Registration ongoing for small ruminant boot camp

For the Monroe Journal The United States Department of Agriculture/Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Neshoba County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Leake County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a small ruminant boot camp. The boot camp will be held on July 18, 2015 at 9 a.m. at the Neshoba County […]

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Designation of Monroe County to receive FSA disaster loan applications

For the Monroe Journal According to Farm Service Agency Farm Loan Manager James A. Love, emergency loans for farmers, ranchers and operators are available through the Chickasaw County Office of the Farm Service Agency. According to Love, this authority is pursuant to Administrator Dolcini’s declaration on June 12, 2015, of a major disaster in Mississippi […]

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Amory’s Pate signs with ICC

Amory first baseman and outfielder Cody Pate will take his baseball career to the next level, signing on Thursday to play next season at Itawamba Community College. “I’m very excited about signing,” Pate said. “I wanted to go to ICC because it’s close to home, and I know a lot of the players there already. […]

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Opinions will wave long after the state flag issue dies down, so learn to tolerate them

The Confederate flag is seen by some as a symbol of hatred, and others see it as a symbol of heritage. Regardless of how anyone perceives it, he or she has an opinion about it. Like wildfire spreads, the topic of the flag, and the southern states still flying it, opened up a flood of […]

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Amory girls sell lemonade for food pantry

AMORY – Friends Jolie Bishop and Hannah Hoang recently decided they wanted to raise money to benefit local families, and thought the Amory Food Pantry would be a good choice. The girls did all the work. Hannah’s grandfather, Andy Love, carried her to the store to buy everything they needed the night before. They made […]

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Amory Shootout gives football teams early measuring stick

AMORY – For the second year in a row, four Monroe County football teams got to see how they measured up against a host of other teams at this year’s Amory Iron Man Shootout. Host Amory, Aberdeen, Hamilton and Hatley all competed in the tournament, which combined 7-on-7 action with a competition for each school’s […]

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Voter registration ends Saturday

With the Aug. 4 primary election approximately one month away, the deadline to register to vote in the election is July 4. The Monroe County Courthouse will be closed Friday, July 3, but will be open from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday for anyone wishing to register to vote in this election. Those mailing in […]

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Gas leak forces evacuation in Amory

AMORY – At approximately 9:30 a.m. this morning a high pressure gas line behind El Rey Mexican Restaurant was ruptured by a contractor requiring a 3 block evacuation. “Due to wind conditions and the nature of the leak, the neighborhood was evacuated and traffic was blocked from Main Street down to 6th Street,” said E911 […]

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Mayor urges patience during interactive fountain construction

AMORY – Activity has begun to pick  up in the past couple of weeks at Frisco Park. In response to the construction of the park’s interactive fountain, Mayor Brad Blalock urges residents to continue to be patient with the city as progress is being made. “Although it may seem like no work is being done […]

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Amory Main Street ringing in the Fourth one day early

AMORY – Even though weather has twice postponed a touch-a-truck event planned by Amory Main Street in previous months, the event has swelled into more of an Independence Day celebration. The July 4th on the 3rd Celebration will be held July 3, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Pea Patch and ball fields […]

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Panthers take pair of games at NEMCABB

NEW ALBANY – For the second year in a row, the Amory Panthers made a deep run through the summer NEMCABB tournament, beating Corinth and East Union to reach the quarterfinals. On Tuesday, the Panthers pounded out 13 runs in a 13-4 route of East Union, while they had 10 hits in 6 innings of […]

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Amory representative in Miss Mississippi pageant

VICKSBURG – Three of the 30 Miss Mississippi 2015 pageant contestants last week had Amory ties. Even though none of the three were crowned as Miss Mississippi or one of the alternates, Miss Tombigbee Alivia Roberts was among the top 11 finalists. Typically the top 10 advance, but there was a tie. Roberts won the […]

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Aberdeen shows its patriotism and its pride for Acker Park

ABERDEEN – With the red, white and  blue waving at its entrance, Acker Park welcomed the flow of Aberdeen Main Street’s Fourth of July parade June 27 for a dedication ceremony. The event balanced the past, present and future on two fronts as veterans of the Korean and Vietnam wars were honored, and the public […]

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Texting while driving, inspection sticker abolishment among new state laws

A long list of bills were signed into law earlier this year after action on the House and Senate floors in Jackson that go into effect July 1. Among a list of changes and amendments, two of the most noticeable are geared towards those behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. House Bill 389, which […]

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Tigers edged out late by Commodores

NEW ALBANY – In a battle of two North half runnerups, Lafayette took advantage of a key fifth inning run to edge out Hatley 4-3 and eliminate them from this week’s NEMCABB Tournament. The two teams exchanged the lead three times in the five inning game. “They got the big hits, and we didn’t, and […]

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