Bulldogs’ rally comes up just short

Aberdeen was kicking itself the next morning. Corinth kicked off the season Friday night by beating the Journal’s No. 1 small school 21-20. After Memphis-commit Jerrick Orr’s 35-yard touchdown catch with 24 seconds to play at Lester Miley Stadium, Aberdeen went for two – for the third time – and Corinth’s Javen Morrison knocked away […]

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Tigers’ comeback over Okolona falls short

Trailing 20-6 going into the fourth quarter, the Nettleton Tigers tried to mount a comeback that fell just short in the closing minutes of the game. “When we cut it to 20-18, we got the ball back and had a chance to go ahead,” Nettleton coach Mike Scott said. “We just couldn’t move the ball […]

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Reward increases to $7,000 in shooter 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 Monday has increased to $7,000. Anyone with any information is asked to call the MCSO at 369-2468.  

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Gentiva food drive ends next week, benefits food pantries

Gentiva Home Health and Hospice will conclude its 11th annual food drive benefiting the county’s food pantries at the end of August. Throughout the month, drop-off locations have been available in Aberdeen, Amory and Smithville. Gentiva is part of the Kindred at Home family of home healthcare, and last year’s food drive yielded 838,000 pounds […]

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DHS representative approaches Amory aldermen with foster home plea

AMORY – Traci Dobbs with the Department of Human Services is asking the city to help find foster homes for Monroe County children who need a place to stay. “We have 65 children and 15 foster homes. That means we have to go outside the area, which cuts the children off from familiar surroundings,” said […]

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Supervisors overrule Monroe Gas Storage tax assessment objection

ABERDEEN – Representatives of Monroe Gas Storage chose not to be present at the Aug. 21 board of supervisors meeting, but rather sent an objection to the facility’s 2015 tax assessment, which the board overruled. Owners of the facility filed for a reduction of assessment to $20 million with the county, a $6 million decrease […]

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City employee comp time a talking point for Aberdeen aldermen

By CAROLYN PARSON /For the Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – The biggest discussion of the Aug. 18 board of aldermen meeting centered around the city’s comp time policy for employees. The current policy states that employees take comp time within 30 days of acquiring the time. Mayor Cecile Belle said that the 30-day policy isn’t adequate […]

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Tigers roar for season-opening win

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal HATLEY – Fresh off their first playoff appearance in school history, Hatley kept things going in the right direction, opening the 2015 season with a 34-6 win over Potts Camp. “This program has not experienced a lot of success over the years,” Hatley coach Patrick Schoolar said, “One […]

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Cougars take advantage of Lions’ mistakes in route

HAMILTON – The miscues happened early for Hamilton, and larger school South Pontotoc jumped on them in a 49-13 route in the Lions’ season opener. The Cougars turned four Hamilton turnovers into points and rode the momentum to the dominating win. “Our injuries are hurting us right now, but that’s no excuse. We’re depending on […]

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