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Hamilton Post Office kicks off awareness month with annual event

HAMILTON – This year’s Hamilton Post Office Breast Cancer Stamp Kickoff will hold even more significance for the event’s main organizer, Hamilton Postmaster Twanda Tate, who has been putting together the event for several years now, both in Prairie and Hamilton. “My sister battled breast cancer two times in the past five years and I […]

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Volunteers of the Decade Award highlights Main Street awards

AMORY – Amory Main Street Association celebrated its 10-year benchmark Sept. 23 with a recap of the past year’s accomplishments and upcoming goals. To better appreciate the organization’s past, two volunteers were recognized for their energetic dedication since the very beginning. “This is the 10th anniversary and I’ve had a lot of people to lean […]

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Meredith talks discipline, need for more outreach in local stop

AMORY – Incorporating the current events of racial tensions in Missouri and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s child abuse charge for spanking his son into his formula for the state’s success, James Meredith, the first African American admitted to Ole Miss, implored the core of Mississippi’s existing problems Sept. 16 at the Amory Library. […]

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Amory senior named National Merit Semifinalist

AMORY – Amory High School senior Weston Colbert was recently named one of 17 Northeast Mississippi students as a National Merit Semifinalist. As a junior, he took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in October 2013. “I thought I did horrible on the practice and threw away the score sheet,” said Colbert. “I wasn’t […]

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MSU pitching coach addresses First United Methodist Church

AMORY – Before passing the mic to guest speaker Butch Thompson Wednesday night at First United Methodist Church, Bobby Tidwell talked up the Mississippi State baseball team’s pitching coach’s credibility in his craft. A bigger attribute that sticks out to Tidwell, however, is Thompson’s Christianity. “I’m not a preacher. I’m not a public speaker. I’m […]

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Hathcock treasures family cookbook

AMORY – Cindy Hathcock’s family cookbook, “No Small Source of Food,” which is filled with recipes from the J.E. and Irene Williams family from across the country. It was put together by her sister. The cookbook is a great legacy to leave for future generations. Hathcock began cooking when she was about 15 years old. […]

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New doctor joins Amory Foot Specialists practice

AMORY – Dr. Jeffery VanYperen has joined Dr. Vern Christensen at Foot Specialists of Mississippi in the medical and surgical treatment of the foot. The Tyler, Texas, native recently moved to Amory from Savannah, Georgia, where he was in private practice for two years. Known as Dr. Van, he received his bachelor’s degree in microbiology […]

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Renasant Bank gives back to Smithville School

SMITHVILLE – Having recently been through a devastating tornado themselves, it only seemed fitting that, when an opportunity to make a donation presented itself, executives with Renasant Bank in Tupelo would see to it that the Town of Smithville should receive some important items to help in their ongoing recovery efforts. A digital sign that […]

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Days of Gold tour keeps summertime vibe alive

TUPELO – In part of his stage banter, Jake Owen told a crowd of approximately 5,000 fans Thursday night that summer wasn’t over yet. As the cool breeze of autumn was gently blowing in outside, Owen kept that summer vibe alive inside of the BancorpSouth Arena with a performance that can be summed up in […]

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