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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Back on track

* Fulton railway receives $2.6 million for improvements Although struggling financially just a few years ago, the 25-mile railway that runs between Itawamba and Monroe counties is getting back on track with the help of state dollars. On Thursday, Gov. Phil Bryant and a host of state and local leaders were in Fulton to announce […]

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OPINION: Let’s snuff out the sun

Well, it’s finally happened. The sun god Helios has unleashed his wrath on the people of Mississippi, focusing down on us with an fiery anger hotter than an ocean of molten metal spiced up with ghost pepper chilies. I’m not exactly sure what we’ve done to deserve the big guy’s ire and subsequently this wretched […]

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Voters hit the polls next Tuesday

Voters go to the polls next Tuesday to begin whittling down the list of the county’s next potential leaders. Polls will be open Aug. 4 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. for voting in Itawamba County’s Democratic and Republican primary elections. This election typically sees the highest turnout of any in the county. This year, […]

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Election 2015

A step-by-step guide to casting your vote Tuesday

  Those new to the voting process shouldn’t be intimidated by it. These days, there isn’t much about the process that differs from what people do on their phones every single day: Read and tap. Step-by-step, the voting process is as follows: Upon arriving at a voting precinct, voters will choose whether or not they […]

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Crime News

Teen charged with Tremont business break in

A teen has been charged with breaking into a Tremont business, but not actually stealing anything. Eighteen-year-old Devin Graham, of 1923 Mt. Pleasant Road Northeast, Tremont, was arrested on Friday and charged with burglary of a commercial building. He is accused of the June 23 break in at Big Bee Metal in Tremont. According to […]

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Fulton board chews tobacco laws

Fulton aldermen are contemplating whether or not to make the city smoke-free. During last week’s regular meeting of the city board, aldermen were visited by Helen Boerner, Project Director for the state health department’s Mississippi Tobacco Free organization. Boerner represents Itawamba and Monroe counties. Boerner asked the board to consider making Fulton a tobacco-free community. […]

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Question of the Week – July 29

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 week’s question …

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Badges bust battery bandit

Local authorities believe they’ve busted a bandit who burgled a bunch of batteries. Investigators with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department say they’ve captured Jeff Lesley, 54, of 7338 Highway 371, Mooreville, and charged him in connection with a string of battery thefts from across the county. Lesley is accused of stealing a variety of types […]

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Two arrested in Tremont on meth, stolen car charges

Deputies have arrested two women accused of stealing a car and smuggling narcotics into Itawamba County. Rita J. Buckingham, 42, of Shannon, and Lori June Schmidt, 44, of Nettleton, were arrested by Itawamba County deputies in Tremont, Sunday. Both were charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell. According to narcotics investigators with the […]

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Fulton chamber committee begins director search

Fulton’s long-in-the-making chamber of commerce might finally be opening its doors. The city-sanctioned steering committee actively working to build a Fulton Chamber of Commerce from the ground up has officially begun its search for an executive director. This person will head up business development efforts in Fulton, act as the liaison between the city and […]

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Speed bumps being placed in busy Mantachie streets

Mantachie drivers who regularly use Hodges Street and Tishtontee Drive should probably practice easing off the gas. Speed bumps are being installed on both streets. Last week, Mantachie aldermen voted to purchase eight speed bumps and accompanying signs warning drivers of them. They plan to place these bumps along both roads, which are frequently used […]

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Local attorneys offer free legal help in upcoming clinic

The Itawamba County Bar will be hosting a free legal clinic for qualified underprivileged participants next week. The clinic, which will offer free legal assistance to those who qualify, will be held Wednesday, July 29, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the Itawamba County courtroom on the second floor of the county courthouse in […]

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Question of the Week – July 22

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 week’s question …

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Former employee sues Mueller for discrimination

A former employee of Mueller Copper Tube in Fulton is suing the company for discrimination. A complaint filed through the Northern U.S. District Court on July 5 reveals that Charles “Randy” Reich of Fulton is seeking damages against Mueller for alleged violations of both the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment […]

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