Decomposed body found on Splunge Road

SPLUNGE – According to Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office received a call at approximately 1 p.m. July 31 that a body had been found on Splunge Road. The badly decomposed body of the unidentified white male was located in a ditch approximately 20 yards from the road. Cantrell said the […]

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Tupelo 49ers rally for third straight state championship

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal HATTIESBURG – The Tupelo 49ers and Pontotoc Red Sox were almost on the wrong kind of field on Monday. Posting more of a football score in the championship game of the 2015 Senior American Legion State Baseball Tournament, the 49ers survived the heat and a Red Sox comeback […]

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JA, DreamRiders ringing in new school year with Saturday celebrations

AMORY – A Back to School Dash and 5K Color Bash will usher in the new school year Aug. 1. The event is hosted by Junior Auxiliary of Amory and DreamRiders Chapter C Biking For Children. All proceeds will go toward the children of Monroe County through the projects sponsored by JA and DreamRiders. “JA […]

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Hamilton’s community spirit to shine with its appreciation day

HAMILTON – Hamilton Appreciation Day will officially begin at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 1 at Hamilton High School’s gymnasium. Now in its 25th year, the celebration will feature several of its normal activities, but given that this year is an election year, several candidates running for county offices will be given a chance to speak. “Hamilton […]

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Freshman phenom: Roberts makes big impact in lone ICC season

Former Hatley softball standout Courtney Roberts only needed one season to show her worth at Itawamba Community College. Roberts, who isn’t playing her sophomore season due to starting nursing school, racked up a host of awards as a freshman for the Lady Indians in 2015. “It was definitely a surprise to do so well, and […]

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Monroe County ranked in top 5 percent in nation for growth

For the Monroe Journal Monroe County is ranked in the top 5 percent of counties nationwide in manufacturing job growth, according to recent statistics released by Headlight Data. Monroe County ranked 134 out of 2,746 U.S. counties for manufacturing job growth in 2013-2014, with manufacturing jobs increasing by 18.7 percent in the county during that […]

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Mississippi’s tax-free shopping set for July 31-Aug. 1

Mississippi has set aside a sales tax-free shopping weekend for the past seven years. The tax-free shopping usually coincides with back-to-school shopping. Aberdeen and Amory will again participate in this event set for July 31 through Aug. 1. Only two items are allowed in Mississippi – clothing costing less than $100 and shoes less than […]

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Officials reach out to supervisors about water safety precaution

ABERDEEN – The tragic drowning of two fishermen on the Tombigbee River earlier this month raised more awareness of the dangers of public waters during flood stages. In pitching the idea to hopefully prevent a future instance, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks officer Ray Darty approached the board of supervisors July 24 for […]

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Free movie serves up end of summer adventure

ABERDEEN – For what has become a summertime tradition, the Aberdeen Visitors Bureau will wind down summer vacation with a free outdoor movie and scavenger hunt July 30 at The Magnolias. “It’s a one-time event this summer, and we’re making it a back to school bash. We’re trying to squeeze in every little bit of […]

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