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Best of Itawamba 2016

The Itawamba County Times is sponsoring its annual Best of Itawamba Contest to honor the very best of what Itawamba County has to offer its residents and visitors. We’ve selected categories we feel are reflective of life in Itawamba County. To vote for your favorites, select a category and vote for either an existing nominee […]

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Question of the Week – May 18

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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New Fulton billboard looks nicer, promotes local events

Like watch displays in the 1970s, music in the 1980s and dinosaurs in the 1990s, Fulton’s most prominent billboard has gone digital. Replacing the double-decker billboard that’s stood at the intersection of highways 178 and 25 for more than 20 years, construction of a new electronic display recently wrapped up. The billboard is owned and […]

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No price, plans set for abandoned Mantachie Walmart

It seems Mantachie’s abandoned Walmart will remain empty for the foreseeable future. With its gas pumps wrapped in plastic and its windows covered in paper, the brief former home of Walmart Neighborhood Market cuts a desolate figure. The store was shuttered in February along with 153 others nationwide, five of which were in Northeast Mississippi. […]

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Area bands play coda on another successful year

Dawn has yet to break on the first days of summer vacation, but Itawamba County’s high school band directors are already elbow-deep in plans for the fall marching season. Both Itawamba Agricultural and Mantachie high school bands will begin practicing their new shows in July, learning both music and accompanying sets they’ll perform dozens of […]

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ICDC rolls out coupon card promotion

The Itawamba County Development Council has a new promotion aimed at pushing out-of-county visitors through the doors of local businesses: Coupon cards. To the casual observer, they look and feel like postcards, but the coupon cards aren’t about making the folks back home jealous. They’re about giving travelers a reason to eat and shop in […]

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Prayer vigil for missing Fulton woman set for Sunday

Friends, family and neighbors of a missing Fulton woman will band together for a prayer vigil in her honor this Sunday. Set for 6 p.m. at St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church, the event will gather members of the East Hill community, where Deborah Evans-Bell, who has been missing since February, lives with her family. Everyone […]

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Accident

Two dead following Fulton wreck

Two people are dead and one is critically injured following a single-vehicle accident in Fulton, Friday afternoon. As of 5:20 p.m. officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department hadn’t released the names of the victims, but confirmed two deaths and a serious injury in the wreck, which occurred on John Rankin Highway at approximately 4 […]

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Celebrating Itawamba’s seniors

 

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Area high school seniors ready to graduate

In less than two weeks, area high school seniors will close the books on their high school careers. All three area high schools will hold their graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 21, at the Davis Event Center on the ICC campus. Thirty students from Tremont High School will graduate at 1 p.m. The seniors and […]

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Fulton officials decide to lock facilities that were vandalized

By CHARLOTTE A. WOLFE General Manager Trying to combat recent events of vandalism at the Itawamba County Pratt Memorial Library, city officials have decided that the bathroom facilities will be locked each night at 10 p.m. At-large Alderwoman Liz Beasley told the board members that the Friends of the Library had requested that the facilities be closed […]

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Question of the week – May 11

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.   […]

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ICC commencement ceremonies set for Saturday

  Approximately 600 students will participate in two commencement ceremonies, which are scheduled for May 14 in the Davis Event Center at the Itawamba Community College Fulton Campus. Ceremony times include Associate of Arts, 11 a.m., and Associate of Applied Science, 3 p.m. Speakers for the ceremonies will be former Mississippi Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck, […]

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Take a stroll back in time

  It was 50 years ago – 1966 Tentative approval of Headstart funds – Itawamba County has been tentatively approved for a $62,613 grant for a Headstart program this summer, according to Glenn Loden, principal of the Fulton Grammar School, who is director of the program. Project Headstart is a federally-financed program for training children who […]

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