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Question of the Week – March 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 week’s question …

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Don’t forget: Homestead exemption deadline is April 1

Moved into a new house? Purchased a piece of property? Gotten married? Better stop by the tax assessor’s office pretty soon. The Itawamba County tax assessor’s office will stop accepting applications for homestead exemption after Wednesday, April 1, at 5 p.m. Taxpayers who have, prior to Jan. 1, changed their marital status, suffered the death […]

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Mills becomes third candidate to qualify

TUPELO – Itawamba County prosecuting attorney Chip Mills of Fulton officially qualified Monday for Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District seat. Mills is the third candidate to have gathered and submitted 1,000 signatures from registered voters to the Secretary of State’s office. District Attorney Trent Kelly of Saltillo and Oxford attorney Quentin Whitwell are the other two candidates […]

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Two charged with methamphetamine possession

Two people have been arrested for allegedly carrying a salable amount of crystal methamphetamine. On March 21, Itawamba County law enforcement officials arrested Richard Allen Ellis Jr., 26, of Mooreville and Chrystal Hill, 34, of Fairview and charged each with possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell. Investigators say the two were arrested as part […]

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Clay community man arrested for brandishing firearm

A Clay community resident has been arrested for allegedly threatening his roommates with a firearm. On March 21, officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call that Robert Roy Thompson, 27, allegedly pulled a gun on the people with whom he was living. After the incident, Thompson reportedly drove away from the […]

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Question of the Week – March 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 week’s question …

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Election 2015

Political speakings scheduled up until election day

With the qualification period for this year’s county election closed, it’s time for local candidates to make their big push to get voters to tap their names on the electronic ballot come the Aug. 4 primaries. Several communities are planning to host public forums to allow candidates to speak directly to voters. The events are […]

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‘Organized chaos’

* Itawamba’s Parent of the Year says setting priorities is the key to keeping up with kids On the surface, Nicole Pearce, Itawamba County School District’s Parent of the Year, seems like one of the most collected people in existence. Even sandwiched between her two giggling children — Hagan, 8, and Molly Moe, 5 — in […]

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Building the Chocolate Factory

* Robert Blake has been creating props and sets for school plays for more than 20 years There’s a secret to making believable theater props and sets: They don’t have to be believable at all. At least, not up close. “With cardboard and tape, you can build just about anything,” said Robert Blake, who’s been […]

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Crime News

Authorities make multiple drug arrests

Itawamba law enforcement officials have charged a handful of suspects with a variety of drug crimes as part of a recent grand jury roundup. The following individuals were arrested and charged on March 3 as part of a series of secret indictments by the Itawamba County Grand Jury: * Derrel Crayton, 33, of Fulton was […]

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Suspicious activity concerns Mantachie pastor

A Mantachie church is having trouble with people raising hell. Last week, Pastor Buddy Rushing of Center Star Methodist Church appeared before the Mantachie Board of Aldermen to request a boost in police presence near his church. He told the board people have been using the empty property behind the church as something akin to […]

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Sister studies: Fulton siblings earn degrees together

Laura and Leah Moody don’t really do the whole sibling rivalry thing. At least, not when it comes to their educations. The sisters recently earned their GEDs, a success they earned not just by working together, but because of it. Laura, 19, and Leah, 18, were home schooled for years. Mid-last year, they decided it […]

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OPINION: When the cat howls, he howls for thee

Megadeth, one of our ever growing brood of cats, leapt from my lap and moved across the living room to the front door. “Maybe he won’t be out there,” he told me, utilizing the telepathic link between all cats and their human servants. “I wouldn’t bet my Friskies on it,” I quipped, rising from the […]

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Crime News

Houston burglary suspect arrested, charged

Authorities have arrested a Guntown man believed to be responsible for a series of Houston area burglaries. On March 11, investigators with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department arrested Charles Anthony Hayes, 28, of Guntown and charged him with two counts of burglary of a dwelling and a single count of burglary of a commercial building. […]

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