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Monroe County School District requests $10 million bond vote

Voters in the Monroe County School District will decide Aug. 16 if the district can issue $10 million in bonds for physical improvements at its campuses. “The district is obviously on new ground with requesting a special election for the purpose of issuing bonds for renovation and new construction. I’ve not researched past board minutes […]

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All the gas money saved couldn’t have matched the nostalgia of cruising

I don’t know Chad Houston, but anyone who remembers driving the strip in Amory can agree he has a winning idea. After being tagged in a Facebook comment of Houston’s last week about how parts of Highway 278 and Main Street, once bumper with bumper with teenager traffic, now seem like a ghost town on […]

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Four Miss Mississippi hopefuls representing Monroe County

North Monroe County, particularly Amory, is synonymous with beauty pageants, and four Miss Mississippi hopefuls with local ties will compete this week in the Magnolia State’s most prestigious pageant, which is a stepping stone to the Miss America Pageant. Randi-Kathryn Harmon of Amory will represent as Miss Red Carpet City. Her platform is P.E.A.C.E. (Physical […]

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Courses focus on incident preparedness

School officials and elected officials gathered in separate incident preparedness training courses last week offered through the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. Issues ranging from civil disturbances near school grounds to accommodating for the influx of people at major festivals were discussed during the two days’ worth of training. “We need to have these in place […]

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Pioneer has best showing in 10 years on ISO 9001 inspection

ABERDEEN – DNV GL, a hospital accreditation group, performs an annual inspection of Pioneer Community Hospital on several points ranging from infection control and patient safety to care plans and fire alarms. Though the yearly inspection is guaranteed, it’s never scheduled and can come at any point. The findings of a two-day inspection May 31 […]

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Agencies hosting senior adult luncheon

For the Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – The senior adult luncheon, sponsored by SALT/TRIAD and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office will be held June 28 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at American Legion Post 26 on Highway 145. Entertainment will be provided by the Tombigbee Dulcimer Group, and there will be food, fun, fellowship and […]

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MCSO makes B&E arrest

Michael Fowler Stough, 38, was arrested on June 17 by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office for breaking and entering of a residence in Prairie.  He is currently in the Monroe County Detention Center awaiting arraignment.

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Amory police make meth arrest

At approximately 11:30 p.m. June 13, an Amory Police Department officer stopped a vehicle for an expired tag. While the officer was talking to the individual, he noticed the driver acting suspicious over a pill bottle in her possession. The officer checked the bottle and found it to have what appeared to be a bag […]

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Buxton named state Spirit of Main Street Award winner

ABERDEEN – R.G. Buxton, a former Hattiesburg watchmaker, had originally planned to start his first business in Lucedale until a salesman told him about the opportunities he could have in Aberdeen, a town he described as having a wide-open jewelry market. “He came in the same morning I was headed to Lucedale and told me […]

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Closed door discussion dismisses on positive note between county, U.S. Marshals

ABERDEEN – The sight of Sheriff Cecil Cantrell exchanging hugs with representatives of the U.S. Marshals Service following a June 10 executive session during the board of supervisors meeting was a promising sign the housing of federal inmates locally could be reinstated. The U.S. Marshals Service temporarily moved 29 federal prisoners to a facility in […]

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Dealing with the damage done by broad mites

By Dr. Blake Layton, Mississippi State Extension entomology professor Because broad mites are considerably smaller than spider mites and cannot be seen with the naked eye, their damage is usually mistaken, at least initially, for some other type of problem, such as herbicide injury, virus infection or micronutrient deficiency (boron deficiency in peppers can cause […]

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Haynes loves grilling and smoking meats

AMORY – Justin Haynes, pastor of Bigbee Baptist Church, has been cooking since he was a kid. “My mother said we all had to learn to cook. I was homeschooled and spent a lot of time with my mother in the kitchen. Since I was the oldest, I helped her get the meals ready,” Haynes […]

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We’ve all got opinions, and all newspapers have a place for them

Opinions can hurt, and opinions can help. No matter in what context we deliver them, every single one of us has an opinion. Whatever that is could potentially hurt one person or help another. In recent weeks, words published on the Monroe Journal’s opinion page have stirred up plenty of words out of people’s mouths. […]

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