IAHS drills Shannon 10-0, 12-0 to improve in division play

FULTON – After splitting their season series with division rivals Pontotoc and Tishomingo County, and already notching a division win over rival Amory earlier this season and a second game looming next week, the IAHS Indians really needed to put Shannon away. The black and gold tribe answered the bell with a pair of drubbings […]

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Errors, cold bats plague Lady Indians

AMORY – Untimely errors proved to be fatal for the IAHS Lady Indians during their division contest at Amory last week as they dropped a 7-1 decision, despite outhitting the Lady Panthers 8-6. Taylor Cresap struck out two batters and scattered six hits, but gave up seven runs – all unearned – during her outing. […]

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Mustangs split with Vikings, swept by Urchins

ECRU – The Mantachie Mustangs managed to pull out a win over the North Pontotoc Vikings in the first game of a double-header last Saturday, but it didn’t make the sting of dropping two one-run division contests to East Union hurt any less. After falling behind 4-1 after the first inning, Mantachie exploded for eight […]

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Dozier deserves more dollar$

As most of you may have heard, Fulton’s Brian Dozier just signed a contract extension with the Minnesota Twins worth $20 million over the next four years. I’ve heard a lot of people come up to me and say, “BD just got PAID, didn’t he?” Well yeah, he did. But he’s still underpaid, considering his […]

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Lady Eagles drop two high-scoring affairs to Thrasher

TREMONT – The Tremont Lady Eagles and the Thrasher Lady Rebels didn’t have any issues lighting up the scoreboard in either game of last Tuesday night’s doubleheader. Unfortunately, for the Lady Eagles, they came up with the short end of the stick in both contests. In the first game, Becca Harris achieved a feat that […]

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Tremont swept twice in 1-1A play

TREMONT – The Tremont Eagles suffered four losses in division play last week at the hands of Thrasher and Jumpertown. The Eagles got a complete game effort from Hugh Roberts on the mound, who totaled seven strikeouts, but the bats couldn’t keep up. “The pitchers are starting to come around and throw strikes,” said Tremont […]

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Question of the Week – April 15

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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Fulton historical markers unveiled this weekend

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History will unveil markers designating six Fulton historical sites this Saturday. Sites receiving markers include Itawamba Community College, Fulton Grammar School, Aeolian Grove, The Cedars (more commonly known as the Gaither House), downtown Fulton and the Catholic Church (designating the site as that of an early area church). Each […]

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Fulton board votes to fund chamber of commerce

* The city will start searching for a chamber director in the coming weeks. After months of batting around the idea, Fulton officials have elected to move forward with the process of creating a chamber of commerce. During their regular board meeting early last week, city aldermen voted unanimously to begin the process of creating […]

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Fulton officials: Chamber decision represents months of research, planning

Although it took less than five minutes for the Fulton Board of Aldermen to pass a vote to fund a Fulton Chamber of Commerce, the decision was actually the result of months’ worth of research and planning. In fact, although the sharp-eared can probably still hear the yeas echoing in the board room, there’s already […]

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OPINION: The best laid plans

My daughters, giggling from the other room, requested my presence. Usually, when my name is echoed at a jarring decibel level, one of three scenarios is the culprit: a fight has ensued, something is broken (hopefully not a bone), or one or all my children want to plead a very weak case for an impulse […]

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Building better readers

* Upcoming event aims to introduce young students to their new favorite pastime: reading Reading is a skill, and as is the case with any skill, ability grows with practice. Stop reading for a lengthy period of time, and it becomes harder to pick it up again. This is especially problematic when it’s school-aged kids […]

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Traffic stop nets $100K drug bust

Itawamba authorities have arrested an Alabama man accused of trafficking more than $100,000 worth of illegal narcotics into Mississippi. Deputies have charged Gregory Keith King, 32, of Hodges, Ala. with trafficking of a controlled substance enhanced due to the possession of a firearm. Itawamba law enforcement officials say King was arrested during an April 10 […]

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Driver in fatal wreck to face charges

Itawamba authorities say they plan to bring charges against a Nettleton man involved in last week’s one-car accident that killed a teenage girl. According to Jason Dickinson with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department, Timothy Dwight Phillips, 19, will be charged with the April 7 DUI death of 17-year-old Alexis Haywood of Aberdeen. Phillips is currently […]

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