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Monroe County Board of Education approves 2017-2018 school calendar

AMORY – The Monroe County Board of Education approved the 2017-2018 school year calendar during its Feb. 14 meeting. The school year will begin July 31 with professional development, which will continue Aug. 1 and 2. Students will arrive back on campus Aug. 3 for the first day of class. Thanksgiving holidays are scheduled for […]

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Aberdeen’s First Baptist Church holds Chili-Bowl Cookoff

ABERDEEN – First Baptist Church held its fourth annual Chili-Bowl Cookoff on Feb. 5 after the morning worship service. Each year, Super Bowl Sunday is FBC’s “Missions Sunday,” when church members refocus and remind themselves of the God-ordained mission He gave to His church – reach the local church, reach the local community and reach […]

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Girl Scout cookie time brings another year of the sweet treat

The first Girl Scout cookies were sold in 1917, and 2017 marks 100 years of the continued tradition. Cookies went on sale in January and are available through March. The sale of cookies teaches the girls five essential skills – goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Two new cookies were introduced […]

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Super Bowl offers a super opportunity for new recipes

The big game is here. If you haven’t already planned your menu, try some of these new healthy (or not-so-healthy) recipes for the year’s biggest day for football. Whether you call them ham and cheese sliders, baked ham and cheese sandwiches or party sandwiches, they are easy to fix and taste delicious. The Low-Carb Cauliflower […]

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Fundraiser party to help Suzuki Strings for Carnegie Hall performance

COLUMBUS – A fundraiser party will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 4 until 6 p.m. at the Columbus Arts Council, located at 501 Main St., to benefit the Suzuki Strings Advanced Ensemble’s trip to play at Carnegie Hall. The Suzuki Strings Advanced Ensemble will provide music. Abbey and Gracie Swartzendruber of Smithville are members of […]

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God’s House of Hope providing faith-based rehabilitation

NETTLETON – God’s House of Hope will soon open to serve men and women suffering with addictions. Several people in Nettleton have been praying for a place that could help people with addictions, a faith-based organization that would direct people to Jesus Christ. “The Lord provided a building and has provided materials and everything needed […]

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Celebrate National Soup Month with some homemade soups

January is National Soup Month, and it is a good excuse to make a tasty homemade soup. Even though this January, for the most part, hasn’t been cold so far, the weather is bound to change. We don’t often have stone-cold weather in Mississippi but to me, anytime is soup time. I really appreciate people […]

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Smithville resident works closely with Hispanola missions

SMITHVILLE – Cheryl Hodges went with her church, Cross Bound Church of Smithville, on a mission trip last year to the Dominican Republic through the Hispanola Mountain Ministries (HMM) of Jackson. “I fell in love with the people and culture and felt God calling me to missions,” Hodges said. “About October last year, HMM was […]

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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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