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One injured in Fulton log truck, school bus accident

An afternoon accident between a loaded log truck and an Itawamba County school bus has resulted in one injury. The accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon on Highway 25 North in Fulton. According to officials, the bus was turning left onto Mt. Pleasant Road when the log truck following it also veered left suddenly, […]

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Two suspects charged in church break in

Two men have been arrested in connection with a late night break in at an Itawamba County church. Officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department say they have arrested Terry Allen Mills, 19, of 450 Reich Road, Fulton, and Brandon Joseph Isbell, 20, of 317 Mountain Leader Trail, Saltillo, and charged both with burglary of […]

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Teacher of the Year: ‘There’s no such thing as normal’

Just after she sat down to talk about being named Itawamba County’s Teacher of the Year, one of Missi Chatham’s young students made for the classroom door. “Don’t do it,” she warned him as he placed a hand on the door. He hovered for a moment, as if contemplating her would-be reaction. A mischievous smile […]

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Fulton, Mantachie pull ICDC support

Both Fulton and Mantachie officials have voted in favor of suspending their regular contributions to the Itawamba County Development Council in light of structural changes within the organization. Each board voted unanimously to suspend payments to the nonprofit group, starting immediately and for the foreseeable future. Fulton’s decision came during a special meeting of the […]

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Mother, son arrested for Evergreen burglary

Police have arrested a Nettleton mother and son in connection with an Evergreen area burglary. According to Jason Dickinson the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department, Landon Harlow, 21, and Donna Harlow, 48, both of Liberty Road, Nettleton, were arrested on Dec. 8 and charged with burglarizing an Evergreen home. While the home’s owner was away, the […]

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Fulton alcohol sales begin Friday

Fulton residents will be able to legally buy a beer, this Friday. Stores within the city limits will be able to begin legally selling beer, light wine or liquors this Friday, Dec. 19. The sale of each requires a special license, which must be obtained from Fulton City Hall. As of Monday, two businesses had […]

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OPINION: Our Christmas Story

By MIRANDA CIPKOWSKI Guest Columnist I plopped down at my desk and realized this was the first opportunity I’d had to sit down all day. I figured it was as good a time as any to check my e-mail. There, amid the horde of work related communications, was an email from my sister, which was […]

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Pursuit ends with arrest of Memphis man

By RAY VAN DUSEN Monroe Journal Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Tollie Devaughn Campbell, 34, of Memphis Dec. 11. The arrest was the result of a pursuit that began in Itawamba County and ended in Monroe County at approximately 2:48 a.m. Thursday, ultimately resulting with Campbell crashing into an MCSO deputy’s vehicle. The deputy […]

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ICDC director, admin assistant released from duties

* The decision was made in light of the county’s recently-announced partnership with Three Rivers. Interim Itawamba County Development Council Executive Director Harvey Clements has been officially released from his position by the ICDC board. The decision, finalized during a special meeting of the ICDC Executive Board during a special meeting last Wednesday, was made […]

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ICDC heads: Three Rivers was the ‘best decision’ for the county

Itawamba County Development Council Past President Teresa McNeece said the county board’s recent decision to hire Three Rivers Planning and Development District to oversee the county’s economic development was the right one. She admitted, however, that it also came as somewhat of a surprise. “We probably didn’t know until things were almost decided,” she said, […]

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Fulton board reacts to Three Rivers partnership

Discussions between Itawamba County and Fulton officials regarding future chamber of commerce work seem to have broken down before even getting started. The divide between the two entities only widened with the recent announcement that Three Rivers Planning and Development District will be taking over economic development for the county. Announced at the county board […]

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Suspects named in Thanksgiving armed robbery

Officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department have released the names of two suspects in a Thanksgiving Day armed robbery. Michael Shane Earnest, 23, of 129 Kornegay Drive, Fulton, and Corey Lee Raines, 23, of 6750 Dorsey Evergreen Road, Fulton, have both been charged with armed robbery and failure to stop for a law enforcement […]

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Letters to the Editor

OPINION: Body cameras prevent mistreatment

Dear Editor, The massive public reaction to the tragic deaths of three black teens at the hand of white police officers has led to a national call for use of body cameras to record and prevent any future mistreatment of suspects. There is ample precedent. Animal protection activists have used body cameras to document egregious […]

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OPINION: Former ICDC head reflects on his time at the helm

The question of how I feel about leaving the Itawamba County Development Council after serving the past five months as its interim executive director is not easy to answer. I am not an economic developer. All I have is willingness to help and do the best I can. I was really proud of being asked […]

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