No matter how far away those big headlines seem, they’ve officially hit home

During a week that we now consider normal, it’s easy to start a conversation about an officer-involved shooting, a major computer hack or somewhere put on high alert because of someone reportedly with a gun. Last week, the shooting of one of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office’s finest made Fox News, a few people from […]

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National Recovery Month sheds light on growing problem

Since September is National Recovery Month, I had hoped to kick off the Sept. 2 edition of the Monroe Journal with an article highlighting addiction and recovery in Monroe County, but I seem to have hit several walls. Currently I’m waiting to hear back from the sheriff’s department, LifeCore Health Group and a state representative, […]

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Early lead aids Noles in fourth-straight win over Tigers

SMITHVILLE – Smithville got off to the hot start, capitalizing on an early turnover. Hatley came roaring back in the third quarter to make a game of it with their rival. Smithville (2-0) held off the charge to grab a 28-14 win to make it four straight victories in the Monroe County rivalry. “This rivalry […]

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Prather leads Bulldogs to last-second win

For the second week in a row, Aberdeen scored in the final seconds of a game. This week, the outcome was better for the Bulldogs. Senior quarterback Tramonte Prather found B.J. Williams in the back of the end zone for Aberdeen’s go-ahead, 19-yard score with six seconds to go as the Bulldogs picked up the […]

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Panthers hold off Tigers for first win

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal AMORY – After 47 minutes and 49 seconds of football, the outcome of the game between the Amory Panthers and the Saltillo Tigers was still in doubt. The Tigers scored a touchdown with 21.7 seconds remaining in the game to pull within five points of the homestanding Panthers. […]

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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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