About Adam Armour

Adam Armour has been writing and taking photographs for "The Itawamba County Times" since 2005. His words and pictures have earned 14 Mississippi Press Association Awards, including several "Best of" category recognitions. He has written and independently published one novel and is currently working on a second.

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Crime News

Four arrested in connection with Golden burglary

Four Golden residents have been arrested in connection with the burglary of a home, also in Golden. On Oct. 9, deputies with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Depart-ment arrested Jeremy Dulaney, 39, Matthew Gasaway, 33, Amanda Hughes, 34, and Brittany Whitten, 24, all of Golden, and charged each with burglary of a dwelling. The four are […]

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Crime News

Fulton woman arrested for shooting a man in the face

Charges are pending on a Fulton woman accused of shooting a man in the face. Investigators with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department say they plan to charge Christina Leath, of Mt. Pisgah Road, with the Oct. 7 shooting of Shelby Morris, some time on Thursday. “We’re going to make sure we have the details we […]

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‘Old-fashioned worship’

* Golden bluegrass group sees success on the gospel music charts Standing on the banks of the Tenn-Tom waterway, the members of Golden-based bluegrass group Heaven’s Mountain Band plucked the strings of their instruments in warm up. They looked at each other, nodded wordlessly, and without a count off, began to play, intermittently joining in […]

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Bears for Becca

* Classmates of late IAHS student honors her memory with teddy bear giveaway It didn’t take long for Itawamba Agricultural High School teacher Lori Holland to devise a way to honor the memory of her former student, Rebecca Jarrell. Teddy bears. Teddy bears are cute and cuddly; they’re symbols of warmth, love and comfort. Teddy […]

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Initiative 42: Public education funding issue set for Nov. 3 ballot

Arguably the most singeing hot button topic of this election year is the proposed amendment to the Mississippi Constitution known as Initiative Measure No. 42. There’s been a a great deal of rhetoric surrounding Initiative 42 (and its less elegantly named ballot mate, Alternative Measure No. 42A) over the past several months. It’s been a […]

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Improvement Center continues to expand its scope

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the seventh in an ongoing series of stories highlighting each of Itawamba County’s schools and their goals for the year. There’s a reason the county school district’s alternative school isn’t called that any more. Once upon a time, the Itawamba County Alternative School’s primary role was to teach county students with […]

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Katie Brown: Breast cancer survivor

    It wasn’t until she spoke with her daughter, Kristin, that the reality of breast cancer struck Katie Brown. “Are you going to die?” Kristin, then 12, asked. If the two of them hadn’t been sitting on Kristin’s bed, the question may have knocked Brown off her feet. “I had answered a lot of […]

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Question of the Week – October 7

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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School officials: There was no bomb threat

Rumors of a student making a bomb threat against Itawamba Attendance Center, Monday, were unfounded, according to Itawamba County school officials. In an official statement, Superintendent of Education Michael Nanney said no bomb threat was made. School officials did, however, work with local law enforcement to conduct a thorough investigation of the claim. A search […]

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Grown together: Tremont Floral celebrates 50 years as a family business

If there’s one thing the Canup siblings learned from their father, it’s the value of hard work. Businesses, like flowers, require a lot of nurturing to grow. “We’ve always said hard work drives our family,” said B.J. Canup, president of Tremont Floral. His father, Bobby, sat across the table from him. His younger siblings, brother […]

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County budget shows increased millage value

Last week, the Itawamba County Board of Supervisors approved the budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Despite an increase in the county’s assessed value, most of the current budget looks fairly similar to its predecessor. Neither the millage rate for the general fund nor the county school district strayed far from last year’s rates, keeping […]

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Chamber membership growing steadily

It’s been a productive month for Fulton’s new chamber of commerce. Two weeks ago, the organization held a kickoff event as a way to introduce the chamber’s board members to local residents and business owners. The event also doubled as a membership drive. Turnout was strong, the chamber’s executive director Molly Loden said, and memberships […]

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Mantachie High School principal settling into her role

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the seventh in an ongoing series of stories highlighting each of Itawamba County’s schools and their goals for the year. “When I first got into administration, I was told my first year would be the easiest.” Millie Wood, Mantachie High School’s principal … its new principal … laughed like she’d just […]

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IAHS debuts new fundraising car tag

Fulton drivers will have opportunity to display their school pride with IAHS-themed license plates … should enough of them be sold. The proposed tag design features the familiar IAHS Indian chief logo to the left of the tag number. Running across the bottom of the plate in bold lettering are the words, “We are Itawamba!” […]

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