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Silent Night: Midnight Mass celebration ushers in hour of the day

ABERDEEN – While certain cities in early history began their own Christmas celebrations in different years after the death of Jesus Christ, the universal date in the fourth century streamlined the celebrations to Dec. 25. In the year 430, Pope Sixtus III included a replica chapel of where Jesus was born and instituted a midnight […]

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Knight’s cooking skills learned at an early age

ABERDEEN – Jean Knight learned to cook at an early age when she and a cousin would stay with their grandmother during the summer. “I remember cooking green beans and putting okra in the green beans,” Knight said. I didn’t know any better.” Knight’s father was a meat and potatoes guy and she learned to […]

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JROTC program aims high with drone technology

ABERDEEN – Even though the maximum  altitude of the Phantom 2 Vision Plus drone may tap out at 655 feet, the study of flight for Aberdeen High School’s JROTC program would rather let the sky be the limit. The JROTC program received one of approximately 60 drones from the Air Force JROTC’s headquarters at Maxwell […]

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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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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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Amory’s history tracked in pictorial history book

AMORY – Amory is the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series. Amory Regional Museum Director Bo Miller and museum archivist Sue Brown have explored Amory’s development from its beginnings at Cotton Gin Port to its stake as a railroad trading post and the town that flourished from there. The authors said that […]

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Amory reaches for the stars while chasing Hollywood dream

AMORY – Named for her mother’s hometown, Amory Watterson has had to learn when to lose the southern accent and when to let it resonate when it comes to her numerous acting auditions. “All day long, I told her to talk like her mama,” said her mother, Bridgett Calhoun Watterson about a recent audition for […]

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Cozy inn sprawls from 3 Goats Cottage concept

ABERDEEN – One of the best parts about it is everything inside is a conversation piece. That’s how Ann Tackett describes 3 Goats Inn, her complimentary cottage next door to 3 Goats. Both places on Jefferson Street have a bed and breakfast feel – just without a hearty breakfast – with pieces of local history […]

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Amory High School students plan menus for December

AMORY – Amory School District Food Services Director Steve Stockton approached the leadership team from the Amory Students for Change about creating the menus for the month of December for the high school. “They accepted the challenge and have done an incredible job,” said Stockton. Stockton said his goal for doing this project was two […]

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