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School board plans yearly campus visits

AMORY – As part of the Jan. 10 Monroe County Board of Education meeting, board members made plans for the yearly campus visits to be set for April 10 and 11. In other business, the board approved: * Bonds for school board members, Ann Price and Butch Palmer, and business manager, Sayonia Garvin. * A […]

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MDA executive director speaker for 2017 chamber banquet

ABERDEEN – The Monroe County Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet will be held Feb. 16 at American Legion Post 26 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. This year’s keynote speaker will be Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Glenn McCullough. His previous accolades include being a former Tupelo mayor, Tennessee Valley Authority chairman and Appalachian Regional […]

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Noles open division by trouncing Tremont

SMITHVILLE – The three-pointers were raining down in Smithville last Tuesday night. Dee Moore and Peyton Blair combined to drain 9 threes as the Noles opened Division 4-1A play with a 48-32 win over Tremont. “We’re trying to get Dee back going and get him back fitting in with everyone else,” Smithville coach Nick Coln […]

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Belle, Curlee honored for Salute to Service

ABERDEEN – As a precursor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Hands On Aberdeen and the Aberdeen High School JROTC acted together Jan. 14 to honor two community servants – Cecil Belle and Mac Curlee – during the unit’s military ball. “These two men have spent their adult lives serving others. Both are administrators […]

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Community support efforts help provide for new tactical vests

AMORY – Officers with the Amory Police Department have extra assurance for potentially dangerous situations thanks to the assistance of the public. The department was able to purchase 10 Level 4 tactical vests thanks to support from Beta Sigma Phi Beta Nu chapter and those who contributed to the Monroe Journal’s Paint the Town Blue […]

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Governor officially announces Furniture ‘Certified’ Academy

For the Monroe Journal Gov. Phil Bryant announced the inception of the Furniture “Certified” Academy last week to an excited crowd at the Tupelo Furniture Market. The purpose of the 28-hour course of the academy is to give its graduates the opportunity to go to the front of the hiring line at participating furniture industries […]

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ICC to present Pickin in the Pines

Itawamba Community College will present Pickin in the Pines, a gospel/bluegrass talent competition benefiting the ICC Foundation, Inc., at 6 p.m., Feb. 6, in the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium at the Fulton Campus. Entry fees are $20, single; and $30, group (two or more). Each act must be no longer than two minutes. […]

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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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