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Adam Mug 2015

OPINION: Let’s snuff out the sun

Well, it’s finally happened. The sun god Helios has unleashed his wrath on the people of Mississippi, focusing down on us with an fiery anger hotter than an ocean of molten metal spiced up with ghost pepper chilies. I’m not exactly sure what we’ve done to deserve the big guy’s ire and subsequently this wretched […]

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Question of the Week – July 29

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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Question of the Week – July 22

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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Question of the Week – July 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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Most readers say keep the state flag

Itawamba residents seem to be largely in favor of keeping Mississippi’s state flag as is, Confederate iconography and all. Last week, Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives Phillip Gunn said, in light of the June 17 shooting deaths of nine black people in Charleston, South Carolina, it was time to “begin having conversations about changing […]

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Question of the Week – July 1

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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Miranda Cipkowski

OPINION: Suffering through the Great Depression

By MIRANDA CIPKOWSKI Special to The Times I simply have not been myself lately. No one else may have taken notice, but I know the difference in the way I’ve been and the way I’m supposed to be. While I usually find the positive in most any situation life sees fit to throw my way, […]

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Scotty Nichols

Where athletics and video games collide

Since the mid- to late-70s, video games have been very popular with people – especially young people. For years, it was a myth that kids who played video games weren’t the same kids who dominated the athletic fields. Parents didn’t want their kids to sit on the couch and play video games but, rather, wanted […]

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Best of Itawamba 2015 – Winners

In May, readers of The Itawamba County Times voted on their favorite businesses, individuals and organizations in more than 80 different categories. Nearly 600 registered users cast more than 35,000 votes via the online ballot (users were allowed to fill out the ballot once per day),  in addition to the 60-plus paper ballots submitted to The […]

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Question of the Week – June 24

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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Scotty Nichols

What’s my age again?

We all reach that point in life where we aren’t physically able to do what we once could – or at least can’t sustain it for the same amount of time. I’ve had this issue a lot in the past few years, but I was reminded once again this past weekend that I’m not 18 […]

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Question of the Week – June 17

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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Question of the Week – June 10

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 pertains to […]

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Miranda Cipkowski

OPINION: A letter to my younger self

I’ve become something of a night owl. The cause of my recent bouts of recurring insomnia may stem from unhealthy origins, but the ability to accomplish tasks, uninterrupted, with all those extra waking hours sure does come in mighty handy. One night, as I was paying bills at 2 a.m., I happened across a segment […]

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