Monroe County Snow 2015

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Lady Lions battle Coffeeville to the wire in semifinals matchup

HAMILTON – The Hamilton Lady Lions made a roar on Thursday night to try to get into the Division 4-1A tournament championship game. Eventually it was Coffeeville who had the final say, converting from the free throw line to ensure the 67-60 win. They would go on to win the division tournament, while Hamilton topped […]

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Museum scales back being open on Sundays

AMORY – Beginning immediately, the Amory Regional Museum will no longer be open on Sundays. Museum director Bo Miller approached the board of aldermen on Feb. 17 in regard to the one-day closing, stating that a staff shortage and scant attendance on Sundays were the reasons for the request. “I’m having trouble finding someone who […]

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Aldermen entertain presentation of Lift, Inc.’s services

By CAROLYN PARSON /For the Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – In response to a citizen’s request for information regarding financial help for utility bills, Mayor Cecil Belle invited Liza Jones, family service coordinator of Lift, Inc., to come and explain the function and requirements of the organization for its Feb. 17 meeting. Lift, Inc. is a […]

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The centurion, the family man, the legend: A look back at Moses Hardy’s life

WREN – Some people can claim to have raised a good family, some can claim health and longevity and some can claim service to their country, yet few can claim all three. One of those exceptions was Monroe County’s own Moses Hardy, who passed away in 2006. Hardy was born in 1894 and lived a […]

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Snow cream is a sweet and easy treat

It’s a rarity for Northeast Mississippi to face a snow storm. The sight of it is a treat for one of your senses, but with a  couple of easy ingredients, it can be a treat for your taste buds as well. Snow cream Ingredients 1 – 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk 3/4 cup […]

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Lady Tigers come from behind for playoff spot

HATLEY – Hatley coach Scott Carter had seen an early lead disappear in the second half for his team in over half of their regular season games. On Tuesday night, it was the Lady Tigers who played the spoiler and grabbed the come-from-behind 51-47 win in the first game of the Divison 1-2A tournament. The […]

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Winter weather forces shut downs

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Cotton Gin Hill on Highway 278 west of Amory has been shut down. As of just before 5 p.m. Wednesday, the MCSO has responded to more than 20 traffic accidents in the county. With snow continuing to fall, the Aberdeen, Amory, Monroe County and Nettleton school districts have […]

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Lady Lions come back over TCPS

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal HAMILTON – Sarah Garvin didn’t want her high school basketball career to end. Hope Manasco wanted a measure of revenge. Myiah Dobbs wanted to be healthy. Together they led Hamilton to a thrilling 36-34 comeback victory Tuesday against Tupelo Christian Prep in the opening round of the Division 4-1A Tournament. […]

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Wintry precipitation arrives

As predicted, snow began to fall across areas in Monroe County midday Wednesday. All four school districts in the county canceled classes for the day ahead of the winter system. Several businesses, banks and government offices closed Wednesday as well due to the weather, which is expected to last throughout much the day.

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Dealing with the sting of high utility bills

ABERDEEN – Whether it be due to lifestyle or bitterly cold temperatures, electricity bills typically sore during the winter months. During the Feb. 17 board of aldermen meeting, Liza Jones of Lift, Inc. explained programs the organization has in place for those in dire need of assistance. Additionally, Safe, Inc., the Department of Human Services […]

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Citizens demand their voices be heard by government

ABERDEEN – A policy adopted by the board of aldermen last July regarding public comments at board meetings caught up with City Hall Feb. 17. While there wasn’t an empty seat inside the board room during the aldermen meeting, there were just as many citizens outside in the lobby. While there was disruptive chatter during […]

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Salter talks educational funding, Mississippi State

AMORY – Sid Salter, director of Public  Affairs at Mississippi State University, was the guest speaker at the Amory Rotary Club’s Feb. 19 meeting. He was MSU’s National Alumnus of the Year in 2004 and has also been a Mississippi syndicated political columnist for more than 30 years. He shared with the group about Mississippi […]

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School districts cancel Wednesday classes

The Aberdeen, Amory, Monroe County and Nettleton school districts have all canceled classes for Wednesday due to the threat of wintry precipitation.

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Moore, Stegall power Noles in division tourney opener

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal HAMILTON – How do you spell Smithville with two Ds? Dee Stegall and Dee Moore. The sophomore and the senior combined for 32 points in leading the Seminoles to a 55-37 win over TCPS in the opening round of the Division 4-1A tournament in Hamilton on Tuesday night. […]

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