AMORY – Following a three-week donation drive, Renasant Bank’s Main Street and Highway 278 locations raised money and an assortment of food for the Full Tummy Project. The after school feeding program benefits Monroe County students by providing kid-friendly food such as macaroni and cheese,…
AMORY – Donald Jones Sr. has an uncle and a great-uncle who were both named George Jones, a CD of his takes on 11 ‘90s country super hits and enough life experience through spurts with the law, ex-lovers and his trusty 10-year old dog to pen a catalog of his own personal hits.
A whirlwind life experience caught on camera last summer for Jonathan Flippo of Hamilton and his wife, Madelon, airs on national television this weekend, as they’re one of 52 couples appearing on the two-hour season finale of “Say Yes to the Dress America” March 14 on TLC at 7 p.m.
AMORY – Amory High School drama students will present the Disney musical, “Aladdin Jr.,” March 20-22 at the school’s auditorium. This show is director Kammie Miller’s first since “Phantom of the Opera” in 2011.
AMORY – The Fidelia Club of Amory is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for its 2020 community grant, which will translate to improvements throughout town.
ABERDEEN – Even though the Aberdeen Pilgrimage is a little less than a month away, tickets are currently on sale for a fundraiser that weekend to help provide funds for a stage at Acker Park.
HATLEY – Hatley Attendance Center’s dome recently became a theater for a day of performances by puppeteer Peter Zapletal and his traveling troop of performers.
BARTAHATCHIE – The Bartahatchie Community Center has more curb appeal following a work day between the Monroe County Master Gardeners and Bartahatchie RCDC. Additionally, the Monroe County Road Department did prep work and provided mulch courtesy of Weyerhaeuser.
ABERDEEN – St. John’s Episcopal Church will provide to those in need of a meal March 8 from 4 until 5 p.m. in the parking lot of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, located at 503 Hwy. 25.
The season of Lent is observed during the 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday until Easter, which falls on April 12 this year. It is a period observed by Christians as preparation for Easter, involving fasting and penitence.
Itawamba Community College will present “Over the River and Through the Woods,” with dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m., March 26-28, in the banquet rooms of the David C. Cole Student Services Building at the Fulton Campus.
AMORY – Food, music and fashion will help provide a happy setting in the First Baptist Church gym for First Friends Respite Center’s 19th annual banquet March 17 at 6 p.m. First Friends is an adult daycare. The ministry was established in 2001 specifically for those suffering with Alzheimer’…
ABERDEEN – Younger people ages 8 to 18 wishing to showcase their talents are encouraged to do so through a talent search being held March 11 at the Monroe County Extension Service.
AMORY – Amory Municipal Library will round out Black History Month next week with two musical programs featuring music of African legacy.
AMORY – Sheryl Dilworth and Bishop Leonard Howell were guest presenters at a Black History Month program Feb. 13 at the Amory Regional Museum, which stressed the need for unity.
BIGBEE – The distance between Australia’s Outback and Bigbee may be half a world away, but country singer Sunny Lee is bridging the gap through her original music.
NETTLETON – Maridelle Dickerson has fond memories growing up in the 1960s and spending afternoons with the city’s librarian, Dorothy J. Lowe. Years later, she’s close to her last day of serving nearly 16 years as librarian at the Dorothy J. Lowe Library. Her last day is Feb. 27.
ABERDEEN – Evans Memorial Library will hold its monthly Booklunch Feb. 19 at noon with guest author Lovejoy Boteler, who is a native of Grenada County. He will discuss his book, “Crooked Snake: The Life and Crimes of Albert Lepard.”
AMORY – The late Rev. Ben Nelson fulfilled the Great Commission in his own quiet manner along with his faithful wife, Lilla. They served the congregation of St. James United Methodist Church in West Amory in Ben’s final years before his retirement from the pastorate in 2007. He passed away in 2010.
AMORY – Hatley author Margaret Watkins will discuss the process of writing her memoirs at the Amory Municipal Library’s Lunching with Books Feb. 18 at noon.
ABERDEEN – For years, the Aberdeen Garden Club has provided a Valentine’s Day tradition for sweethearts, friends and co-workers, and 2020 is no exception. The club’s annual luncheon will be held Feb. 14 at First United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
AMORY – The Amory Regional Museum’s quilt show has historically been the first exhibit of every year, but it has been on hiatus for the past two-years. It will return March 17 for a three-month run, and the public is invited to loan quilts through March 7.
PRAIRIE – Losing her mother when she was 7 and being raised by her grandmother, DiAnne Malone felt an early disconnect with family. Later in life, though, the Morehouse Parish, Louisiana native began researching her family history and has since been enamored with tracing it as far back as she can.
It took a while after Jonathan Flippo of Hamilton and his wife to be, Madelon, met on Facebook before they finally went out for their first date. What didn’t take any time, though, was the two-day time frame from picking out her wedding dress to getting married in New York City for the seaso…
ABERDEEN – Five students from Aberdeen High School and Hamilton Attendance Center shared the spotlight Jan. 23 through the Tombigbee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s annual awards, held at First United Methodist Church.
AMORY – The Beta Sigma Phi – Beta Nu sorority will host its fifth annual Daddy-Daughter Dance Feb. 15 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Old Armory, which gives fathers and daughters a special night out together.
ABERDEEN – From screenings to demonstrations to voter registration, a community health fair Jan. 30 at Aberdeen High School’s gym will offer a range of free services. The event, which will be from 3:30 until 7 p.m., is being presented by the Aberdeen Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization.
ABERDEEN – Anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of gardening, agronomy, entomology and a wider range of agriculture-related subjects can do so through the upcoming Monroe County Master Gardener session, which begins in late February.
Through their HGTV series, “Home Town,” Ben and Erin Napier have changed lives and the impact of where they live, Laurel, by renovating a number of homes and doing their part to revitalize the downtown area.
Girl Scouts Heart of the South launched the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie season Jan. 11, when Girl Scouts across the Midsouth become entrepreneurs as they earn money to power their own leadership opportunities and adventures.
ABERDEEN – Two years ago, the Elkin Theatre entertained a large audience with the western, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” through its quarterly Elkin Classics series. The movie’s two leading stars, Robert Redford and Paul Newman, will reunite again through the free screening of “The St…
ABERDEEN – The Friends of Evans Memorial Library will host the first Booklunch of 2020 on Jan. 15. Guest author will be Dr. Dwight McComb, who grew up in Aberdeen. He will discuss his first novel, “The Truth That Lies Between.”
AMORY – Antiques collectors Greg and Sharlet Beason have steadily been developing a unique tourism attraction on 13 acres surrounding his repair shop near the Glendale Shopping Center. Up until now, all the machinery has been stationary, but on Christmas Eve they launched their train ride on…
ABERDEEN – As part of an annual Christmastime event, the historic James Creek Missionary Baptist Church hosted gospel, praise and unity Dec. 19 for a community church service. The service was led by Ben and Patricia Howell.
ABERDEEN – Even though Bessie McGee retired from her office manager position at Belle-Shivers Middle School in 2017, her relationship with former co-workers is still close-knit. For Christmas they were joined with some of her family and friends to provide gifts for each of the Aberdeen Head …
AMORY – Grace Newell drew quite a crowd to Oak Tree Plantation to join her as she celebrated her 100th birthday on Dec. 3. She has been a resident there for nearly six years.
ABERDEEN – Throughout the years, the number of people supporting a free showing by the Aberdeen Visitors Bureau of “The Polar Express” has steadily increased. Although it has usually been shown on a Thursday night, this year the event will be held on a Sunday afternoon at the Elkin Theatre.
River Place resident Margaret Holman is enjoying the first book published by local physician Dr. William McComb as he stands over her shoulder. The book was four years in the making, and he has a sequel already completed for publishing in the future.
AMORY – Tapping into inspiration from his younger years growing up, Dr. William McComb, who is affiliated with North Mississippi Medical Center Gilmore-Amory, has inked his first book, “The Truth That Lies Between.”
ABERDEEN – Acting as a one-stop shop for Christmas fun, Dec. 12’s Jingle & Mingle downtown from 5 until 7 p.m. will help boost holiday spirits through singings, Santa Claus, a gingerbread house competition and more shopping opportunities.
AMORY – Between carriage rides, a cookie stroll and a movie in Frisco Park, Dec. 13’s Merry on Main, sponsored by Amory Main Street, will continue a series of holiday events throughout the county. It will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. downtown.
AMORY – Amory School District Food Service Director Steve Stockton got a tip from a former student that has grown into an interesting project for West Amory Elementary School students.
ABERDEEN – Between 10,000 Christmas lights, a traditional church service and an event celebrating how the holidays were spent in the 1800s, Save Aberdeen Landmarks and The Magnolias are offering a few peak holiday experiences.
AMORY – The Old Armory, located at 101 9th St. S, will host Amory Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Santa’s Winter Wonderland this weekend, which will give children opportunities for snacks, crafts, games and visits with Santa Claus.
AMORY – North Mississippi Medical Center Gilmore-Amory will host not only visitors seeking information about healthy living but two special guests from the North Pole this week.
AMORY • For the Worthey family, helping other families complete the tradition of picking out a Christmas tree together is what keeps their family bond strong.