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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‘Byproduct of a dream’

* Dr. King’s dream reshaped American life. While being held in a Birmingham jail in 1963 for leading a non-violent protest, American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. penned the now-famous line, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Dr. Luther Minor, guest speaker at this past weekend’s Itawamba County Martin Luther […]

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Department of History to unveil six Fulton markers in April

Six locations in Fulton have been selected to receive historical markers from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. The sites — each of which played some significant part in the area’s history — include Itawamba Community College, Fulton Grammar School, Aeolian Grove, The Cedars (more commonly known as the Gaither House), downtown Fulton and […]

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While downtown Fulton

Fulton to-do list 2015

* Chamber work, infrastructure top list of mayor’s 2015 plans. Starting a chamber of commerce and making some needed improvements to the city’s infrastructure top Fulton Mayor Lynette Weatherford’s 2015 to-do list. On Thursday, the mayor said that forming a chamber, which would promote the city and its businesses through community events, is a priority. City […]

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Money bag

Fulton officials upset by TEPA policy change

A new safety-net policy implemented by TEPA at the beginning of the year has Fulton officials upset. The policy, implemented at the beginning of the year, adopts a tiered deposit structure for industrial and commercial customers of the Tombigbee Electric Power Company. The new policy affects both new and existing customers and is meant to […]

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Itawamba Superintendent calls PARCC withdrawal a ‘move in the right direction’

Itawamba County Superintendent of Education Michael Nanney said the state’s decision on Friday to withdraw from the multiple state consortium formed to create tests that measure how well students master the Common Core State Standards was a good one. “It’s a move in the right direction, as long as we continue to prepare students for […]

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Sixth grade king

* Courtyards resident recalls school days with Elvis. When a Courtyards Assisted Living employee recently passed around a photograph of his grandfather’s sixth grade class — a class which just happened to contain a young Elvis Presley — 81-year-old Laverne Clayton wasn’t impressed. Nor should she be. She’s in it, after all. “That’s me,” she […]

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Letters to the Editor

Reader questions point of beer restrictions

What is the intent of restrictions on beer displays? Dear Editor, This letter is directed toward the city council. Last fall an election was held as to whether or not beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages should be sold in the city. The general public voted to have beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages available […]

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Too restrictive? Fulton board ponders the city’s hot beer rules

Less than two months after approving a set of ordinances that regulate the sale and promotion of alcoholic beverages in the City of Fulton, aldermen are already considering some changes. The specific rule in question falls in Section 1-8 of the city’s resolution adopting beer and light wine ordinances. It states, “the storage of beer […]

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Fords for fifty: Car company recognizes Davis Ford’s five decades of service

When he was a kid, Tab Bennett used to visit his grandfather at work. Much to his grandfather’s dismay, it should be said. “I came down here to play when I was really young,” he said. Bennett nodded at his grandfather, Buster Davis, then continued. “He wasn’t too crazy about having kids playing at work. […]

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The man who was JESCO

* Coworkers/friends remember Staub as hardworking, gentlemanly “Just to be clear, if you say something bad about Travis Staub, we may have to kill you.” It was almost impossible to determine if JESCO President Jerry Stubblefield was joking. He certainly seemed to be, since he was laughing. But seated around his office was a group […]

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Thirty-six candidates qualify in first week

Less than a week into the new election season, and already 36 candidates have qualified for the Itawamba County primary elections, set for Aug. 4. Qualifying began on Monday, Jan. 5. and will wrap up on Friday, Feb. 27. The general election is set for Nov. 3. Several races are already looking to be highly […]

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Fulton board adopts stiffer pool hall penalties

Owners of pool halls and similar businesses in Fulton now face stiffer penalties for harboring illegal activities on their premises. Last week, the Fulton Board of Aldermen unanimously approved of a new set of regulations for recreation centers, pool rooms and billiard halls. The rules are meant to diminish the kind of unwanted activities these […]

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Qualifying begins for county, state elections

The 2015 election season officially opened Monday as qualifying began for county and state office. When the Itawamba County courthouse doors cracked open at 8 a.m. Monday morning, the first qualifying candidate of the season had already filled out her paperwork. “I’ve never been first, before,” said Carol Gates, who is running for her sixth […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration turns 15

Itawamba County’s annual celebration of the life and legacy of American Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is entering its 15th year, a milestone the event’s founder and organizer is having some trouble fathoming. “Ain’t that something,” said Emma Cook, head of the Itawamba County Martin Luther King Day Planning Committee. “Wow. It’s overwhelming.” […]

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