A Wednesday morning auto accident in Mantachie has sent one man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. According to information provided by the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Christopher B. Davis, 24, of Mantachie was critically injured after losing control of his 2005 Chevrolet Impala while traveling on Highway 363, near the Mantachie town limits. At approximately […]
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* Mantachie High School team takes home first place in statewide bridge building contest. These days, Mantachie students Greg Cooper, Ethan Cockrell and Trenton Wigginton know there are two sides to every bridge. Truthfully, they probably knew that before. But since entering and winning their division of the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s annual bridge building […]
To me, our little single-story house has a lot going for it. It’s got character, as they say. Personality. It’s definitely getting on in years. The house is old enough to be my father … possibly my grandfather if it were particularly promiscuous in its high school days. At 1,400 square feet, it’s large by […]
“Land judging is a ridiculously hard competition,” said Marie Rogers, agent for Itawamba County’s 4-H Club. It was an almost unnecessary statement. To anyone unfamiliar with the intricacies of trying to determine how best to utilize a plot of land by feeling the texture of the soil, measuring its depth and whatnot, land judging might […]
* The last event netted more than 125 pounds of pills. Like many states, Mississippi is addicted to prescription drug abuse. In 2012 alone, an estimated 90 percent of the state’s overdose deaths were a result of prescription drug abuse, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health. Itawambians can help curtail the problem by […]
This has been a year of firsts for Itawamba high school bands. At the beginning of the year both Mantachie High School and Itawamba Agricultural High School faced the challenge of incorporating new directors into their programs … a tall order, as any former band kid will attest. The bond between director and band can […]
Editor’s note: This is the third and final part in a series of stories about ‘Cleo,’ a young girl who was sexually abused during her early childhood. The previous stories were published in the April 2 and April 9 editions of The Itawamba County Times. While nine-year-old ‘Cleo’ may be physically safe from the man […]
* Small business owners appeared before the Mantachie board to express their concerns about how the retail giant might impact their town. The rumors that Walmart may be opening a small store in Mantachie have some of the town’s local business owners upset. In early April, The Itawamba County Times reported that Walmart is rumored […]
* The Fulton resident is participating in World Book Night, an event which helps introduce people to the joys of reading. Do you enjoy a good book? Sort of? No? Well, the organizers of World Book Night, coming to Itawamba County for the first time this year, think that maybe light and non-readers simply haven’t […]
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of a multi-part series of stories about child abuse. The series began in the April 2 edition of The Itawamba County Times. Cleo’s stepfather … the man who allegedly began sexually abusing her when she was only three years old … has never done a day of jail time. […]
* Upcoming event aims to promote reading among children. Keeping young minds active during the summer months is more important to their educations than most people realize. Apparently, there’s a thing called the “summer slide.” That’s when school-aged kids, suddenly released from the rigors of the classroom, cease reading for the summer months. By the […]
* The pump, which will provide fuel for natural gas powered vehicles, will be one of only three statewide. “This is why this works,” said Mike Horton, manager of North Mississippi Natural Gas in Mantachie, pointing to his computer monitor. On-screen was a map. A thick blue line traced the route between Memphis and Birmingham, […]
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first story in a multi-part series about child abuse. The second story will be published in the April 9 edition of The Itawamba County Times. When she was three years old, Cleo’s stepfather had sex with her. Allegedly, this and similar abuse occurred repeatedly and continually for years until, after […]
Even before stepping through the front doors, the atmosphere around Lily’s Cafe is unlike any other restaurant in Itawamba County. The shuffling, swingy style of New Orleans jazz greets guests, piping through speakers above the entrance and bouncing off the buildings in downtown Fulton, turning the entire square into a dance hall. Or, if it’s […]
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- Business owners vexed by Mantachie Walmart rumor April 16, 2014
- PowerZone lifters dominate APA Mississippi Open April 16, 2014
- ICC’s Johnson named MACJC Pitcher of the Week April 23, 2014
- ICC’s Watterson signs with Delta State April 23, 2014
- Taylor made: IAHS pitcher no-hits Corinth April 23, 2014
- Itawamba County Baseball/Softball Playoff Schedule April 23, 2014
- Mantachie man critically injured in accident April 23, 2014
- Building the best balsa bridge April 23, 2014
- Our house of great dispute April 23, 2014
- Sizing up soil: Local teams to compete in national land judging competiton April 23, 2014
- Adam Armour: Thanks for your comment, Confused. I'm hoping s...
- Confused: My wife and I both live in Mantachie and work in T...
- SupportiveCitizen: Bravo CLEO! Fight on!! whether you get the justice...
- Pissed Off: I think two supervisors are trying to get somethin...
- Itawambian: It's quite interesting to me how the two supervis...