AMORY – This year’s Amory Railroad Festival, like several others in the past, coincides with the Masters, one of the PGA’s highest profile tournaments of the year. Friday night Railroad Festival headliner Steve Azar, coincidentally, has been ranked by Golf Digest as one of the top five celeb…
HAMILTON – The community advocate group Hamilton Retired Educators wants people to know everything about what the public library has to offer. By doing so, the group of retired teachers is hosting an open house at the Hamilton Public Library April 11 from 2 until 5 p.m.
ABERDEEN – The Riverview Garden Club’s members are preparing for 300 takers for this year’s fundraiser luncheon, scheduled for April 5 from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church.
ABERDEEN – The 1980s was a decade offering numerous instant movie classics. One, in particular, striking southern ladies’ fancy still to this day is the 1989 comedy/drama “Steel Magnolias,” which is set in Louisiana.
SMITHVILLE – The Town of Smithville is proud to host its first Easter egg hunt April 6 at Smithville Memorial Park starting at 9 a.m. Ages 0 to 14 can participate. There will be a big prize for one lucky child in each age group.
ABERDEEN – Four artists’ and photographers’ work depicting local scenes and sights will continue throughout the month of April at Arni Anderson Studio Gallery daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit is titled “Pilgrimage Art Show: All About Aberdeen’s Former and Present Past.”
ABERDEEN – Intended to beautify the city ahead of the Pilgrimage, volunteers are invited to pick up litter throughout town March 30. Everyone will meet at City Hall at 8 a.m., and the event ends at noon.
AMORY – Two-person teams will compete March 30 through some of the downtown businesses’ creative putt-putt challenges for the Main Street Mini Golf Crawl. Amory Main Street is sponsoring the event to promote supporting local businesses.
The Monroe County Airport will host a day of food, fun and live music for the public March 30 with its Wings and Wheels Cruise-in/Fly-in. The event kicks off at 11 a.m., and the airport is located at 50068 Airport Rd., off of Highway 25 between Aberdeen and Amory.
ABERDEEN – The Junior Women’s League recently hosted members of the public to hear plans and gather input pertaining to its upcoming Easter egg hunt and goal for community improvement.
AMORY – Beta Sigma Phi: Epsilon Nu will give children 10 and younger a chance to win prizes, hunt for Easter eggs and have their photos taken with the Easter Bunny through the Egg Stash Dash. Older participants can get in the fun through the Bunny Bolt 5K. Both events will be held March 23 a…
AMORY – The onset of spring is drawing more patrons to outdoor spaces downtown, and Amory Main Street Director Alyssa Benedict is taking advantage by promoting live music through the Third Thursdays series, beginning this week.
AMORY – Spring fashions, entertainment and a delicious meal will be featured at First Friends Respite Center’s annual fundraiser, FriendShine, March 19 from 6 until 8:30 p.m.
AMORY – Technical illustrator W.C. Bradley of Smithville was the keynote speaker at Feb. 19’s Lunching with Books program at the Amory Municipal Library. A room full of interested patrons turned out for the program despite having to brave wind and rain to get there.
The religious season of Lent is comprised of the 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday until Easter. It is a period observed by Christians as preparation for Easter, involving fasting and penitence. In the Catholic Church, Lent runs until the Thursday before Easter, known as Holy Thursday, while ot…
The works of Itawamba Community College’s art students will be on display in the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center gallery at the Fulton Campus through March 20.
AMORY – Amory Main Street is introducing an idea that’s par for the course to set up other fundraisers for the rest of the year through March 30’s Main Street Mini Golf Crawl. Although the event is a month away, registration is currently open for teams of two in the downtown putt putt golf t…
It’s about a 25-hour drive from Wren to Las Vegas, but where Mia Sims has been emotionally since living both places is an immeasurable distance. Emerging from her lows from preteen to early adult years, the 2013 Amory High School graduate has found her happy place by living out west.
AMORY – Members of the last graduating classes of West Amory High School gathered for a homecoming at the Amory Regional Museum Feb. 21 to commemorate Black History Month.
ABERDEEN – The Junior Women’s League has goals this year of extending its presence through community events, beginning with an upcoming Easter egg hunt. The public’s help is requested through finances, time and ideas, and a community planning meeting will be held Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at Penny L…
ABERDEEN – Artisans Marketplace owner Pat Spicer doesn’t care how long people check out books for from the store’s newly added free Book Nook. They can keep them and pass them along to someone else for all she cares. Her main desire is for people to enjoy books.
ABERDEEN – Evans Memorial Library’s Booklunch is set for Feb. 20 at noon. Guest author and speaker will be former undercover agent, Charlie Spillers. Spillers, whose first book “Confessions of an Undercover Agent,” was a bestseller.
AMORY – W.C. Bradley of Smithville will be the featured guest speaker at the Amory Municipal Library’s Lunching with Books Feb. 19. He often quips that he has a multiplicity of disciplines due to the diversity of his professional experiences. He will highlight one of these disciplines as he …
ABERDEEN – Being physical gets not only the body moving but also the brain. That’s the reason why each school day Aberdeen Elementary School students watch an exercise-centered “Move to Learn” video. They recently got a little more into their exercises when the video series’ host, Coach Larr…
In the “Criminal Minds” episode, “Chameleon,” which aired in late January on CBS, viewers heard an Aberdeen reference as the hometown of a serial killer being sought. It was the second Monroe County connection to the show, as a 2016 episode featured a character named after Pat Brannon of Amory.
The origin of Valentine’s Day, a holiday for the expression of love, really isn’t romantic at all – at least not in the traditional sense.
AMORY – Jackie and Kathy Knight are living where money used to be deposited and counted. Rather than experiencing a bank taking over their house, they bought a bank and took it over. They are in the process of transforming a former branch bank into living quarters as they live onsite.
ABERDEEN – There’s a little something for sweethearts and those with a sweet tooth Feb. 14 as part of the Aberdeen Garden Club’s annual Valentine’s Day luncheon. The fundraiser is from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church.
ABERDEEN – Plant-savvy people will have the opportunity to make their green thumbs greener while helping improve the county through the next master gardeners session. The Monroe County Extension Service will host the next training series beginning Feb. 19 and continuing through late March.
NETTLETON – At age 5, Nettleton Primary School kindergartner Atticus Payne has already beat the storylines of “Super Mario Odyssey” and “Kirby Star Allies” on his Nintendo Switch. His parents plan for his YouTube channel to go live this summer, and the lowest grade he’s made in school is a 9…
The 2019 Itawamba Community College Most Beautiful Pageant is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Feb. 12 at the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium at the Fulton campus.
ABERDEEN – The Tombigbee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its annual awards ceremony Jan. 24, honoring three students and two volunteers from Aberdeen and Hamilton.
AMORY – Doctors Terry Pinson and Will Cauthen of the North Mississippi Bariatric Center in Tupelo delivered a program Jan. 17 at North Mississippi Medical Center Gilmore-Amory about weight loss surgical options entitled “A Journey to a New You!”
AMORY – Amory High School students will present a twin bill of short comedies written by Ian McWethy at the school’s auditorium on Jan. 26 and 27.
Girls age 5 – 17 and adults have an amazing opportunity to join Girl Scouts. On Jan. 22 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Girl Scouts Heart of the South is holding a Join-A-Thon!
ABERDEEN – The Elkin Theatre’s quarterly classic movie Jan. 17 will center on government conspiracy and mistaken identity through the 1959 Alfred Hitchcock film, “North by Northwest.”
ABERDEEN – Every Monday from 6 to 7 p.m., people have the opportunity to be active at the High Street Community Center through Clark’s Boot Camp. The free workout class is free and open to people of all ages.
AMORY – The Young at Heart program has been going on for as long as those involved with it can remember. Jamica James leads weekday activities for citizens 55 and older, alternating between the East Amory Community Center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and West Amory Community Center on …
AMORY – Rufus Steward, a man easily spotted doing good deeds throughout Amory, is a Smithville graduate making the best of life’s unexpected circumstances, such as two natural disasters that displaced him.
AMORY – St. Paul’s Missionary Baptist Church held a celebration Dec. 19 at its new family life/community center to relaunch the church’s after-school tutoring and mentoring ministries. Community Bank Vice President Brian Duffy was on hand to provide a $1,500 donation to help with start-up fu…
ABERDEEN – Students will channel some teenage attitude and Christmas spirit Dec. 30 through a production of “Christine Scrooge” at the Elkin Theatre. Eight participants of the park and recreation department’s winter break program will be joined with more than 25 members of the Pleasant Grove…
ABERDEEN – During their recent recital at First United Methodist Church, Polly Grimes’ eight voice and piano students shared the gift of music to attendees and even more generosity with a $250 donation to Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry.
ABERDEEN – Crafts, visits with Santa and a train ride to the North Pole are in store Dec. 20 as part of a free screening of “Polar Express” at the Elkin Theatre. The annual event is sponsored by the Aberdeen Visitors Bureau.
Monroe County Career and Technical Center students may be learning skills for diverse professional fields, but they are also learning how to collaborate their talents on school projects. The most recent effort was a Christmas float made to look like a giant Radio Flyer wagon loaded with gift…
AMORY – Uptown Kids Child Care and Learning Center sponsored a food drive for the blessing box on Highland Drive during the month of November. Jayce Woods was the overall winner, collecting some 260 items, according to blessing box caretaker Gayle George.
SMITHVILLE – Blair Childers’ and Jennie Morgan’s Smithville Elementary School fourth-grade classes collaborated on a book project that has made the students published authors. They received the books from the printing company in time to give away as Christmas gifts and recently held a party …
ABERDEEN – This year’s Christmas season has conjured up some ghosts from Aberdeen Main Street’s past. Fourteen storefronts throughout town display the works of local artist Arni Anderson, who captured scenes of Santa, the birth of Jesus Christ and snowmen with imagination and tempera paint.