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Your neighbor: Mary Myers

ABERDEEN – When Mary Walker Myers moved from Jasper, Alabama to Aberdeen to live with her father in the 1960s, he already had the right man in mind for her. On April 8, 1963, she met Charles Henry Myers, who worked at American Oil Station just across the railroad tracks downtown. After going out to […]

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Gilmore Hospital offers patients and community better food options

AMORY – Hospital food isn’t what it used to be. Gone are the days of food that was tasteless and unrecognizable. Now the food not only looks great, but tastes good, too. It is also healthier. The patient and cafeteria menus at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center is provided by Morrison Management Specialists (MMS). New […]

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Mad Science at the library

BY JOHN H. WARD/For the Monroe Journal AMORY – “You mean you’re really gonna be MAD?” rang out a voice from among the children. The guest presenter of July 10’s summer reading program at the Amory Library was Scientific Stacy from Mad Science MidSouth, a leading science enrichment provider delivering unique, hands-on science experiences for […]

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Summer youth program participants learn about law enforcement

ABERDEEN – A heart-felt talk Thursday about the dangers of drugs from a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office narcotics officer to participants of the agency’s summer youth program was a snippet of the four-day experience. “Growing up is about making mistakes, but life is about how you learn from them,” said narcotics officer Chris Smith. The […]

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Grant provides Old Armory’s first step towards acoustics

For the Monroe Journal AMORY – Amory’s Old Armory Reborn Committee (O.A.R.) has received a $3,000 grant to improve acoustics in the recently renovated building. The grant is part of the Appalachian Community Learning Project, which is a six month community development program coordinated by the Rensselaerville Institute based in New York and Mississippi State […]

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Blues festival wins magazine’s best festival competition

ABERDEEN – Online voting for Life on the Water Magazine’s Best Festival on the Water 2014 Award proved smaller festivals can make waves. As a write-in, the Bukka White Festival beat out 22 named contenders, including New Orleans’ JazzFest and Gulf Shores, Alabama’s Hangout Festival, two of the nation’s bigger music festivals. Acts like Bruce […]

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India pastor visits pastor friend in Amory

AMORY – Lakeside Baptist Church in Amory and pastor, Ray Carroll, were recently honored to have a pastor friend of Carroll’s from India visit in the United States and Amory. Carroll met Pastor Naveen Chithai Bashpa and his wife, Sunitha, of Hyde Rahab, India, in 2005 when he spent several weeks working in India with […]

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Harmon captures second runner up for Miss Mississippi Pageant

AMORY – Just an hour after being crowned Miss Historic South in January, Randi Kathryn Harmon heard ‘Let It Go,’ as made popular by the Disney movie ‘Frozen,’ for the first time. Less than 12 hours later, she submitted it for her talent for the Miss Mississippi pageant. That song has become the theme of […]

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Miss Amory represents town with list of attributes

For the Monroe Journal AMORY – Miss Amory Alivia Roberts has logged a host of duties while representing the title. She was a page for Gov. Phil Bryant, which provided a leadership experience for her. Roberts was privileged to assist Dr. Nycole Lewis Campbell, the Governor’s State Coordinator for his Platform “Healthy Teens for a […]

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