HAMILTON – The Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition of Itawamba and Monroe Counties recently awarded Ethan West, a seventh-grader at Hamilton Attendance Center, as the winner of the 2019 Generation FREE™ Design a FREE™ Fan Contest.
AMORY – A glimpse of pre-historic life is coming to Amory for one day. The Magnolia State Archaeological Society (MSAS) will host a Native American Indian Artifact Show June 22 at the Old Armory from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Admission is free to the public.
Pink flamingos will be popping up in Aberdeen and Hamilton throughout the summer months as members of the Junior Women’s League have begun to flock people’s yards as part of their annual fundraiser.
AMORY – Amory Main Street will host its Summer Block Party June 15 at 6 p.m. at Frisco Park, featuring live music, a movie and numerous other activities all for free.
For the past nearly 18 years, librarian Charlotte Wathen has helped patrons check out books, sign up for library cards and log onto internet service. This month, she is closing that chapter of her life to spend time with family and travel.
PRAIRIE – Between a full day of live music, a parade, kids’ activities, a car show, food and retail vendors and political speaking, this year’s Prairie Fun Day offers something for everyone.
ABERDEEN – Due to the rains, Thursday’s free showing of “Monsters, Inc.” will be moved from The Magnolias to the Aberdeen Park and Recreation Building, located at the corner of Commerce and Matubba streets.
ABERDEEN – As PIXAR movies continually sweep the box office after their big screen releases, the Aberdeen Visitors Bureau is reaching back in the genre’s archives by showing “Monsters, Inc.” for its annual free Movie at The Magnolias event June 6.
Monroe County libraries are celebrating space exploration through this year’s summer reading programs. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories,” which will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Readers will be encouraged to let their imaginations soar among the …
On May 31, the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society will be at Pappi’s Garage showing off a few of their furry friends and helping Pappi’s raise awareness and contributions for their organization.
AMORY – Amory Main Street will celebrate many people’s favorite food May 18 through its Third Thursday, which is actually on a Saturday this month. This month’s theme is Burgers at the Bend, which is from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
ABERDEEN – Every quarter, the Elkin Theatre treats the public to a free movie through its Elkin Classics series. Historically, there have been thrillers such as “Jaws” and “North by Northwest” and other cinematic icons such as “Casablanca” and “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”
WREN – Wren Community Day, being held May 18 beginning at 10 a.m., will feature live music, food, inflatables and a chance for candidates to introduce themselves. The event is sponsored by the Wren RCDC and will be held at the community center, alongside Highway 45.
ABERDEEN – Upon retiring from Aberdeen High School in 2017, art teacher Valerie Brahan signaled that year’s annual art show would be her last. For the past two school years, however, she has taught art exclusively at Belle-Shivers Middle School, allowing a younger age group to exhibit their …
Local historian Don Baker, Sr. has counted some 300 cemeteries scattered across Monroe County in his research that began with documenting burial sites for his ancestors.
AMORY – Fikia Dada translates to “Reach A Girl” in Swahili, and that’s just what the Mad Padders, a group from the Xi Alpha Alpha chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, aim to do with its service project providing reusable feminine hygiene products for girls in the poorer rural areas of Kenya.
Two Monroe County families were among the thousands of people who attended Washington D.C.’s 141st Annual White House Easter Egg Roll April 22, hosted by First Lady Melania Trump, providing a once in a lifetime experience for the adults and children.
AMORY – The DreamRiders Chapter C motorcycle club is helping children through an April 27 event featuring live music and food at Frisco Park. The club’s inaugural Wheels for Kids car and bike show begins at 5 p.m.
Auditions for Itawamba Community College’s choir and CenterStage for 2019 have been rescheduled for May 8 in the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center at the Fulton Campus.
HOUSTON – The 38th Annual Spring Flywheel Festival will include time-honored favorites, as well as a litany of new activities and demonstrations, all geared toward a full day of family fun.
TUPELO – It’s that time of year, and once again, Pappi’s Garage, located at 209 Commerce St., will be hosting its first monthly charity cruise-in on May 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. benefiting the Regional Rehab Center, which serves Monroe County.
AMORY – Former national hobo queen Gypsy Moon appeared at the Amory Municipal Library April 9 ahead of the Railroad Festival along with this year’s national hobo king Dutch Van Dammer to regale guests about the finer points of hobo life, as well as to unveil their new books.
ABERDEEN – Pink bicycles on display throughout downtown have recently sparked questions about why they’re there and complements about how great they look. The new temporary fixtures are the brainchild of Aberdeen Main Street Director Ann Tackett, and they match new springtime flags for downtown.
AMORY – Amory School District art teacher Nan Moon said this year’s visual art show is all about individuality. The slogan says “…learn more about your own creative side and start blooming.”
ABERDEEN – Arden Mason has a talent for crafts and a talent for writing. The Tombigbee River’s influence helped combine the two for “The Village of Bunnyport on Tombigbee” and several complimentary bunny houses she has created. Although they’re geared for children, adults have come to love t…
NETTLETON – Children ranging in age from toddlers to 10-year-olds will have the opportunity to hang out with the Easter Bunny and hunt eggs April 20 as part of the Civitan Club’s annual holiday event. This year marks the event’s 20th year.
AMORY – Amory Main Street will get into the Easter spirit April 18 with its next Third Thursday event, which features Easter egg hunts for children and adults alike.
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…