Prairie man arrested on statutory rape charges

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Laduante Hodges, 38, of Prairie. Hodges is charged with two counts of statutory rape. Due to the sensitive nature of this investigation, no further information will be provided at this time. Hodges is currently being housed at Monroe County Detention Center. Bond has not been set at this time. […]

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Handgrabbing opens for the season

For the Monroe Journal JACKSON – A tradition unlike any other began May 1. Grabbling, handgrabbing, handfishing or noodling, whatever you call it – catching catfish with your hands is a popular way of fishing for a lot of Mississippians. The season runs through July 15. Handgrabbers catch channel, blue and flathead catfish, depending on […]

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Keep Monroe County Beautiful sets date for annual luncheon

AMORY – The annual Keep Monroe County Beautiful Luncheon will be held at noon on May 7 at the Amory National Guard Armory. “We hold this luncheon to show appreciation for the people who work hard throughout the year to help keep our county clean of litter,” said Keep Monroe County Beautiful Chairman Edna Cox. […]

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Volunteerism still needed for Aberdeen parks

ABERDEEN – Whereas the city’s adopt    a park program has been fruitful in the past couple of years with visible progress at General Young Park and Acker Park, city officials are asking for more help. “We’ve got to keep something positive going. The aldermen are trying to renovate all of our parks, and it […]

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Amory man charged with statutory rape

Robert Glynn Simpson, Jr., 22, of Amory was arrested May 4 by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and charged with two counts of statutory rape. Simpson is currently housed at the Monroe County Adult Detention Center waiting to be arraigned before a Monroe County Justice Court Judge.

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Aberdeen Police Department hosts Torch Run

ABERDEEN – The Torch Run will be Tuesday May 5 beginning at 8 a.m.  The lineup will begin at the City of Aberdeen’s Electric Department and go down Commerce Street on Main Street. The run is free to participate and shirts are $10.  If you have any questions, please call the Aberdeen Police Department at […]

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Monroe County men dig themselves into a hole with sacred site case

Five Monroe County residents are facing federal charges for going onto U.S. Army Corp of Engineer land last fall and digging up and selling artifacts from sacred Native American burial mounds along the Tombigbee Waterway in Monroe and Lowndes Counties. Boyd Boland, Jr., 52, of Nettleton is charged with violating the Archaeological Resource Protection Act […]

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The faces far bigger than 19-inch television screens

Growing up in North Mississippi, there are local celebrities that stick with us for a while with their catch phrases and way of glimmering in front of the cameras. If Hollywood would ever let them on the screen, who knows? Regardless of any potential national allure or not, we Mississippians have let them into our […]

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Aberdeen Elementary School observes Autism Awareness Month

ABERDEEN – Aberdeen Elementary School students, along with parents, faculty and community members, walked down Main Street April 24 in a show of support for autism awareness. Students were encouraged to wear blue T-shirts that day, and hats were sold to commemorate the event and raise money for the cause. Students also participated in a […]

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ICC’s Roberts named NJCAA Player of the Week

By Adam Gore LetsGoICC.com FULTON – The honors keep rolling in this week for freshman outfielder Courtney Roberts. After being named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Player of the Week, Roberts (Hatley) has been selected as the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Player of the Week when the league announced their […]

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Aberdeen track star Gillespie signs with Millsaps

Aberdeen track star Aliyah Gillespie will continue her running career in college, signing with the Millsaps College track program last Tuesday. “I’m very excited about attending Millsaps,” Gillespie said. “What drew me to Millsaps is that when I stepped on campus, I felt at home, and it’s just a great fit. It’s really small, and […]

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Regina Deen’s serves up “A Taste of the South”

AMORY – Regina Blankenship got into  the restaurant business back in April 2010 because of her mother. “Jimmy [her husband] and I were living in Stephenville, Texas, and mother and daddy asked me if they got sick would I come back here,” said Regina. “I told them of course I would. In 2006, daddy fell, […]

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Hamilton rebounds to advance in playoffs

For the Monroe Journal The Hamilton Lions may have dropped their first game of their Class 1A baseball series with Pine Grove, but they came roaring back in Games 2 and 3. The Lions evened the series with a 10-6 win in Game 2 at home and pulled off the 8-4 road upset on Monday. […]

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Tigers pull out three-game series with Central

NETTLETON – The Nettleton Tigers found themselves eyeing elimination in their Class 3A baseball Game 3 against Alcorn Central on Monday night before they pulled off some magic. Down 6-5, Ben Rogers broke up a potential game-ending double play on a fielder’s choice at second, and the ball sailed over the Nettleton dugout for a […]

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Restoring the 10th Amendment

One of the basic responsibilities of the executive branch is to execute the law faithfully. The Obama Administration, however, has no problem ignoring this duty to create its own rules. Instead of working with Congress on substantive, collaborative legislation, the president has routinely opted to govern by decree, empowering bureaucrats at the expense of the […]

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