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Saturday fundraiser to help fight multiple sclerosis

* Inspired by her sister’s struggle with the disease, Dorsey’s Natalie Blackmon has organized a cookie sale to help raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Not only are cookies delicious, they can do a lot of good. For instance, this weekend, they’ll be helping toward putting an end to multiple sclerosis. This Saturday, […]

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Dad’s old truck

* Fairview man restores his family’s truck from his teenage years.  “It gets a bit noisy,” said Fairview’s Bobby Wood, having to speak up to be heard over the crescendo of engine rumble as his dad’s old truck crested 50 miles per hour. The truck made its way south on Highway 25 at a pace that […]

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United Way gives away more than 350 backpacks

  More than 350 Itawamba County children received free backpacks Saturday as part of United Way of Northeast Mississippi’s Back 2 School Resource Fair. While the number of backpacks given away fell slightly short of the organization’s goal of 400 backpacks, the event’s organizers were happy to exceed the number of backpacks given away during […]

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UPDATE: Nineteen arrested in local drug roundup

* Charges range from possession of marijuana to the sale of cocaine.  NOTE: This is an update of a story published on July 14 on Nineteen people were recently arrested and charged as part of a countywide roundup of suspects indicted through the Itawamba County Jury. Officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department released […]

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Few voter errors found in Itawamba’s poll books

* McDaniel’s camp found only a handful of questionable local votes during their statewide investigation of Mississippi’s poll books. Representatives with Republican senatorial candidate Chris McDaniel’s campaign found nine irregular votes during their search of Itawamba County’s ballots, according to Circuit Clerk Carol Gates. The study of the county’s poll books was conducted during two […]

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Fulton author’s book relates the strength of spirituality

  * “A Journey of Faith: Lessons Learned in the Fire” tells Heather McCormick’s story of overcoming infertility though faith. Local author Heather McCormick believes faith can overcome just about anything. In her new book, “A Journey of Faith: Lessons Learned in the Fire,”McCormick has chronicled her struggles with some of the challenges life has […]

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Eagle basketball camps at Freed-Hardeman

  By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer HENDERSON, TN – Tremont basketball players participated in a Freed-Hardeman University hosted Individual Boys Basketball Camp, last week. The camp was conducted from July 13-17 by Lions head coach and 2014 Don Meyer Coach of the Year award-winner, Jason Shelton. Tremont head boys basketball coach Brian Pearson took 23 players […]

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Salutations and sports tidbits

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer You might notice a bit of a change in the sports section during the coming weeks, but hopefully it will not be due to unfamiliarity. I am Scotty Nichols, and I have contributed to the Itawamba County Times as a stringer for the past seven years. I am extremely happy to […]

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Nichols named sports writer at The Times

Fulton native Scotty Nichols was recently named sports writer at the Itawamba County Times. Nichols, a 2001 graduate of Itawamba AHS, has worked for the Times in a part-time capacity for seven years. “I’m excited for the opportunity,” Nichols said. “I enjoy the work and I look forward to the task at hand. I hope […]

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Itawamba Cruisers to hold third annual charity ride in August

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer FULTON – The Itawamba Cruisers motorcycle organization will host its third annual charity ride on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the court square in Fulton. The group will host the traditional 80-mile ride, and this year will also include a car and truck show. The mud trucks, rock crawlers and various […]

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Fulton man charged with Peppertown break-in

A Fulton man has been arrested and charged in connection with a Peppertown breaking and entering from earlier this week. Investigators with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department have arrested Andrew Thomas Nichols, 28, of 6300 Van Buren Road, Fulton, and charged him with burglary of a dwelling for his alleged involvement in the July 16 breaking […]

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United Way giving away backpacks Saturday

* More than 250 free backpacks were distributed as part of last year’s United Way resource fair. There’s nothing cheap about putting a child through school. Luckily, United Way has got parents’ backs. This Saturday, representatives of United Way of Northeast Mississippi will be distributing free backpacks for elementary school children. The event will begin […]

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Being ahead of the curve in medical maladies

“You need to go to the doctor and see what that thing is,” Mandy told me on my third or fourth day of wearing a red, itchy bump on my face. It was parked in that little diagonal line of empty space between the philtrum and the upper corner of my lip, in just the […]

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Manhunt suspect charged with nine crimes

By ED HOWELL Special to The Times HAMILTON – A man who snatched a wallet out of a woman’s hand at Chandler’s CashSaver grocery store in Hamilton eventually was found but fled from Hamilton law enforcement officers before Mississippi authorities captured him on Thursday, July 10, Hamilton Police Chief Ronny Vickery said. Vickery said on […]

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