AMORY – Vitalant, formerly the United Blood Services, will host a blood drive Dec. 14 from 1 until 4 p.m. at Walmart. Donors will receive a $25 Amazon gift card through bonus points in the online store.
AMORY • The majority of Amory voters participating in Tuesday’s referendum for the legal sale, distribution and possession of alcohol decided the town will go wet.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone with any information on Theotis Anderson’s whereabouts. The 36-year-old is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the MCSO at 369-2468.
AMORY – The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office warns the public of two men posing as narcotics officers. According to a press release, at approximately 10:50 p.m. Dec. 6, an Amory local business owner was approached by two African-American males driving an older model Ford Crown Victoria after t…
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office intercepted tens of thousands of dollars worth of ICE thanks to information from a confidential informant. According to a press release, MCSO narcotics officers seized 6.11 pounds of methamphetamine (ICE) Dec. 6.
According to the Amory Police Department, Matthew Roosevelt Gunn, 30, of Amory was charged with possession of a weapon by a felon. Monroe County Justice Court Judge Robert Fowlkes revoked his bond. Gunn is being held at the Monroe County Detention Center.
Aberdeen Mayor Maurice Howard entered a not guilty plea Nov. 14 in Lee County Circuit Court stemming from allegations of five counts of embezzlement.
ABERDEEN – Monroe County 911 experienced two brief outages within the past two weeks and during its Dec. 2 meeting, the board of supervisors approved a resolution to repair a universal power system and ancillary batteries necessary to power the equipment.
AMORY - Drivers are urged to be cautious of work crews Wednesday, Dec. 4 and Thursday, Dec. 5 as paving work will be done on Earl Frye Boulevard. Drivers are also asked to find an alternate route.
ABERDEEN – Authorities are investigating a case of the Aberdeen Main Street clock being damaged during the early morning hours of Nov. 30. After review of video camera footage later in the weekend, a large black truck was seen driving straight through the turning lane and into the clock.
Classrooms in Monroe County’s schools reflect a statewide problem – chronic absenteeism. Missing school days not only hurts the student by missing out on instruction time but also school districts by missing out on funding.
AMORY – During Nov. 18’s Monroe County School Board meeting, board attorney Jim Keith gave an update on developments relative to staff changes on the state level that will affect education on the local level.
ABERDEEN – In December, Aberdeen High School Assistant Principal Mickey Miller will be retiring after 40-plus years in education. During Nov. 18’s Aberdeen School Board meeting, his successor was announced.
According to the Amory Police Department, Justin L Coleman, 23, of Smithville was charged with sale of a controlled substance. His bond was set at $10,000 by Monroe County Justice Court Judge Robert Fowlkes. Coleman is being housed at Monroe County Detention Center.
ABERDEEN – Unmanned aircraft could soon be flying from the Monroe County Airport through a partnership with Mississippi State University’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory.
GATTMAN – The Gattman Board of Aldermen recently officially approved for the village’s public places to go smoke-free, rounding out all of Monroe County’s municipalities in the same action.
ABERDEEN – Aberdeen High School JROTC cadets will lead a blood drive Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to help the approximately 10 students throughout the school district with sickle cell anemia.
ABERDEEN - The Aberdeen Main Street clock was knocked down sometime overnight Nov. 30. After a review of video footage later Sunday, it was determined a large black truck traveling eastbound on Commerce Street hit it directly.
ABERDEEN – Ward 3 Alderman David Ewing is pushing for efforts to preserve local African-American history. During Nov. 19’s board of aldermen meeting, the future of the town’s first African-American library was discussed.
AMORY – During Nov. 19’s board of aldermen meeting, Miss Mississippi Teen USA 2019 Kayleebrooke McCollum was recognized for not only her year-long pageant reign but her contributions to the community.
Monroe County towns will host their annual Christmas parades next week, giving attendees opportunities to hear marching bands, see organizations’ creativity through floats and even lay eyes on Santa Claus himself.
AMORY – Contributions from the Quality Education Foundation (QEF) to Amory School District students was news shared during Nov. 21’s Rotary Club meeting. Among its current projects, QEF has committed $5,000 for sophomores to take the ACT and $8,000 for pre-kindergarten tutoring at West Amory…
AMORY – The Amory Fire Department has received notification that a person or group of people are representing themselves as the Amory Fire Department. They are calling citizens and seeking donations.
The Monroe County Circuit Clerk’s office has received phone calls from multiple residents letting them know one of its phone numbers is being used for spam and spoof calls, according to circuit clerk Dana Sloan.
Whether it be shopping local, taking a trip out of town hunting gifts or going to see family far away, local law enforcement urges people to be cautious during the Christmas season.
NETTLETON – A boost from a Blue Cross Blue Shield grant will help with Nettleton’s continued park improvements. City clerk Dana Burcham received confirmation last week of a $97,366 BCBS Health Hero grant, which will go towards a splash pad and restrooms at Veterans Park and a pavilion at Roy…
AMORY – Amory claimed its place on the Mississippi Blues Trail Nov. 23 with the unveiling of a historical marker commemorating local contributions to the genre. The marker is entitled, Amory, Mississippi: Blues from a Railroad Town, and it honors musicians Lucille Bogan, Frank Swan, James Wh…
AMORY – During Nov. 11’s Amory School Board meeting, district superintendent Ken Byars gave a localized report of a statewide trend – a decrease in student enrollment.
According to the Amory Police Department, Richard E McFadden, 55, and Zachary W. McKinney, 64, both of Amory were each charged with breaking and entering of a commercial building (storage shed). Bond was set at $5,000 by Monroe County Justice Court Judge Robert Fowlkes for each man. McFadden…
Editor’s note: This story is the sixth of a regular series focusing on public misconceptions dealing with law enforcement and the process agencies go through with their jobs.
AMORY – Mississippi Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley partnered with AARP Nov. 14 at the Monroe County Government Complex for a workshop to educate senior citizens about broadband internet.
Scratch-off lottery tickets will be a common sight at many gas stations throughout Mississippi and even Monroe County, as they will become legal Nov. 25. Proceeds of the lottery are set to trickle down to Mississippi roads and schools to the tune of millions of dollars through time.
With Christmas quickly approaching, more people are eager to give back to those in need. Angel Trees in Aberdeen and Amory and Operation Christmas Child’s continued local collections are ways to help a child’s holiday merrier.
ABERDEEN – For the next week or so, the Aberdeen Water Department will be flushing water lines throughout the city, which will ultimately improve water quality. The project was slated to begin Nov. 12, but adverse weather pushed the start date back to the beginning of this week.
SMITHVILLE – Phil Goodwin received the majority of votes Nov. 14 in a special election to fill a vacancy on the board of aldermen left when former alderman Johnny Snow recently moved to Amory.
AMORY – North Mississippi Medical Center Gilmore-Amory Chief Executive Officer J. Allen Tyra announced his forthcoming resignation, effective Dec. 13. He accepted the position of vice president and chief operating officer of Rush Health Systems in Meridian.
Members of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners have elected Mississippi Public Service Commission Chair Brandon Presley as the Association’s next president. The election was part of NARUC’s 131st Annual Meeting and Education Conference in San Antonio, Texas on Nov. 17-20.
North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo and North Mississippi Medical Center Gilmore-Amory have both been awarded an ‘A’ in fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the hospitals’ achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.
TUPELO • Josh Randle, the former president of the Miss America Organization, is exploring the idea of running as a Republican against incumbent U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith because he believes the state “deserves better” than how Hyde-Smith is currently representing the state.
ABERDEEN – Members of the board of aldermen mostly kept quiet Nov. 5 when the figurative elephant in the room – state-level embezzlement charges against Mayor Maurice Howard related to city-approved travel – came into question.
Last week wasn’t the first time Anthony Daniels kept someone alive through a medical emergency in his neighborhood on Huck Lann Drive. The U.S. Army and National Guard veteran did CPR on his next door neighbor and brought her back to life until MedStat paramedics could arrive on the scene to…
VERONA • A Monroe County man’s life on the run ended after four days when U.S. Marshals found him Thursday night in a Lee County trailer park.