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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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Social Security Knowledge Center: Confusion at best

By Roy and Diane Thompson/For the Monroe Journal Almost on a weekly basis, we are made aware of someone who went to file for Medicare and filed for Social Security at the same time – age 65. The filing dates are not the same readers…please read on!! Sure, it sounds logical to kill two birds […]

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Lady Tigers rally late for victory over Lady Noles

SMITHVILLE – The Hatley Lady Tigers had the final say over their county rival Smithville on Saturday afternoon at the Lady Nole Tournament. Trailing 5-4, the Lady Tigers rallied for three runs in the sixth inning to come away with the 7-5 victory. “This is a big momentum booster for us as we approach the […]

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Panthers can’t overcome early Saltillo lead

AMORY – The Amory Panthers scored first against the Saltillo Tigers on Saturday afternoon but saw the visitors put up several runs in the middle innings to hand the Panthers a 9-3 loss. “Two times we had people on base, and we couldn’t get a timely hit,” Amory coach Chad Williams said. “Errors killed us […]

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Errors catch up to Lions against Feds

HAMILTON – The Hamilton Lions scored eight runs on Friday night against Caledonia but couldn’t overcome some defensive and pitching woes as they took a 12-8 loss. “Defense has been our problem most of the year,” Hamilton coach Lewis Earnest said. “That and our trouble throwing strikes. You get behind hitters, and you have to […]

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Presley tapped to lead national effort on rural gas expansion

For the Monroe Journal NETTLETON – Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has been chosen to lead a national task force to develop best practices and recommendations regarding the expansion of natural gas service to rural and underserved areas of America. National Association of Regulatory Utilities Commission (NARUC) President Robert F. Powelson of Pennsylvania […]

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Message of inspiring others sets tone for beautification luncheon

AMORY – Keep Monroe County Beautiful’s annual luncheon commemorated its 22nd year April 13. By Monroe County Board of Supervisors President Billy Kirkpatrick’s comments, that timeframe equates to tons upon tons of litter picked up throughout the county. “We haven’t eradicated litter but we need to reach and teach our young people. We don’t know […]

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Amory man arrested for failure to register as a sex offender

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Bobby Joe Pickle, 43, of Amory was arrested on April 20 on one count of failing to register as a sex offender. He is currently being held in the Monroe County Detention Center.

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MCSO seeks whereabouts of person of interest

Tavis L. Gathings, 35, of Tupelo is wanted by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office for connection of criminal activities in the county. Anyone with any information regarding Gathings’ whereabouts is asked to contact the MCSO at 369-2468.

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Lady Lions prevail late in win over Lady Noles

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal SMITHVILLE – There was a lot on the line on Thursday night when the Hamilton Lady Lions traveled to Smithville to take on the Lady Noles. “It’s just another game,” Hamilton coach Bryan Loague said. “It’s not going to make or break our season.” That simple “just a […]

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Noles sweep Lions to clinch division crown

SMITHVILLE – The Smithville Seminoles’ bats are finding a groove. Smithville scored double-digit runs for the second straight game, sweeping its rival, Hamilton, with an 11-1 win in Division 4-1A play. “We were hitting the ball a lot better the last game against Hamilton,” said senior third baseman Chris Lockhart, who had three of Smithville’s […]

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Finances continue upward climb for Amory School District

AMORY – Per the numbers given by Amory School District Business Manager Leslie Maranto at the April 10 school board meeting, the financial condition of the district continues on a slow but steady path of improvement. The cash balance is now more than 100 times what it was at its low point in 2014, despite […]

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Please excuse our mess while we remodel

A couple of months ago, we were informed that Journal Publishing, Inc. would be switching to a new content management system. What I mean by content management system, or CMS, is that, as a company, we all drop our stories and photos in one digital space so the page designers in Tupelo can pull them […]

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