About Adam Armour

Adam Armour has been writing and taking photographs for "The Itawamba County Times" since 2005. His words and pictures have earned 11 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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Fulton man charged with Peppertown break-in

A Fulton man has been arrested and charged in connection with a Peppertown breaking and entering from earlier this week. Investigators with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department have arrested Andrew Thomas Nichols, 28, of 6300 Van Buren Road, Fulton, and charged him with burglary of a dwelling for his alleged involvement in the July 16 breaking […]

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United Way giving away backpacks Saturday

* More than 250 free backpacks were distributed as part of last year’s United Way resource fair. There’s nothing cheap about putting a child through school. Luckily, United Way has got parents’ backs. This Saturday, representatives of United Way of Northeast Mississippi will be distributing free backpacks for elementary school children. The event will begin […]

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Being ahead of the curve in medical maladies

“You need to go to the doctor and see what that thing is,” Mandy told me on my third or fourth day of wearing a red, itchy bump on my face. It was parked in that little diagonal line of empty space between the philtrum and the upper corner of my lip, in just the […]

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Old fashioned: Fulton man farms his land with mule and plow

  “I bought her from an old Amish fella up in Tennessee,” said Stanley Underwood, 83, giving a firm couple of pats to the neck of his mule, Hat. Yes, that’s her name. It started out as Pat, but … “I didn’t much like that,” he said, brushing his hands on his Liberty overalls. “So, […]

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Mantachie officials vote 3-2 against proposed Huddle House rezoning

* Whether or not the restaurant opens in Mantachie now hinges on finding a new location and possibly a new investor. Mantachie officials think Huddle House would be a great fit for the town, just not where it’s proposed to go. Last week, the Mantachie zoning board, which is made up of the town’s aldermen, […]

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Fulton mayor: Chamber work to be a focus in the coming months

Discussions last week between Fulton officials and representatives with the Itawamba County Development Council underscored what could be considered an obstruction for the local economy: There’s no chamber of commerce. Fulton Mayor Lynette Weatherford realizes that lacking a person or persons devoted solely to promoting local businesses and generating interest in the area is a […]

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Deputies break up theft ring, make fleeing arrest

After more than a year of investigation, law enforcement officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department have charged two men in connection with an ATV theft ring that spanned the southeast United States. Last week, Alan Goodwin, 34, of Winfield, Alabama, and Justin Wilson, 28, of Golden, were indicted by the Itawamba County Grand Jury […]

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Mantachie board asked to rezone more resident property as commercial

* Following a heated discussion of rezoning a piece of property, Mantachie aldermen are asked to rezone another residential parcel for commercial development. Zoning seems to be the popular topic of conversation around Mantachie these days. On the heels of a heated zoning discussion among town officials and vote against rezoning a piece of residential […]

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Nineteen arrested as part of Itawamba County drug roundup

Officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department have released a list of 19 suspects arrested as part of a roundup of people indicted through the Itawamba County Grand Jury. Suspects and their charges included: Henry Ashby – sale of cocaine Elvis Blankenship – conspiracy to sell methamphetamine; sale of methamphetamine; and possession of methamphetamine Beau […]

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UPDATE: Suspected robber caught

UPDATE: Itawamba County law enforcement officials have caught and arrested Charles Ray Powell. Powell was caught on Benson-Jones Road at approximately 2 p.m. ORIGINAL STORY: Itawamba deputies are currently hunting for an Alabama man suspected of an Alabama robbery. According to Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson, Curtis Ray Powell of Hamilton, Alabama is believed to […]

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Punishment for irresponsible pet owners?

  * County officials are debating whether or not to implement a fine for pet owners whose loose animals cause trouble.  If a loose pet causes harm, should the owner be punished? It’s a question county officials may have to answer soon. During this week’s regular meeting of the board, Itawamba County supervisors spoke with […]

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Committee forms to encourage Wynette stamp release

  * The group will push to get the hometown country music legend’s first U.S. postal stamp released in Tremont. Tammy Wynette isn’t the star of her own stamp yet, but her hometown is making sure their ready for when she debuts. Recently, approximately 22 people attended a short meeting to discuss the planned release […]

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ICDC asks Fulton board for support during transition

The Itawamba County Development Council is trying to solidify support in the wake of losing its executive director. Last week, two days prior to the exit of former executive director Greg Deakle, interim director Harvey Clements and ICDC board president Teresa McNeece appeared before the Fulton Board of Aldermen to give assurances that the ICDC […]

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Deakle leaves position as ICDC, port director

  * Harvey Clements, former ICDC head, will serve in the interim until a new director can be found. Greg Deakle has left his position as executive director of the Itawamba County Development Council and director of the county port. Deakle has served in both positions since late 2007. His last day was Thursday. Deakle […]

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