U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director CED Penny W. Fair in Monroe County reminds farmers and landowners that FSA is hosting an informational meeting regarding the 2019 county committee election process on July 10 at 8 a.m. at the Monroe County FSA…
ABERDEEN – From health care to a range of services, a health fair June 26 from 10 a.m. until noon at American Legion Post 26 will offer a wealth of information for senior adults. Additionally, it will pay tribute to veterans.
WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Mississippi to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding beginning on April 13 to 14, 2019.
ABERDEEN – A quarterly tradition for beautification will continue June 22 as Aberdeen will host its next citywide cleanup from 8 a.m. until noon. People are encouraged to gather at City Hall for a group photo before going out to pick up litter, but organizer Linda Record said any way people …
AMORY – The public is invited to a reception honoring Amory Police Department Assistant Chief Steve Hunt June 28 from 3 until 5 p.m. in the board room upstairs at City Hall. Hunt has served for 37 years.
Another election season has made itself evident with all the campaign signs springing up along roadsides. According to Monroe County Road Manager Sonny Clay, there are guidelines to follow for those placing signs to ensure they don’t disappear before the election.
HAMILTON – Ahead of July 20’s Hamilton Appreciation Day, people are encouraged to make nominations for the male and female citizens of the year.
ABERDEEN – Work is underway for improvements to streets and sidewalks throughout town thanks to two separate funding sources, and the completion should be later this summer.
AMORY – Outgoing Amory High School Assistant Principal Nick Hathcock was approved June 10 by the Amory School Board to be East Amory Elementary School’s new principal for the 2019-2020 school year.
ABERDEEN – Last week’s annual Mississippi Main Street Association Awards in Jackson yielded honors for several Main Street associations statewide, including Aberdeen.
AMORY – Authorities from five agencies responded to a call June 18 of a person who jumped off the Highway 278 Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway bridge.
BARTAHATCHIE – The Federal Highway Administration and the Office of State Aid Road and Bridge has directed the Monroe County Board of Supervisors to temporary close a bridge on Bartahatchie Road located over the Buttahatchie River immediately until further notice.
AMORY – The Monroe County Government Complex’s curb appeal is looking better, thanks to improved landscaping headed up by District 1 Supervisor Joseph Richardson.
ABERDEEN – According to Monroe County Building and Grounds Director Phil Herndon, it has been two and a half years since the clock at the county courthouse has worked properly. He, Richard Hogan and worker Steve Mullins have been working to correct that issue to make the bell chime on the ho…
ABERDEEN – Eight Aberdeen projects ranging from protection to preservation benefited from this year’s South Monroe County Community Fund grant awards June 6, which totaled $14,000.
AMORY – Members of the North Monroe County Community Fund (NMCCF) Board of Directors met June 7 to present a $2,000 check to LuEllen Childress, executive director of the Monroe County Children’s Vision Center (MCCVC).
NETTLETON – During its June 3 meeting, the board of aldermen approved to apply for a Justice Assistance Grant for the Nettleton Police Department. If awarded, it will be used for either equipment or new uniforms.
ABERDEEN – Letters recently received regarding special counsel and outstanding legal fees associated with a proposed solar development at Stinson Industrial Park prompted a heated discussion during June 4’s board of aldermen meeting.
ABERDEEN – Representatives from Three Rivers Planning and Development District appeared before the board of supervisors June 7 to propose a state health insurance assistance program pertaining to Medicare prescription drug plan counseling.
The Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) and Secretary of State’s Office announced changes to the Telephone Solicitation Act affecting registration requirements of charities. Currently, charitable organizations operating in Mississippi are required to register with the Secretary of St…
AMORY – According to a press release from the Amory Police Department, an Amory police officer was transported to North Mississippi Medical Center Gilmore-Amory Tuesday afternoon to be treated for minor injuries after being dragged by a vehicle.
In the eight years Wes Kirkpatrick has managed the Monroe County Airport, his personal accomplishments have included a new T-hangar, private hangar development for corporate jets, pavement rejuvenation, a new fuel system and a new terminal constructed to replace a 1,000-square-foot structure…
According to the Amory Police Department, Christopher Riley Braxton, 36, of Fulton and Randall Lynn Reynolds, 33, of Amory were each charged with drug possession controlled substance (meth). Braxton is out on a $3,500 bond, which was set by Monroe County Justice Court Judge Adrian Haynes.
AMORY – Lt. Col. Glen Adams, former commander of the Amory-based 1st Squadron, 98th Calvary Regiment of the Mississippi National Guard, shared stories of the group’s deployment when he recently addressed the Amory Rotary Club.
ABERDEEN – For the third time in its past few meetings, the board of supervisors had a lengthy discussion June 3 about instances when garbage bills go months without being detected, creating accrued bills totaling hundreds of dollars for some property owners.
ABERDEEN – Political leaders from throughout Mississippi and the United States lent to the outpouring of tributes for former U.S. Senator Thad Cochran following the May 30 news of his passing.
AMORY – Nearly 50 fitness enthusiasts ranging from preschoolers to a couple of people with greying heads met at the CrossFit Tupos gym on Memorial Day for the Murph Challenge, a popular workout created by the fitness chain in memory of U.S. Navy Lt. Michael Murphy who was killed in action in…
Smithville pitcher Jared Johnson’s elementary school teacher had a premonition of sorts – she predicted that one day he would play for the Atlanta Braves.
According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Carissa Harris Griggs, 30, of Amory has been missing since May 19, when she was last seen at her mother's home alongside Meadowood Drive in Amory.
ABERDEEN – Although the board of supervisors hasn’t approved a start date or officially signed a contract regarding removal of debris from April 13’s tornadoes, it approved to accept bids last week to speed up the process and approved contracts a few days later.
AMORY – A man working on the top of the roof of Victory Temple Outreach Ministries was airlifted for medical care June 4 after falling through to the second floor.
The Mississippi Department of Education released results from this years’ Reading Gate assessment administered to third-graders at public schools statewide. This year’s more rigorous standards prompted dips not only through Monroe County’s results but with those statewide.
ABERDEEN – The Aberdeen School District will be able to bring another nurse on staff thanks to the work of district employees Willie Brandon, Amanda Thompson and Angelique Brewer, who wrote and secured two grants totaling $85,000 during the next five years.
AMORY – The Monroe County School Board honored the district’s teachers and parents of the year during its May 20 meeting. This year’s Parents of the Year were Amanda Taylor from Hamilton, Lauren Hannon from Hatley and Leigh Skinner from Smithville.
Boy Scout Troop 55 visited the board of aldermen meeting on May 21 as invited guests of the mayor who was unable to make it to their meeting. Troop leader Matt Thomas, right, and Brian Robinson, rear left, served as escorts for the young men to attend a real-life lesson in civic government.
AMORY – As the board of aldermen still hasn’t taken action regarding a potential citywide kratom ban, six supporters of the herbal-based product shared their personal success stories May 21 in a plea for officials to not pass it.
ABERDEEN – During May 21’s board of aldermen meeting, Mayor Maurice Howard passed along people’s concerns of speed bumps installed less than a month ago on Matubba Street. During discussion, board members voiced differing opinions on the issue.
AMORY – North Mississippi Medical Center Gilmore-Amory’s entrances and parking lots will receive long-awaited reconstruction during the upcoming summer months. According to chief executive officer Allen Tyra, the project is scheduled to get underway on June 3, weather permitting. The total p…
Even though it’s still early for many summertime vegetables to be harvested, farmers markets will kick off in the coming days to offer people fresh fruits and vegetables.
ABERDEEN – The board of supervisors took seven collective bids under advisement May 24 in regards to debris removal and monitoring related to the April 13 severe weather event.
Before the 2018-2019 school year officially came to an end for students last week, three local school boards approved educators to lead four different schools serving Monroe County students.
ABERDEEN – With the summer months comes warmer temperatures and more opportunities to play outside. Monroe Regional Hospital, in conjunction with North Mississippi Trauma System, will host a health and summer safety fair May 31 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in front of the outpatient therapy building.
AMORY – For seven consecutive rating cycles, North Mississippi Medical Center Gilmore-Amory has earned an ‘A’ through The Leapfrog Group’s hospital safety grade. The hospital’s chief executive officer, Allen Tyra, chalks the continued success to a culture for safety.
Dispatchers with the Aberdeen and Amory police departments, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and 911 were treated to a luncheon as part of a late observance of National Telecommunications Week. The original date was postponed due to the April 13 and 14 severe weather outbreak, which coincided …
People will have the opportunity May 27 to honor the servicemen and women who gave their lives while serving in the military with local Memorial Day observances. Aberdeen and Amory will continue their traditions of the holiday and invite the public to remember what its significance is.
NETTLETON – During a special-called meeting May 16, the board of aldermen approved a committee to make decisions regarding a mural to be painted on the side of the Dorothy J. Lowe Memorial Library. The board also approved for Tony Bullard to paint the mural for $10,000.
The application process to provide long-term recovery for those affected by floods and tornadoes through the April 13 and 14 severe weather outbreak began last week and is slated to continue through May 31.