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Highway 178 partially closed for repairs

A section of Highway 178 will remain closed for repairs for the next five months. Beginning today, the Mississippi Department of Transportation has closed a portion of Highway 178 at the Mantachie Creek, between Dorsey and Interstate 22. This section of road is expected to remain closed to traffic through October. Work being done to […]

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Crime News

Eight arrested in connection with string of vehicle thefts

Local investigators believe they have broken up a large theft ring responsible for crimes in both Mississippi and Alabama. Officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department, working in conjunction with law enforcement officials in Monroe County and Alabama’s Franklin and Marion counties, have arrested and charged eight people in connection with what they say has […]

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Sites say Fulton among state’s safest cities

A couple of popular websites have named Fulton one of the safest cities in the state after reviewing crime stats compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Census Bureau. Safewise.com, a website which, as its name implies, is concerned with the safety of cities across the nation, released their annual rankings of Mississippi’s […]

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Animal shelter sniffs out Fulton property

Itawamba County’s proposed animal shelter may have just marked its territory. Local veterinarian Dr. Doug Thrash, co-founder of the nonprofit Itawamba County Animal Shelter organization, appeared before the Fulton Board of Aldermen last week to ask the city to donate a plot of land for the would-be shelter. Although they took no action that night, […]

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In this photograph from 1946, a 22-year-old Margueritte Critz, owner of Lee Ann Ladies and Children’s Shop in downtown Fulton, helps a customer with her purchase. (Courtesy Photo)

Lee Ann’s closing after 70 years

A clothing store that saw the invention of the bikini and Rita Hayworth dropping jaws in a black satin dress will be shutting its doors next month. Lee Ann’s Ladies and Children’s Shop, a staple of downtown Fulton since 1946, is set to close in mid-June. The store is currently selling its remaining inventory at […]

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Fulton chamber hunts new director after resignation

Fulton’s chamber of commerce is on the hunt for an executive director. Again. The organization’s current director, Molly Loden, is stepping down from the position at the end of this week. She submitted a letter of resignation to the chamber’s board of directors earlier this month, just shy of a year after being named to […]

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Top 10 amazing things I’ve learned about baby-raisn’

I’ve been a father for about a month now, which is enough time to realize I don’t know anything about raising another human being, but also become comfortably resigned to that realization. Since child rearing has pretty much consumed my life for the past four weeks, I thought I’d share a few of the things […]

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Question of the Week – May 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 […]

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Best of Itawamba 2016

The Itawamba County Times is sponsoring its annual Best of Itawamba Contest to honor the very best of what Itawamba County has to offer its residents and visitors. We’ve selected categories we feel are reflective of life in Itawamba County. To vote for your favorites, select a category and vote for either an existing nominee […]

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Question of the Week – May 18

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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New Fulton billboard looks nicer, promotes local events

Like watch displays in the 1970s, music in the 1980s and dinosaurs in the 1990s, Fulton’s most prominent billboard has gone digital. Replacing the double-decker billboard that’s stood at the intersection of highways 178 and 25 for more than 20 years, construction of a new electronic display recently wrapped up. The billboard is owned and […]

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No price, plans set for abandoned Mantachie Walmart

It seems Mantachie’s abandoned Walmart will remain empty for the foreseeable future. With its gas pumps wrapped in plastic and its windows covered in paper, the brief former home of Walmart Neighborhood Market cuts a desolate figure. The store was shuttered in February along with 153 others nationwide, five of which were in Northeast Mississippi. […]

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Area bands play coda on another successful year

Dawn has yet to break on the first days of summer vacation, but Itawamba County’s high school band directors are already elbow-deep in plans for the fall marching season. Both Itawamba Agricultural and Mantachie high school bands will begin practicing their new shows in July, learning both music and accompanying sets they’ll perform dozens of […]

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ICDC rolls out coupon card promotion

The Itawamba County Development Council has a new promotion aimed at pushing out-of-county visitors through the doors of local businesses: Coupon cards. To the casual observer, they look and feel like postcards, but the coupon cards aren’t about making the folks back home jealous. They’re about giving travelers a reason to eat and shop in […]

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