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Question of the Week – May 20

Question of the Week 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 […]

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Loser’s Lounge

  * Fulton resident shares his story of near-fame and how a Beatle ended up recording one of his songs There’s a song on the B-side of Ringo Starr’s second studio album after the breakup of the Beatles, “Beaucoups of Blues,” called “Loser’s Lounge.” In it, Starr describes a country music bar where heartbroken men […]

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Mantachie board talks cameras, pumps, bumps and dumps

Mantachie officials tackled a variety of topics during their regular monthly meeting last week, including replacing aging sewer pumps, equipping the town’s police force with body cameras and potentially adding speed bumps to a popular pass-through. Filming police Mantachie police are currently investigating the purchase of new body cameras. Officer Dave Loague told board members […]

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Crime News

High speed chase follows traffic stop, ends in drug bust

A routine traffic stop on the Fulton offramp led to a high speed chase and ended in a drug bust. Officials with the Fulton Police Department said Melissa Hood, 45, of Briarway Cove, Memphis, pulled into a safety checkpoint conducted by the FPD and Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers on the Highway 78 offramp on the […]

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Election 2015

Mills carries Itawamba in congressional election

As expected, Fulton attorney Michael P. “Chip” Mills carried Itawamba County in last week’s 1st Congressional District special election. Mills walked away from the 22-county election with 58.08 percent of the Itawamba County vote, far surpassing the number of local votes earned by his nearest competitor, Saltillo’s Trent Kelly, who received 13.76 percent of the […]

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Jackson Furniture road still winding

It might not seem like it now, but the long and winding road to creating a short and straight one for Mantachie’s Jackson Furniture plant does have an end. It’s somewhere up ahead, just out of sight. County officials say they are currently working with Jackson Furniture to finally complete a project promised to the […]

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Adam Mug 2015

OPINION: Literally the biggest problem in the world

You know what makes me literally sick? The overuse of the word literally. That’s right, every time I hear that particular adjective, which is literally a billion times a time, I catch cold, contract the measles or come down with an acute case of leprosy. I’m literally writing this from my death bed. Sorry if […]

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Cole challenges grads to achieve American dream

Dr. David C. Cole, president emeritus and current interim vice president of economic and community services at Itawamba Community College, challenged the 330 Associate of Arts graduates to achieve the American dream during the 65th commencement ceremony at the Davis Event Center on Saturday In opening, Cole said, “I am the little boy who hoed, […]

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Area high schools ready for graduation

In about a week’s time, area high school seniors will close the books on their high school careers. All three area high schools will hold their graduation ceremonies next Saturday, May 23, at the Davis Event Center on the ICC campus. Itawamba Agricultural High School has 143 graduating seniors who will don caps and gowns […]

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IAHS band program sees continued growth

Itawamba Agricultural High School’s band program is on a roll. For the second consecutive year, the band has brought home the coveted Sweepstakes Award, awarded to Mississippi bands that score flawless marks during state competitions throughout both marching and concert seasons. As bands compete throughout the year, they are evaluated by a small panel of […]

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Warm reception:

* Fulton’s acting postmaster says residents have welcomed her with open arms It’s so far, so good for Fulton’s acting postmaster. Amory native Veetra Dobbs — although everybody just calls her “Vee” — has been at the helm of the Fulton Post Office since January, standing in for Postmaster Mary Katherine Keene, currently on indefinite leave. […]

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Question of the Week – May 13

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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Itawamba reading test results surpass state average

Ninety-two percent of Itawamba third graders have passed a statewide reading test that qualifies them for the fourth grade, according to results released by the Mississippi Board of Education on Friday. Itawamba Attendance Center students had the highest passing rate at 94 percent. All schools but one, Fairview Attendance Center, scored a passing rate of […]

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Fulton police receive $45K USDA grant

Fulton officials have accepted a matching USDA grant that will allow the police department to purchase two new vehicles. During their regular meeting last week, city aldermen voted to accept a $43,700 Community Facilities Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In order to receive the grant, the city will be required to match 45 […]

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