Monroe County Newswire

Monroe County Newswire

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  1. Smithville commemorates tornado anniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 28 | Newms360.com

    Roughly an hour before people gathered in Smithville High School's dome gymnasium Wednesday for a time of remembrance, thunder rumbled and rain soaked Monroe County as a mild storm system moved through. Five years to the day an EF-5 tornado forever changed the town, April 27, 2016, had its elements of that day.

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  2. Our Opinion: Smithville marks anniversary of a big storm, recoveryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 27 | Newms360.com

    Five years ago today one of the most powerful tornadoes ever registered in Mississippi all but swept away the town of Smithville in Monroe County. Winds calculated at 205 mph by the National Weather service left a distinct path of devastation visible amid debris on the ground and was even more pronounced in aerial photos.

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  3. Smithville remembers deadly tornado 5 years laterRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 27 | Newms360.com

    ... Of the 348 deaths they caused, 317 occurred on that Wednesday, and 16 were in the tiny town of Smithville, in Monroe County. At 3:42 p.m., a tornado began along the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway near the Glover Wilkins Lock. By the time it approached ...

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  4. Smithville's tornado recovery would be enhanced with a grocery storeRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 24 | Newms360.com

    ... and businesses to Smithville is high on the priority list for Skip Scaggs, the executive director of the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce. "We've got a great site with infrastructure in place," Scaggs said, referring to the 18-acre Smithville ...

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  5. Pearson's stint as Hatley principal coming to an endRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 24 | Newms360.com

    For the first time in 23 years, students and faculty at Hatley Attendance Center will see a new face in the principal's office beginning in July after longtime principal Van Pearson retires at the end of June. Pearson has been in education in Monroe County his entire career.

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  6. Car crashes send 2 to Tupelo hospitalRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 23 | Commercial Dispatch

    The first accident occurred just after 7 p.m. in Monroe County on Highway 45 North at the intersection of Central Grove Road, according to a press release from the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Authorities say a Nissan Altima tried to turn across the highway and hit the driver's side of a Chevrolet Silverado traveling north.

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  7. Aberdeen runoff election April 19Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 17 | Newms360.com

    ... ent-issued ID card to adhere to Voter ID laws. Polling places are: Ward 1, Aberdeen Housing Authority; Ward 2, Monroe County Circuit Courthouse; Ward 3, City Hall; Ward 4, New National Guard Armory and Ward 5, High Street Community Center.

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  8. Trent Harmon and La'Porsha Renae: The best of MississippiRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 8 | Sunherald.com

    ... a first and last "Idol." Congratulations to Trent and his family and to everyone in Amory, Miss. and my native Monroe County. This award is as much for y'all as it is Trent. It's been a few years since I left Amory, but my mama is still there and so ...

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  9. One arrested, one at large in Hamilton shooting caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 7 | Newms360.com

    According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Shadrick Shaquayne Ware, 20, was arrested on April 7 for a shooting that occurred on Collins Lane in Hamilton near Hamilton High School's football practice field. The MCSO would like to asked that the public be on the lookout for Payne.

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  10. For Harmon, everything on line during 'Idol' finaleRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 6 | Newms360.com

    Tuesday night, "American Idol" began its three-night grand finale with a retrospect of its 15 years. For the past 13 weeks, not just Amory, not just Monroe County, but North Mississippi has been sucked into the phenomenon that has made the show a hit for viewers and the launching pad for artists like Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson and Chris Daughtry.

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  11. Man arrested after striking police carRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 5 | Newms360.com

    Derrick Dewayne Williams, 35, was arrested by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office and charged with eluding law enforcement and aggravated assault on police, reckless driving. According to MCSO Investigator Brandon Davis, Okolona police were involved in a chase with Williams, when he allegedly rammed an Aberdeen Police Department car.

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  12. Boys Coach of the Year: Clayton couldn't resist the call of futbolRead the original story

    Mar 27, 2016 | Newms360.com

    ... Byrd during the 2014 season, but when Amory came calling this year, he couldn't resist the urge to return to Monroe County and coach soccer. Clayton, who coached part of the 2015-16 season from the stands (he was still under contract to teach at ...

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  13. Mondays in Thaxton: Cows, calves and bulls take center stageRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2016 | Newms360.com

    ... 150 cows and 400 calves. In the stands, 14-year-old Austin Guin was making her first visit. She came up from Monroe County with her dad, Bryan Guin, 45. She's home-schooled, so the trip to the sale barn was a chance to witness the free market in ...

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  14. Monroe County deputies will not face court timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2016 | Newms360.com

    ... deputies involved in the Ricky Keeton shooting case in Smithville Oct. 28 at a residence on Sizemore Road. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at 60021 Sizemore Road after receiving a tip as the result of a drug arrest hours ...

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  15. Appointed superintendents bill heads to governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2016 | Newms360.com

    ... will end in December of 2019. Northeast Mississippi districts with elected superintendents include Lee County, Monroe County, Union County, Pontotoc County and Itawamba County, among others. Michael Nanney, superintendent of Itawamba County Schools, ...

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  16. Prewett Place on pilgrimage: Home one of 12 on tour for annual Aberdeen eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2016 | Newms360.com

    ... was Prewett Place, built in the 1840s by Col. Abner Prewett, the son of Lemuel Prewett, a founding father of Monroe County. The original two-story home was built in an L-shape and had a total of six rooms - three downstairs and three identical ones ...

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  17. Deputies won't face charges in Smithville shooting caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2016 | Newms360.com

    Monroe County deputies involved in a shooting case last October will not face court time, according to Sheriff Cecil Cantrell "The MBI presented to the grand jury no true bill and said everything was handled appropriate and to the law," Cantrell said. "The officers were in the line of duty, and the grand jury found no cause."

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  18. Pilgrimage fare: Garden club offers luncheon in AberdeenRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 | Newms360.com

    ... rolls and tea. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased at the door, from any garden club member or from the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce. "Last year, we decorated with birdhouses," Seymer said. "This year, we're using china teapots that will ...

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  19. Man arrested in Aberdeen on firearm chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2016 | Newms360.com

    Chico D. Harrison, 21, was arrested Tuesday by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office in Aberdeen and charged with the sale of a stolen firearm.

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  20. Pit bulls turn page for new chapters in life in Monroe CountyRead the original story

    Mar 13, 2016 | Newms360.com

    ... during a Feb. 29 raid and will rehabilitate them for eventual adoption. ABERDEEN - A moonshine raid by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Feb. 29 led to the subsequent seizure of 14 pit bulls on Okolona Road. While the dogs were found chained to ...

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