Seniors celebrate Christmas in July

For the Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – Approximately 50 senior citizens gathered July 16 at the High Street Community Center for the program’s first-ever Christmas in July celebration. Food was sponsored by Sheriff Cecil Cantrell. The speaker for the day was Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Brandon Davis. He spoke about fraud. Live entertainment was provided […]

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Bailey cooks to please her family

AMORY – When planning a food column for July, I saw that it was National Black Family Month. I have been trying for years to get Mary Helen Bailey to do a food column, and that was the perfect excuse to persuade her to share her recipes. Bailey was close to nine years old when […]

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C2C program provides opportunity for work experience

For the Monroe Journal Young adults ages 16-24 can participate in a five-week Counseling 2 Career program at WIN Job Centers in Itawamba Community College’s five-county district. C2C is an opportunity for work experience and assistance with securing full-time employment. Participants in the C2C program must not currently be enrolled in any school; have the […]

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ICC to offer Preparing for the ACT

For the Monroe Journal The Continuing Education Department of Itawamba Community College has scheduled two options for Preparing for the ACT. The first class, which will begin at 5:30 p.m., Aug. 17, at the Belden Center, 3200 Adams Farm Rd., will meet Mondays from 5:30-8 p.m. through Oct. 12. The $100 fee includes the book. […]

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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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