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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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.