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Nettleton’s Adams signs with ICC softball

Nettleton senior Brittany Adams wasn’t able to take the field for the Lady Tigers’ fast-pitch softball season after tearing her ACL in basketball. However, next year, she will be able to take the field for the ICC softball team as she signed her national letter of intent on Wednesday to play for the Indians. “I […]

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Monroe Journal has early deadlines

Since the Monroe Journal will be closed July 4, deadlines will be earlier this week. Retail ads are due Friday at 10 a.m., and classified ads are due Thursday at 3 p.m. News-related items are due by 5 p.m. Thursday. The office will re-open at 8 a.m. July 5.

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Amory aldermen approve rezoning on Highway 278

AMORY – At the June 21 Amory Board of Aldermen meeting, the board held a public hearing for property rezoning for a section of land off of Highway 278 West. The property stretches from east of Lt. Col. Herbert Carter Drive to Amory Rentals and is listed as B1 commercial property. The property was purchased […]

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Corvette showcase planned for Aberdeen Bulldog Festival

ABERDEEN – As part of July 23’s Aberdeen Bulldog Festival, organizations are planning a Corvette showcase, and owners of the iconic American muscle car are asked to participate. According to Aberdeen Public Affairs Officer Justin Crosby, O’Reilly’s Auto Parts is sponsoring the showcase, and trophies will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place. “It’s an […]

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Aldermen approve donation for Aberdeen Bulldog Festival

ABERDEEN – During its June 21 meeting, the board of aldermen stalled at Mayor Maurice Howard’s request for $20,000 to go towards the upcoming Aberdeen Bulldog Festival next month. “We’re going to raise more than $20,000 but we need to be approved for the funding to start getting things in place so we can go […]

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Aberdeen School District requesting 3.8-mill increase

ABERDEEN – The Aberdeen School District is requesting a total of 55.10 mills for Fiscal Year 2016-2017, as per a public hearing June 27. The operational millage is estimated to be 52.16 mills and debt service is 2.94 mills. The request is an increase from Fiscal Year 2015-2016’s request of 51.3 operational mills. Aberdeen School […]

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New Aberdeen School Board to be sworn-in Friday

ABERDEEN – The five new members of the Aberdeen School Board will take their oaths of office on Friday at 9 a.m. the Monroe County Chancery Courthouse’s courtroom on Commerce Street. Judge Michael Malski will administer the oaths. The incoming school board members are Patrick Lockett, Dwight McComb, Tonny Oliver, Sandra Peoples and Jim Edwards. […]

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MCSO makes separate auto burglary, land fill burglary arrests

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ivan Ellis Long, 48, of Aberdeen June 27 on the charge of burglary of an automobile. He is currently being held at the Monroe County Detention Center. In a separate case, the MCSO arrested Dustin Brock Story, 25, of Hamilton on the charge of burglary of a commercial building. […]

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Applications available for MCSO summer youth mentoring program

For the Monroe Journal The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office would like to announce its summer youth mentoring program, which is geared towards the youth in our community who have an interest in law enforcement. This is not a program designed for at risk youth or youth who the parent feels may have behavioral issues. The […]

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Conservator OKs board policies

Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – As part of the Aberdeen School District’s June agenda, conservator Mac Curlee approved a number of items pertaining to the district’s school board. “We are preparing to go online with all the board policies, but before we do so, we are updating all policy. Basically, rescinding and adopting policy. It has […]

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Shooting sends one to Aberdeen hospital

ABERDEEN – According to Aberdeen Police Chief Henry Randle, an altercation between two young adults June 25 escalated into a shooting that sent one to Pioneer Community Hospital. Tyrone Johnson has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly shot Keon Spratt in one time in each leg Saturday night on […]

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Aberdeen School District holding budget hearing

NOTICE OF PROPOSED AD VALOREM TAX EFFORT ABERDEEN SCHOOL DISTRICT The Aberdeen School District will hold a public hearing on its proposed school district budget for fiscal year 2016 on June 27, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., at Aberdeen Resource Center, 1100 W. Commerce Street, Aberdeen, Ms. At this meeting, a proposed ad valorem tax effort […]

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Westlake Chemical to acquire shares of Axiall Corporation

ABERDEEN – Westlake Chemical Corporation, a Houston-based manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and fabricated building supplies, and Axiall Corporation have entered an agreement that Westlake will acquire all of Axiall’s outstanding shares. “The two companies’ boards of directors came to an agreement that the outstanding shares of Axiall Corporation will be sold at $33 […]

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Landmark designation sought for Hatley School

AMORY – At the Monroe County Board of Education’s June 14 meeting, Monroe County Superintendent of Education Scott Cantrell told the board that he was seeking historic landmark designation for the original Hatley High School building from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH). The school, which was built in 1940, needs the historical […]

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Customers at Country Kitchen are like family

AMORY – Kim Steele and her mother, Charlotte Pate, have been co-owners of Country Kitchen for six years. “I always wanted to own a restaurant and cooked a lot at home,” Steele said. “In 2007 after being out of school for 27 years, I went to college and got a business degree. I love it […]

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