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Extension hosting Mississippi Homemaker Volunteer interest meeting

For the Monroe Journal The Monroe County Extension Service will host a Mississippi Homemaker Volunteer (MHV) interest meeting Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. at its office, which is located at 517 Highway 145 North, Suite 1 in Aberdeen. The mission of MHV clubs is to strengthen families through education and community involvement. MHV is for […]

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Master Gardener program looking for green thumb recruits

ABERDEEN – The Master Gardener program will begin a new session Feb. 23, and a few people who aren’t afraid to get dirt under their fingernails are needed. The 80-hour commitment includes 40 hours of class time and 40 hours of community service but will leave participants with vast knowledge of both landscaping and vegetable […]

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3 Goats Station latest venture for Aberdeen entrepreneur

ABERDEEN – Ann Tackett definitely qualifies as an entrepreneur by the Business Dictionary’s definition. Like the definition states, she is, “someone who exercises initiative by organizing a venture to take benefit of an opportunity and, as the decision maker, decides what, how, and how much of a good or service will be produced.” Her latest […]

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Always be sure to beware of ‘The Sanctimommy’

By Karli Cox-Trull/For the Monroe Journal So there’s this new thing going around. I’m not sure if you’ve heard of it, but it’s called “mommy shaming.” It’s when snooty women stick their noses in other people’s business and try to tell them how they should be raising their children, and it is incredibly annoying. Yes, […]

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Legislative update: Jan. 18, 2017

By Rep. Chris Brown/For the Monroe Journal The week beginning Jan. 9 was very busy as we worked to beat the deadline for bill introduction on Wednesday. Monday is our deadline to “drop” bills, and then the committee work gets fast and furious. We had four bills advance out of committees for full debate on […]

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Panthers score late, hang on against ’Stangs

AMORY – The Amory Panthers overcame a slow start to pick up a key 3-2 win over Center Hill on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers were locked in a 0-0 tie at the half, but came out firing in the second half. The win marked coach Nathan Clayton’s 100th with the Amory boys and came off […]

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Motorcycle club comprised of Vietnam vets helping veterans

ABERDEEN – Larry Taylor of Nettleton served with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1966 to 1970 with time spent in Vietnam. Although it’s been nearly 50 years since his tour of duty there, memories of the military still bleed into his civilian life. To offer a sense of camaraderie, Taylor received his colors with the […]

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Aberdeen High School product Pargo making his IFL debut

ABERDEEN – Rashad Pargo remembers learning early lessons in football as part of the Aberdeen Park and Recreation Department’s first team. Through experience gained in being part of high school, college and semi-pro teams, he’s about to embark onto the next stepping stone of his career in the Indoor Football League (IFL). “I feel like […]

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Beatles scholar giving in-depth talk on the Fab Four

For the Monroe Journal AMORY – Beatlemania is coming to the Amory Municipal Library Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. when professional Beatles scholar, Aaron Krerowicz, will present “The Beatles Band of the Sixties.” Admission is free, and the public is invited. Krerowicz graduated from Butler University with a bachelor’s of music in 2008, then earned […]

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Authorities locate body of missing Nettleton man

WREN – According to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley, the body of 27-year-old Justin Humble, a Nettleton man missing since Dec. 27, was located Thursday night. “I was called to the scene at 10 p.m. The body was found floating up in a pond at 30340 Little Coontail Road. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spotted […]

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Aberdeen man faces Neon Pig embezzlement charges

OXFORD – A Monroe County man is facing felony embezzlement charges, accused of stealing from his place of employment, the Daily Journal reports. According to the Oxford Police Department, the Neon Pig restaurant signed charges on Ashley Peeler, 35, of Aberdeen. He is accused of stealing more than $20,000. He was arrested Wednesday, and his […]

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Bulldogs, Lady Bulldogs sweep in tourney finals

HATLEY – Clinging to just a five-point lead going into the final quarter, the Aberdeen Lady Bulldogs took care of business in the fourth to secure the Monroe County Tournament girls’ championship. Aberdeen held Hatley to just two points in the fourth on its way to a 36-22 win. “We turned it on and played […]

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Amory School Board eyes improved security cameras in action

AMORY – Thanks to the financial assistance of a grant from the Dalrymple Foundation, Amory School District Superintendent Ken Byars was able to demonstrate security camera upgrades in action at all of the school campuses in the district during a presentation at the Jan. 9 school board meeting. “It’s a big-time benefit to the safety […]

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School board plans yearly campus visits

AMORY – As part of the Jan. 10 Monroe County Board of Education meeting, board members made plans for the yearly campus visits to be set for April 10 and 11. In other business, the board approved: * Bonds for school board members, Ann Price and Butch Palmer, and business manager, Sayonia Garvin. * A […]

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MDA executive director speaker for 2017 chamber banquet

ABERDEEN – The Monroe County Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet will be held Feb. 16 at American Legion Post 26 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. This year’s keynote speaker will be Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Glenn McCullough. His previous accolades include being a former Tupelo mayor, Tennessee Valley Authority chairman and Appalachian Regional […]

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