Sunday’s COVID-19 report from the Mississippi State Department of Health pushed Monroe County just past the 400 mark for the number of positive cases since March 16’s first localized case.
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…
NETTLETON – Nettleton will become the newest designated Mississippi Main Street community on July 6 at 5:30 p.m., the Mississippi Main Street Association said.
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.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has been patiently waiting since February for the state’s approval of the interlocal agreement that will allow it to become part of the North MS Narcotics Unit.
Thursday’s report from the Mississippi State Department of Health indicated eight new positive cases of coronavirus for the county, bringing the overall total since March 16 to 375.
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.
NETTLETON – Send-off speeches to Nettleton High School’s class of 2020 reflected on the school years and experiences it took to reach graduation day June 26 and how they set them up for future success.
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.
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.
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.
EGYPT • Members of the Monroe County Volunteer Search and Rescue team were dispatched to the Egypt area Wednesday morning after people reported they could not get out of their homes due to flash flooding.
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.
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.
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…
AMORY - An Amory man was taken into custody following a Sunday night shooting just before midnight that ultimately sent one person to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis.
Of Mississippi’s 680 new positive cases of COVID-19, Monroe County has 13 of them, according to Tuesday’s report from the state’s department of health.
ABERDEEN – Members of the outgoing administration of city government exchanged well wishes and approved the Aberdeen Electric Department’s Fiscal Year ’20-’21 budget during their June 16 meeting.
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.
AMORY – A flag formerly flown at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. will be a reminder of the Monroe County residents who have lost their lives to coronavirus, a figure that stood at 25 last week.
Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced Monday that Mississippi legislators passed the Mississippi Electric Cooperatives Broadband COVID-19 Act. This legislation will establish a $75 million grant program for the immediate deployment of fiber broadband infrastructur…
According to the Amory Police Department, Michael Wayne Bedwell, 34, of Amory was charged with burglary of a vehicle. Monroe County Justice Court Judge Sarah Stevens set bond at $20,000. He is out on bond.
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…
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.
Monroe County has four new reported positive coronavirus cases, according to Saturday's report from the Mississippi State Department of Health, bringing the total to date to 338.
According to Friday’s report from the Mississippi State Department of Health, Monroe County now has 334 positive coronavirus cases to date, which is an increase of six new cases compared to the previous day’s data.
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.
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.
ABERDEEN – Aberdeen Main Street closed a deal last week to purchase the former Parkway Hotel, clearing the way for the future demolition of the Tombigbee Motel and opportunities to revitalize the hotel.
Through Wednesday's report from the Mississippi Department of Health, four new positive cases of coronavirus were reported for Monroe County, bringing the total to 318 since March 16.
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…
ABERDEEN – “It starts in our hearts, next in our homes and then out in public.” That’s the way Michelle Stewart, co-organized a June 20 unity march through downtown, described what it takes to overcome racial division.
ABERDEEN – Aberdeen School District officials halted extracurricular activities Tuesday as the result of a parent of one of the participants testing positive for COVID-19.
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.
ABERDEEN – From law enforcement and nonprofits to schools and city-related entities, several organizations will benefit from this year’s round of South Monroe County Community Fund grants.
AMORY – During its June 8 meeting, the Amory School Board approved a shortfall note due to reduced ad valorem tax collections and a generous donation from the Gilmore Foundation for building improvements.
AMORY – The Monroe County School Board is grappling with funding cuts, as well as ambiguities in directives from the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) for setting the course for the upcoming school year.
ABERDEEN – Uneasy concerns have arisen about Saturday’s unity march following the surface of a May 29 Facebook post by one of its organizers, Michelle Stewart, which was fueled by her mood of the killing of George Floyd.
Mississippi University for Women has announced modifications to its fall 2020 academic calendar for the health, safety and well-being of the campus and broader community.
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.
ABERDEEN • As Gov. Tate Reeves gave movie theaters across the state the greenlight to reopen earlier in June under the condition that several safety precautions are followed, some larger theater franchises such as Malco are reopening certain locations.
The City of Amory announced a road closure on Cotton Gin Port Road from Highway 25 South to Parchman Road on Thursday, June 18 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Through Wednesday's report from the Mississippi Department of Health, four new positive cases of coronavirus were reported for Monroe County, bringing the total to 301 since March 16.
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.