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First presumptive positive Monroe County case of coronavirus reported

According to a tweet from the Mississippi State Department of Health, the first presumptive positive case of the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus has been reported in Monroe County. Final verification will come from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. The Monroe County total brings the statewide count to 12. Other cases reported have been in Forrest, Pearl River, Hinds, ...

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Relias Healthcare contracts with NMMC Gilmore-Amory

AMORY – Relias Healthcare is excited to announce that it will be furthering its partnership with North Mississippi Health Services by providing emergency medicine and hospitalist medicine services for NMMC Gilmore-Amory, a Level IV Trauma Center with a 95-bed facility featuring high-tech equipment and providing the latest in diagnostic procedures. Effective Jan. 1, Relias will secure the management and physician ...

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Small Business Saturday helps local economies in Monroe County

By JOHN H. WARD / Monroe Journal Small Business Saturday follows on the heels of Black Friday, giving shoppers the opportunity to support local businesses. The mission of Small Business Saturday calls attention to the importance of small businesses and encourages support for small companies, especially at the beginning of the holiday shopping season. “It makes a huge impact on ...

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Chamber board members beginning new term

Five Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors members are rolling off, and five new board members are coming in for a term that expires in 2022. Outgoing board members are Hozay Hausley of Renasant Bank, Greg Miller of R.D. Miller and Company, Ken Smith of Atmos Energy, Brad Stevens of Community Bank and Allen Tyra of North Mississippi ...

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Effort builds to purchase, restore historic Parkway Hotel

By RAY VAN DUSEN / Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – Following the same idea of how the Elkin Theatre was purchased by numerous families in the 1980s, Aberdeen Main Street Director Ann Tackett is leading an effort to potentially purchase the former Parkway Hotel and restore it to its prime. The hotel is currently occupied by the Tombigbee Inn alongside Commerce ...

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Park Hotel has new owner with big plans

By JOHN H. WARD / Monroe County Journal AMORY – A deal to purchase the Park Hotel closed last week, and its new owner, Orein Holley of Hamilton, has plans to revitalize the 1926 landmark into living and restaurant space to make it a downtown destination. “Each floor has its own individual character. The overall plan is to convert the ...

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Sam Stevens reflects on more than half a century of the automobile world

By RAY VAN DUSEN / Monroe Journal AMORY – Lessons in leadership and tricks of the automobile trade picked up from some of Detroit’s finest led to fond years for Sam Stevens selling cars locally and doing progressive behind the scenes work for the Amory School District. For years, Sam Stevens Motors was an Amory mainstay, but the former car ...

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Sheriff: Man did wheelies in chase that ended in fatal crash

A man who a Mississippi sheriff says was performing wheelies on his motorcycle during a chase has died after a crash. News outlets report 29-year-old Joel Davis Jr. crashed his sports bike Wednesday afternoon in Monroe County, southeast of Tupelo. Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson says one of his deputies was trying to pull Davis over for speeding. Dickinson says ...

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Mississippi sheriff who lost primary resigns amid inquiry

A northeast Mississippi sheriff unseated in the Democratic primary election earlier this month has resigned abruptly, amid an investigation by the state auditor’s office. Also, a day after Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell resigned on Tuesday, Republican Andy Hood quit the race Wednesday, leaving Democratic nominee Kevin Crook unopposed for sheriff in the November general election. Local news outlets report ...

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True Temper Sports rebrands, unifies as TRUE Sports, Inc.

For the Monroe Journal AMORY – True Temper Sports, a sporting goods manufacturer with a legacy of over 100 years of providing premium performance equipment to professional and amateur athletes alike, is unifying its breadth of products under one name, TRUE Sports. True Temper built its reputation by manufacturing elite golf shafts used by top professional golfers around the world, ...

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