Eagles win Hatley Tournament

By SAM FARRIS Special to The Times HATLEY – Both Tremont Eagle basketball teams were in action in the Hatley Invitational Tournament, Saturday night. The ladies lost their rematch against rival Smithville on Friday evening to set up a matchup against TCPS. Meanwhile, the gentlemen won their Seminole rematch to earn a spot in the […]

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One injured in Fulton log truck, school bus accident

An afternoon accident between a loaded log truck and an Itawamba County school bus has resulted in one injury. The accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon on Highway 25 North in Fulton. According to officials, the bus was turning left onto Mt. Pleasant Road when the log truck following it also veered left suddenly, […]

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Two suspects charged in church break in

Two men have been arrested in connection with a late night break in at an Itawamba County church. Officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department say they have arrested Terry Allen Mills, 19, of 450 Reich Road, Fulton, and Brandon Joseph Isbell, 20, of 317 Mountain Leader Trail, Saltillo, and charged both with burglary of […]

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Lady Indians improve to 10-2 with wins over Corinth, Nettleton

FULTON – Fresh off of a class 4A state championship last year, the IAHS Lady Indians are on the warpath again this season, and it doesn’t appear that too much can stop them other than themselves. Save for a close loss against the top-ranked team in the state and a bit of a hangover the […]

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Mantachie swept by Belmont, splits with Falkner

BELMONT/MANTACHIE – The Mantachie Lady Mustangs maintained a winning record last week with a win and a loss, while the Mustangs experienced a week they’d like to quickly forget. Lady Mustangs corraled by Belmont, top Falkner The Lady Mustangs were hit with a haymaker early last Tuesday night at Belmont and were unable to shake […]

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ICC defensive line coach shatters records in USAPL American Open

By Adam Gore LetsGoICC.com WASHINGTON, DC – When Itawamba Community College defensive line coach Ray Williams starting the sport of powerlifting a lot of people laughed when he talked about his goal of squatting 1,000 pounds. But the Demopolis, Ala. native silenced the laughter when he set two new American records and unofficially set two […]

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Teacher of the Year: ‘There’s no such thing as normal’

Just after she sat down to talk about being named Itawamba County’s Teacher of the Year, one of Missi Chatham’s young students made for the classroom door. “Don’t do it,” she warned him as he placed a hand on the door. He hovered for a moment, as if contemplating her would-be reaction. A mischievous smile […]

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Fulton, Mantachie pull ICDC support

Both Fulton and Mantachie officials have voted in favor of suspending their regular contributions to the Itawamba County Development Council in light of structural changes within the organization. Each board voted unanimously to suspend payments to the nonprofit group, starting immediately and for the foreseeable future. Fulton’s decision came during a special meeting of the […]

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Mother, son arrested for Evergreen burglary

Police have arrested a Nettleton mother and son in connection with an Evergreen area burglary. According to Jason Dickinson the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department, Landon Harlow, 21, and Donna Harlow, 48, both of Liberty Road, Nettleton, were arrested on Dec. 8 and charged with burglarizing an Evergreen home. While the home’s owner was away, the […]

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Fulton alcohol sales begin Friday

Fulton residents will be able to legally buy a beer, this Friday. Stores within the city limits will be able to begin legally selling beer, light wine or liquors this Friday, Dec. 19. The sale of each requires a special license, which must be obtained from Fulton City Hall. As of Monday, two businesses had […]

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OPINION: Our Christmas Story

By MIRANDA CIPKOWSKI Guest Columnist I plopped down at my desk and realized this was the first opportunity I’d had to sit down all day. I figured it was as good a time as any to check my e-mail. There, amid the horde of work related communications, was an email from my sister, which was […]

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Pursuit ends with arrest of Memphis man

By RAY VAN DUSEN Monroe Journal Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Tollie Devaughn Campbell, 34, of Memphis Dec. 11. The arrest was the result of a pursuit that began in Itawamba County and ended in Monroe County at approximately 2:48 a.m. Thursday, ultimately resulting with Campbell crashing into an MCSO deputy’s vehicle. The deputy […]

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ICDC director, admin assistant released from duties

* The decision was made in light of the county’s recently-announced partnership with Three Rivers. Interim Itawamba County Development Council Executive Director Harvey Clements has been officially released from his position by the ICDC board. The decision, finalized during a special meeting of the ICDC Executive Board during a special meeting last Wednesday, was made […]

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ICDC heads: Three Rivers was the ‘best decision’ for the county

Itawamba County Development Council Past President Teresa McNeece said the county board’s recent decision to hire Three Rivers Planning and Development District to oversee the county’s economic development was the right one. She admitted, however, that it also came as somewhat of a surprise. “We probably didn’t know until things were almost decided,” she said, […]

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