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Gunn, Reeves are not sold on individual merit pay
Both House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who presides in the Senate, have eschewed individually based teacher merit pay plans.
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Thu Mar 06, 2014
EDITORIAL: School Consolidation
News last week that the one of the first major deadlines in the Mississippi Legislature had killed a bill that would consolidate Houlka and Okolona School has been met with cheers and jeers by folks across this community.
Vernon opry celebrates 25 years of live country music
On Saturday, March 8, the Back Street Opry in the historic Lamar Theatre in Vernon, Ala., will celebrate its 25th anniversery with a free Grand Ole Opry-style stage show.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Narcotics officers arrest 2 in Monroe County
Authorities in Monroe County say an Amory couple was arrested by narcotics officers on Saturday.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Amory man found dead in Hamilton
The body of Amory resident Tommy Harlow, 50, was discovered around 6:30 a.m. Sunday, at his sister's residence in Hamilton, 40021 Church Road.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Push begins for liquor vote in Amory
A group backing a referendum on possible wine, beer and liquor sales plans to mail out thousands of letters asking residents to back the call for an election to decide the matter.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Music-themed night to bring new life to Old Armory
After a lengthy and heavily veiled restoration, Old Armory will reopen its doors for a night of entertainment on Saturday.
Highway troopers rally for change
Highway Patrol troopers held a "blue-out" at the state Capitol on Wednesday, with about 100 uniformed officers calling on lawmakers to put more troopers on the road.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Saltillo man convicted on enticement charge
Gary Waddle, 66, of Saltillo, was convicted by a jury in the Northern District Court of Mississippi.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Delta Farm Press
With farm bill done, major issues remain for ag
"One of the challenges we in agriculture face, as people understand less and less about what we do, is maintaining our freedom to operate, and being able to operate as advancing science suggests is the most productive and efficient," says John Anderson, deputy senior economist for the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Wedding: Rebecca Easley & Alan Dukes
The bride elect is the granddaughter of Mr. Jimmy Crockett and the late Mrs. Sudie Marion Crockett of Tupelo, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Howard Middleton Easley of Vardaman.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Special education vouchers debated by Miss. lawmakers
State Senate Democrats on Wednesday said they agree Mississippi public schools are failing special-needs children, but said a program to let parents remove them and take tax dollars with them is not the answer.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Education forces not happy with House's funding level
Both the House and Senate are beginning work in earnest this week on a state budget that is scheduled to be completed near the end of the 2014 session in late March or early April.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Mississippi lawmakers gearing up work on FY15 budget
JACKSON -- Mississippi lawmakers are working on early versions of budget bills, and final negotiations are weeks away.
Utility meetings set in Monroe County
Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley plans three meetings in Monroe County to take comment from citizens on utility service in Mississippi.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Smithville woman charged with sale of controlled substance
According to a statement from the Amory Police Department, the North Mississippi Narcotics Unit, assisted by the Amory and Smithville police departments, served a warrant for the arrest of Sherry A. Harris, 42, of Smithville on a charge of sale of controlled substance .
Sun Feb 16, 2014
Anchorage Daily News
Kodiak man turns pallets into furniture
About six months ago, Andy Hathcock began using recycled wooden shipping pallets to make chairs, benches, cubbies, chests and other types of furniture.
Sat Feb 15, 2014
Utility meetings set in Monroe County
<![CDATA[SMITHVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley plans three meetings in Monroe County to take comment from citizens on utility service in Mississippi. WTVA-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1fyI9WL ) the Feb. 20 sessions will be in Smithville, Aberdeen and Amory. All are open to the public. Meeting times are: -- Aberdeen, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Aberdeen City Hall. -- Smithville, 4-5 p.m., Smithville Town Hall. -- Amory, 6-7 p.m., Amory City Hall. The commission is charged with regulating telecommunications, electric, gas, water and sewer utilities and manages the Mississippi No-Call List. ------ Information from: WTVA-TV, http://www.wtva.com
Fri Feb 14, 2014
Monroe County natives swap pulpits in Oxford
The Rev. Claire Dobbs, left, associate pastor at Oxford University United Methodist Church for the past 10 years, and the Rev.