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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History’s harvest: Marily Leary retires as historical society’s hostess

Marilyn Leary had written down everything she wanted to talk about. Her notes were handwritten, sometimes in red ink, other times in black, on a half dozen or so pieces of paper of varying sizes and shapes. Leary spread these out on the table in front of her before starting. Unprompted, she opened with … […]

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Mantachie Elementary is getting bigger every year

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third in an ongoing series of stories highlighting each of Itawamba County’s schools and their goals for the year. Like all of the kids attending school there, Mantachie Elementary School is growing. “Our attendance is pretty high,” said MES Principal Jamie Dill. “We are definitely growing.” This year, 635 students are […]

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Chamber director: ‘We’re here for businesses’

When it was casually mentioned to Molly Loden that her new job comes bundled with all kinds of expectations, she didn’t seem bothered. As the Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s new … and first … executive director, Loden is standing before a vast stretch of unknown. The city has never had a chamber before. Will local […]

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NE MS Natural Gas to undergo $1-million expansion

Mantachie-based Northeast Mississippi Natural Gas District will add 1,000 customers to its coverage area during a planned $1-million expansion. Work on the expansion, which will extend the gas company’s lines 37 miles and include coverage of households on Houston-Palestine Road, Ratliff Road, Friendship, Gilmore Chapel Road and multiple other roads in Lee County, is expected […]

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Mantachie adopts fee, rules for door-to-door vendors

Transient vendors looking to do business in Mantachie will have a bit more overhead, and some new rules to follow. Earlier this month, town officials adopted a new $50 transient vendor fee, in addition to setting some basic guidelines all door-knocking salesmen must follow. The guidelines include set hours in which door-to-door vendors may come […]

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Question of the Week – September 2

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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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor – September 2

The Itawamba County Times encourages its readers to comment on local, statewide or national news, events and people via letters to our editor. Send your letters to itawamba.times@journalinc.com. Remember, all letters must be signed in order to be published. Reader encourages smoking ban Dear Editor: Sometimes it is hard to do the right thing; sometimes it […]

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Stabbing suspect denied bond

Bond has been denied for the suspect in the stabbing death of an elderly Fairview woman. On Monday, Itawamba County Justice Court Judge Barry Davis said the charge against 52-year-old Jimmy Dean Carpenter of Fairview — 1st degree murder enhanced due to the age and disability of the victim — was too severe to grant […]

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Crime News

Stabbing suspect charged with murder

Jimmy Carpenter, 52, the suspect in last night’s stabbing death of 65-year-old Sharon Johnson of Fairview, has been charged with murder with the charges enhanced due to the victim’s age and disability. Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson said his office will be seeking a double life sentence without parole. Carpenter is currently being held in the […]

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Fairview stabbing victim identified, weapon found

  Itawamba law enforcement officials have identified the victim of last night’s stabbing death in Fairview as 65-year-old Sharon R. Johnson. Johnson was stabbed multiple times and had her throat cut just after 6 p.m. Thursday night. The attack occurred in her home at 1260 Mt. Gilead Road, Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson reported. Investigators […]

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Clouse earns nod as Democratic chancery clerk candidate

Friendship’s Michelle Clouse will be the Democratic candidate in November’s chancery clerk race, according to unofficial results of Tuesday’s runoff race. Results of the second Democratic primary place Clouse ahead of her opponent, Tilden’s Emily Quinn, by 462 votes. Voters cast a total of 2,326 ballots in her favor, representing 55.51 percent of the total […]

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Tammy Wynette Legacy Park progressing well

  * The town will host a Labor Day event to help fund the memorial park’s operations. Work on Tremont’s long-planned memorial park for country music legend and native Tammy Wynette is further along than most people probably realize. Last week, Robert Don Whitehead of the Tammy Wynette Legacy Park Committee said the group is […]

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Mantachie budget amended due to overspending, over-earning

Overspending has forced Mantachie officials to amend the current year’s budget. They aren’t sweating it, however, because they’ve also made a lot more money than expected. Bryon Wilemon, an accountant with Franks, Franks, Jarrell & Wilemon, which handles the town’s budgeting each year, recently spoke with town officials about their upcoming budget year and how […]

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Cruisers’ ride hits fundraising goal

Local motorcycle group The Itawamba Cruisers had no trouble coasting to their $10,000 goal for their fourth annual charity ride and car show. Held in conjunction with Fulton’s downtown barbecue festival on Aug. 15, the ride attracted just under 50 bikers from across Northeast Mississippi and Alabama. That’s approximately the same number of riders as […]

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