AMORY – As graduation is quickly approaching, Amory High School 12th-graders made lasting senior memories April 9 while serving their community through The Big Event.
Through the CodeRED warning system, Monroe County residents can receive alert calls specific to their registered address in times of impending weather conditions. Offered through Three Rivers Planning and Development District and the Monroe County Board of Supervisors, the service is free.
ABERDEEN – An Aberdeen woman, Lillian Cayson, 31, was charged with murder Tuesday night after confessing to killing 39-year-old Moses Daniels. Aberdeen Assistant Police Chief Quinell Shumpert said the case stemmed from a vehicle being repossessed.
AMORY – The Amory Parks & Recreation Department will host its fifth annual fishing rodeo April 20 at McAlpine Lake. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the event starts at 9 a.m., according to coordinator Jamica James.
ABERDEEN – Dredging is underway south of the Aberdeen Lock and Dam to clear sediment collected from torrential rains earlier this year. According to Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Authority Administrator Mitch Mays, the channel is expected to be reopened to a 150-foot width May 1.
The Monroe County School District Board contracted with the Mississippi School Boards Association (MSBA) to assist in the search for the new superintendent of the Monroe County School District.
AMORY – Attendees of last week’s Amory Railroad Festival contended with wet weather for the second consecutive year, wiping out much Saturday’s activities in a similar fashion as last year. However, breaks in the rain attracted several people Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoon.
As Saturday night’s severe weather was passing through the area, Patricia Dill Adams was juggling her time between taking shelter and welcoming a batch of kittens.
According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Mandy Sue Dillard Gray, 36, was charged April 12 with possession of a controlled substance (morphine). Jerry Dewayne Rollins, 42, of Dorsey was also charged with possession of a controlled substance. Bond for both individuals was set at $5,000.
HAMILTON – Monroe County Emergency Management Agency Director Donna Sanderson said victims of Saturday night’s tornado can take shelter at Abundant Life United Pentecostal Church, located at 40192 Hamilton Rd.
HAMILTON • A deadly tornado left an 11.3 mile mark in and around the Hamilton community Saturday night, while data from a second one west of Greenwood Springs continues to be investigated by the National Weather Service (NWS). The Hamilton tornado is responsible for one fatality and 19 injuries.
North Mississippi Medical Center is accepting applicants for its Physician Shadowing Program for pre-med students who have completed their junior year in college and aspire to a career in medicine.
Itawamba Community College’s top scholars will be honored during An Evening of Celebration: Honoring Academic Excellence Across the Curriculum at 6:30 p.m. on April 16 in the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium at the Fulton campus.
A curfew will be in effect from 8 p.m. on Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday for the Hamilton area and other areas impacted by Saturday night's severe storms. Monroe County Emergency Management Agency Director Donna Sanderson said residents in these areas will be able to leave to go to work during thes…
Legislation targeting illegal robocall scams has earned the support of U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), who is cosponsoring a measure that responds to consumer complaints about the annoying and often illegal tactics.
AMORY – The “Gardening Series: Spring into It” workshop will be held April 16 at 5:30 p.m. at Walton’s Greenhouse, located alongside Highway 278. Registration is required for attendance, but there is no fee.
NETTLETON – During its April 1 meeting, the board of aldermen heard from Capt. Tammy Reynolds of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics requesting a citywide ban on kratom.
ABERDEEN – The board of supervisors and Monroe County Solid Waste Department Manager Tony Ligon continued discussions April 5 about the need for more space at the county landfill.
ABERDEEN – Fred’s Super Dollar Stores announced Thursday it will close 159 underperforming locations throughout the company effective in May, which includes Aberdeen.
ABERDEEN – During the April 2 board of aldermen meeting, Ward 2 Alderman Doug Stone recommended for the city to adopt a proclamation honoring the late Preston C. Belle, who recently passed away. Seconded by Ward 5 Alderman Jim Buffington, it passed unanimously.
AMORY – The board of aldermen officially declared the new Frisco Park stage project finished April 2 by approving a termination of lease agreement with the Dalrymple Family Foundation for the portion of Frisco Park occupied by the stage.
AMORY – The National Hobo Convention’s 2018 queen, Gypsy Moon, visited last year’s rain-shortened Amory Railroad Festival. When she wasn’t whittling at the hobo jungle, she was telling stories, which included the history of the hobo movement in America. She described a hobo as a migrant worker.
ABERDEEN – Ten homeowners opened their doors to visitors from not just Aberdeen and Monroe County residents but for visitors from several states last weekend for Aberdeen’s 44th annual Pilgrimage. The annual springtime event is Aberdeen’s biggest tourist draw of the year, and it gives locals…
Music has moved Hannah Gadd, a 2009 Amory High School graduate from the Central Grove area, for her entire life. From regularly hearing her late mother, B.J, sing the Ole Miss fight song to her as a baby to currently teaching music classes to 165 sixth- through 12th-grade Lafayette County mi…
AMORY – Through live music, worship, arts and crafts, food, fun and a host of other activities, the Amory Railroad Festival is chugging into its 41st year in fine fashion. It unofficially begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 with the community heritage service at the new Frisco Park pavilion.
Effective May 9, the herb-based product Kratom, which has been promoted as a mood enhancer, incense and energy booster at some local stores, will be illegal throughout Monroe County, according to a legal notice in this week’s Monroe Journal.
ABERDEEN – Of 105 members of the Belle-Shivers Middle School Junior Beta Club, 88 competed at the recent state Beta Club convention in Biloxi. From winning nine trophies and placing in 13 different categories, as many as 75 plan to compete at the national level this summer in Oklahoma City.
AMORY – BNSF Senior Special Agent Bryan Shaffer spent a couple of days recently with local law enforcement for a course on railroad crossing collision investigation.
According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Hunter Dahlem, 28, of Hamilton was arrested April 7 and charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance (heroin) and one count of public drunk.
According to the Amory Police Department, Stephen Lance Chism, 41, of Amory was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $5,000 by Monroe County Justice Court Judge Robert Fowlkes. He is out on bond.
ABERDEEN – Representatives of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the U.S. General Services Administration and the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Mississippi met last week to discuss details of a partnership to upgrade and renovate the Thomas G. Abernethy Federal Building.
David Bruce Mabe, 40, of Amory was arrested April 4 and charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. He is currently in the Monroe County Detention Center awaiting arraignment.
ABERDEEN – Visitors to this weekend’s Aberdeen Pilgrimage can see a different vantage point of local history through a series of portraits on display on the walls of City Hall.
Voters and candidates for this year’s county primaries will have the opportunity to get acquainted April 30 for the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce’s Meet the Candidates event. It will be held at the Aero Hanger at the Monroe County Airport, located at 50069 Airport Rd. between Aberdeen an…
ABERDEEN – On April 27, the Drug Enforcement Agency will again collaborate with state and local law enforcement agencies focused on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from medicine cabinets.
ABERDEEN – Local history will flourish through stories centered on several older homes April 5-7 as part of the 44th Annual Aberdeen Southern Heritage Pilgrimage. Next to the centerpiece home tours, several other activities are planned to keep guests and locals entertained.
AMORY – Amory School District Superintendent Ken Byars recently spoke to the Rotary Club, centered his remarks on the three goals that serve as mission statements for the district.
ABERDEEN – Following an executive session April 1, the board of supervisors accepted findings from an investigative audit of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office on its minutes. Monroe County Chancery Clerk Ronnie Boozer said someone filed a complaint alleging misappropriation of funds within …
AMORY – A concept of students lending volunteer hours to better their school was launched last year by Amory High School Principal Leigh Stanford. Known as P.R.I.D.E. Day, it became a novel way to enlist student participation on what turned out to be a makeup day after last year’s snow days.
ABERDEEN – An open investigation has been launched regarding Aberdeen School District School Resource Officer, according to district superintendent Jeff Clay.
Crystal L. Rutherford, 41, of Amory was arrested on April 1 and charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of disorderly conduct, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
AMORY – The Monroe County School Board considered options for insurance renewal and policy updates March 18 but still came away with nearly as many questions as answers when all was said and done.
ABERDEEN – Following a discussion topic from the previous Aberdeen School Board meeting, district superintendent Jeff Clay not only reiterated enrollment trends but pitched a request to the board March 18 to form an advisory committee on the topic to increase the graduation rate.
Veronica Jean Langston, 40, of Tupelo, was arrested March 30 and charged with bringing contraband into a correctional facility. She is currently being held in the Monroe County Detention Center awaiting arraignment.
AMORY – North Mississippi Medical Center Gilmore-Amory is offering classes for expectant mothers on the second and fourth Thursdays through November, with the exception of the month of July. The course includes two sessions, with the first held on the second Thursday and the second session o…