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Glenn approved as new Amory football coach

AMORY – Amory native Allen Glenn has been approved as the next head football coach of the Amory High School Panthers. The Amory School Board approved Glenn in a special-called meeting on Monday night. Glenn takes over as head coach for Ben Ashley, who resigned after three seasons. Glenn played football at Amory High School from […]

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Riverview Garden Club hosts luncheon

ABERDEEN – The Riverview Garden Club hosted its annual fundraiser luncheon during the Aberdeen Pilgrimage at the First Baptist Church. Money raised goes toward the club’s beautification projects like memorial gardens, Acker Park, a pocket park at the corner of Meridian and Commerce streets, Christmas luminaries down Commerce Street’s median and fresh flowers for the […]

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Solid waste department has changing of the guard

WESTVILLE – Like Dan Reese of Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority said, the garbage business is relentless; it just keeps going from the first stop to the last stop in rain, storms or sunshine. For outgoing Monroe County Solid Waste Manager Billy Williams, he’s reaching his last stop in the field with an official […]

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Aberdeen leads county, most of state in reading gate test

By ALICE ORTIZ and RAY VAN DUSEN Whereas its first year yielded an 85.2-percent pass rate for Mississippi’s third-graders, this year’s reading gate, a computerized test administered measuring reading skills, was an average 87 percent statewide. All of Monroe County’s schools ranked above the statewide average for the second year in a row. Aberdeen Elementary […]

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Amory’s rocket team places 14th in nation

AMORY – The hard work members of the Amory High School rocket team has put in since last August paid off when they placed 14th in the nation at the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) held in Washington, D.C. May 11-16. Amory, the only team in Mississippi who qualified for the event, competed with 99 […]

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Gillespie shares his collection of Bible gemstones through Amory Regional Museum exhibit

AMORY – Nicholas Gillespie of Amory has done extensive research on the gemstones of the Bible. There are 34 gems listed in the Bible, and Gillespie has an example of each in his collection, which is on exhibit at the Amory Regional Museum through the month of May. “A friend’s mother got me interested in […]

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Ford loves cooking and preserving food

AMORY – Melinda Ford learned to cook from her mother, grandmothers and watching “Frugal Gourmet” and other cooking shows. “The first thing I made was a Boston Cream Pie,” Ford said. “My dad worked for the Quaker Oats Company and received free samples. One time he got a kit for making a Boston Cream Pie, […]

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Graduation season begins Friday

Aberdeen High School will be the first of Monroe County’s schools to graduate the class of 2016 Friday, May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Roy E. Hazzle Gymnasium. On May 19, Hatley High School’s graduation is planned to be held on the football field at 6 p.m., and Amory High School’s graduation ceremonies will […]

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Amory Post Office participates in food drive

AMORY – On May 14, the Amory Post  Office letter carriers will be picking up non-perishable food donations, which will be donated to the Amory Food Pantry. This food drive is hosted each year by the National Association of Letter Carriers as part of their annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The food drive was […]

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