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Supervisors table selection of airport consulting firm

ABERDEEN – What began with six applicants to act as the consultant firm for the Monroe County Airport has been narrowed down to three candidates presented to the board of supervisors May 18. “I want to be in the mode of learning, especially in the flight industry. From the airport’s standpoint, there were things we […]

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Aberdeen PTO presidents host parent forum

By CAROLYN PARSON/For the Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – Presidents of the Aberdeen School District’s parent teacher organization presented inspirational updates on their experiences and progress while issuing a passionate plea for more parental involvement at a parent forum May 10 at Aberdeen High School. Kebby Hardin, president of the high school chapter, opened by stating the […]

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Communities honoring those passed with Memorial Day ceremonies

Aberdeen, Amory and Nettleton will each hold ceremonies May 30 to pause and remember the servicemen and women and veterans of American wars passed away in observance of Memorial Day. American Legion Post 26 in Aberdeen will host a ceremony at 10 a.m. at Odd Fellows Cemetery. In the event of rain, the ceremony will […]

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Hatley’s Seals rewarded for her perseverance through injury

Hatley’s Madison Seals has played through the pain of a broken back, then became the cheerleader and inspirational leader for her team on the sidelines after undergoing spinal surgery. Last week, the incoming Hatley senior, who plays both basketball and softball, was recognized for her courage and perseverance as she was awarded the Unselfish Hero […]

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Shooting incident raises questions about party ordinance

ABERDEEN – During citizen input of the May 17 board of alderman meeting, Tom Brahan questioned the city’s ordinance regarding private parties following a May 14 shooting incident at a party on Central Drive that lasted past 2:30 a.m. “The city’s got to have some sort of ordinance to protect neighborhoods from this kind of […]

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Amory commits to welcoming all through ordinance

AMORY – Before passing a resolution stating Amory’s commitment to diversity and hospitality, Mayor Brad Blalock and city attorney John Creekmore took the opportunity to clarify the intent of the statement. “Some people are here due to confusion in the media. This has no bearing on House Bill 1523. That’s a state document that has […]

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Amory Humane Society holding volunteer days

AMORY – The Amory Humane Society is expanding and needs community help to do so. The shelter is asking the community to come together and help in cleaning out old buildings, moving equipment and more in preparation of construction of a new building. The new structure will replace the oldest building on the property and will […]

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Hatley’s Stark aims for more aggressiveness in Lady Tigers

New Hatley girls’ basketball coach Ben Stark has learned the ropes the last three years from Scott Carter and Terry Walters. Now, Stark is ready to take over the reins and adapt his own style of coaching to the Lady Tigers. “I’m really excited for the opporunity to be the head coach. I’ve had the […]

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Amory Police Department warns of tax scam

AMORY – The Amory Police Department has received calls regarding a telephone scam dealing with taxes. People are told their personal property taxes need to be paid, and the caller offers to handle it online immediately. According to the APD, the City of Amory will never ask people to pay over the telephone nor does […]

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Early learning collaborative seeking grant-match funding

Last year, the Monroe Early Learning Collaborative formed and transitioned into the county’s collective means of early learning for 4-year-olds. The county’s early learning initiative had formerly been spearheaded by Amory-based Gilmore Foundation. The Monroe Early Learning Collaborative is now seeking community sponsorships to help secure more funding going into the upcoming budget cycle to […]

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Federal inmates moved following jail escape

By RAY VAN DUSEN and WILLIAM MOORE/Journal Staff ABERDEEN – The escape of a federal inmate from the Monroe County Detention Center last week has prompted the move of 29 such inmates by the U.S. Marshals, and it’s unsure if they’ll be coming back. Chris Cosner, 58, a convicted bank robber, escaped from the Monroe […]

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Glenn approved as new Amory football coach

AMORY – Amory native Allen Glenn has been approved as the next head football coach of the Amory High School Panthers. The Amory School Board approved Glenn in a special-called meeting on Monday night. Glenn takes over as head coach for Ben Ashley, who resigned after three seasons. Glenn played football at Amory High School from […]

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CREATE Foundation subcommittee hosting State of the Region meeting

For the Monroe Journal TUPELO – CREATE Foundation’s Commission on the Future of Northeast Mississippi will host its 20th annual State of the Region meeting from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on May 26. The meeting will be held at the BancorpSouth Conference Center. The State of the Region meeting will feature three speakers, Don Nielsen, […]

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Sponsorship opportunities available for Interactive Career Expo

For the Monroe Journal CREATE Foundation, in partnership with presenting sponsor, Toyota Wellspring Education Fund, is proud to announce this year’s “Imagine the Possibilities” Career Expo scheduled for Oct. 4-6. This year, the expo is designed to engage and empower more than 7,500 eight-graders in 17 Northeast Mississippi counties. The CREATE Foundation believes this initiative […]

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Amory police make grand larceny arrest, two others sought

AMORY – Just before 4:30 a.m. May 22, Amory Police Department officers observed a suspicious vehicle parked on a dead end road without a tag. A short time later, the vehicle was seen pulling away from the area. The tag was placed back on the vehicle. Officers stopped the vehicle and found it to be […]

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