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Amendments made to Monroe County School District Athletic Code of Conduct

AMORY – At the July 8 meeting of the Monroe County Board of Education, the board approved an amendment to the Athletic Code of Conduct revision pertaining to In School Detention. If athlete is in ISD for the day, he or she will not be allowed to participate (play) or attend game. If an athlete […]

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Former Amorian’s art on exhibit in Corinth

AMORY – Maybe another Grandma Moses, with close ties to Amory, is emerging in Corinth. Self-taught artist 69-year-old Judy Chelmowski’s art exhibit opened at the Corinth Artist Guild Gallery July 9 and will continue to be on exhibit until July 30. “I was overwhelmed at the art exhibit opening,” Chelmowski said. “I saw people I […]

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Kids receive big assistance from library summer reading programs

People thinking that libraries are becoming extinct haven’t been to a Summer Reading Club at their local library. These programs are important for students and their academic achievement. Students who lose reading skills during summer break will be two years behind their classmates by the end of the sixth grade. By participating in the summer […]

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Amory and Hatley earn ‘A’ ratings through latest assessment results

The Mississippi Department of Education released letter grade accountability levels regarding student performances July 15. This data is based on the tests students took during the 2014-15 school year. That includes the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test for third- to eighth-graders and the Subject Area Tests for high school […]

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County libraries fare well with budget cuts

Most Monroe County library patrons probably won’t notice any changes to their local library, even though recent statewide budget reductions cut funds to the four-county Tombigbee Regional Library (TRL) System by more than $29,000. Cuts to TRL’s Personnel Incentive Grant Program, funded through the Mississippi Library Commission, went into effect July 1. As a result […]

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MC Historical Society to hear black history connection to Civil War

ABERDEEN – The Monroe County Historical Society will meet at Aberdeen First United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. July 21. Guest speaker will be Al Arnold, author of “Robert E. Lee’s Orderly.” Arnold, a descendant of a slave, grew up in Northeast Mississippi. He is a 1986 graduate of Shannon High School and attended Jackson […]

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Deli 802 offers fresh, simple food

AMORY – Dianna Wilkerson has more than 25 years of experience in food service. “I always wanted my own restaurant. Something simple and light, no fried foods,” Wilkerson said. “I wanted salads, but my daughter, Morgan, said I needed more and she came up with the other ideas.” Deli 802 is owned by Dianna and […]

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Mission trip features cold showers and ants

Mario and I did our annual mission trip a few weeks ago to Crossville and Kilpatrick, Alabama, where we did a Vacation Bible School and helped plant a church for Hispanics that live in that area. We never know where we will be staying. We have had some great places to stay and some not […]

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Highway 278 bypass still on schedule

AMORY – Currently, crews are working on a five-mile section from just south of Becker on Highway 25 to U.S. Highway 278 near Walmart. According to Jason Scott, public information officer for Mississippi Department of Transportation, these two lanes of the bypass are anticipated to be complete in the summer of 2017. There are two […]

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