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River Bend Baptist Church men love to cook

ATHENS – River Bend Baptist Church holds a yearly fundraiser for Walking By Faith Ministries, which is the missions organization of church members Gary and Peggy Williams. The Williams have been ministering to people in Mexico and Honduras for 21 years. “We started out cooking on the back of the truck,” said Alton Reeves. “We […]

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Amory High School’s beauty revue set for Saturday

AMORY – The 2014 Amory High School Beauty Revue will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, in the high school auditorium. This year’s theme is “A Night on Broadway.” It will feature some of the most famous musicals known to The Big Apple. Entertainment throughout the evening will include songs and dance […]

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Aberdeen reflects on Sept. 11 tragedy

ABERDEEN – Approximately 100 people gathered in front of City Hall Thursday to reflect on the same day 13 years ago with prayers and a realization of how much the world has changed since terrorists attacked the United States on that sunny Tuesday morning on the East Coast. “If you don’t care about your fellow […]

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Authorities seize significant-sized pot plants

HATLEY – A tip to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN) led authorities to the discovery of four marijuana plants at least 12 feet tall and three feet in diameter early Tuesday afternoon. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Frank Maxcy, 70, of Hatley is charged with manufacturing of marijuana. “MBN got a good […]

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Choice Bus impacts students’ decisions

AMORY – Amory students from the middle and high schools climbed aboard a bus Sept. 4 to get a glimpse of their future based on the choices they make now. The Choice Bus, half school bus and half prison cell, aims to demonstrate the impact of education through an interactive presentation showing the relevance of […]

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Monroe County St. Jude Run Team sets goal of $25,000

AMORY – The Children of Monroe County (CMC) St. Jude Run Team is busy raising money for their third annual run, which will be held in Memphis Dec. 6. The team, which consists of 31 members, is busy running around collecting donations from residents of businesses of Monroe County. While brainstorming fundraising ideas, team members […]

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Farm Bureau Federation hosts pregame Amory tailgate

  AMORY – On Thursday, the local Farm Bureau Federation hosted a tailgating party for the Amory Panther football team in preparation for the A-game against Aberdeen High School. The event featured grilled hot dogs. There were goodies in a paper bag given to each player. Items in the bag represented Mississippi farmers. The bag, […]

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High school life helps mold Marine’s military interest

ABERDEEN – The Marines’ famous ‘Leave no man behind’ adage is one Cpl. Markecia Polk through the branch’s three phases of being broken down, built back up and finally molded as a Marine. On her down days while attending Aberdeen High School, that same attitude helped mold her interest for the military. “My teachers always […]

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Expansion project adds 60 additional jobs for HomeStretch

NETTLETON – The expansion of HomeStretch Furniture in Nettleton is progressing after a delay related to soil conditions. According to Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Director Skip Scaggs, the chamber was contacted by the HomeStretch owner, Skipper Holliman, who reported a potential issue with the access road. “We worked with Monroe County engineers, the City […]

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