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Golden resident charged with ATV theft

A Golden area man has been arrested and charged for allegedly stealing a utility ATV. Deputies with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department picked up Glenn Bradford Vinson, 30, of 2010 Alice Hall Road on Wednesday after reportedly discovering the stolen ATV on his property. Vinson was given an initial court appearance before Itawamba County Justice […]

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Fulton woman charged in machete attack

A Fulton woman has been charged with allegedly using a machete to attack a man. Micheale Johnhat, 25, of 5172 Highway 25 South, Fulton, was arrested on March 25 and charged with aggravated assault for reportedly attacking an unidentified victim with the large knife during a domestic dispute. Officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department say […]

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Nettleton man charged with New Chapel church burglary

Itawamba County authorities have arrested a Nettleton man they believe is responsible for a local church burglary. Jeffery Wayne Alexander, 34, of Nettleton has been arrested and charged with burglary of a commercial building, under the subsection that pertains to churches. Burglary of a church carries an enhanced sentence — up to 14 years imprisonment […]

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Nanney: Sickness is the primary cause of high absenteeism

* Itawamba County’s chronic absentee rate surpasses state average, according to a recent study Sickness is the primary cause of the relatively high rate of absences in Itawamba County’s schools, according to Superintendent of Education Michael Nanney. The results of a recent study of chronic absenteeism among Mississippi students reveals that 15.8 percent of Itawamba […]

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Fulton PD adopts active shooter policy

Fulton police now have step-by-step guidelines in place for dealing with an active shooter. Voted into place last week by the city board, the Fulton Police Department’s new active shooter policy should help guide first responders in a situation where a suspect is brandishing a firearm. Chief of Police Reggie Johnson said the policy was […]

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Wiygul Street speed bumps set to stay

Like them or lump them, drivers are going to have to keep slowing down for those speed bumps on Wiygul Street. For a moment or two, aldermen considered pulling up the speed bumps, located on the west end of the street, near where it connects to South Adams. The speed bumps were installed around a […]

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Question of the Week – March 25

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 week’s question …

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Don’t forget: Homestead exemption deadline is April 1

Moved into a new house? Purchased a piece of property? Gotten married? Better stop by the tax assessor’s office pretty soon. The Itawamba County tax assessor’s office will stop accepting applications for homestead exemption after Wednesday, April 1, at 5 p.m. Taxpayers who have, prior to Jan. 1, changed their marital status, suffered the death […]

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Mills becomes third candidate to qualify

TUPELO – Itawamba County prosecuting attorney Chip Mills of Fulton officially qualified Monday for Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District seat. Mills is the third candidate to have gathered and submitted 1,000 signatures from registered voters to the Secretary of State’s office. District Attorney Trent Kelly of Saltillo and Oxford attorney Quentin Whitwell are the other two candidates […]

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Two charged with methamphetamine possession

Two people have been arrested for allegedly carrying a salable amount of crystal methamphetamine. On March 21, Itawamba County law enforcement officials arrested Richard Allen Ellis Jr., 26, of Mooreville and Chrystal Hill, 34, of Fairview and charged each with possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell. Investigators say the two were arrested as part […]

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Clay community man arrested for brandishing firearm

A Clay community resident has been arrested for allegedly threatening his roommates with a firearm. On March 21, officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call that Robert Roy Thompson, 27, allegedly pulled a gun on the people with whom he was living. After the incident, Thompson reportedly drove away from the […]

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Election 2015

Political speakings scheduled up until election day

With the qualification period for this year’s county election closed, it’s time for local candidates to make their big push to get voters to tap their names on the electronic ballot come the Aug. 4 primaries. Several communities are planning to host public forums to allow candidates to speak directly to voters. The events are […]

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‘Organized chaos’

* Itawamba’s Parent of the Year says setting priorities is the key to keeping up with kids On the surface, Nicole Pearce, Itawamba County School District’s Parent of the Year, seems like one of the most collected people in existence. Even sandwiched between her two giggling children — Hagan, 8, and Molly Moe, 5 — in […]

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Building the Chocolate Factory

* Robert Blake has been creating props and sets for school plays for more than 20 years There’s a secret to making believable theater props and sets: They don’t have to be believable at all. At least, not up close. “With cardboard and tape, you can build just about anything,” said Robert Blake, who’s been […]

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