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SEC resume, havoc in the West and overall CFB playoff picture

In a 2014 season where it was generally expected, total chaos has engulfed the SEC western division. First off, let’s start with this little bit of information: IF Arkansas manages to beat Ole Miss this weekend, all seven SEC west teams will be bowl eligible. This further proves that the SEC west is the toughest […]

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Tremont sweeps TCPS in “Battle of the Eagles”

TREMONT – The Tremont Eagles and Lady Eagles basketball squads both started the season off with a bang with a pair of home victories over TCPS in the “Battle of the Eagles”. Ellis gets big win in Tremont debut Lady Eagles’ head coach Neal Ellis was very animated and charismatic during Tremont’s pep rally last […]

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Running game powers Whippets past Indians

FULTON – When good fortune and good execution meet misfortune and lack of execution, the results can be lopsided. The Kosciusko Whippets rode their stellar ground game and benefited from several Itawamba AHS miscues en route to a 30-13 victory in a 4A playoff game on Friday night. “We knew they were going to be […]

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ICC basketball swept by Jones County

By LEE ADAMS LetsGoICC.com FULTON, MS – Itawamba Community College dropped two games on home court to Jones County Junior College last week, with the Lady Indians falling 79-73, and the Indians losing in the last seconds, 80-76. Lady Indians fall to Lady Bobcats in tight game ICC had a tough opponent on their hands […]

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Lady Mustangs crush Thrasher, boys fall 72-53

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times MANTACHIE – Friday night the Mantachie Mustangs opened their basketball season at home against the Thrasher Rebels. The Mustangs split the series one game apiece with the Lady Mustangs emerging victorious but the boys falling by 19 point deficit. However, both teams were given good starting points for […]

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New county mapping system to go online soon

  * The new maps will allow users to search county parcels through an eagle-eye view. Even in an increasingly digital world, physicality has its charms: dropping a needle into the groove of a vinyl record, cracking the spine of a brand new paperback, or gathering around the table with friends and family for a […]

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Mantachie officials unplug public e-cig use

* The town has become the first in Itawamba County to ban public use of vapor inhalers and other e-smoking devices. Mantachie leaders have voted to press control-alt-delete on public e-cigarette and vapor inhaler use inside the town’s limits. During their regular meeting, last week, Mantachie voted to ban the public use of e-cigarette and […]

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Itawamba jobless rate doesn’t budge in September

* Statewide unemployment still ranks among the worst in the nation. It’s like looking in a mirror. Itawamba County’s unemployment rate for September matched its rate in August, point by point. In the move from August to September, the county’s unemployment rate stayed solid at 7 percent, according to figures recently released by the Mississippi […]

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Itawamba County schools earn prestigious Lantern Award

The Itawamba County School District is among 59 Mississippi school districts that were recognized by the Mississippi School Boards Association (MSBA) on November 11 with an award for outstanding student achievement, based on student performance last spring on testing requirements in the Mississippi accountability program. Itawamba County School District board members were on hand for […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Reader concerned with ambulance service Dear Editor: On Saturday afternoon, Oct. 25, 2014, I was outside when I heard a siren approaching. There was an ambulance driving at an unhurried speed. Because of the absence of urgent speed I waited a few minutes, went in the house and thought no more of it. Later that […]

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Just Ramblin: A visit to the old country store

By LAWRENCE H. CONWILL Special to The Times Last week, I was back at an old country store around which I grew up. It is no longer in operation and is overgrown with weeds and honeysuckle vines, but as I stood there it brought back a flood of memories. The lone gasoline pump is still […]

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Fulton officials approve alcohol ordinances

Fulton aldermen have approved a pair of ordinances regulating the sale and possession of beer and light wine and liquor within city limits. The ordinances, approved unanimously Tuesday night, set the rules that will guide how Fulton residents will be able to sell, purchase and possess alcoholic beverages. Guidelines mirror those set by other nearby […]

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Container-on-barge service begins at port

After nearly six years and hundreds of hours of work by the Port Commission, Itawamba County Board of Supervisors and the former director of ICDC and Port Itawamba, Port Itawamba will begin receiving and shipping containers on barges in to and out of Fulton. On Saturday, Port Itawamba and SEACOR AMH signed a contract for […]

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Final steps: Marching season closes for area bands

The final sounds of marching season have finally faded away, and looking back on the past few months, both Itawamba County high school marching bands performed exceptionally well. The Mississippi High School Activities Association and the Mississippi Bandmasters Association judge bands during various statewide competitions each year. During these events, a panel of three judges […]

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