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Cozy cabin: Fulton man builds miniature buildings from scratch

Fulton’s Tommy Roberts is currently building his second cabin. Some might call it cozy but frankly, it’s kind of small. The first cabin was, too. If it were life-sized, it would stand approximately 16 feet at the peak of its roof and have usable floor space in the neighborhood of 22 feet by 12 feet. […]

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Downtown Trick ‘r Treat

Downtown Fulton was full of  maniacs, monsters, princesses, robots, superheroes, sports celebrities and other people and creatures during the annual trick ‘r treat event, last Thursday. Like the blob, this event has grown larger and larger with time; this year’s event was attended by hundreds, if not thousands of people. Photos by Adam Armour To purchase […]

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Breast cancer survivor: Sylvia Chamblee

By Adam Armour Itawamba Times “I’m not in ‘survivor mode’ just yet,” said Fulton breast cancer survivor Sylvia Chamblee. With her final chemotherapy treatment just a few weeks behind her, Chamblee said she’s still adjusting to the idea that she not only faced cancer, but beat it. “It has to be a little bit longer,” […]

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Mantachie Fest 2015

It could be argued that Saturday’s Mantachie Fest celebration was one of the most picture perfect in the small town festival’s 29-year history. the perfect day to Temperatures were mild (a rarity in Mississippi) and the sun was hanging brightly in the sky with nary a cloud in sight. People turned out for the event […]

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Friends, family mourn accident victims’ loss

Friends and family of Becca Jarrell, 19, and Daniel Reich, 55, both of whom died in a head-on collision, Saturday, describe them as loving, happy people taken from the world much too soon. Jarrell was a 2014 graduate of IAHS who was attending Itawamba Community College at the time of her death. Jarrell’s friends and family described […]

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The legendary hog of Bigbee Bottom.

More than 60 years ago, Itawamba County had its own Melvillian beast … a creature so obsessively hunted and difficult to kill, it reached near-legendary status, at least locally. It wasn’t a whale, of course. Not in Itawamba County. It was a hog. Friends Hubert Johnson, Buddy Blaylock and Bobby Jarrell were just kids when […]

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ICC exhibit features Fulton native’s art

“Collections, Conglomerates, Constellations,” the work of former faculty member Robert Ring of Fulton, will be on display in the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center gallery at the Itawamba Community College Fulton Campus through Oct. 16. Ring’s multimedia wall hangings incorporate porcelain figures that reach back to a Victorian age aristocratic America. Ironically, all of the […]

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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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Miranda Cipkowski

OPINION: It’s a (mostly) Wonderful Life

The low roar of the garage door closing behind me was a welcome sound. It shuttered the light from the outside world, signifying the end of another school year. After turning off the car’s engine, I sat soaking in the golden silence of the dark and stillness. Another school year had come and gone, and […]

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First day of school

Classes resumed all over the county last Thursday, likely to the chagrin of many students. A small survey of Fulton’s kindergarten students, however, seemed to reveal most first-timers were excited about being in the classroom. They will learn. Photos by Adam Armour Click any photo to purchase a print

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Blood (vessel) brothers

* Itawamba County siblings roll with what life throws them By W. DEREK RUSSELL Daily Journal They say that being a brother is sometimes better than being a superhero. That wisdom couldn’t be more true for Chris and Seth Dickinson. The sons of Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson and wife Teresa, Chris and Seth always […]

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Local attorneys offer free legal help in upcoming clinic

The Itawamba County Bar will be hosting a free legal clinic for qualified underprivileged participants next week. The clinic, which will offer free legal assistance to those who qualify, will be held Wednesday, July 29, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the Itawamba County courtroom on the second floor of the county courthouse in […]

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Trot to gallop

Fairview’s Katie Haynes talks about taking her love of horse riding to the competitive level. Competitive horse riding is all about the relationship between rider and horse, how competently and confidently the two work together during a given task. It’s not just about skill; it’s about trust. “If you just go hop on a horse, […]

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Fulton man ambitious in life, on his ride

By RILEY MANNING Daily Journal FULTON – Charles Ruff knew he was born to ride the first time he saw a motorcycle club roar through the streets of Alabama as a child. “I saw them and I just knew, ‘That’s it, that’s what I want to be,’” the Fulton man said. “For me, I’m free […]

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