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Fulton woman arrested for shooting a man in the face

Charges are pending on a Fulton woman accused of shooting a man in the face. Investigators with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department say they plan to charge Christina Leath, of Mt. Pisgah Road, with the Oct. 7 shooting of Shelby Morris, some time on Thursday. “We’re going to make sure we have the details we […]

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‘Old-fashioned worship’

* Golden bluegrass group sees success on the gospel music charts Standing on the banks of the Tenn-Tom waterway, the members of Golden-based bluegrass group Heaven’s Mountain Band plucked the strings of their instruments in warm up. They looked at each other, nodded wordlessly, and without a count off, began to play, intermittently joining in […]

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Bears for Becca

* Classmates of late IAHS student honors her memory with teddy bear giveaway It didn’t take long for Itawamba Agricultural High School teacher Lori Holland to devise a way to honor the memory of her former student, Rebecca Jarrell. Teddy bears. Teddy bears are cute and cuddly; they’re symbols of warmth, love and comfort. Teddy […]

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Initiative 42: Public education funding issue set for Nov. 3 ballot

Arguably the most singeing hot button topic of this election year is the proposed amendment to the Mississippi Constitution known as Initiative Measure No. 42. There’s been a a great deal of rhetoric surrounding Initiative 42 (and its less elegantly named ballot mate, Alternative Measure No. 42A) over the past several months. It’s been a […]

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Improvement Center continues to expand its scope

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the seventh in an ongoing series of stories highlighting each of Itawamba County’s schools and their goals for the year. There’s a reason the county school district’s alternative school isn’t called that any more. Once upon a time, the Itawamba County Alternative School’s primary role was to teach county students with […]

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Katie Brown: Breast cancer survivor

    It wasn’t until she spoke with her daughter, Kristin, that the reality of breast cancer struck Katie Brown. “Are you going to die?” Kristin, then 12, asked. If the two of them hadn’t been sitting on Kristin’s bed, the question may have knocked Brown off her feet. “I had answered a lot of […]

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Question of the Week – October 7

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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School officials: There was no bomb threat

Rumors of a student making a bomb threat against Itawamba Attendance Center, Monday, were unfounded, according to Itawamba County school officials. In an official statement, Superintendent of Education Michael Nanney said no bomb threat was made. School officials did, however, work with local law enforcement to conduct a thorough investigation of the claim. A search […]

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Grown together: Tremont Floral celebrates 50 years as a family business

If there’s one thing the Canup siblings learned from their father, it’s the value of hard work. Businesses, like flowers, require a lot of nurturing to grow. “We’ve always said hard work drives our family,” said B.J. Canup, president of Tremont Floral. His father, Bobby, sat across the table from him. His younger siblings, brother […]

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Mantachie High School principal settling into her role

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the seventh in an ongoing series of stories highlighting each of Itawamba County’s schools and their goals for the year. “When I first got into administration, I was told my first year would be the easiest.” Millie Wood, Mantachie High School’s principal … its new principal … laughed like she’d just […]

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Chamber membership growing steadily

It’s been a productive month for Fulton’s new chamber of commerce. Two weeks ago, the organization held a kickoff event as a way to introduce the chamber’s board members to local residents and business owners. The event also doubled as a membership drive. Turnout was strong, the chamber’s executive director Molly Loden said, and memberships […]

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IAHS debuts new fundraising car tag

Fulton drivers will have opportunity to display their school pride with IAHS-themed license plates … should enough of them be sold. The proposed tag design features the familiar IAHS Indian chief logo to the left of the tag number. Running across the bottom of the plate in bold lettering are the words, “We are Itawamba!” […]

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ICC band reunion celebrates 65 years of music

Being an Indianette at Itawamba Junior College almost 50 years ago was both important and fun for Nina Bowen Cantrell of Tupelo. Fulton native Cantrell and at least four of her fellow Indianettes will be on the Fulton Campus, Oct. 3, for the first-ever reunion of the All-American Band. Themed “Celebrating 65 Years of Music,” […]

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EDITORIAL: Raising breast cancer awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, we along with our sister daily and community newspapers put a special focus on breast cancer awareness, treatments and feature stories on survivors. In addition to the stories we do in the newspaper, we’ve added something new this year, online coverage: The Pink Project – Journal, Inc.’s […]

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