* Many local businesses are participating in Black Friday and Small Business Saturday this weekend. Black Friday. For historians, these two words likely conjure up images of the 1869 U.S. financial crisis; for everybody else, they speak of a different kind of financial pandemonium. Every year around this time (typically the Friday after Thanksgiving, although […]
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There’s a sign posted on one of the wall-to-wall mirrors inside Fulton Barber Shop on Gaither Street. It’s taped right next to the one that reads “No profanity,” and it details the shop’s prices. A cut costs $9. A hot-towel shave runs the same. Want both? That’s $15. Those are throwback prices. Then again, the […]
Story by Kim Hartwell Special to The Times Margueritte Jane Senter was born in her home on Monday, August 6, 1923, during lots of speechifyin’ on the Fulton Square. After having three sons, her loving parents, Carrie Lee Sandlin and Dr. John Thomas Senter were excited at the arrival of a girl! In fact, Dr. […]
It wasn’t until 1979 that Dr. James D. Thrash — “Doug” to just about everybody — opened his own veterinary practice. But Thrash had been helping heal animals long before he opened the doors of Fulton Veterinary Clinic. “I’ve worked on animals … tried to fix stuff on them … since I was little,” Thrash […]
Last year, Forbes Magazine named dental assistant as the No. 1 job for young people. Joy King, an eight-year dental assistant at Marquis Dental Center in Fulton, wouldn’t argue with that. “Most jobs don’t provide opportunities for personal or educational growth,” she said. “Dental assisting has enabled me to develop a career that allows advancement […]
Changes to the way the federal Medicare program handles its coverage of diabetic testing supplies may have a profound effect on small health care supply businesses. “Our patients are scrambling,” said Brian Quinn, manager of Complete Home Care Equipment in Fulton, which sells diabetic testing supplies, most notably blood testing strips. This week, that’s no […]
Kevin Riley really was born a couple of decades too late. A child of the 70s, the Mantachie resident’s high school years would have been better spent in the grease-slicked 1950s. Still, there’s undoubtedly a little bit of that greaser spirit in the man. For instance, Riley loves a fast car. Heck, any car, really. […]
The environment must really love Doug Comer. For more than two decades, this Dorsey entrepreneur has owned and operated Douglas Recycling (or, as it was known when it first opened, Comer Recycling), a relatively small operation that nevertheless manages to move hundreds of thousands of pounds of paper and plastic each year. It’s a […]
Several local manufacturers have been granted tax exemptions worth a total of more than $4.6-million. Itawamba County supervisors approved the tax exemption requests of Mueller Brass, Toyota Boshoku, Max Home and B&B Concrete during their most recent regular meeting. The combined total of the exemptions is worth approximately $82,104 in tax revenue. The largest of […]
When Paulette Orear began working for Bank of Mississippi way back in 1967, there were only eight branches altogether … a far cry from the multi-million dollar company that now stretches across eight states. Much has changed in that time, but not really for Orear; for her, the job’s much the same: It’s all about […]
Fulton’s unemployment office is closing its door this month. The WIN Job Center will shutter its local office on Thursday, June 20. The Mississippi Department of Employment Services announced the closing last week. Fulton’s office, located just outside the county courtroom on the second floor of the Itawamba County courthouse in downtown Fulton, joins 11 […]
Patients of Mantachie Clinic may have noticed a few new faces recently. Mantachie Rural Health Care, which owns and operates the low-cost clinic, recently hired two new full-time nurse practitioners — Amanda Martin and Leslie Peterson. Peterson joined the clinic in late February; Martin in April. While both nurses will see patients, Martin is also […]
Tommy and Telsa Mackey’s decision to completely change the course of their lives — to uproot from Tennessee, move back to their hometown of Fulton and purchase his parents’ business — wasn’t reached easily. “It took some consideration,” Tommy said, breaking into a friendly, knowing laugh at his understatement. “We had to take a few […]
“I said I would never go into this line of work,” said Gidget Leech, owner of Jo’s Salon in Fulton. Of course, her mother, Jo Bates — the “Jo” in “Jo’s Salon” — had other ideas. She, Leech explained, “encouraged” it. From across the table, Bates piped in. “She has a natural artistic ability,” she said, […]
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