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An open letter on my addiction

By LeaAnna Allen / for the Monroe Journal Addiction is defined by Google as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite any harmful consequences. That’s a good definition because those things do happen… However, I want to tell you the definition of addiction from an addicts point […]

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September an important month for the issues affecting our community

While each month is set aside by the powers that be, whoever they are, for communities to recognize specific causes or concerns, September is one that aims to shed light on two very important causes that, in one way or another, directly affects most every person living in Monroe County as being both National Recovery […]

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If you need some advice, Devy will help you out soon

Here at the Monroe Journal, we are always looking for new ways to inform and entertain our readers. Sometimes we miss the mark, and it’s back to the drawing board. Sometimes we chew over an idea for years before really locking it down in print. Such is the case for our latest upcoming offering to […]

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Aldermen reluctantly grant long-sought zoning request

AMORY – In a rare occurrence, resident James Pope was successful in getting the board of aldermen to grant his long-awaited zoning request as part of its July 19 meeting. Pope’s request to have his Tschudi Road property re-zoned from residential to commercial was originally denied by the city’s planning and zoning department before he […]

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Group makes melodies and more in Frisco Park

AMORY – If theologian Martin Luther was right when he said that music can calm the agitations of the soul, then a group loosely known as Words and Music are doing their part to put some good vibes back into the universe, or at least the city, on Sunday nights in Frisco Park. The time? […]

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Amory awarded MML City Spirit Award

AMORY – The city was recognized at this year’s Mississippi Municipality Leauge 2016 Excellence Award Winners Conference in Biloxi with the City Spirit Award under 10,000 for the Frisco Park Interactive Fountain Project. The categories differentiate between populations more and less than 10,000. The City Spirit Award category is for groups of citizens who have […]

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Federal inmate program returns after detention center improvements

ABERDEEN – The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office will once again be able to house federal inmates, according to Monroe County Board Attorney David Houston during the July 8 board of supervisors meeting. The escape of a federal inmate from the Monroe County Detention Center in late May prompted the move of 29 such inmates by […]

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Amory School Board approves specifics for upcoming fiscal year

AMORY – The Amory School Board approved the fiscal year 2017 budget during its July 7 meeting. In addition, the board also approved an ad valorem tax request of $3.2 million and a resolution authorizing the district to enter into a $1.1 million promissory note to go toward infrastructure, transportation and the refinancing of outstanding […]

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City rescinds name changing of Blackcat Bottom Road

AMORY – Monroe County Emergency Management Agency Director Bunky Goza addressed the board of aldermen July 5 to suggest an alternative to an earlier request made by residents Timmy and Pam Tartt. The board approved the Tartts request of renaming the Old Highway 6 Blackcat Bottom Road to the Carlos “B” Tartt Memorial Drive in […]

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