Exhibit days offers a county fair feel

ABERDEEN – Red, white and blue ribbons will be up for grabs Sept. 3 and 10 for everything from baked goods to homemade duck calls for the Monroe County Extension Service’s exhibit days, which is the competitive side of a typical county fair. “This is the first time we’ve had it since I’ve been here,” […]

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County crews begin removal of political signs

Now that the county’s runoff elections have passed, county officials are asking those candidates out of the running for the November general election to remove signs from roadsides. “I already asked my crews to start removing signs from trees and roadsides. We’ve been taking down those completely out of the race from the first election […]

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Lions’ comeback falls short

BY DENNIS CLAYTON New Albany Gazette HAMILTON – The Hamilton Lions fought back from an early two-touchdown deficit, but the visiting Urchins of East Union were able to stave off the attack and take a 30-26 win on Friday. “The key to the game was that we had two botched snaps on punts, and we […]

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Shannon pounces early on Nettleton

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal SHANNON – Loosely put, the Shannon Red Raiders and Nettleton Tigers are still smoothing out the rough edges on their respective 2015 seasons. Both teams might need to take a steamroller to their rough edges, but Shannon had more than enough explosive plays Friday to claim a 34-13 […]

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Big innings carry Lady Tigers in win

NETTLETON – The Nettleton Lady Tigers scored early and then late on the way to a 9-2 win over Corinth on Thursday night. Nettleton (3-1) scored four in the first inning and three in their final at bat of the night. “The girls came out ready to play, doing things right, and we jumped on […]

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Reward for deputy shooting case increases

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office stated Wednesday that the reward for information leading to an arrest in the Eric Sloan shooting case is now $13,000. Anyone with any information is asked to call the MCSO t 369-2468.

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Drivers urged to heed school bus safety

Occasionally, one of the county’s law  enforcement agencies will have a reported instance of a driver passing a school bus. Luckily, an accident has been missed each time even though the opportunity of present. With the 2015-2016 school year upon students and drivers alike, there’s always a reminder to heed to school bus safety. “[Drivers […]

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Monroe Journal faces early holiday deadlines

Due to the Monroe Journal office being closed Sept. 7 in observance of Labor Day, deadlines for stories and advertisements will be Friday, Sept. 4 at noon. Deadline for classified advertisements is 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3.

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Monroe Journal personnel changes announced

Beginning this week, a seasoned advertising sales consultant will take over as the Monroe Journal’s general manager, and the news editor will assume the role of managing editor. Ricky Kimbrell, who has been in sales with Journal, Inc. since 2009, will assume the role of general manager. Charlie Langford, who has been serving as general […]

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