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Arrest made in Amory armed robbery case

AMORY – According to the Amory Police Department, an arrest has been made in connection to the armed robbery of a business Jan. 11. On Jan 13, while working on tips, officers attempted to locate a person of interest in the armed robbery of Cash Title Exchange. Later that day, another tip led to the […]

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Helping others is key to Avery’s KG 1st Foundation

AMORY – People who worry about the future in the hands of today’s youth surely haven’t met Drake Avery. Avery, who is a student at Ole Miss majoring in economics and minoring in banking/finance and entrepreneurship, sells insurance and annuities on the side. In his spare time, he also works to build on his barbecue […]

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Reading fosters independence with the help of Amory’s library

AMORY – Amory Municipal Library Children’s Librarian Michelle Bond got a reality check back in September when the third-graders from East Amory Elementary School came to visit on a field trip. When she asked the group how many students were visiting for the first time, nearly 30 out of 128 hands were raised. That’s not […]

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Amory police make grand larceny arrest

AMORY – Kevin Matthew Brown, 23, of Amory was charged with grand larceny, according to the Amory Police Department. The arrest comes after an investigation into the burglary of a residence in Amory. Brown is housed at Amory Police Department and awaiting a bond to be set by a Monroe County Justice Court judge.

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Potential abuse law humane for humans and animals alike

When it comes to passion, few giving organizations live out the range of emotions behind a cause like those of animal rescue groups. The heart-crushing revelation of reported abused dogs can be mended by a wagging tail and knowing that a socialized, vetted and healthy dog has been placed in a forever home. These big-hearted […]

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Legislative update: Jan. 11, 2017

By Rep. Karl Gibbs/For the Monroe Journal On Jan. 3, 2017, the 132nd Mississippi State Legislature began the second session in the four-year term. This was a familiar week for many, but some newcomers joined the House of Representatives as a result of special elections. Abe Hudson, D-Shelby; Debra Gibbs, D-Jackson; Donnie Scoggin, R-Ellisville and […]

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Adams Family Restaurant specializes in fresh-made food

SMITHVILLE – Frank and Glenda Adams have both been involved in the restaurant business in one capacity or another a good bit of their lives. Frank served as food and beverage director for Hilton Hotels, a career that took him to several different locations across the country. He has also worked with Omni and Sheraton […]

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Prayer vigil scheduled for missing Nettleton man

NETTLETON – A prayer vigil will be held at CrossPointe Fellowship Church Saturday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. for Justin Humble, 27, who was heard from Dec. 27. Humble was last seen dropping off a friend and the friend’s girlfriend’s house. Humble’s car was found abandoned less than 100 yards from the friend’s house at […]

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Motorcades, church services commemorate MLK Day

Civil rights champion Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who would’ve turned 88 years old Sunday, Jan. 15, will be honored locally with observances in Aberdeen and Amory. Amory’s festivities begin with lineup for the motorcade from 1 until 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at West Amory Elementary School. The motorcade will travel through some of […]

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Seconds count when it comes to our meaningful lives

Most every day’s obituaries in the newspaper will have among them the report of an untimely death. Three days after Christmas, a brother-in-law of mine was enjoying a vacation at his favorite getaway-his condominium in Destin, Florida. He and his wife and a granddaughter were hosting another couple, who were close friends from their church. […]

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Undercover agent turned author guest of January booklunch

ABERDEEN – Friends of the Evans Memorial Library will host the monthly booklunch on Jan. 18 at the library. Special guest speaker will be Charlie Spillers, author of “Confessions of an Undercover Agent: Adventures, Close Calls and the Toll of a Double Life.” This book is on the Mississippi Best Sellers list. Spillers, a resident […]

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Former Nettleton mayor passes away

NETTLETON – R.V. Adams, who was elected mayor of Nettleton in a 2008 special election, passed away Thursday, Jan. 12 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was 69 years old. Adams was elected mayor to fill the seat left by Brandon Presley following his win for Northern District Public Service Commission. Adams was defeated […]

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Bulldogs battle Tigers for division-opening win

HATLEY – The Aberdeen Bulldogs opened Division 4-3A play with a double-digit win but had to stave off several Hatley comebacks to ensure the 66-51 region win. “I’m not satisfied with this game to be honest. Our level of focus wasn’t there,” Aberdeen coach Jaworski Rankin said. “I’m giving all the credit to Hatley. They […]

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Lions pour it on in second half for win over Rams

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal HAMILTON – “We tend to play down to the level of our opponent at the beginning of a game,” Hamilton coach Drew Garvin said. The Lions managed only six points in the first quarter against Vardaman last Thursday night and were down 12-6. Jerrod Whitfield came off the […]

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Supervisors talk solid waste issues

ABERDEEN – The board of supervisors dealt with two issues regarding solid waste pick-up during its Jan. 6 meeting. For starters, the board took action on an unexpected pressing matter regarding the need for a temporary garbage truck for commercial solid waste collections. “We had a front-load garbage truck that caught fire two weeks ago, […]

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