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Noles name Campbell as next head football coach

Smithville has found its man. The Seminoles named Michael Campbell – who most recently served as Tupelo’s co-offensive coordinator – its next head football coach, replacing Chad Collums who went to Raleigh. “I’m very honored and proud to be here. When you begin your career as an assistant coach, you dream of the opportunity to […]

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Lady Lions storm back over Hatley

  HAMILTON – The Hamilton Lady Lions had another big comeback in them last Tuesday night. Down by two runs, the Lady Lions walked it off 9-8 over their county rival Hatley at home. “This was a really big win for us because we had to come back,” said left fielder Hannah Rooks, who started […]

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Panthers shut out in quest for division title

FULTON – With the division championship on the line last Wednesday, the hits couldn’t fall for the Amory Panthers as they fell 3-0 on the road to Itawamba AHS. “We hit a few balls hard, but they made plays when they had to,” Amory coach Chad Williams said. “Their pitcher (Dawson West) kept us off […]

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Aberdeen fire chief hangs up hat after 42 years with department

ABERDEEN – In his 42 years of serving with the Aberdeen Fire Department, rising in the ranks from lieutenant to captain, assistant chief and chief, Frank Gladney is retiring effective the end of April. “I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve the city. I am leaving the fire department running 100 percent. […]

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Scaggs heading to next level in economic development

Even though Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Director Skip Scaggs may be starting a new job May 1 with the North Mississippi Industrial Development Association (NMIDA), his presence will still resonate in the county not only as a resident but as a strong support in economic development. “When you look at economic development, you look […]

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Aldermen table hire of Aberdeen Electric Department manager

ABERDEEN – The board of aldermen volleyed motions back and forth April 18 to hire a manager for the Aberdeen Electric Department with the issue ultimately being tabled. Three applicants interviewed for the job – Richard Smith, Tamanda Griffin and Brian Sanders. Sanders left the AED to accept a job with the Okolona Electric Department […]

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Supervisors accept county administrator’s resignation

ABERDEEN – Following a thorough discussion regarding personnel matters during its April 21 meeting, county administrator Evan Adams tendered his resignation as county administrator, and the board voted to accept it. According to board attorney David Houston, a search will commence to fill the position. Adams was approved for the position in May 2015. In […]

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Separate shooting incidents strike a nerve

ABERDEEN – Law enforcement investigated two separate incidents in less than a week involving shootings aimed at the same person – Marcus Brandon, 29, of Aberdeen. Additionally, someone broke into his home before the first shooting. The Aberdeen Police Department responded to a case April 13 after Brandon’s High Street home was shot several times, […]

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Downtown Amory resurfacing anticipated for summertime

AMORY – A road-related question asked by James Wilkerson of Bill’s Hamburgers during the April 18 board of aldermen meeting led to an indication of summer roadwork through downtown Amory. Wilkerson asked about the anticipated scope and scheduling of the resurfacing of Main Street. “We anticipate a start time around mid-July,” said Mayor Brad Blalock. […]

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Morgan assumes duties of Amory city clerk

AMORY- Jamie Earnest Morgan has been promoted to fill the vacancy created upon Lee Barnett’s retirement next month. “My goal is to continue the thread of efficiency and positive accounting standards already set in place in this office by my predecessor,” said Morgan. “I appreciate the opportunity the City of Amory board and Mayor Blalock […]

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Hatley Dollar General hosting grand opening

For the Monroe Journal HATLEY – Dollar General’s newest store, located at 60301 Hatley Rd., will celebrate its official grand opening April 29 at 8 a.m. with free prizes and special deals. Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers at the store will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card, and the first 200 shoppers will […]

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Ole Miss graduate among the one percent to receive prestigious Taylor Medal

CASON – After Amy Swan graduated from Smithville High School in 1992, she was removed from school until 2011. Even though her original major was accounting at Itawamba Community College, she answered the calling to pursue a degree in social work. “I love being able to empower people and try to do what I can […]

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ICC schedules summer freshman orientation sessions

Online registration will begin May 1 for summer freshman orientation sessions at Itawamba Community College. Both morning (8-11:45 a.m.) and afternoon (1-4:45 p.m.) sessions are scheduled for June 12, 13, 14 and July 10 at the David C. Cole Student Services Building at the Fulton campus and June 16 and July 13 at the Health […]

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Networking tradition continues with chamber’s crawfish boil

One hundred and sixth-five pounds of crawfish, along with potatoes and corn, adorned taste buds and set the tone for networking April 13 at the Monroe County Airport as part of a three-year tradition hosted by the chamber of commerce for existing industries. “Existing industry is the foundation, which is something I’ve preached since I […]

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Board approves certified personnel hires

BECKER – During its April meeting held at the Advanced Learning Center, the Monroe County Board of Education approved certified personnel hires for the upcoming school year and summer secretaries. Superintendent Scott Cantrell told the board he and other district personnel are looking for ways to make the Mississippi Adequate Education Program cuts they face work […]

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