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Presley holds town hall meeting for citizens to voice concerns

SMITHVILLE – Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley held a town hall meeting April 12 at the Smithville Community Center to give Monroe County citizens the opportunity to voice their concerns about the lack of natural gas service, high-speed Internet and cellular phone in their area. Presley informed the group of approximately 25 people […]

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East Amory students display talents through poster competition

AMORY – In another example of the Flower Lovers Garden Club collaborating with the Amory School District, East Amory Elementary School third, fourth and fifth grade Excel class students participated in the National Garden Clubs’ Smokey the Bear and Woodsy Owl Poster Contest. The school’s winner was Ada Colburn, who not only won first place […]

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SYTYCD show finalist and actor brother teach classes at AIM

AMORY – Dance students at the Art in Motion had two special guest instructors on April 15, talented siblings, Marissa and Justin Milele. Marissa was a competitor on FOX network’s “So You Think You Can Dance” and a Tennessee Titans cheerleader. Justin is a hip hop instructor who has worked on the “Alvin and the […]

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Vaughan honored with Wright Brother’s Master Pilot Award

The day before, he was looking at beaches at Georgia’s St. Simon Island and Florida’s Panama City. By 3 that afternoon, Amory pilot Jimmy Vaughan was planning to be wheels up for another flight to St. Louis. Wedged in between logging flight time, Vaughan was honored April 21 with the Wright Brother’s Master Pilot Award […]

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Harmon’s grandmothers share some of his favorite recipes

AMORY – Trent Harmon’s grandmothers, Betty McLeod and Betty Harmon, said they knew he was special from a small boy. “I knew he was going to be famous one of these days. He was the first grandchild and has entertained us all of his life,” McLeod said. “I remember Cindy bringing him to my house […]

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Strong storm system moves through county

According to Monroe County Emergency Management Agency Director Bunky Goza, a storm system that swept through the northern part of the county Friday afternoon yielded no injuries and one report of minor structure damage to a home. “The National Weather Service has video of a possible rotating wall cloud, but it never touched down and […]

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Amory rocket team headed again to national competition

AMORY – Amory is again receiving notice as the high school’s rocket team will, for the third year in a row, go to Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) in Washington, D.C., May 11-16. Only the top 100 teams are invited to the National Finals. Amory is the only school in Mississippi to qualify for the […]

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Wilemon wins Elvis Fan Club Scholarship

For the Monroe Journal TUPELO – Carley Wilemon of Aberdeen sang her way to first place April 23 in the annual Tupelo Elvis Presley Fan Club Scholarship Competition. Wilemon won a $5,000 scholarship with her performance in the Presley birthplace auditorium. She was one of 10 high school senior finalists who performed two songs of […]

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Harmon gives back to fans during quick trip home

BECKER – An estimated 200 people waited in line April 20 at Southern Crossing Outfitters in Amory to take selfies and get autographs from the last ‘American Idol’ Trent Harmon, but the rush was the calm before the storm. Two days later, more than 1,000 people weaved their way from a horseshoe-shaped line in the […]

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