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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Resident to supervisors: Ambulance service still lacking

At least one Fulton resident is concerned local ambulance response time is still too slow. Last week, Larry Pate of Fulton appeared before the county’s board of supervisors to join the chorus of concerns that ambulances aren’t responding to emergencies quickly enough. During a recent visit to a local assisted living facility, Pate said it […]

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Students pass beneath the awning at Mantachie High School. (File photo by Adam Armour)

Superintendent: Mantachie school never on ‘lockdown’

Last week’s reported lockdown at Mantachie High School wasn’t a lockdown at all, according to county school district officials. Michael Nanney, Itawamba County superintendent of education, said that none of the high school and elementary school’s shared campus was closed off during a brief investigation into a reported gun threat on April 14. The investigation, […]

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This file photo from 2015 shows one of the Fulton Police Department

One year later: Police cameras prove useful as crime-fighting tools

One year later, the Fulton Police Department’s standard-issue personal cameras are proving to be invaluable crime-fighting tools. According to Reggie Johnson, chief of the Fulton Police Department, the 10 Pro-Vision BODYCAM personal cameras, one for each of the department’s full-time officers, have helped capture evidence resulting in arrests and convictions. He couldn’t be happier. “They’ve […]

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Fulton officials condemn house, postpone its destruction

City leaders continue to push forward with their ongoing efforts to clean or demolish dilapidated properties throughout Fulton. Fulton’s board of aldermen opened its most-recent bimonthly meeting with a discussion of two properties ripe for condemnation. First up, 102 Elliot Street. The house has been empty for years, its original owner long deceased. Tax records […]

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State funds to aid Fulton water expansion, road improvements, ICC growth

A portion of a $249.6 million bond bill recently passed by both chambers of the state Legislature will be heading to Itawamba County. In total, Itawamba County will receive approximately $2.6 million dollars. The bulk of that money — $1.8 million — will go to Itawamba Community College as part of the state’s capital improvements […]

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Question of the Week – April 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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Staying on target

Mantachie High School sophomore T.J. Gatlin knows the key to hitting a target is to relax, let all distractions fall away, and focus. Gatlin scored an impressive 290 out of 300 in the recent Archery in Mississippi Schools (AIMS) State Championship in Jackson, the highest score in the county and third highest score among Mississippi […]

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Walton’s gives greenhouse tour

  Walton’s Greenhouse recently opened their greenhouses to the public as of Business After-Hours, a new program created by the Fulton Chamber of Commerce to give the community a closer look at some of the county’s unique businesses. Visitors, of which there were around 20, were guided through the Walton’s 16 primary greenhouses, located in […]

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Mantachie doesn’t slow down with speed bumps

Talk of installing speed bumps on some of Mantachie’s busiest roads doesn’t seem to be slowing down. During their regular meeting last week, the town’s board of aldermen discussed placing speed bumps along two of the town’s most heavily trafficked streets — Sunset Drive, which leads to the town’s elderly apartments, and Devaughn Road, which […]

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Question of the Week – April 20

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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Crime News

Mantachie HS locked down after false gun threat

  An erroneous report of a firearm on campus resulted in a brief lockdown at Mantachie High School, Thursday morning. Traffic in and out of the campus and among classrooms was partially halted for approximately 30 minutes around 10 a.m. this morning after a student reported that a classmate may have been in possession of […]

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Murder suspect gives birth, goes back to jail

A capital murder suspect is back in jail after giving birth to a baby girl, and it looks like the county will be footing the bill. Tonisha Johnson, 18, currently awaiting trial for her alleged role in the shooting death of a Mantachie man, has been returned to Itawamba County Jail after giving birth at […]

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Fulton officials approve hefty increase to commercial deposits

Doing business in Fulton just got a bit more expensive. The city’s board of aldermen, last week, voted to increase the amounts of commercial deposits for both its water and gas services. Businesses hooking onto the city’s water service are now required to pay an $80 deposit; for gas service, it’s $250. Both deposits are […]

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Changes have quickened ambulance response, supervisors say

Response time for ambulances is improving, county officials say, due in part to improvements within North Mississippi Medical Center’s emergency response services. Speaking to the Itawamba County Board of Supervisors during their recent regular meeting, Todd Shettles, assistant director of NMMC’s emergency management services, said the regional medical center has taken note of the recent […]

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