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* Make-A-Wish gives Fulton teen a state-of-the-art gaming PC. As of last week, Tyler Davis, 13, has the best gaming PC in his neighborhood. Even in his hometown might not be a stretch. On Thursday, Make-A-Wish Mid-South granted Tyler’s wish to own a real beast of a gaming PC. The non-profit organization set Tyler up with […]

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Officials warn businesses, individuals to look out for counterfeit bills

Local law enforcement officials have identified several cases of small denomination counterfeit bills being distributed in Itawamba County businesses. In the past two weeks, two reports of counterfeit $10 bills have been filed with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department. The first report was made on Aug. 15 when a Fulton resident tried to spend one […]

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Itawamba students beat state average in tests

EDITOR’S NOTE: For a school-by-school breakdown of the recently-released test results, see page 6A of the Aug. 27 edition of The Itawamba County Times. Itawamba County has received its statewide test scores for the 2013-2014 year, which reveal a somewhat expected decline in percentages as schools push forward with teaching the new Common Core Standards. That said, […]

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Mantachie water rate hike approved by PSC

* The increase, which will only affect customers who aren’t town residents, is expected to go into effect in the coming weeks. After four years and several false starts, Mantachie is finally getting its rate increase for water customers who aren’t residents of the town. Last Tuesday, the Mississippi Public Service Commission approved the town’s […]

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Itawamba tobacco-free group gets new director

* The group of volunteer smoke-free advocates hopes to increase presence in county.  Even smokers know smoking is bad for them, but possibly not the extent of it. “Everybody knows that smoking’s bad, but most people probably don’t realize that cigarettes contain more than 7,000 chemicals,” said Tupelo’s Helen Boerner. “They know about nicotine, but […]

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Home Grown: TJ’s Pageant and Formal Wear

T.J. Denson isn’t shy about sharing her thoughts on how a customer looks in one of her dresses. That’s a sword that cuts both ways. “We’re very vocal about what looks good on a client,” said the owner of TJ’s Pageant and Formal Wear in Fulton. After a pause, she added, “We’re also very vocal […]

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Indian Players to present “Willy Wonka” this spring

Casting has begun for the Itawamba Agricultural High School Indian Players’ production of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Based on the classic 1971 musical film of the same name, “Willy Wonka” will feature a cast of around 60 people, elaborate costumes, large sets and numerous beloved songs. Countywide auditions for the production began earlier […]

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Alabama’s Jiggy Piggy hogs BBQ grand championship prize

Ben Wilson of Memphis’ Q-Bones BBQ leaned over twin foil pans, each loaded with around a dozen chicken breasts. To the untrained eye, each piece of meat looked similar to its neighbors, colored a fiery caramel brown and sweating from sauce and heat. Wilson, however, could spot the subtle differences that meant everything to the […]

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Mantachie officials discuss potential for new property tax

* Aldermen agree a tax hike is coming, but disagree on when. Official discussions have begun for what Mantachie leaders agree is an inevitable property tax for the town. During last week’s regular meeting of the town board, Alderman-at-Large Dan Moore, Jr. raised the question of whether or not town residents should be paying property […]

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Fulton woman charged with participation in credit card scam

Fulton police have charged a 64-year-old woman for allegedly participating in an online credit card scam. On Aug. 13, police arrested Shelia Warren of 195 Buzby Drive, Fulton, and charged her with 14 counts of felony credit card fraud. Warren is accused of using a stolen credit card to withdraw approximately $8,000 from a local […]

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Tremont board appoints two new members

The Tremont Board of Aldermen has appointed two new members after one alderman resigned and a second was vacated by the board. Last Wednesday, remaining members of the board — Nathan Garrison, Barry Todd and Chris Wigginton — voted to appoint Holly Ford and Bobby Canup to the town board. Ford and Canup replace Melanie […]

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Mantachie aldermen consider bond refinancing

* Refinancing the town’s loans could save the city upwards of $390,000. Mantachie aldermen are considering refinancing the town’s bonds, a move that could potentially save hundreds of thousands of dollars. Last week, the board was visited by E.J. Gregory, an attorney with Memphis-based investment bankers, Duncan-Williams Inc. Gregory was invited to speak to the […]

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Girl Scouts looking for new members, leaders

* The area Girl Scouts program is hosting a recruitment drive this Saturday in hopes of bolstering its numbers. There’s a lot more to Girl Scouts than cookie sales, and there’s a lot more to being a Girl Scouts leader than just babysitting a troop. Gwen Davis, Itawamba County’s new Girl Scouts service unit manager, […]

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“Bless Her Heart 5k for AK” to benefit Tremont child

By Scotty Nichols Sports Writer Brandon and Charlotte Leathers, of Tremont, are hosing a charity 5K run to benefit their sick daughter, Azie Kate, who is suffering from a rare heart condition. The “Bless Her Heart: 5k for AK” will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, in downtown Fulton. The run will start at 8 […]

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