Seminoles’ bulldog relishes opportunity

BY BRANDON SPECK Daily Journal Micah McCain is stubborn. “I put him in and he just never gave the job up,” Smithville baseball coach Steve Kerr said. Three years ago, Kerr was a rookie coach with the rookie freshman, who went neck-and-neck with an older teammate for a starting spot. McCain didn’t start the first […]

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Aberdeen High School celebrates boys basketball team for successful season

By RAY VAN DUSEN Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – Before first period March 18, students and faculty joined members of the community in congratulating Aberdeen High School’s basketball team for a good season that ended in the 3A state finals. “We need to celebrate our accomplishments and the good we do. As a city, as a […]

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Hatley second grader loves to cook

HATLEY – Hatley Elementary School second grader Kendall Plunkett has been cooking for a couple of years. She comes from a long line of good cooks on her dad’s side of the family. Her grandmother is well known in Aberdeen for her cooking, and her great-grandmother is famous for her biscuits. Plunkett just learned to […]

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Smithville woman has new hybrid treatment for A-fib

For the Monroe Journal SMITHVILLE – Mary Ann Tyra’s   family says she’s “like a spring chicken” now that her atrial fibrillation is finally under control. Tyra, 65, of Smithville was first diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, the most common type of irregular heartbeat, in 2012. “I knew that my heart beat fast sometimes, but I […]

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Noles slammed late by Tigers

SALTILLO – Smithville put up a big run against a 5A baseball team in Saltillo early on Saturday but saw the Tigers score 20 runs from the third inning on to take a 20-10 win over the defending 1A champs. “We hit the ball starting off, but the problem was, we walked or hit 11 […]

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Simmons shines in Lions’ division loss

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal HAMILTON – All things being equal, an baseball pitcher, at any level from little league to major league, would call double-digit strikeouts a good day on the mound. Hamilton’s Wesley Simmons struck out 14 opposing batters on Saturday in the Lions’ game against the Houlka Wildcats. All things […]

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If you’re big starbound, let me warn you it’s a long, hard ride

Some people can’t carry a tune, so we just stick with singing along to the radio in private. Some people still can’t suppress the urge to channel their creativity, so we pour out our thoughts onto paper instead. Some people want to have a household name, and some people want to change the world, but […]

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Legislative Update: March 28, 2015

By District 20 Rep. Chris Brown We passed a variety of bills this week in advance of the approaching final deadlines of the 2015 legislative session. Most of the bills were before the House for concurrence or non-concurrence. If the House voted to concur or agree with Senate amendments, the bill was sent directly to […]

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Indians rally late over Panthers

AMORY – In what was a pitcher’s duel early, Itawamba AHS used some timely clutch hitting in the seventh inning to hand Amory a 5-2 Division 1-4A opening loss. The Panthers stranded 8 baserunners on the night, 7 of those against Itawamba starter Vijay Miller. “We left runners in scoring position two or three different […]

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Lady Noles endure in tough pitching matchup

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo got solid pitching from eighth graders Ivy Watts and Tay Wren in its Thursday game against 1A power Smithville. However, the 6A Lady Wave defense struggled, committing seven errors in a 6-2 loss. “If you do that you’re not going to beat (Smithville),” Tupelo coach Josh Hegwood […]

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Supervisors accept county administrator’s resignation

ABERDEEN – Monroe County Administrator Mike King, who was hired for the position in the summer of 2012, read his official resignation March 20 to the board of supervisors, citing another job opportunity for his reason for leaving the post. After discussion of how to fill the void, supervisors approved to advertise for the position, […]

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Amory names new utility department superintendent

AMORY – After interviewing several candidates, the board of aldermen has chosen outgoing Monroe County Administrator Mike King to replace Tony Swan as the Amory Utilities Department superintendent. King, who was county administrator for two-and-a-half years, says that he doesn’t foresee trouble transitioning into the new role and plans to spend time with Swan before […]

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Volunteers asked to help clean up Amory

AMORY – The City of Amory has set Saturday, March 28, as a citywide cleanup day. Participants are asked to meet at Nibble Nook Restaurant for a light breakfast at 8 a.m. After the breakfast, they will be provided with gloves and garbage bags and assigned an appropriate area for appropriate ages. “We want to […]

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Juvenile crimes remain hot topic of board discussion

ABERDEEN – A frustrated Aberdeen Police Chief Henry Randle rode City Hall’s elevator from the police department to the upstairs lobby March 17 with two juveniles taken in that afternoon on accusations of breaking windows at the former Aberdeen Middle School. What helped bring on that frustration? The fact that Randle had appeared in front […]

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Lady Lions stunned by tough pitching matchup

HAMILTON – Mooreville pitcher Summer Cryder was close to dominant on Thursday night, striking out 14 Hamilton Lady Lions as they fell 15-5 in six innings. “Last year, she came in against us and we didn’t get a hit for three or four innings,” Hamilton coach Bryan Loague said. “We remembered her, and it’s definitely […]

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