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ABERDEEN – Switching gears for the holiday season, Aberdeen Main Street will host its annual Christmas Open House Nov. 3. The afternoon-long event, from 1 to 5 p.m., gives attendees opportunities to shop, mingle and eat local at businesses alongside Commerce Street and Highway 145.

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President Donald Trump designated one Mississippi county as the primary natural disaster area. Producers in Monroe County who suffered losses caused by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that occurred Feb. 22 through March 29, 2019 may be eligible for U.S. Department …

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AMORY – The Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, Mississippi Development Authority and Itawamba Community Center sponsored a homeowner’s workshop Sept. 10 at Tabernacle of Faith Church. Program host Paul McCreary of Cadence Bank’s Amory office deemed the evening a success, although attendance …

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WASHINGTON, D.C.– Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Kelly Martin, community development director of the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, has recently completed her second year …

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue designated 45 Mississippi counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Adams, Alcorn, Benton, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Claiborne, Clay, Covington, Forrest, Grenada, Harrison, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Itawamba, Jefferson…

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President Donald Trump designated eight Mississippi counties as the primary natural disaster area. Producers in Clarke, Clay, Itawamba, Kemper, Monroe, Oktibbeha, Warren and Yazoo counties which suffered losses caused by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurre…

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AMORY – A suggestion submitted to Amory Main Street Manager Alyssa Benedict is resulting in some beautiful ornamental iron benches being placed alongside Main Street to commemorate merchants from the city’s past.

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AMORY – United Furniture Industries kicked off a partnership with Families First of Mississippi Aug. 26 with a cookout for the furniture manufacturer’s employees. Families First is a nonprofit organization that has worked to strengthen families statewide for more than 20 years.

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The Mississippi Transportation Commission (MTC) recently announced $3.7 million in funding for Mississippi Department of Transportation intermodal projects throughout the northern district of the state, and two Monroe County entities were award winners. The Port of Amory was awarded $214,286…

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AMORY – True Temper Sports, a sporting goods manufacturer with a legacy of over 100 years of providing premium performance equipment to professional and amateur athletes alike, is unifying its breadth of products under one name, TRUE Sports.

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AMORY – Every Walmart associate who has worked with Nancy Burnett can be asked a completely different question about experiences working with her and, in so many words, give the same answer – she’s the best. After 42 years of working with the company, Burnett is retiring in August, leaving b…

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ABERDEEN – En Español, El Jefe translates to “The Boss.” In Aberdeen, El Jefe translates to the highly anticipated return of Mexican food to town. The restaurant opened its doors last month in the former Shelaine Restaurant building, a spot renovated to accommodate a Mexican restaurant that closed.

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Aberdeen and Amory’s Main Street associations are among 44 such organizations in Mississippi to have been designated as accredited Main Street America™ programs for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center and the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA):

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Kelly Martin, community development director of the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, recently graduated from TVA’s Valley Workforce Institute. The Valley Workforce Institute, developed and sponsored by TVA Economic Development, is designed to assist economic developers in understanding and…

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ABERDEEN – An idea sparked from a conversation is causing a buzz at local restaurants as more and more people are playing the Aberdeen Visitors Bureau’s Restaurant BINGO. The game, which lasts throughout June, gives people opportunities to eat local in Aberdeen and earn prizes by doing so.

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President Donald Trump designated 10 Alabama counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in these counties who suffered losses caused by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that occurred Feb. 19 through March 20 may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agricult…

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ABERDEEN – Latoya Ware, general manager for Wendy’s, has been selected as one of the Top 200 general managers for 2018 by The Wendy’s Company. This distinction places Ware in the top three percent of all Wendy’s restaurant general mangers throughout the United States and Canada.

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ABERDEEN – R.G. Buxton will celebrate his 99th birthday April 9, and the store he opened shortly after World War II, Buxton’s Jewelry Store, turned 71 in November. His namesake and legacy are associated with Aberdeen Main Street, and the lessons he passed along to his daughter, Bonnie Conner…

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ABERDEEN – It hasn’t even been three weeks since North Side Ice Cream Shoppe and Sweet Delights opened, and its owner, Dana Ford, said the response has been phenomenal. Offering several flavors of snowcones and ice cream, banana splits, brownies, hot fudge cakes and its signature Blue Bell N…

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ABERDEEN – Curley Payne said people drive by his restaurant sometimes, thinking it’s a church. Even though there’s no preaching inside, Sundays are reserved for southern favorites to feed people’s souls and gospel music.

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AMORY – Statistically speaking, Monroe County will never locate an automobile manufacturer, according to industrial site consultant John Longshore. Serving as keynote speaker of Feb. 28’s Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, he stressed for local leaders to think about the bigge…

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AMORY – Patrick Garth helps clients get in shape at a classic old church alongside Main Street repurposed into a boutique gymnasium. His two-prong business, Patrick Garth Fitness, addresses not only fitness but nutrition. He and his wife, Penny, operate a catering service that provides healt…

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The Monroe County Career and Technical Center invited local workforce representatives to visit classes in action Feb. 15 through its business and industry day as students learned skills in demand. The mission of the day was to bring potential employers and workforce representatives together …

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AMORY – In any professional setting, networking is key. Through a revamped format and a keynote speaker well-versed in industrial site selection, the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting Feb. 28 will hone in on bringing together like-minded professionals.

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AMORY – French’s Learning and Development Center is a fun, spacious place for children originally based as a home business by Joel and Annie French 21 years ago. Located in west Amory, the couple’s granddaughter, Rashmi Poole, has continued the business as director for the past three years.

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AMORY – More jobs and pizza options are coming this spring as Little Caesars will locate alongside Highway 278 in the space previously occupied by Daylight Donuts. Monroe County’s first location of the franchise pizza restaurant is the latest of owner, Jason Ellis of Saltillo.

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NETTLETON – In January 2016 the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) and HomeStretch President Skipper Holliman began talks of how to acquire property for an expansion to meet an increased customer demand.

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AMORY – Rosemary Rimer and her daughter offer expert pet grooming for small- to average-size pets to a loyal set of clientele at their little shop just off of 5th Ave. North. Rosemary’s Pet Grooming is tucked away only a block off of Main Street in a charming little shop that looks like a do…

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ABERDEEN – Since the early 1970s, furniture stores started by the late Charles Larry Baggett have undergone the test of time. From floral print’s popularity back then to people’s pickiness from browsing online, B&B Furniture manager and Charles’ son, Keith, said so much about the busines…

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AMORY – A couple of friends working different occupations but sharing talents in graphic arts are pooling their abilities to offer multi-line services ranging from signage, screen printing and more at HMB Graphics, LLC.