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Festival concludes with new levels of success

AMORY — The 36th annual Amory Railroad Festival will go down in the record books as one of the best ever. The pilot who flies over and makes an approximate attendance number said he had never seen cars parked past the middle school before and estimated nearly 65,000 people. The all time record for attendance […]

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County vocational technical students win at state

Several Monroe County Vocational Technical Center students recently competed in the Mississippi Technology Student Association. The 5057A robotics team is the TSA Vex Robotic State Champion, while the fashion design team also garners state champion status. The technology bowl team won third place. All three teams advance to the National TSA Conference in Washington. D.C., […]

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Celebrating festival food favorites throughout the year

AMORY – Mention the Amory Railroad Festival and the first thing popping into mind are apple fritters. People line up at Bethel Apostolic’s apple fritter booth waiting on fresh, hot apple fritters. It is rumored that people will come from Memphis and other areas to the Railroad Festival and leave with a bag of apple […]

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MUW’s Kirkpatrick honored with Nightingale Award

BECKER –  Mary Jo Kirkpatrick was recently named School of Nursing Administrator of the Year at the annual Nightingale Awards held in Jackson. The award is sponsored by the Mississippi Nurses’ Association and the Mississippi Nurses’  Foundation. Kirkpatrick, chair of the Mississippi University for Women’s Associate of Science in Nursing Program, has been a faculty […]

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What a long strange trip it’s been: Even by playing back and forth, there’s no place like home for The Gents

AMORY – The Gents have come a long way since rattling a chandelier while the practicing in J.B. Stevenson’s attic in the mid-1960s. Although band members couldn’t technically call themselves a garage band since that’s where Stevenson’s mom insisted her long car stayed, the group lived the life of one. Through cutting a record, parting […]

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New furniture plant to bring jobs to Smithville

SMITHVILLE – Almost three years after Smithville was nearly demolished by an EF5 tornado, an announcement was made Friday that a new start-up motion furniture company, Behold Home Inc., is locating a manufacturing plant in the former Townhouse Furniture building. Mike Armour, representing Mississippi Development Authority and Appalachian Regional Commission, read a letter from Gov. […]

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Junior Women’s League hosts second annual Easter egg hunt

ABERDEEN – A week ahead of Easter Day, the Junior Women’s League will host an Easter egg hunt at the Magnolias April 13 from 2 until 4 p.m. “The Junior Women’s League came together and talked about how we could be a service to the community and we wanted to offer something for children and […]

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Amory native participates in NATO training exercise

LASK AIR BASE, POLAND – Last month, on the country’s 15th anniversary of joining NATO, Poland’s President Bronislaw Komorowski expressed his desire for more U.S. troops in the country to guarantee the country’s safety within NATO. Komorowski made his public request at Lask Air Base, where 12 555th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcons and approximately […]

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County well-represented in 2014 Mississippi Humanities Awards

An educator from Amory and an Aberdeen nonprofit pushing education on several different levels were two of six honorees from across the state in this year’s Mississippi Public Humanities Awards. Tenn-Tom Moving Youth, Inc. garnered the Special Recognition Award and Pat Arinder won the Humanities Educator Award. “It’s very rare to have two honorees from […]

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