Celebrate National Catfish Month with some new catfish recipes

August is National Catfish Month but for Monroe Countians, any month is catfish month. While Southerners love their catfish fried, you can always branch out and try catfish prepared a different way. Although pond acreage in the state is down from 44,700 acres in 2014 to 41,000 acres in 2015, catfish farming is an important […]

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Lady Panthers successful in defending Monroe County tourney title

HATLEY – The Amory Lady Panthers remained undefeated and successfully defended their Monroe County tournament title on Saturday. Amory (6-0) beat Hatley 12-0 in its final game of the day, blasted six home runs in a 22-4 route of Smithville and pulled out a 5-4 extra innings win over Hamilton. “We showed up and played […]

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I’ll tell you just how good it can be

There was once a time when the last week of August was when students in the 1980s and 1990s would’ve started a new school year. Even before that, school bells wouldn’t have rung until the day after Labor Day before the late 1970s. I lived for the better part of two years in a college […]

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Monroe football scores: Week 2

Aberdeen 32, New Hope 27 Amory 34, Saltillo 29 East Union 30, Hamilton 26 Shannon 34, Nettleton 13 Smithville 28, Hatley 14

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Monroe football previews: Week 2

Aberdeen (0-1) at New Hope (0-1) Last week: Corinth 21, Aberdeen 20; Louisville 20, New Hope 3…Quarterback Tramonte Prather and wide receiver Jerrick Orr hooked up for a pair of touchdowns against Corinth in the loss, including one with 24 seconds to go…The Bulldogs trailed 21-6 before having a shot to win in the closing […]

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Monroe County residents have access to good mental health care

Mental illness affects young and old not only in Monroe County, but in rural counties across the nation. The people of Monroe County are fortunate to have not just one, but two choices for mental health care. One hidden gem addressing mental health issues in Monroe County is Pioneer Community Hospital of Aberdeen, which has […]

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Affordable medical care offered through Lifecore

AMORY – In addition to mental health services, Lifecore Health Group also offers medical care. Its medical mobile unit comes to Amory every Thursday. Lifecore accepts all types of insurance and if someone does not have insurance, there is a sliding fee based on income. Medical care is also available Monday through Friday at the […]

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Noles come from behind against Cards

The Smithville Seminoles opened their season on Friday night in come from behind fashion. Down 26-14 in the closing minutes of the third quarter, the Noles rallied to score 21 unanswered points for a 35-26 season-opening win. “It was looking pretty bleak there for a little while,” Smithville coach Chad Collums said. “Our boys never […]

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Bulldogs build up depth at quarterback

BY BRANDON SPECK Daily Journal ABERDEEN – Aberdeen lost its season-opener, but may have found something in the process. The Bulldogs, who fell from No. 1 to No. 3 in the Daily Journal’s small school rankings, lost 21-20 to No. 2 large school Corinth. As the schedule doesn’t let up this week at New Hope, […]

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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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