• Fulton native tapped to design 2013 Elvis Festival poster. “I fell in love with watercolors in college,” explained Fulton native Brent Farrar, the artist behind this year’s Tupelo Elvis Festival poster. “It’s relaxing. You kind of lose yourself in it for however long you’re painting. If it’s four or five hours, it feels like [...]
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Supposedly, a little hard work is good for the soul. There’s a group of kids at IAC who can attest to that. More than 100 tutorial/resource students at Itawamba Attendance Center were able to get their hands dirty digging up weeds, planting flowers and installing a large bird bath in a small, grassy island between [...]
• April is National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention month. “Child abuse happens a lot more in this county than people want to realize,” said Angie Floyd, a supervisor for the Itawamba County Department of Human Services. Each month, social workers for the local DHS investigate an average of 30 cases of reported child abuse. [...]
• Non-profit organization Carrie’s Coffee House will benefit from a family movie night held in downtown Fulton’s Playgarden Park. Over the years, Carrie’s Coffee House in Fulton has done a lot of good for a lot of teens. Tonight, the community will have an opportunity to return the kindness. A fundraiser for the non-profit organization [...]
• The black and white photograph features her grandfather’s hands cupped to hold a collection of Native American arrowheads. Tremont sophomore Audrey Yielding said she likes to find beauty in normal things. It’s one of the things she likes about photography. “You can get a picture of something natural and get away from all [...]
• Mantachie junior earns trip to international science fair While it’s impossible to say for certain, it’s very likely Mantachie junior Michaela Cooper ponders dog brains more than any of her fellow classmates. Dog brains and human brains, she said, might not be as different as most would suspect. It’s an idea with which many [...]
Some say that rural community development councils are a dying breed, but that’s not necessarily true of Itawamba County. While not as prominent as they once were, Itawamba’s remaining RCDCs are far from being on life support. Last week, members of Itawamba County’s five RCDCs — Carolina, Houston, Pleasant Grove, Ratliff and Ryan’s Well — [...]
• The curtain opens on “No More Secrets” tonight and tomorrow. Fulton’s Quintin Alexander is, if nothing else, ambitious. Since graduating from Itawamba Agricultural High School in 2010, Alexander has traveled to and returned from California as part of a modeling career, formed his own non-profit organization and written and directed a play loosely based [...]
The Itawamba Agricultural High School scholar’s bowl team has had a good year … arguably, the best year ever. The group’s 2012-2013 accomplishments are many, including a first place win at Itawamba Community College’s annual Scholar’s Bowl Tournament; second place for the group’s A-team at the University of Mississippi Academic Invitational Tournament (the best the [...]
Although her mother is a cosmetologist, aesthetics — the art and skill of applying makeup — wasn’t really something Fulton sophomore Morgan Christian took much interest in until recently. Now, she’s among the best high school makeup artists in the state. Christian earned the top prize in the statewide SkillsUSA competition, held in late February. This annual [...]
April 1 is the deadline for North Mississippi Medical Center summer volunteer program. This program is designed for students who may be interested in pursuing a career in health care or who simply would like to make a difference in someone’s life. Eligible students must have completed the ninth-12th grades by June 1, 2013. Volunteer [...]
Tupelo’s third annual Resurrection Run 5K/Walk begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Robin’s Field, located next to Church Street School. The scenic course travels through Highland Circle and other adjacent neighborhoods. The one-mile fun run and walk begins at 9:30 a.m. on the track at Robin’s Field. Register at www.racesonline.com through March 28 [...]
The front counter inside Mantachie’s Owl Bee Boutique is older than the store itself. It’s older than the building in which the store resides and far, far older than its owners. It’s what someone might call a “dinosaur” or “relic” or “ancient.” Co-owners Emily Spradlin and Amber Bradley refer to the old counter in more [...]
- School district lines redrawn May 18, 2013
- Paraprofessional of the year recognized at meeting May 19, 2013
- ‘Duck Dynasty’ stars to speak at ICC May 22, 2013
- In the line of duty May 22, 2013
- Watercoloring the King May 22, 2013
- Looking good: Mustangs mix youth with experience in strong spring performance May 22, 2013
- ICC earns Top 25 finish in NJCAA Men’s National Tennis Tournament May 22, 2013
- Itawamba AHS’ Dunn signs with Northeast May 22, 2013
- Bennett brings home medals May 22, 2013
- Westbrook, Doss sign to play basketball at ICC May 22, 2013
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