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Wanted shooting suspect turns himself in to authorities

ABERDEEN – According to Aberdeen Police Chief Henry Randle, the suspect involved in a shooting last week has been detained. The Aberdeen Police Department had been seeking the whereabouts of Lemuel Robinson, 22, of Aberdeen following an Aug. 17 shooting that sent two men, Jesse Pargo and Jaboris Carter, to the hospital. Randle said Robinson […]

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BancorpSouth renovation first step to consolidation

ABERDEEN – A renovation scheduled to begin Aug. 26 at BancorpSouth’s plaza branch next to Food Giant will lead way to a consolidation of it and the Main Street branch expected for early December. “The plaza branch will be undergoing construction, and the lobby will be closed. The drive-thru will remain open through the renovation. […]

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Well-known retired physician passes away

ABERDEEN – Dr. Robert “Gene” Coghlan was the type of doctor known for specializing in everything from delivering babies to making house calls with his brown bag for common ailments. The former Aberdeen physician passed away at his home Aug. 19 at the age of 92 following a series of ailments after he suffered a […]

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Photo released of suspected car thief

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office released a photo of Devonte Randle, who is wanted for his alleged connection to the taking of a 2003 Chevrolet Impala and a 1998 blue Chevrolet pickup. The MCSO arrested Darquazion Morrow, 18, of Okolona Monday on a grand larceny charge in connection to the case. The pair eluded authorities after […]

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Meadowood Baptist Church mission helps community

AMORY – For several years now, members of Meadowood Baptist Church have been committed to helping with needs in their community. They have performed simple projects and bigger jobs like roofing, electrical and plumbing work. In addition to projects on homes in the community, church members have done needed projects around their church and local […]

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Queen of Vinegar Bend talks area’s past, present and potentials of the future

By MALLORY JOHNSTON/For the Monroe Journal AMORY – Vinegar Bend is a landmark in Amory history. The otherwise straight Main Street was forced to make a sharp turn due to a resident, Mr. Earl Tubb, who did not want the town’s most important street running behind his house but in front of it. Instead, he […]

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One subject in custody, another wanted following high-speed chase

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office apprehended one subject Aug. 22 who had led law enforcement on a high-speed chase through parts of the county hours earlier and is searching for the whereabouts of another. According to the MCSO, Darquazion Morrow, 18, of Okolona has been charged with grand larceny after taking a 2003 Chevrolet Impala […]

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Smithville man charged with possession of a controlled substance

Amory police officers observed a vehicle pull into the car wash on Highway 278 E on Aug. 19 just after 8 a.m. According to the Amory Police Department, the vehicle was not using the car wash when officers returned. When officers check on the vehicle, they found it to be occupied by Jason Szerkins, 38, […]

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Aberdeen School Board sets new meeting schedule

ABERDEEN – During its Aug. 10 meeting, the Aberdeen School Board agreed that meetings will be held the fourth Wednesday of each month at noon at the district’s resource center. A couple of school board members had conflicts with the second Wednesday of each month, days the board has met the previous two months. Following […]

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Personal Place resident celebrates 100th birthday

ABERDEEN – Lucille Rowland was born Aug. 13, 1916 and on Aug. 11, 2016, the mostly independent, able-bodied, sharp-minded resident of Pioneer Community Hospital’s Personal Place noted she never expected to make it to nearly being 100, but she did. Rowland was one of four residents honored with an August birthday and after the party, […]

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Monroe County School Board approves Section 16 hunting lease

AMORY – At the Monroe County School Board’s Aug. 9 meeting, the board approved a hunting lease for 510 acres in Section 16-12-18 at $12.50 per acre. In other business, the board approved: • The recommendations of Sara Honsinger as a Hatley teacher; Carolyne Barnes as a Hamilton teacher; Tyranny Pierce as a Hatley pre-kindergartn […]

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Amory School Board gets athletic update

AMORY – Amory School District Athletic Director Chad Williams appeared before the board at the regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 8 to give an update on what has been happening with the athletic department. Of the list of recent improvements, Williams noted that 160 yards of sand has been applied on all athletic fields; new […]

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T.A.G.’S Restaurant serves up tunes and tastes

HAMILTON – Wayne Craven of T.A.G.’S Restaurant in Hamilton found a niche on Tuesday nights with its weekly music night. The response has been really good from the area to the buffet, which begins at 5 p.m., and then there is a band that comes in with music beginning at 6 p.m. The band plays […]

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Girl Scouts holding paint party

For the Monroe Journal AMORY – Girl Scouts Heart of the South is hosting events across North Mississippi to introduce girls and their families to the fun and adventure of Girl Scouting. Girl Scouts are planning a paint party from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23 at East Amory Community Center, located at 1200 […]

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Suspect wanted in connection to Aberdeen shooting

ABERDEEN – According to Aberdeen Police Chief Henry Randle, his department is seeking the whereabouts of Lemuel Robinson, 22, of Aberdeen in connection to the Wednesday night shooting of Jessie Pargo, 33, and Jaboris Carter, 24, both of Aberdeen. Pargo is still being treated at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after being shot […]

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