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Aberdeen prepares for second year of hosting state bass tournament

ABERDEEN – Whereas the host site for the Mississippi Bass Federation Tournament typically rotates each year between the north, central and south parts of the state, a touch of southern hospitality helped bring it back to Aberdeen Lake for the second year in a row. “Everybody enjoyed it last year so much, and we got […]

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Fallen officer solemnly remembered at service

By CAROLYN PARSON/For the Monroe Journal PRAIRIE – It was a beautiful sunny Tuesday morning on March 17, but it wasn’t a party atmosphere, and no one wore green for St. Patrick’s Day. The colors were blue as fellow law enforcement officers came to Baptist Grove Church’s cemetery to honor slain Aberdeen Police Department Officer […]

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Purchase, name change tee up River Birch for big changes

AMORY – Tupelo business owners Sheryl and Andy Graf have bought River Birch Golf Club and change has come swiftly with a new name, ACKIA Golf Club. “I am looking forward to being a part of the Amory community,” Andy said. “I know the uncertainty concerning River Birch Golf Club has been a stressful time […]

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Brand shares surgical experience with Pioneer

ABERDEEN – Splitting his days between the Surgery Clinic of Amory and Pioneer Community Hospital, Dr. Woody Brand recently came onboard as a surgeon for the Aberdeen hospital. “One of the benefits of coming over here is that Pioneer didn’t require me to leave Amory,” said Brand who serves in Aberdeen Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays […]

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Smithville Brotherhood hosts annual wild game supper

SMITHVILLE – Smithville Baptist Church’s Brotherhood held its annual wild game supper on Feb. 28 with keynote speaker Mississippi State University Director of Player Personnel Rocky Felker. The more than 50 men dined on deer chili, elk chili, rabbit stew, deer meatballs, deer summer sausage, deer tenderloin, fried and grilled, white beans and wild hog […]

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Prom dress fundraiser benefits food pantry

AMORY – Hatley High School senior Evie Martin hosted a prom dress fundraiser March 7 for the Amory Food Pantry. “I came up with the idea after searching ways to reduce the cost of a prom,” said Martin. “I found a prom dress drive on DoSomething.org. After throwing the idea around, I thought about holding […]

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Gilmore hosts annual wellness luncheon, fashion show

AMORY – Teresa Stanford, DNP, FNP,  BC was the featured speaker at the 2015 “Look Good, Feel Good” Wellness Luncheon and Fashion Show sponsored by Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center on March 10. Stanford is a nurse practitioner at Family Medicine Clinic in Amory and works part-time as a hospitalist. She was one of the […]

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Holden one of five North Mississippi Jefferson Award recipients

AMORY – Linda Holden was spending a month in Africa doing mission work when the conspiracy began. “It was originally Jean Pinkley’s idea. She came to me and said that we should nominate Linda for the Jefferson Award and I said, ‘She’s not going to like that. It will embarrass her,’” said Amory Food Pantry […]

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Spencer loves cooking and talking about food

BECKER – Cooking and selling her specialties is a way for Mathinee Spencer to raise money for the marathons she has runs in throughout the years. Spencer began running about six years ago, and has run in three of St. Jude’s Marathons and is currently training for the Nashville Country Music Marathon. Spencer is originally […]

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