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SYTYCD show finalist and actor brother teach classes at AIM

AMORY – Dance students at the Art in Motion had two special guest instructors on April 15, talented siblings, Marissa and Justin Milele. Marissa was a competitor on FOX network’s “So You Think You Can Dance” and a Tennessee Titans cheerleader. Justin is a hip hop instructor who has worked on the “Alvin and the […]

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Vaughan honored with Wright Brother’s Master Pilot Award

The day before, he was looking at beaches at Georgia’s St. Simon Island and Florida’s Panama City. By 3 that afternoon, Amory pilot Jimmy Vaughan was planning to be wheels up for another flight to St. Louis. Wedged in between logging flight time, Vaughan was honored April 21 with the Wright Brother’s Master Pilot Award […]

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Harmon’s grandmothers share some of his favorite recipes

AMORY – Trent Harmon’s grandmothers, Betty McLeod and Betty Harmon, said they knew he was special from a small boy. “I knew he was going to be famous one of these days. He was the first grandchild and has entertained us all of his life,” McLeod said. “I remember Cindy bringing him to my house […]

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Amory’s Williams reaches 300 career wins

AMORY – The Amory Panthers’ 10-0 win over New Albany on Friday night gave them a boost in their first round Class 4A playoff series, but had a more special meaning for head coach Chad Williams, marking his 300th win. “It’s really special,” Williams said. “The main thing is it means I’ve had great players, […]

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Noles get easy sweep of JFK

SMITHVILLE – The Smithville Seminoles dispatched of their first round opponent easily in a doubleheader on Friday afternoon, topping JFK with quick 15-0 and 14-0 wins. “We tend to start slow in games like this. Basically they have to adjust a little bit to the speed of the pitching,” Smithville coach Jamie Edwards said. “Finally […]

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Amory’s Pearson comes home to coach hoops

Amory native Brian Pearson finally has his timing right to become the head basketball coach of the Panthers. “I’m a little overwhelmed but I’m just very excited to be back here at Amory,” Pearson said. “It’s always something that in the back of my mind, I knew if I ever got the opportunity to come […]

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Amory track places at regional meet

The Amory track team had several move on from Saturday’s regional meet at Pontotoc to compete in this week’s Class 4A North half meet. The boys’ team placed second behind Senatobia led by wins in three events. The 4X200 relay team of Immanuel Jones, Martavious Walker, Tamarcus Hardy and Austin Carter won and set a […]

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Social Security Knowledge Center: “The truth”

Roy and I were reflecting about our articles over the last two years, and we had to chuckle…when we first started this business, some put us in the same category as salesmen offering a 32-percent return on your investment. They just didn’t believe that Social Security claiming strategies were available and that we were pulling […]

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Strong storm system moves through county

According to Monroe County Emergency Management Agency Director Bunky Goza, a storm system that swept through the northern part of the county Friday afternoon yielded no injuries and one report of minor structure damage to a home. “The National Weather Service has video of a possible rotating wall cloud, but it never touched down and […]

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Monroe County Sheriff’s Office makes controlled substance arrests

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Charles D. Holloway, 59, of Smithville was arrested and charged with felony sale of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $5,000, and he is currently housed at the Monroe County Detention Center. In a separate case, the MCSO arrested Julieanna Marie Pitts, 23, of Shannon was charged […]

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Lions roar through opening round of baseball playoffs

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal HAMILTON – Shelby Broadstreet traveled to Hamilton on Friday for a doubleheader to open the Class 1A baseball playoffs. The Lions were not very polite to their guests, scoring 32 runs while giving up none to take the two-game series by scores of 21-0 and 11-0. Senior Wesley […]

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Business owner approaches Amory aldermen about zoning

AMORY – Local business owner Keith Baxter approached the mayor and board of aldermen April 19 to raise questions regarding city zoning. “As most of you know, we’ve owned our business on Highway 278 for around 18 years. In 2004 it was annexed by the city and re-zoned residential. We have a buyer now who […]

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An open letter to the media from one of your own

At 7:30 just about every Thursday morning, I talk to one of my lifelong friends born and reared here who’s now living in a big city. We usually intend to get caught up on silly stuff from throughout the week but typically wind up complaining like grumpy old men instead. Recently, the reasons have been […]

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Amory rocket team headed again to national competition

AMORY – Amory is again receiving notice as the high school’s rocket team will, for the third year in a row, go to Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) in Washington, D.C., May 11-16. Only the top 100 teams are invited to the National Finals. Amory is the only school in Mississippi to qualify for the […]

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Aberdeen aldermen move forward with sidewalk project

ABERDEEN – During its April 19 meeting, the board of aldermen approved for Civil Links Engineering to provide services in relation to sidewalk repairs near Shivers Middle School and sidewalk construction from the Aberdeen Park and Recreation Building to the High Street Community Center. “We submitted our contract to MDOT to provide for a survey, […]

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