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IAC Quiz Bowl team to compete in nationals this weekend

The Quiz Bowl team from Itawamba Attendance Center in Fulton will test their skills on a national stage this weekend in Atlanta. The team will represent their school in the National Academic Quiz Tournaments’ Middle School National Championship Tournament. The IAC team won the state championship on April 2 and will compete with 160 teams […]

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Teachers: Influence reaches far past the classroom

  It didn’t become a national day until March 7, 1980, and in 1984, the National Parent Teacher Association designated the first full week of May as Teacher Appreciation Week to honor teachers and recognize the lasting contributions they make to students’ lives. Possibly the most critical element to success within school is a student […]

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Miranda Cipkowski

Memories are gentle reminders

  By MIRANDA CIPKOWSKI Memories are the ability of one’s mind to retain knowledge. A memory is also a unique piece of individual information held by human beings. Memories define our characters and shape our lives. They have the ability to mold our personalities and create our past. A memory can give us hope for […]

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Fundraising Elvis dinner helps IAHS students

    If attendance has anything to say about the success of an event, then Saturday night’s Elvis Presley Memorial Dinner Charity Event was off the charts. Guests were offered a chauffeured ride to the Commons in a pink Cadillac, fit for a king, and driven by Rick Leathers in his pink suit and shades. […]

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Itawamba County Courthouse

Resident to supervisors: Ambulance service still lacking

At least one Fulton resident is concerned local ambulance response time is still too slow. Last week, Larry Pate of Fulton appeared before the county’s board of supervisors to join the chorus of concerns that ambulances aren’t responding to emergencies quickly enough. During a recent visit to a local assisted living facility, Pate said it […]

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11-year-old killed in ATV accident

Itawamba County deputies are investigating an all-terrain vehicle accident that claimed the life of an 11-year-old boy in the Peaceful Valley community. Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson says the boy was on a four-wheeler on Van Buren Road around 4 p.m. Tuesday when a car hit the ATV. Itawamba County Coroner Shelia Summerford has identified […]

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Students pass beneath the awning at Mantachie High School. (File photo by Adam Armour)

Superintendent: Mantachie school never on ‘lockdown’

Last week’s reported lockdown at Mantachie High School wasn’t a lockdown at all, according to county school district officials. Michael Nanney, Itawamba County superintendent of education, said that none of the high school and elementary school’s shared campus was closed off during a brief investigation into a reported gun threat on April 14. The investigation, […]

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This file photo from 2015 shows one of the Fulton Police Department

One year later: Police cameras prove useful as crime-fighting tools

One year later, the Fulton Police Department’s standard-issue personal cameras are proving to be invaluable crime-fighting tools. According to Reggie Johnson, chief of the Fulton Police Department, the 10 Pro-Vision BODYCAM personal cameras, one for each of the department’s full-time officers, have helped capture evidence resulting in arrests and convictions. He couldn’t be happier. “They’ve […]

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Fulton board room

Fulton officials condemn house, postpone its destruction

City leaders continue to push forward with their ongoing efforts to clean or demolish dilapidated properties throughout Fulton. Fulton’s board of aldermen opened its most-recent bimonthly meeting with a discussion of two properties ripe for condemnation. First up, 102 Elliot Street. The house has been empty for years, its original owner long deceased. Tax records […]

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State funds to aid Fulton water expansion, road improvements, ICC growth

A portion of a $249.6 million bond bill recently passed by both chambers of the state Legislature will be heading to Itawamba County. In total, Itawamba County will receive approximately $2.6 million dollars. The bulk of that money — $1.8 million — will go to Itawamba Community College as part of the state’s capital improvements […]

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Our opinion: Great job! Archery teams excel in state tournament

Despite the fact that just a few years ago, county schools didn’t have archery teams, students have pushed their limits and excelled at this fast-growing sport. This month, students from Mantachie, Tremont, IAHS and Fairview wrapped up their seasons by participating in the Archery in Mississippi Schools (AIMS) State Championship in Jackson, aiming for top […]

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Question of the Week – April 27

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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Staying on target

Mantachie High School sophomore T.J. Gatlin knows the key to hitting a target is to relax, let all distractions fall away, and focus. Gatlin scored an impressive 290 out of 300 in the recent Archery in Mississippi Schools (AIMS) State Championship in Jackson, the highest score in the county and third highest score among Mississippi […]

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Walton’s gives greenhouse tour

  Walton’s Greenhouse recently opened their greenhouses to the public as of Business After-Hours, a new program created by the Fulton Chamber of Commerce to give the community a closer look at some of the county’s unique businesses. Visitors, of which there were around 20, were guided through the Walton’s 16 primary greenhouses, located in […]

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