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Moore leads Noles’ comeback over Belmont

Smithville running back Dee Moore came through in the clutch on Friday night. Trailing Belmont 9-6, Moore stretched to the endzone to score the Noles’ go-ahead touchdown in a 13-9, season-opening win. “It seems like it’s been that way for the last three years,” Smithville coach Chad Collums said. “It’s usually the same deal. We’re […]

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Reward increased in Durant nuns murder case

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety has increased the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the deaths of two Durant nuns by $20,000. The Holmes County Crime Stoppers chapter has put up $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible […]

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Missed chances doom Panthers against Jaguars

AMORY – It was a night of missed opportunities for the Amory Panthers in their 21-3 season-opening loss to DeSoto Central. Amory (0-1) could not rebound from the Jaguars’ (1-0) early lead and saw three second-half drives end in turnovers, while the Panthers settled for a field goal after getting all the way to the […]

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Prairie man, juvenile arrested on separate charges

Derrious Deandre Fair, 28, of Prairie was arrested in Aberdeen on Aug. 24 and charged with possession of stolen property. He was released on Aug. 25 on a $3,000 bond. In a separate case, a juvenile from Aberdeen was arrested on an alias capias in Aberdeen on an armed robbery charge. He is being held in […]

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Mistakes doom Tigers in season-opening loss

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal NETTLETON – “Too many mistakes and too many dropped balls,” first-year Nettleton head coach Ken Topps said after his Tigers dropped a 42-18 season opener to Okolona on Friday night. The Tigers turned the ball over three times on two fumbles and a muffed punt, and some of […]

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Benefit to honor Hamilton cancer patient

HAMILTON – Striking Out Cancer for Isaac, a benefit for Isaac Winders, will be held Aug. 27 at the Hamilton High School baseball and softball fields. According to Hope Cross, who is helping organize the event, 11 co-ed softball teams from as far away as Jackson, Tennessee will be participating. The double elimination tournament begins […]

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Aberdeen officials brainstorm about FY17 budget

ABERDEEN – As the numbers stood during the first work session of Aberdeen’s upcoming fiscal year budget, the anticipated revenue stream seemed $55,690 higher than last year, signaling Ward 5 Alderman Jim Buffington’s statement that there’s no room to increase anything. “I think we ought to show responsibility to the taxpayers of Aberdeen and not […]

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Bulldogs’ defense unable to contain Warriors

A young Aberdeen team had its first test on Friday night, taking a 35-6 loss to Corinth in its season opener on the road. “There were a lot of missed opportunities in the first half. They fumbled the ball, and we couldn’t capitalize. We could have taken advantage of some turnovers but didn’t,” Aberdeen coach […]

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South Pontotoc strikes quickly against Lions

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal PONTOTOC – South Pontotoc coach Michael Bradley wanted his team to get off to a strong start early, but he didn’t expect it to come from the opening kickoff. Tyrese Fitzpatrick ripped the ball out of Hamilton’s Brice Lofton’s hands and returned the ball 31 yards 12 seconds into the […]

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Lady Noles top Hatley in shortened game

HATLEY – The lightning showed up last Tuesday night, but the Smithville Lady Noles’ bats had already made their appearance. Smithville pounded out 16 hits in a six-inning 11-3 win over county rival Hatley. The game was delayed once then called due to lightning. Smithville coach Jeremy Duke complimented his younger players, stepping up in […]

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Lady Lions find balanced hitting attack

HATLEY – Hamilton coach Bryan Loague is still searching for some consistency up and down his slow-pitch lineup. Last Monday, the Lady Lions made some headway in that area in an 11-0 win over Hatley. “Everybody in every spot in the lineup had a hit tonight. We’re still trying some girls in that No. 9 […]

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Juvenile arrested in connection to Aberdeen shooting

ABERDEEN – Aberdeen Police Chief Henry Randle said a juvenile has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection to a recent shooting on Evergreen Drive that injured Shedrick Fair of Aberdeen. The two were involved in an altercation, which escalated to the shooting. Fair was shot in the left thigh. Randle […]

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Area schools show improvement on MAP test scores

The Mississippi Department of Education released the results of the Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP) test scores Aug. 18. Students took this assessment for the first time during the 2015-16 school year. Based on test scores, students are classified as reaching one of five performance levels – minimum, basic, pass, proficient or advanced. This data will […]

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Aquaponics tops Aberdeen aldermen talk of potential business ventures

ABERDEEN – Economics was the talking point of the Aug. 16 board of aldermen meeting. For starters, the board approved a motion made by Ward 2 Alderwoman Lady B. Garth and seconded by Ward 1 Alderman Alonzo Sykes 4-1 to sublease 16 acres of the old compress site on North Meridian Street to Delta Agriculture […]

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Aberdeen School District Parent Center hosting open house

ABERDEEN – The Aberdeen School District Parent Center will host an open house for parents and the community Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 5 until 6 p.m. The open house will give participants an opportunity to meeting parent teacher organization officers, learn of ways to get involved with the district and learn about Active Parent, so […]

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