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Speed monitor purchase seeks to raise leadfoot awareness

Out of 899 miles of paved roads in  Monroe County, there are miles of open road opportunities for drivers to see what the “old gal” can do to get them there quicker. To debunk some drivers’ need for speed, the county recently purchased a digital speed monitor that will rotate throughout each of the county […]

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Nonprofit’s yard sale ensures funds for pets

ABERDEEN – Pretty much everything  except for the cash register is for sale at the Friends of the Aberdeen Animal Shelter’s yard sale. “Right now one of the most unique things we have is a big American flag in the stand, and I’m selling it to the first person with $25 who wants it,” said […]

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Moore’s love of her job shows in her care of River Place residents

AMORY – Melissa Moore has been the dietary manager at River Place Nursing Center for nine years. She was about 12 years old when she started as a candy striper at Daniels Nursing Home in Fulton. “I got my dietary license in 1979, since this is all I ever wanted to do,” said Moore, who […]

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Old National Guard Armory concert a redux of the Nifty 50s

AMORY – Poodle skirts and slicked back hair aren’t required for the Crusin’ Flashback Aug. 22 at the Old National Guard Armory, but the hep cats donning what’s deemed the best costume will win a prize. Nonetheless, with the retro 50s format that’s planned, everyone wanting to dance away their Saturday night or just hang […]

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One for the legend, two the memories: Son of the late Carl Perkins shares a little about his rockabilly daddy

The U.S. Cashbox charts ended 1955 with Bill Haley & His Comets’ “Rock Around the Clock” ranked as number 1 for the year and The Platters’ more slow dance-suitable “Only You” coming in two spots below at number 3. Stan Perkins, son of the late rockabilly legend, has plenty of tales about his father’s stellar […]

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A hidden jewel: Interest grows in the sale of Lauri Mundi

ABERDEEN – Chatter about an auction Aug. 8 at Lauri Mundi has centered around the $247,000 sale, with buyer’s premium added, of an Andy Warhol mixed media oil on canvas of Coco Chanel. Another interesting talking point is the buzzworthy interest of the home itself, a secluded antebellum home tucked off of Matubba Street, that’s […]

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Dr. G.S. Bryan’s home a towering piece of Amory’s early days

AMORY – One of the oldest homes in   Amory, the home and office of Dr. G.S. Bryan, located at the corner of 5th Avenue South and 4th Street South, was built in 1890. Dr. Bryan, who was one of the first doctors to set up practice in Amory in 1889, bought the home in […]

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Trail project expected to resume after soggy summer

AMORY – After an excessively wet  summer season, progress on the Amory Nature Trail has been at a standstill. However, the crew at Wildlife Mississippi is about to get the ball rolling again. “With all the rainfall we had been getting, excessive rutting would have been caused by heavy equipment. We want to protect the […]

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Highway 278 section named for Huskey

AMORY – The Mississippi Department  of Transportation (MDOT) has named a portion of U.S. Highway 278 in Monroe County after late Mississippi Rep. William Jerome Huskey of Westville. The William Jerome Huskey Memorial Highway is the portion of U.S. Highway 278 in Monroe County beginning in Amory and then extending southeast to the Mississippi/Alabama state […]

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