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ABERDEEN – Two Aberdeen High School students are getting cybersecurity experience and college credit this summer through a partnership between the school, the Air Force JROTC and computer science company CSforAll. The Cyber Academy pilot program is developing the next generation of cybersecu…

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Even though Fourth of July festivities for Smithville and Nettleton have been scaled down due to coronvirus concerns, there will be fireworks. Both towns will host free fireworks shows at some point between 8:45 and 9:15 p.m. July 4 to celebrate the holiday.

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This article is part one of a three-part series the Monroe Journal is publishing about the adverse effect neglecting health care due to the pandemic can mean both to individuals and medical facilities serving Monroe County.

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Residents of Monroe and Hinds counties and surrounding communities can be tested for COVID-19 next week as the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi State Department of Health continue efforts to stem virus transmission by setting up one-day, drive-through collection sites.

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MULDON – A fatal traffic accident occurred Wednesday morning near the intersection of Highways 25 and 45 Alternate, according to Monroe County Fire Coordinator Terry Tucker, claiming the lives of two Memphis men.

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Through Wednesday's report from the Mississippi Department of Health, Monroe County has 12 new positive cases of coronavirus reported, bringing its total to 367 since March 16.

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ABERDEEN – Out of safety precautions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the Aberdeen Pilgrimage Association decided last week to cancel this year’s event and host the 45th Pilgrimage next year.

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HATLEY – Tiger Food Mart provided a complimentary lunch June 24 to more than 25 first responders from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office; Hatley, Smithville and Amory police departments; and Monroe County 911 as a gesture of appreciation.

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AMORY – Since acquiring the Amory Twin Cinema in 2016, Joe McGonagill’s plan for the space has changed, changed again and changed a couple more times on top of that. Always intending on using it as a place for the now 6-year-old catering business, Smokin’ Bros, COVID-19 prompted another chan…

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AMORY – During its June 16 meeting, the board of aldermen approved a recommendation from the Amory Development Board to post No Parking signs alongside the portion of 4th Avenue North between 5th Street North and 6th Street North in the vicinity of Amory Middle School due to congestion.

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ABERDEEN – Aberdeen School District officials are in the planning stages of what method instruction will be delivered during the upcoming school year. Superintendent Jeff Clay gave updates to the Aberdeen School Board June 15 of changes to expect while maintaining safety for students and sta…

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A community service still severely restricted by the COVID-19 pandemic is Monroe County’s libraries. As summer reading programs have either shifted to virtual means or been canceled completely, curbside service is being offered through some local libraries to fulfill their patrons’ love for …

Sunday’s statewide coronavirus report indicates two new positive cases and one new death for Monroe County. According to the Mississippi State Department of Health, there were 361 new positive cases and four new deaths statewide, with one reported in Monroe County.

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ABERDEEN – A recent shooting incident believed to be connected with a cabin party in Egypt recently was the tipping point for an emotional plea from residents of the area to the board of supervisors June 19 – do something to shut down the parties.

While the Mississippi State Department of Health’s daily report gave the disclaimer that tests may be reflective of those taken during the past several days and represent people who became ill from COVID-19 more than a week ago, the state reported 1,092 new positive cases of the virus.

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The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office’s new armored vehicle will offer an advantage to search and rescue efforts following floods and storms, missing person cases, instances of barricaded suspects and any situation when a person needs to be extracted.

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ABERDEEN – When the new city administration takes office July 7, incumbent police chief Henry Randle will begin his next term of office while political newcomer Nicholas Holliday will begin his first term as alderman. The two men came out winners, according to results of June 16’s Democratic…

Following a technical glitch for the past several days with the Mississippi Department of Health Service’s COVID-19 page, county data is available again, and Monroe County’s new total of positive coronavirus cases is now at 314 since March 16.

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AMORY – As permanent driver’s license stations reopened last week across Mississippi, locations served by travel teams, such as the Monroe County Government Complex, have yet to reopen.

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AMORY – The chants of “No justice, no peace,” “Stop police brutality” and “Love God, love your neighbor” rang out through sections of downtown June 13 as part of a unity march meant to bring about positive change.