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River Bend Baptist Church hosts sixth wild game feast

ATHENS – River Bend Baptist Church’s annual wild game feast continues to grow each year. There is so much food that extra tables have to be set up to host it. Just a sampling of the wild game dishes that were available for dining at the event include wild hog ribs, fried rabbit, fried squirrel, […]

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Legislative update: March 22, 2017

By District 20 Rep. Chris Brown/For the Monroe Journal The deadline to consider revenue and appropriations bills that originated in the Senate occurred this week. Among other things, these bills detail how much money will be appropriated to a number of different state boards and departments. These include the Department of Revenue, the Department of […]

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Nettleton woman charged with false reporting of a crime

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Ashley Nicole Miller, 28, of Nettleton was arrested in Nettleton and charged with false reporting of a crime. She is currently in the Monroe County Detention Center and  her bond has been set at $5,000. According to Sheriff Cecil Cantrell, the incident stems from a family matter.

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MCSO arrests four on separate charges

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Luke Burroughs, 35, of Tremont was arrested March 24 and charged with possession of a controlled substance. He later faced an additional charge of false identifying information after giving the arresting officer the name of his brother.  Hunter Douglas Dahlem, 26, of Hamilton has an additional charge of breaking […]

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Amory named as one of Mississippi’s safest cities

AMORY – Amory Police Chief Ronnie Bowen has one more reason to express appreciation to the police force he serves and leads. Amory recently made the list of the National Council for Home Safety and Security’s safest cities in Mississippi list. Amory ranked number 11 on the list of 25 cities. “This is the first […]

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Dollars for the Depot helping Aberdeen Main Street depot project

ABERDEEN – Last October, people came by the dozens to support an Aberdeen Main Street-sponsored farm to table dinner to benefit its depot project near Chestnut Street. On March 30, people will have the same opportunity to dine, drink and see and be seen at Farmers Market Plaza for the Dollars for the Depot dinner. […]

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OWO action returns with lumberjack strap match

AMORY – The Outlaw Wrestling Organization will host six matches March 25 with a lumberjack strap match as the main event. Terrell “Dirty” Moore, Curley Moe and Brett Michaels will face off against “Hollywood” Jimmy Blaylock, Neil “The Real Deal” Taylor and Barry Wolf in the night’s big match that could involve some audience participation. […]

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Rare state flag and constitution to be exhibited at museum

AMORY – A couple of important artifacts of Mississippi history will come to Amory for a brief visit toward the end of March to commemorate the state’s bicentennial celebration. “It’s certainly a unique opportunity for the citizens of Amory,” said Amory Regional Museum Director Bo Miller. To celebrate the bicentennial year, the Mississippi Department of […]

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Sister of fallen officer issues stern message to unknown killer

PRAIRIE – Members of law enforcement joined with family members of the late Eric “E.K.” Wilson, the only Aberdeen police officer to be killed in the line of duty, at his graveside March 17 during a remembrance ceremony to mark the 26th anniversary of his death. “I loved my brother just like my brothers and […]

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