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Resident to supervisors: Ambulance service still lacking

At least one Fulton resident is concerned local ambulance response time is still too slow. Last week, Larry Pate of Fulton appeared before the county’s board of supervisors to join the chorus of concerns that ambulances aren’t responding to emergencies quickly enough. During a recent visit to a local assisted living facility, Pate said it […]

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Mantachie man killed by lightning strike

A Mantachie man was killed Wednesday afternoon after being struck by lightning. Tim Edge, 37, was riding horses with his father when lightning struck him and his horse, according to Itawamba County Coroner Sheila Summerford. Summerford said Edge’s father had gone into the barn while Edge stayed outside. While in the barn, he heard a […]

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11-year-old killed in ATV accident

Itawamba County deputies are investigating an all-terrain vehicle accident that claimed the life of an 11-year-old boy in the Peaceful Valley community. Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson says the boy was on a four-wheeler on Van Buren Road around 4 p.m. Tuesday when a car hit the ATV. Itawamba County Coroner Shelia Summerford has identified […]

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Students pass beneath the awning at Mantachie High School. (File photo by Adam Armour)

Superintendent: Mantachie school never on ‘lockdown’

Last week’s reported lockdown at Mantachie High School wasn’t a lockdown at all, according to county school district officials. Michael Nanney, Itawamba County superintendent of education, said that none of the high school and elementary school’s shared campus was closed off during a brief investigation into a reported gun threat on April 14. The investigation, […]

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One year later: Police cameras prove useful as crime-fighting tools

One year later, the Fulton Police Department’s standard-issue personal cameras are proving to be invaluable crime-fighting tools. According to Reggie Johnson, chief of the Fulton Police Department, the 10 Pro-Vision BODYCAM personal cameras, one for each of the department’s full-time officers, have helped capture evidence resulting in arrests and convictions. He couldn’t be happier. “They’ve […]

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Fulton officials condemn house, postpone its destruction

City leaders continue to push forward with their ongoing efforts to clean or demolish dilapidated properties throughout Fulton. Fulton’s board of aldermen opened its most-recent bimonthly meeting with a discussion of two properties ripe for condemnation. First up, 102 Elliot Street. The house has been empty for years, its original owner long deceased. Tax records […]

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State funds to aid Fulton water expansion, road improvements, ICC growth

A portion of a $249.6 million bond bill recently passed by both chambers of the state Legislature will be heading to Itawamba County. In total, Itawamba County will receive approximately $2.6 million dollars. The bulk of that money — $1.8 million — will go to Itawamba Community College as part of the state’s capital improvements […]

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‘Crossing Into History’ available this week to our subscribers

Our premier publication is finally here and we are pleased to share it with our readers. “Crossing Into History” is the focus of this year’s This is ITawamba, a 48-page glossy magazine published by The Itawamba County Times. If you receive the newspaper by carrier or in the mail inside the county, then you have […]

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Our opinion: Great job! Archery teams excel in state tournament

Despite the fact that just a few years ago, county schools didn’t have archery teams, students have pushed their limits and excelled at this fast-growing sport. This month, students from Mantachie, Tremont, IAHS and Fairview wrapped up their seasons by participating in the Archery in Mississippi Schools (AIMS) State Championship in Jackson, aiming for top […]

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Question of the Week – April 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 […]

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Lady Mustangs clinch 1-2A title with win over East Union

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor MANTACHIE – The Mantachie Lady Mustangs were so close to the division 1-2A title last Monday night, they could taste it. The only thing standing in their way was the East Union Lady Urchins, who could claim the title with a victory over the Lady Mustangs by more than five […]

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Mustangs eliminated in round one by East Webster

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times MANTACHIE – This season of Mustang baseball has been one of mixed emotions for those involved. Despite the departure of a head coach, and several players having to learn new positions on a short-handed squad, Mantachie was able to rally just enough late in the season to squeak […]

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Indians no-hit Ripley in game two, but drop first round series

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor FULTON – The Itawamba AHS Indians have experienced a season of extreme ups and downs. The inconsistency led to a fourth-place finish in division play, but the important thing was that they made the playoffs. The negative that came with that was the fact that they drew one of the […]

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Staying on target

Mantachie High School sophomore T.J. Gatlin knows the key to hitting a target is to relax, let all distractions fall away, and focus. Gatlin scored an impressive 290 out of 300 in the recent Archery in Mississippi Schools (AIMS) State Championship in Jackson, the highest score in the county and third highest score among Mississippi […]

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