Mallory’s 39 leads Lady Indians past Shannon

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer SHANNON – The IAHS basketball teams traveled to Shannon for a pair of division contests last Friday night. Both games were exciting and very physical, as the Lady Indians pulled out a big win and the Indians played very well, but fell after a late push by the Raiders. One […]

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Hatley escapes Mantachie with two wins

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times MANTACHIE – Tuesday night the Mustangs basketball clubs were in action at home against division opponent and perennial rival Hatley Tigers, falling short against both opponents. Hatley holds on down the stretch The Lady Mustangs stepped on the floor with a different starting lineup than past games and […]

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Tremont teams combine to go 6-0

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer Last week was an extremely good one for the Tremont basketball program and fan base, as the Eagles and Lady Eagles went on a tear and racked up six consecutive wins between them. The most important part was the fact each squad picked up two important division wins in the […]

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Off the rails

* Third generation Mississippian employee retires after 40 years. From one of the shelves in his office … or, at least, what was his office until a few weeks ago … Buddy Carlisle pulled down a photo album as thick as a metropolitan phone book. He dropped it on the desk and cracked it open […]

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Chancery Clerk’s bond will pay out $197,000 for misappropriated funds

* Witt will owe more than $303,000 in payments to the county and various investors. The company that manages Itawamba County Chancery Clerk Jim Witt’s surety bonds is paying $197,000 of the state auditor’s $500,000 demand against them, according to county officials. The money will be paid by Witt’s bonding company, Western Surety, some time […]

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Grammar School kitchen project heating up

Like a stove with the burner cranked to 10, plans for converting a portion of the Fulton Grammar School into a fundraising kitchen are heating up fast. The Fulton Board of Aldermen recently gave Sharion Aycock, who is heading up the project, their official blessing to press forward with the project, which will convert a […]

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Readers agree: Inspection stickers need to go

Rare is the topic that all Itawamba County Times readers agree upon, but the question of whether or not state inspection stickers should stick around seems to garnered a consistent answer: No. Here’s what a few Time readers said about mandatory vehicle inspection stickers. All comments were collected through the Itawamba County Times Facebook page. […]

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Local officials: State inspection stickers should be taken off the road

Local law enforcement officials agree with a recent push from members of the Mississippi Senate to do away with mandatory $5 vehicle inspection stickers. Senate Bill 2519, which would amend the Mississippi Code of 1972 to repeal the Mississippi Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Law, passed through the 26 member Senate Finance Committee on Thursday. The […]

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Local legislators weigh in on recent session

Legislative bills must report out of committee soon By RANDY BOYD Representative, Dist. 19 The deadline for introduction of general bills was Monday, January 19th. The next deadline is on February 4th to report bills out of committee. If a bill is not reported out, then it is effectively killed. The bills passed out of […]

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Beth Craft, owner and therapist at Fulton Rehab Services, said she’s in the business of helping people’s bodies feel and work better. “Pain brings people here,” she said. “Our goal, always, is to reduce that pain and improve their quality of life.” Craft began working in Fulton in 1996 but didn’t open her own clinic […]

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The NFL is becoming a lynch mob toward Lynch

Everyone has a different perspective of Seattle Seahawk standout running back Marshawn Lynch, many for different reasons. I, for one, absolutely love the guy. He’s become my favorite NFL player over the past few years, and I love him for what many despise him for. Working as a journalist, I guess I’m supposed to dislike […]

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Lady Warriors top Lady Indians in another hardwood classic

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer PONTOTOC – What can be said about the Pontotoc Lady Warriors and IAHS Lady Indians basketball programs at this point? Pontotoc captured a 4A state title during the 2011-2012 season, while IAHS brought one home last year. Both squads have cemented themselves in the upper-echelon of girls’ basketball in the […]

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Eagles top Pine Grove in division opener

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer RIPLEY – Last week’s trip to Ripley to kick off Tremont’s division 1-1A slate wasn’t very kind to the Lady Eagles, but the boys’ squad took care of the Panthers with relative ease. Lady Panthers use big fourth quarter to top Lady Eagles The Tremont Lady Eagles tussled with Pine […]

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East Union downs Mustangs in Mantachie

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer MANTACHIE – The Mantachie basketball teams hosted the East Union Urchins last Tuesday night and both put themselves in position to pick up wins, but simply couldn’t hold on until the end. Slipping away The Lady Mustangs came out firing on all cylinders against East Union, as they got 8 […]

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