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Fulton alcoholic beverages poll

On Oct. 28, Fulton voters will decide whether or not to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages inside the city. The election will consist of two separate ballots, one for the sale of beer and light wines and a second for the sale of liquor. The following poll will keep an informal running tally of […]

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County’s value up, budget about the same

* The county’s budget for the coming fiscal year doesn’t differ much from this year’s, although the value of each mill is up. Last week, the Itawamba County Board of Supervisors approved the budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year that looks remarkably similar to last year’s, despite an increase in the county’s assessed value. Supervisors […]

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Mantachie Fest set for this weekend

At 28 years old, Mantachie Fest is one of the county’s longest standing traditions. Held on the third weekend of September since the days The Bangles were walking like Egyptians, Mantachie Fest arrives just in time for summer’s heat to break, guaranteeing a great day of outdoor fun. This year, of course, is no exception. […]

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Mantachie board questions $30k deficit in budget

Before they could approve the town’s budget for the next fiscal year, Mantachie aldermen first had to solve the mystery surrounding a deficit of more than $30,000 in the current budget. According to the budget, over which the board mulled during last Tuesday’s regular meeting, most of the discrepancy was found in the town’s public […]

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Mantachie officials relight public smoking ban

* A repealer clause in the town’s eight-year-old anti-tobacco ordinance means the rule hasn’t been in effect since 2008. Mantachie is the only municipality in Itawamba County to have a ban on smoking in public. Except, right now, there isn’t one. Turns out, due to an oversight in the original ordinance adopted by the town, […]

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Upcoming festival will help fund “Willy Wonka” production

Willy Wonka couldn’t create and run his elaborate chocolate factory by his lonesome, and neither can the Itawamba AHS Indian Players. On Saturday, Sept. 27, the IAHS Indian Players will be hosting a “Willy Wonka Festival” in downtown Fulton’s Playgarden Park. The event will help generate funds to support the group’s February production of “Willy […]

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OPINION: I’d rather have no information than bad information

Few things rumple my Underoos like unfettered gossip and rampant speculation, especially when it’s my peers whispering through holes in the fence posts. If I’m being completely honest with myself, I’m probably as guilty of occasionally jumping the gun on a story as anyone else. Glorious though it is that we’re able to spread information […]

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Fulton beer, liquor vote set for Oct. 28

Fulton voters will decide whether or not to allow the sale of beer and light wine and liquor next month. On Tuesday, the Fulton Board of Aldermen voted to accept two petitions, each signed by 577 of the city’s registered voters, calling for an election to decide whether or not to legalize the sale of […]

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Education’s first steps: Head Start opens its first Tremont program

  Four-year-old Parker blazed across the classroom and dived into his Batman backpack with abandon. He emerged with a small paper book in hand and peddled back across the room as quickly as his little legs would carry him. “Go ahead and read him your book, Parker,” his Head Start teacher, Casey Nichols, instructed. Page […]

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Unreliable ambulance support a concern for local emergency personnel

* Some officials believe Itawamba County’s ambulance coverage may not be sufficient. Local emergency personnel say there have been recent problems getting immediate ambulance response. Last month, an Itawamba County resident slipped and fell down a hill, dislocating her shoulder. Emergency personnel quickly arrived on scene and called for ambulance support. Dispatch reported that no […]

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Car chase, manhunt ends in arrest of Starkville parolee

A car chase and a lengthy manhunt in the Fulton City Park area last week ended in the arrest of a Starkville man. Adam Heath, 18, was arrested last Wednesday following a 90-minute manhunt through south Fulton, primarily the city park area and surrounding woodlands. He was charged with felony eluding. Heath received an initial […]

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Fulton board eyes new rules for garage sales, junk cars

* The proposed ordinances would limit the frequency and location of garage and yard sales, and limit the number of junk cars a person can keep on his or her property. Fulton leaders are considering a couple of proposed ordinances that, if passed, will regulate the number of garage sales and junk cars in the […]

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UPDATE: One dead in afternoon accident

UPDATE: Officials have named the victim of the accident as 81-year-old Gean Trulove of Fulton. Trulove was pronounced dead on arrival. She was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. ORIGINAL STORY: Officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department have reported a fatal wreck on Hardens Chapel Road in Fulton. The single-vehicle […]

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Barrett hopes to use Legion Auxiliary presidency to promote statewide growth

Mary Barrett’s goal has been to grow the American Legion Auxiliary since the first day she joined, more than 11 years ago, . As the patriotic organization’s new statewide president, she’s now in a better position to do that than she’s ever been. “All [American Legion] organizations are falling in members right now,” Barrett said. […]

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