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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‘The kind of person Maikhail was’

* Miller was an exceptional athlete and friend Maikhail Miller was an exceptional athlete since he was old enough to be involved in sports. A standout football, baseball and basketball player, Miller, who died, Saturday, following a car wreck, dominated everything he took his hand to and exemplified all the traits of an athlete with […]

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ICDC director: Wal-Mart should ‘aggressively pursue’ sale of Mantachie building

There are three certainties in this world: death, taxes and that Walmart stores are forever. No wonder the announcement of the impending closure of Walmart Neighborhood Market in Mantachie a little over a year after it opened came as a surprise to just about everyone. “We’ve all been in shock,” said Itawamba County Development Council […]

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Mantachie Head Start teachers remember late teacher as ‘joyous’

It’s been a difficult couple of weeks for the staff of Mantachie Head Start. The school lost longtime teacher Jo Deana Smith, 49, to a head-on collision on Jan. 20. Smith’s mother, Betty Smith, and the driver of a second vehicle, Jordan Jones, also perished in the crash. Smith worked for 25 years with the […]

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Question of the Week – February 3

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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County to remove Ten Commandments display from courthouse

Itawamba County officials, Monday morning, have released a statement confirming they will remove the Ten Commandments display currently hanging in the county courthouse. “The Supervisors of Itawamba County have been notified that the present display of the Ten Commandments by itself is a violation of U.S. Supreme Court ruling,” the statement reads. “After consulting with legal counsel, […]

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No injuries reported in Fulton house fire

A short in the kitchen stove seems to have been the cause of a Friday morning house fire in Fulton. The fire broke out at 409 Hill Street just after 9:30 a.m. By the time officials with the Fulton Fire Department responded to the scene, a rolling cloud of smoke had already swallowed most of […]

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Question of the Week – January 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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Boil water notice for Tombigbee Water customers

  The Mississippi State Department of Health has issued a boil-water alert for customers who receive their drinking water from the Tombigbee Water Association water supply located in Itawamba County. The alert went into effect late Wednesday afternoon and is expected to last until at least Friday. The alert affects approximately 1,627 customers. Health officials strongly recommend that […]

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Crime News

Fulton police raid home as part of drug investigation

Fulton police have raided a house in connection with an ongoing narcotics investigation. On Tuesday, police executed a search warrant at the house at 310 Witt Street for alleged illegal drug activity. Officials say a felony amount of crystal methamphetamine was found inside the house. Three people were taken into custody for questioning, although no […]

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Cozy cabin: Fulton man builds miniature buildings from scratch

Fulton’s Tommy Roberts is currently building his second cabin. Some might call it cozy but frankly, it’s kind of small. The first cabin was, too. If it were life-sized, it would stand approximately 16 feet at the peak of its roof and have usable floor space in the neighborhood of 22 feet by 12 feet. […]

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ICDC debuts new county website

Since last week, Itawamba County has looked totally different … at least online. During a special presentation last week, ICDC Executive Director Vaunita Martin unveiled the county’s new website before a crowd of around 40 people, a mix of ICDC board members, county officials and area residents. Response to the new website seemed enthusiastic. The […]

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Fulton mayor: Littering is a problem throughout city

Fulton is infested with litterbugs, and city officials are struggling to keep the city fumigated. According to Fulton Mayor Lynette Weatherford, roadside trash has become a growing problem citywide, one that’s almost impossible to fight without help from the public at large. “It’s really gotten under my skin,” the mayor said. “We strive to keep […]

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The most Herculean of all tasks

One day long, long again in ancient Greece, Zeus dropped by to visit his son, Heracles. He took the form of a bear or a wombat or a rock or something. Mythologists aren’t quite certain. It was probably a bird, though, so let’s just go with a goose. “You do far too much sitting around,” […]

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Mantachie mayor: Walmart closure a ‘shock’

Mayor Jeff Butler said Friday’s announcement that Wal-Mart would be shuttering its Neighborhood Market store in Mantachie just over a year after opening it came as a total surprise. “It was definitely shocking to us,” he said. “I didn’t have a clue, to tell you the truth.” Butler said a Wal-Mart representative notified him early […]

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