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Cancer proves to be Rowe’s blessing from a curse

ABERDEEN – There was no family history of breast cancer in Barbara Ann Rowe’s genes, but there was the history of being raised by a tough mother and tough father. That same raising could have been what allowed her to skip four stages of grief and just accept the fact she was diagnosed with breast […]

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Program serves underserved, underinsured candidates

The Mississippi Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, which aims to serve uninsured, medically underserved, minority and elderly women, is a year round service that is experiencing an increase in the number of women who need help. “We get at least 20 or more women per month. A lot of people just don’t have […]

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Wall believes in quality and healthy food

AMORY – Carrie Wall grew up on a farm near Columbus, where her family raised nearly everything they ate. “We had all kinds of fresh vegetables and meats, milk, butter and fruit,” said Wall. “We also had an overflowing well.” When she married at an early age, she said she didn’t know much about cooking. […]

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Monroe County Career Technical Center holds annual fall festival

For the Monroe Journal The students and staff at the Monroe County Career Technical Center held their annual fall festival on Sept. 30 Many types of home and yard decor, metal art and a grill were among the items made by the students. The Culinary Arts students prepared refreshments and the Allied Health students provided […]

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Singing the blues outside the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’

There’s something in the water. That’s what they say. Where the waters of the Mississippi River meet the Delta soil is where sounds started to permeate before eventually being pressed on vinyl in the 1920s for the rest of the world to hear. About an 800-mile drive away from the poverty that influenced the blues, […]

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Talks surround interlocal agreement for Matubby Creek bridge

ABERDEEN – Talks regarding an interlocal agreement with the Monroe County Board of Supervisors placing the Matubby Creek bridge on a list for federal bridge repair funding for replacement stretched as the main topic over two governmental meetings last week. “I’m just trying to get things done on this side of the county. We’re at […]

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Formerly bullied teen has ‘The Voice’ to gain praise in show’s auditions

HAMILTON – Keeping quiet about making it to the second round of Nashville auditions for this season of NBC’s “The Voice” has made for a long, bottled up kind of year for Tori Baucom, but in a good way. The Hatley senior, who lives in Hamilton, took a singing voice she’s used in church and […]

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Unofficial results indicate Amory will remain dry

AMORY – Unofficial results from Tuesday’s alcohol referendum indicate that Amory voters want to keep the town free of alcohol. For the sale, distribution and possession of light wine with an alcohol content of less than 5 percent and beer of an alcoholic content of no more than 8 percent, the vote was 1,067 for […]

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Harmon takes Miss Mississippi State University title

STARKVILLE —Senior Randi-Kathryn Harmon, a communication/public relations major, was selected for the 2015 Miss Mississippi State University title in the recent pageant held Friday [Oct. 10] on campus, according to a press release from MSU. Harmon is the daughter of Randy and Cindy Harmon. She is a 2011 Amory High School graduate who also graduated […]

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