Brock’s blasts lift Lady Lions over Hatley

HATLEY – Hamilton sophomore Taylor Brock is off to a hot start this slow-pitch softball season. The second baseman blasted her fourth and fifth home runs of the young season in the Lady Lions’ 13-3 win over county rival Hatley on Aug. 25. “She’s having a great year so far,” Hamilton coach Bryan Loague said. […]

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Lady Noles strike early against IAHS

FULTON – Smithville posted an early lead on Aug. 24 against Itawamba AHS and held off the Lady Indians’ late charge on the way to a 9-4 slow-pitch softball win. “We did a good job limiting the damage late in the game,” Smithville coach Jeremy Duke said. “They had the top of the lineup coming […]

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GED classes to be held at Aberdeen Housing Authority

ABERDEEN – GED classes will be starting on Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.  at the Aberdeen Housing Authority at 910 Martin Luther King St. For more information, call the Amory GED office at 256-5639.

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MCSO arrests six on various charges in relation to B&E case

According the the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, six individuals have been booked on various charged in relation to a breaking and entering case in August in Smithville. Billy “BJ” Harmon, 24, of Nettleton was arrested Aug. 21, and charged with possession of precursors and possession of a controlled substance. His bond was set at $50,000. […]

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Reward increased in deputy-related shooting case

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for shooting Monroe County deputy Eric Sloan Aug. 24 has increased to $11,000. The shooter, who left the scene of the shooting on Highway 45 Alternate near the Okolona exit, was last seen […]

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Broadband service to be extended to more than 130,000 potential rural customers

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced that broadband service will be expanded to rural areas in Mississippi resulting in 136,509 potential customers. The 50.8 million dollars in federal funding from the Connect America Fund (CAF) will allow telecommunication companies to expand broadband service into previously unserved rural areas in Mississippi within the next five years.  […]

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Smiles to Go serves Hamilton students with dental ministry

HAMILTON – A group of dental-savvy  volunteers temporarily converted Hamilton School’s nurses’ office into a dentist clinic last week as Smiles to Go served an average of 45 students per day. The traveling arm of a Liberty-based dental clinic aims to help those with or without dental insurance with preventative services such as cleaning, sealants […]

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Joint effort helps fund Fairways Drive bridge project at golf course

AMORY – Thanks to a joint effort by  the City of Amory, the Monroe County Supervisors and the Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District, the bridge on Fairways Drive at the Ackia Golf Course should be opening up soon. The bridge closed in April due to a sinkhole on one side. “The supervisors were instrumental […]

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Gilmore Memorial to host fall health seminar series

AMORY – Merit Health Gilmore Memorial is offering its Fall Health Seminars and Luncheons series to area residents beginning Sept. 1. The first event is scheduled from 12 until 1 p.m. in the hospital’s cafeteria. Guest speaker will be Dr. Ben Boatright, board certified gastroenterologist. The theme for the seminar will be “Colonoscopy, why do […]

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