Alabama man charged with vehicle theft in Itawamba County

An Alabama man has been arrested and charged with an alleged Itawamba County car theft. Christopher Carter Odom, 31, of 4672 Hubbard Loop, Jasper, Ala. was arrested by Itawamba County investigators on May 15 and charged with grand larceny. Investigators believe Odom responsible for the May 11 theft of a 2008 maroon Jeep Wrangler WXR from […]

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After 30 years as IAHS baseball chief, Long bids farewell

It is a common occurance today for high school coaches to relocate on a frequent basis. Some coaches pursue bigger paydays, some look for fresh starts, and some even get into administration. Not Brian Long. For the past 30 years, Long has served as the head baseball coach at Itawamba Agricultural High School and recently […]

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IAHS’s Hargett helps lead offensive charge in East’s 14-1 win in NEMCABB classic

CORINTH – The Northeast Mississippi Coaches’ Association for Better Baseball (NEMCABB) All-Star game has been a staple in this area of our state for the last 25 years, and Itawamba AHS players have typically had good showings in the contest. The 2015 “Silver Anniversary” edition of the annual classic was no different, as senior Indian […]

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Question of the Week – May 27

Each week, The Itawamba County Times features a new question for its readers. Voting each week starts on Tuesday and ends at noon the following Monday. Results are available online and in The Itawamba County Times. Take a second to share your opinion on the events, decisions and other happenings that affect your county. This week’s question …

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Graduation 2015

More than 230 Itawamba County high school seniors donned cap and gown, entered the Davis Event Center in Fulton as seniors on Saturday and exited as high school graduates. All three area high schools — Mantachie High School, Tremont High School and Itawamba Agricultural High School — held their graduation ceremonies on Saturday. Tears were […]

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Mantachie High has the best balsa bridge builders in the nation

Let’s just call it like it is: Nobody builds balsa bridges like the students in Mantachie. For the second consecutive year, Mantachie High School’s bridge building team earned a trip to the National Transportation and Civil Engineering Bridge Building competition, held in Cheyenne, Wyoming. It’s a battle of the brains that pits three man bridge […]

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Fulton officials talk mobile apps, emergency vehicles

During last week’s regular board meeting, Fulton aldermen had to decide whether or not to crack open the wallet and make several big purchases that could affect the city’s future. Decisions included whether or not to invest in a new citywide mobile app, bite the bullet on purchasing a couple of new police vehicles and […]

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Local watercolorist’s work to be featured at NYC event

A local watercolorist will have his work featured as part of an upcoming event in New York City. Fulton native Brent Farrar was commissioned to create a promotional piece for the 36th Annual Mississippi Picnic in New York. This year’s event, themed “Elvis in the Park” in honor of the beloved singer’s 80th birthday, will […]

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Local bowling coach earns statewide honor

* Dorsey coach Sandy Webb led the Tremont High School girls bowling team to a state championship last year. A national coaches association has named Tremont’s former bowling coach among its 2014 coaches of the year. Sandy Webb, former coach of the Tremont High School girls bowling team, was recently named National Federation of State […]

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Miranda Cipkowski

OPINION: A letter to my younger self

I’ve become something of a night owl. The cause of my recent bouts of recurring insomnia may stem from unhealthy origins, but the ability to accomplish tasks, uninterrupted, with all those extra waking hours sure does come in mighty handy. One night, as I was paying bills at 2 a.m., I happened across a segment […]

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Best of Itawamba 2015

The Itawamba County Times is sponsoring its annual Best of Itawamba Contest to honor the very best of what Itawamba County has to offer its residents and visitors. We’ve selected categories we feel are reflective of life in Itawamba County. To vote for your favorites, select a category and vote for either an existing nominee […]

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Local family competing to win handicap van

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal A Fulton family is hoping they can turn Internet connections into a wheelchair-accessible van. Five-year-old Eli Kent, who is paralyzed and dependent on a ventilator, currently has to ride on the floor of the family van. If they finish in the top 10 percent of online voting at mobilityawarenessmonth.com, […]

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Man airlifted after wall collapses on him

Itawamba County emergency officials say a man who was working on a house in Fulton was injured when a wall fell on him, Tuesday afternoon. Eric Leathers was airlifted from Brown Cove in Fulton, off Joe Wheeler Brown Road, at approximately 1:45 p.m. and taken to North Mississippi Medical Center. The accident knocked Leathers unconscious, […]

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Question of the Week – May 20

Question of the Week Each week, The Itawamba County Times features a new question for its readers. Voting each week starts on Tuesday and ends at noon the following Monday. Results are available online and in The Itawamba County Times. Take a second to share your opinion on the events, decisions and other happenings that affect your county. This […]

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