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* Make-A-Wish gives Fulton teen a state-of-the-art gaming PC. As of last week, Tyler Davis, 13, has the best gaming PC in his neighborhood. Even in his hometown might not be a stretch. On Thursday, Make-A-Wish Mid-South granted Tyler’s wish to own a real beast of a gaming PC. The non-profit organization set Tyler up with […]

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Officials warn businesses, individuals to look out for counterfeit bills

Local law enforcement officials have identified several cases of small denomination counterfeit bills being distributed in Itawamba County businesses. In the past two weeks, two reports of counterfeit $10 bills have been filed with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department. The first report was made on Aug. 15 when a Fulton resident tried to spend one […]

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Itawamba students beat state average in tests

EDITOR’S NOTE: For a school-by-school breakdown of the recently-released test results, see page 6A of the Aug. 27 edition of The Itawamba County Times. Itawamba County has received its statewide test scores for the 2013-2014 year, which reveal a somewhat expected decline in percentages as schools push forward with teaching the new Common Core Standards. That said, […]

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Mantachie water rate hike approved by PSC

* The increase, which will only affect customers who aren’t town residents, is expected to go into effect in the coming weeks. After four years and several false starts, Mantachie is finally getting its rate increase for water customers who aren’t residents of the town. Last Tuesday, the Mississippi Public Service Commission approved the town’s […]

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Itawamba tobacco-free group gets new director

* The group of volunteer smoke-free advocates hopes to increase presence in county.  Even smokers know smoking is bad for them, but possibly not the extent of it. “Everybody knows that smoking’s bad, but most people probably don’t realize that cigarettes contain more than 7,000 chemicals,” said Tupelo’s Helen Boerner. “They know about nicotine, but […]

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Home Grown: TJ’s Pageant and Formal Wear

T.J. Denson isn’t shy about sharing her thoughts on how a customer looks in one of her dresses. That’s a sword that cuts both ways. “We’re very vocal about what looks good on a client,” said the owner of TJ’s Pageant and Formal Wear in Fulton. After a pause, she added, “We’re also very vocal […]

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Indian Players to present “Willy Wonka” this spring

Casting has begun for the Itawamba Agricultural High School Indian Players’ production of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Based on the classic 1971 musical film of the same name, “Willy Wonka” will feature a cast of around 60 people, elaborate costumes, large sets and numerous beloved songs. Countywide auditions for the production began earlier […]

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‘If he hollers let him go’: Indians let Tigers slip away at home

FULTON – Sloppiness is to be expected in the first week of high school football action, but constant miscues proved costly, and ultimately fatal, to IAHS’s hopes for a week one victory over the Ripley Tigers. IAHS, the Daily Journal’s fourth-ranked 3A/4A school, traded blows with top-ranked Ripley for three quarters and nine minutes, but […]

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“Don’t look Ethel”: Mustangs stampede Tigers in opener

          By Sam Farris Special to The Times MANTACHIE – The Mantachie Mustangs returned to the gridiron for the first time in nine months, last Friday, after coming off arguably their best season in history. The Mustangs opened the season for the second straight year against the Ethel Tigers. The undermanned […]

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Lady Indians get revenge with come-from-behind walk-off win

FULTON – The Itawamba AHS Lady Indians got squashed by Mooreville during the Lady Troopers’ classic tournament during the opening weekend, 17-2, but they were out for blood last Thursday night. Revenge is a dish best served cold, and IAHS didn’t even bother to thaw it out in the rematch at Fulton City Park. “They […]

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Lady Mustangs drop home opener to Amory

MANTACHIE – The Mantachie Lady Mustangs slow-pitch team hosted the Amory Lady Panthers for their home opener last Tuesday, but the end result wasn’t exactly what they were hoping for. “We’re still struggling with the bats,” Mantachie head coach Kristi Montgomery said following her team’s 11-2 loss. “We’ve played pretty good defense, but we’re still […]

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Sports News

Fulton Little League Jamboree date set The Fulton Little League Football jamboree date has been set for Saturday, Sept. 6 at 9 a.m. The community is encouraged to come out and support these youngsters as they begin learning the ways on the gridiron. Youth Soccer Registration The Fulton City Park and Recreation 2014 youth soccer […]

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ICC soccer opens 2014 with shutout victories over Gulf Coast

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com FULTON, MS – With temperatures flirting with triple digits, the ICC soccer teams found a way to battle the elements and come away with a pair of shutout victories over Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College on Friday. “Credit not only our players, but also Gulf Coast’s players for playing in these […]

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Alabama’s Jiggy Piggy hogs BBQ grand championship prize

Ben Wilson of Memphis’ Q-Bones BBQ leaned over twin foil pans, each loaded with around a dozen chicken breasts. To the untrained eye, each piece of meat looked similar to its neighbors, colored a fiery caramel brown and sweating from sauce and heat. Wilson, however, could spot the subtle differences that meant everything to the […]

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