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  1. More municipalities legalize alcoholRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Newms360.com

    Several Northeast Mississippi municipalities took advantage of a new law to put the question of alcohol sales to a vote. Pontotoc, Fulton and Pittsboro citizens voted to allow the sale of both beer and liquor inside their city limits.

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  2. Injury held Bruce's Johnson backRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | Newms360.com

    Jay Johnson's master plan is to be 100 percent healthy for Saturday's 66th Bernard Blackwell All-Star Football Classic. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound wide receiver from Bruce suffered a high ankle sprain early in the season, one that limited his big-play abilitiy.

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  3. Our Opinion: State education board adopts achievement planRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | Newms360.com

    Mississippi's Board of Education on Thursday announced an ambitious and transparent five-year strategic plan of achievement - and success - for Mississippi's public school students. The plan, first reported by Daily Journal education writer Chris Kieffer in Thursday's edition, was formally announced later Thursday morning in a press conference.

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  4. Road map to success: State ed board to unveil its first strategic planRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 18 | Newms360.com

    The Mississippi Board of Education today will unveil a document that will significantly impact education policy in the state over the next five years. The state board will hold a press conference to release its first strategic plan.

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  5. State Capitol spruce-up underwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Newms360.com

    On a recent, brisk December morning as motorists trying to turn off busy High Street into the state Capitol parking lot were delayed by construction vehicles, Brenda Davis, all 5-foot-3 inches of her, stepped carefully into the vehicle flow to start directing traffic. Davis is the curator of the historic, 110-year-old Mississippi Capitol building.

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  6. Democrats' budget alternative gives schools moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Newms360.com

    Legislative Democrats propose to phase in full funding of public education over a three-year period and to provide an additional $105 million during the upcoming 2015 session. Sen. Hob Bryan, D-Amory, and Rep. Cecil Brown, D-Jackson, released the Democratic proposal Thursday in response to the plan offered Tuesday by the Legislative Budget Committee, which is led by House Speaker Philip Gunn and Lt.

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  7. Our Opinion: Democrats' alternative stronger on educationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Newms360.com

    Mississippi's legislative Democrats proposed a 2016 budget Thursday that is preferable in its content and goals from the Republican-dominated Legislative Budget Committee proposal announced Tuesday. The Democrats' proposal, presented by Sen. Hob Bryan, D-Amory, and Rep. Cecil Brown, D-Jackson, realistically addresses the underfunding crisis in public education with a three-year plan to fully fund the mandated formula for public schools rather than offering lame excuses about why it can't be done.

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  8. Bryan, Dems offer plan to restore MAEP funding over 3 yearsRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | Newms360.com

    Legislative Democrats propose to phase in full funding of public education over a three-year period and to provide an additional $105 million during the upcoming 2015 session. Sen. Hob Bryan, D-Amory, and Rep. Cecil Brown, D-Jackson, released the Democratic proposal Thursday in response to the plan offered Tuesday by the Legislative Budget Committee, which is led by House Speaker Philip Gunn and Lt.

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  9. Mississippi misses out again on federal preschool moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Newms360.com

    The U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday that Mississippi has missed out on its share of $250 million in federal money to expand its fledgling prekindergarten program. The state applied for the money in October, asking as much as $60 million over four years to boost a state-paid preschool program for 4-year-olds.

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  10. Budget draft: Schools shorted, others cutRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Newms360.com

    The Mississippi Adequate Education Program, the mechanism that provides the state's share of the basics of operating local school districts, is underfunded by about $280 million under the proposal released Tuesday by the 14-member Legislative Budget Committee. Still, MAEP is one of the few state programs to receive additional funding in the $6.01 billion budget proposal.

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  11. Our Opinion: Budget proposal falls short for educationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Newms360.com

    The Joint Legislative Budget Committee, as many supporters of public education anticipated, again failed in its recommendations for 2016 to make significant progress in fully funding the Mississippi Adequate Education Program formula, the bedrock minimum needed for school districts to provide an adequate education. increasing MAEP funding by a mere $32 million, and that won't even cover the teacher pay raise passed in 2014, which requires an additional $40 million in the 2016 budget cycle, the cycle legislators will vote on in the 2015 session.

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  12. Amory's history tracked in pictorial bookRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 6 | Newms360.com

    Amory Regional Museum Director Bo Miller and museum archivist Sue Brown have explored Amory's development from its beginnings at Cotton Gin Port to its stake as a railroad trading post and the town that flourished from there. Miller and Brown said that the very reason Amory is even on the map is the St. Louis-San Francisco "Frisco" Railroad, which is now the Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

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  13. Live Christmas tree demand remains strongRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | Newms360.com

    "I just love the smell of them," said Brock, who went to get her preselected tree at Worthey Tree Farm new Amory Thursday. "And they don't shed."

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  14. On the rise: Amory native leads West Georgia to D-II quarterfinalsRead the original story

    Friday Dec 5 | Newms360.com

    It doesn't take long, listening to football coach Will Hall talk about the University of West Georgia, to start wondering where to sign up. Hall, an Amory native, is in his first season as coach of the Wolves, who'll visit Valdosta State on Saturday in an NCAA Division II quarterfinal.

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  15. Judge orders Amory alcohol ballot inspectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | Newms360.com

    The order was signed last week after Let's Grow Amory member Doug Cuthbert had asked the court to order a review of the ballots. "The city's dilemma was that there was no statute that provided for a ballot box inspection and, since the city just wanted to be protected, there needed to be an order in place," said Creekmore, who also stated that the order authorizes only two people to be present for the inspection - Amory City Clerk Lee Barnett and a representative from Let's Grow Amory.

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  16. Christmas parades take shape around regionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 2 | Newms360.com

    The 66th Annual Reed's Tupelo Christmas Parade will hit the streets of downtown on Monday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. beginning at the intersection of Main Street and Front Street. The Tupelo tradition will include many floats from different business, churches, and organizations from the area.

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  17. Amory Police search for robbery suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 28 | Newms360.com

    Officials say the suspect entered the Heritage Inn & Suites on Highway 278 at 10 p.m. on Nov. 26 and demanded money. He fled the scene in a white-colored four-door sedan, taking with him an undetermined amount of money.

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  18. Coaching success is family tradition for DukeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Newms360.com

    Jeremy Duke directed the Smithville Lady Seminoles to a Class 1A state championship in slow-pitch softball this season. The softball title was the fifth - four slow, one fast-pitch - Duke has won during his 12-year tenure at the Monroe County school.

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  19. Amory enters purchase agreement for acreageRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Newms360.com

    The Amory Board of Aldermen recently authorized Mayor Brad Blalock to enter into a purchase agreement of 90 acres at Amory Port North to Zilkha Biomass Energy for the production of the company's Zilkha Black pellets for the early stages of a contract. "Based on the option agreement, the company will invest in excess of $100 million," said Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Skip Scaggs, who added that several things have to take place and be in acceptable financial parameters before the contract is finalized.

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  20. Gilmore program becomes statewide modelRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | Newms360.com

    Assistant teacher Sabrina Standifer stood next to a table where 4- and 5-year-olds were assembling various objects last spring using LEGO blocks. One of those students at the GELI Promise School at West Amory Elementary had made a police car and had stuck a toy chicken on the passenger seat.

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