Jackson Furniture celebrates its first year in Mantachie

Standing before the crowd of well over 100 people, Lynn Montgomery credited the progress Jackson Furniture’s seen during its Mantachie plant’s inaugural year to the dedication of its employees. “We’ve been successful, and it’s all because of you guys,” the plant manager told the crowd during a short birthday celebration Friday. Small bouquets of balloons […]

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In this file photo, traffic passes the sign pointing the way to Mantachie

Long and winding: Jackson Furniture road still a work-in-progress

Building a dedicated road to Jackson Furniture’s Mantachie plant has proved to be longer and way more winding than the road to getting the plant there in the first place. As part of last year’s expeditious negotiations that brought the Tennesee-based company to Mantachie, Itawamba County officials agreed to create a new road that would […]

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Home Grown: S&W Pharmacy and Gifts

Despite having access to all the best medications money can buy, independent pharmacies are dying. “Nope, there’s not many of us at all,” said Trent Bennett, owner of S&W Pharmacy and Gifts, Itawamba County’s sole locally-owned pharmacy. Whereas most pharmacies are either associated with large retail companies (Walmart, Fred’s or the like) or are dotted […]

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Monster Mash diabetes run turns five

* The annual fundraising race has raised more than $14,000 for juvenile diabetes research. Ten-year-old Dylan Quinn has had Type 1 Diabetes since he was six. Fulton’s Shelby Prestage, sitting next to him, said she’s hoping he’ll see a cure within his lifetime. In the meantime, she’s doing her part to help. When she organized […]

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Massive 234-mile yard sale set for this weekend

• Nearly 20 communities will be participating in the Trash and Treasures Along the Tenn-Tom event this year. Looking for a good deal on something hard to find? How about totally unique? Or maybe just a little frayed around the edges and squeaky in the hinges but still perfectly usable? This weekend is the time […]

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It’s about to get live in the ‘Sip

Things are about to get crazy in Mississippi. I’m talking about buck wild crazy. In just three days, the state of Mississippi will experience perhaps the most exhilarating day of football it has seen since … well, ever. Two extremely anticipated top-15 matchups will take the front seat of pretty much every Mississippi sports fan’s […]

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Blazing his own trail: Despite travels, UAB’s Parrish Huddleston still calls Itawamba county home

Life is full of ups and downs, highs and lows, mountain tops and valleys. Some people allow the low points to consume them and wallow in self-pity, but others use them as fuel to propel them to places they would otherwise only dream about. The latter is the path taken by Dorsey’s Parrish Huddleston. Like […]

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Tigers corral Mustangs, 48-20

NETTLETON – Last Friday night turned into a forgettable one for Mantachie fans rather quickly, as the Nettleton Tigers defeated the Mustangs 48-20. “It’s tough to come into a place like this and get a win,” Mantachie head coach TJ Seago said after the game. “And it certainly didn’t help that we had two starting […]

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ICC falls victim to EMCC’s path of destruction, 51-0

FULTON – The ICC Indians haven’t exactly gotten off to an ideal start this season Sporting a 1-3 record, week five of the season was the most ruthless for Sean Cannon’s squad so far. The No. 1 nationally ranked East Mississippi Community College Lions came into Fulton last Thursday night and possessed an impressive resume, […]

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Lady Indians fall to Amory, 16-9

FULTON – The IAHS Lady Indians have been teetering around a .500 record during the entire season. Amory put them on the wrong side of that percentage last Tuesday, handing the Lady Indians a 16-9 loss at Fulton City Park. Amory standout catcher Brittany Edgeworth led the Lady Panthers’ offensive assault with a pair of […]

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Lady Mustangs drop Hatley contest 11-3, beat New Site 7-5

MANTACHIE – The Mantachie Lady Mustangs are currently experiencing the meat of their division schedule and split their last two decisions with an 11-3 loss to Hatley and a 7-5 win over New Site. The loss to Hatley was the Lady Mustangs’ first in division play, and Mantachie saw their division record improve to 4-1 […]

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Tremont archers, bowlers presented state championship rings

TREMONT – The 2013-2014 state championship Tremont Eagle archery and girls’ bowling teams finally received the hardware they worked hard to earn last season A ceremony for the teams was held in the gymnasium shortly after lunch last Thursday, which was kicked off by a highlight video compiled by Brian Pearson’s broadcast journalism class that […]

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Sports News

Baseball tournament to help fund NIE program NEW ALBANY — Richey Sports and BNA Park have partnered with Journal Inc. for a fund-raising baseball tournament Oct. 10-12 at the Sportsplex in New Albany. On Saturday, money collected from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from a silent auction and inflatable bouncers will go toward funding Newspapers […]

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Fulton mayor: Beer vote a ‘big decision for our city’

On Oct. 28, Fulton voters will decide whether or not to allow the sale of beer and light wine and liquor. Mayor Lynette Weatherford said she’s hoping for a strong turnout for a potentially historic election. “It’s a big decision for our city,” the mayor said. “One way or another, people need to come out […]

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