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School board members mull dental opportunity

A mobile dentistry group is seeking permission to perform some basic dental cleanings on area students. Smiles to Go Dentistry representative Pat Ashley spoke to the Itawamba County School Board during their recent meeting. Ashley and her group asked permission to bring their mobile equipment to county schools to check children’s teeth for dental problems, […]

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Mantachie officials support countywide think tank

Mantachie officials are throwing in with a fledgling countywide group that will act as a think tank for new ideas. During their regular monthly meeting last week, the Mantachie Board of Aldermen agreed to support what is being called the “Itawamba Coalition,” a new group with representatives from all three municipal boards, the county board […]

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Wood tapped as Mantachie High School principal

The Itawamba County School Board has selected a new principal for Mantachie High School. During last week’s regular meeting, the school board approved Superintendent Michael Nanney’s selection of Millie Wood as the new head of Mantachie High. Wood is curently employed with the Itawamba County School System as Special Programs Director. She replaces Jeff Criddle, […]

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School district rolls out 16 new buses

* The buses were purchased as part of a 10-year, $1.24 million lease/purchase agreement. Sixteen new school buses are rolling down Itawamba County’s roads this week. The buses were purchased late last year under a 10-year lease purchase agreement. The local school district is paying for the buses in annual installments of around $160,000, for […]

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Wynette to be featured on new postal stamp

* The country music icon’s hometown of Tremont will play host to the upcoming unveiling event. Tremont will play host to the unveiling of a new postage stamp bearing the likeness of country music legend Tammy Wynette. Though there is currently no set date for the unveiling event, the Tremont native’s name is included on […]

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Ewing named principal of Itawamba Attendance Center

During their recent meeting, the Itawamba County School Board unanimously approved Michael Nanney’s recommendation of promoting Sheryl Ewing to Itawamba Attendance Center principal. Ewing has served as an assistant principal for the past two years and succeeds Pat Stone who is retiring at the end of the current school year. Ewing started teaching in Itawamba […]

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Knight appointed to serve on school board

Following a split-vote, members of the Itawamba County School Board have appointed a new member to temporarily fill the vacant first district seat. Last Thursday, Jan. 16, members of the Itawamba County School board met during a special session and appointed Kelly Knight to fill the first district position, which was left vacant by former […]

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From fast food to food service

“I first knew I liked cooking when I was about 12 years old,” said Kenny Coker, August’s Cook of the Month. “When I would visit my grandmothers, I would watch them prepare meals for their families. I just loved it.” That interest mushroomed, and Coker took a job in the fast food business when he […]

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Overflow enrollment demands additional teacher at IAC

Strong numbers at Itawamba Attendance Center have made necessary the hiring of an additional first grade teacher. Due to Itawamba Attendance Center first grade reaching an enrollment number of 139 students even before the first day of school, the Itawamba County School District hired an additional teacher during its regular meeting last week. Based on […]

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School open houses ready students for the classroom

Kids, squeeze as much out of every single day as possible: Summer vacation is waning. In two weeks’ time, students across Itawamba County will head back to the classroom. Classes begin on Wednesday, Aug. 7 for each of Itawamba County’s eight schools. This week and next, each Itawamba County school will hold its own open […]

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Itawamba school district and ICC partner for dual enrollment program

Itawamba County high schools and Itawamba Community College are teaming up to offer students a chance to get a jump on their college careers. Starting this coming school year, area high schools will be offering a dual enrollment program … a special program that allows students to be simultaneously enrolled in both high school and […]

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Dual enrollment/dual credit approved for county seniors

Itawamba County high school seniors will be offered the opportunity to earn high school/college credit simultaneously beginning with the fall semester, 2013. Members of the Itawamba County School Board approved the policy change at their recent board meeting. Board members seemed to agree that the change would help promote students’ moving forward with their academic […]

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Paraprofessional of the year recognized at meeting

Thirty-two year school system veteran Sandra Guin was named Itawamba County School District’s Paraprofessional of the Year, Monday night. Guin, who has spent her years in the front office at Mantachie High School, was selected from among a field of seven nominees representing Itawamba County schools. Upon receiving the award, Guin appeared honored and humbled. […]

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County principals reassigned for coming school year

Itawamba County’s principals will do a bit of shuffling next year. Three of the county’s school administrators will be changing jobs next school year. Mark Hitt, current principal of Dorsey Attendance Center, will serve as principal at the alternative school. Hitt has been principal of Dorsey Attendance Center since 2006. Currently, no one serves as […]

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