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Best of Itawamba 2015 – Winners

In May, readers of The Itawamba County Times voted on their favorite businesses, individuals and organizations in more than 80 different categories. Nearly 600 registered users cast more than 35,000 votes via the online ballot (users were allowed to fill out the ballot once per day),  in addition to the 60-plus paper ballots submitted to The […]

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‘They had everything’

  * Local phone scam victim warns others to be careful when giving out personal information. On May 29, Dorothy Shumpert of Dorsey received a call from a woman claiming she was with the Department of Social Security. This was a lie. The woman was polite, affable. She told Shumpert, 73, that her office had […]

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Election 2015

Voters asked to update personal information

County officials are asking registered voters planning to cast their ballots in the Aug. 4 primary elections to check in with the Circuit Clerk’s office to ensure their information is up to date. Itawamba County Circuit Clerk Carol Gates said last year’s changes to the county’s district lines resulted in a considerable number of voters […]

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Taxing mistake may have cost Mantachie thousands

A mistake in town’s tax books has very likely cost the town of Mantachie thousands in sales tax dollars. During this month’s meeting of the town’s board of aldermen, Mantachie officials discussed a boost in the month’s sales tax collection diversion from the State of Mississippi. The check, they said, included a $10,000 addition for […]

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Question of the Week – June 24

Each week, The Itawamba County Times features a new question for its readers. Voting each week starts on Tuesday and ends at noon the following Monday. Results are available online and in The Itawamba County Times. Take a second to share your opinion on the events, decisions and other happenings that affect your county. This week’s question …

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Golden man charged with shooting up Fairview house

Itawamba investigators have arrested a Golden man accused of violently harassing a Fairview family, including shooting at their home and property. Larry Rickey Mink, 58, of 8270 Fairview Banner Road, was arrested on June 16 and charged with four counts of felony malicious mischief and and a single count of shooting into a dwelling. He […]

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Crime News

Tax collector candidate charged with identity theft

Itawamba investigators have arrested and charged a candidate in Itawamba County’s tax collector race for allegedly committing identity theft. Matthew Perry, 30, of 410 Hospital Drive, Apt. 1B, Fulton, is accused of obtaining multiple credit cards under the name of Brittni Smith, who law enforcement officials say is a former girlfriend of his. Authorities say […]

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Mantachie board addresses topics from sewer pumps to speed bumps

Mantachie aldermen are hoping a hefty government grant will help them replace two of the town’s aging sewer pumps. Last week, town officials decided to hold out on purchasing new sewer pumps until after receiving word on whether or not the town would be receiving a $150,000 small municipalities grant through the U.S. Department of […]

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Sentences

More circuit court sentences handed down

Itawamba County Circuit Court recently wrapped up a lengthy, packed session. Over the course of two weeks, 24 people were sentenced. What follows is the second half of those sentences. The first half was published in the June 10 edition of “The Itawamba County Times” and online at itawambatimes.com. RAPHAEL D. IVORY, 1301 Filmore Drive, […]

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Question of the Week – June 17

Each week, The Itawamba County Times features a new question for its readers. Voting each week starts on Tuesday and ends at noon the following Monday. Results are available online and in The Itawamba County Times. Take a second to share your opinion on the events, decisions and other happenings that affect your county. This week’s question …

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Guntown man arrested during traffic stop

Authorities with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department have arrested a Guntown man they believe was planning to sell crystal methamphetamine. On June 10, deputies arrested Lucas Lee, 32, of 603 County Road 2578, Guntown, and charged him with possession of crystal methamphetamine with intent to sell. According to investigators with the sheriff’s department, Lee was […]

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Crime News

Police chase in Tupelo results in stolen truck charges in Itawamba

Authorities in Itawamba County have charged a Centerville man who allegedly fled from Tupelo authorities in connection with a stolen truck. Police in Tupelo arrested William Richard Harwell, 27, of Centerville, on June 7 after he allegedly fled from them in a red Ford 250 allegedly stolen from Oak Grove Road in the Centerville area […]

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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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Mantachie man arrested for drug, gun crimes

A lengthy investigation by Itawamba law enforcement authorities has ended with the arrest of a Mantachie man accused of possessing and possibly selling methamphetamine. Officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department say they arrested Walter Dean Dunaway, 36, of 3160 Shiloh Road, Mantachie, on Friday. Although charges were still being finalized, investigators said, Monday morning, […]

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