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New school spirit

After 13 years at Fairview, Carson Cook is ready for new challenges as Dorsey’s principal. The decision to leave Fairview wasn’t exactly an easy one for Carson Cook. Dorsey Attendance Center’s new principal spent his entire career at Fairview, first as a junior high math teacher, later as a coach and finally as the school’s […]

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Ending credits for the story of a great man

Last week was a sad one. On Tuesday, the credits rolled on the life of Bill Towery, a friend and the man who gave me my very first job: Pumping liquid butter atop mounds of golden popcorn. I was three days shy of my 16th birthday when Bill Towery told me I had a job […]

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Home Grown: Midway Marine

  “Our goal is to put people on the water,” said Guy Conner, co-owner of Midway Marine in Peppertown. Guy’s wife and business partner, Erin, said much the same. “We started this because we wanted to get families into boating,” she said. “That’s what we still want to do.” The Conners have owned their business, […]

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Search for ICDC director underway

The ICDC is accepting resumes through Aug. 15. The hunt for a new executive director of the Itawamba County Development Council has officially begun. Under the guidance of Three Rivers Planning and Development Council, the ICDC has created a new official job description to help in its search for a new executive director. The job […]

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Changes in store for downtown BBQ Fest

Fulton’s fourth annual celebration of food and fun will be more open this year.  This August, barbecue is coming back to Fulton … and with a slightly different flavor, too. Beginning Friday, Aug. 15, and continuing through Saturday, the City of Fulton will host the fourth annual Downtown BBQ Festival. The event will act as […]

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Open houses set to prepare students for the year

Classes resume countywide on Friday, Aug. 8 Kids, squeeze as much out of every single day as possible: Summer vacation is waning. In two weeks’ time, students across Itawamba County will head back to the classroom. Classes begin on Friday, Aug. 8, for each of Itawamba County’s eight schools. Beginning next week, each Itawamba County […]

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Troubled waters

Mantachie’s four-year effort to increase its water rate for some customers may be coming to an end. Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley is planning to host a public hearing to discuss a proposed $4 rate increase for approximately 120 Mantachie water system customers who live outside the town limits by the end of August. If […]

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NE Mississippi’s first natural gas station opens in Mantachie

* Gov. Phil Bryant cut the ribbon on the pump during a special ceremony, Tuesday. Northeast Mississippi’s first natural gas pump is officially open for business, and Gov. Phil Bryant is calling it a pioneering step for the area. “This is where the stone hits the water; the ripples here will spread out all across […]

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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 itawambatimes.com. 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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