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Question of the Week – April 15

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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Fulton historical markers unveiled this weekend

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History will unveil markers designating six Fulton historical sites this Saturday. Sites receiving markers include Itawamba Community College, Fulton Grammar School, Aeolian Grove, The Cedars (more commonly known as the Gaither House), downtown Fulton and the Catholic Church (designating the site as that of an early area church). Each […]

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Fulton board votes to fund chamber of commerce

* The city will start searching for a chamber director in the coming weeks. After months of batting around the idea, Fulton officials have elected to move forward with the process of creating a chamber of commerce. During their regular board meeting early last week, city aldermen voted unanimously to begin the process of creating […]

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Downtown Fulton (Photo by Adam Armour)

Fulton officials: Chamber decision represents months of research, planning

Although it took less than five minutes for the Fulton Board of Aldermen to pass a vote to fund a Fulton Chamber of Commerce, the decision was actually the result of months’ worth of research and planning. In fact, although the sharp-eared can probably still hear the yeas echoing in the board room, there’s already […]

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OPINION: The best laid plans

My daughters, giggling from the other room, requested my presence. Usually, when my name is echoed at a jarring decibel level, one of three scenarios is the culprit: a fight has ensued, something is broken (hopefully not a bone), or one or all my children want to plead a very weak case for an impulse […]

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Building better readers

* Upcoming event aims to introduce young students to their new favorite pastime: reading Reading is a skill, and as is the case with any skill, ability grows with practice. Stop reading for a lengthy period of time, and it becomes harder to pick it up again. This is especially problematic when it’s school-aged kids […]

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Traffic stop nets $100K drug bust

Itawamba authorities have arrested an Alabama man accused of trafficking more than $100,000 worth of illegal narcotics into Mississippi. Deputies have charged Gregory Keith King, 32, of Hodges, Ala. with trafficking of a controlled substance enhanced due to the possession of a firearm. Itawamba law enforcement officials say King was arrested during an April 10 […]

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Driver in fatal wreck to face charges

Itawamba authorities say they plan to bring charges against a Nettleton man involved in last week’s one-car accident that killed a teenage girl. According to Jason Dickinson with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department, Timothy Dwight Phillips, 19, will be charged with the April 7 DUI death of 17-year-old Alexis Haywood of Aberdeen. Phillips is currently […]

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Fatal wreck kills one teen, injures another

  Itawamba authorities are still investigating a Tuesday-evening car accident that claimed the life of an Aberdeen teenager. Alexis Haywood, 17, was killed when the vehicle in which she was a passenger left the road and hit a tree. Officials say the accident occurred around 6 p.m. on New Chapel Road, near Highway 371. The […]

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Back to basics

IAC students build their own pinhole cameras Here’s a bold statement that’s probably true, nonetheless: More people are taking more pictures than ever before, yet fewer people, at least percentage-wise, actually know the basics of photography. Rule of thirds? Wait, does this involve math? F-stop? Where does it start? ISO? Sounds like some kind of […]

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Election 2015

Candidates: Follow regulations when posting political signs

Every election year, political signs pop up across Itawamba County like dandelions on a lawn. The nearer the election comes, the more signs start crowding the county’s roadsides. While political signs play an important role in promoting local candidates every election year, officials say candidates and their supporters need to follow local and state regulations […]

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Rilee’s ‘Wonder’

* Dorsey student places second in regional reading fair Dorsey fifth grader Rilee Maxwell knows a good book when she reads one … and after reading one, apparently knows how to create a good storyboard that effectively and memorably summarizes the setting and characters of that novel and captures the look and feel of the […]

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Local, state unemployment numbers looking good in February

Unemployment is down and the number of people working is up. February was a good month for employment in Itawamba County. In the move from January to February, the county’s unemployment rate fell from 7.2 percent to a flat 6 percent, according to a monthly report from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. Statewide unemployment […]

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Missing truck driver returns home

* Fulton’s Danny Wilson had been missing for more than two weeks Officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department say they have located a Fulton truck driver who had been missing since mid-March, though the details surrounding his disappearance are still hazy. On Friday, an anonymous tipster reported to authorities that Danny Wilson, 46, a […]

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