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Komen North Mississippi affiliate accepting grant applications

For the Monroe Journal TUPELO – The North Mississippi affiliate of Susan G. Komen is now accepting grant applications. The deadline to apply is Feb. 20. Funding priorities include: · Evidence-based programs that will increase availability of breast cancer screening programs for residents of Chickasaw County. · Programs that provide transportation for residents of Oktibbeha […]

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Neurologist joins Merit Health Gilmore Memorial roster of providers

AMORY – From the brain to the spinal cord to the nerves and muscles throughout the body, neurology deals with the study and treatment of disorders of the nerves and nervous system. The neurology team at Merit Health Gilmore Memorial provides a variety of services to treat the health of this vital system. The team […]

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Smithville Attendance Center taking donations for Hattiesburg relief

SMITHVILLE – In the aftermath of the EF-3 tornado that struck the Hattiesburg area in the early morning hours of Jan. 21, Smithville Attendance Center is doing its part to offer relief through a donation drive. “Things we take for granted either they don’t have or they’re in limited supply,” said Smithville High School Principal […]

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Amory police make meth arrest

AMORY – Luneal B Dobbs, 26, of Becker was charged with possession of a controlled substance, along with other misdemeanors, according to the Amory Police Department. On Jan. 22, officers made a traffic stop for a traffic offense and noticed contraband in the vehicle. The driver was taken into custody, and methamphetamine was found. Bond […]

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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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