Indians top Mustangs 12-2 in intra-county contest

FULTON – The Mantachie Mustangs traveled across the Tenn-Tom waterway to meet the IAHS Indians at Fulton City Park last Saturday in a regular-season exhibition between two Itawamba county squads. In what started out as a close contest, things began to get ugly very quickly for the visiting Mustangs in the bottom of the fifth […]

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After costly miscues, Indians bounce back to split 1-4A series with Braves

IUKA – After last Monday’s game slipped away with some unfortunate miscues, the IAHS Indians knocked off rival Tishomingo County 10-5 on the Braves’ home field last Thursday. IAHS erupted for 11 hits on after only picking up one hit at home in the prior meeting. Four of those 11 hits were doubles. Andrew McDonald, […]

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Lady Indians pick up a pair of division wins

FULTON – Taylor Cresap picked up where she left off when she toed the rubber during last Monday’s meeting with Amory, which was resumed after the original March 26 date was washed out after three and a half innings. “Taylor was cruising,” IAHS coach Rodney Moore said immediately after the game was suspended due to […]

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Bearcats sweep Mustangs in 1-2A series

MANTACHIE – Hayden Farquhar and Ricky Houston combined to strike out seven batters over last Monday night’s game against the Baldwyn Bearcats, but the Mustangs found themselves on the short end of a 6-2 decision. Farquhar helped himself out with two hits at the plate, while Clayton Wood singled and drove in a run and […]

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Eagles blanked twice by Lions

TREMONT – The Tremont Eagles only managed two hits against the Biggersville Lions in last Monday’s division 1-1A contest, and they got a huge dose of Lions’ senior Isaiah Leatherwood during a lopsided 18-0 loss. Leatherwood went 3-4 at the plate with a home run, a double, seven RBI and two runs scored. Leatherwood also […]

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Hatley comes from behind to top Lady Mustangs

By Sam Farris – Special to the Times MANTACHIE – The Lady Mustangs Softball squad was in action this past Thursday evening heading into the Easter weekend by taking on division foe and perennial playoff threat, the Hatley Lady Tigers. The first time the two teams matched up Mantachie fell in a lopsided affair due […]

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Lady Eagles pick up first division win

FALKNER – The Tremont Lady Eagles broke into the win column last week in dramatic fashion, and managed to do it inside of division 1-1A play while on the road against the Falkner Lady Eagles. Tremont found themselves down 5-3 to their host in the fifth inning, but managed to fight back and deadlock the […]

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Question of the Week – April 8

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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Crime News

Mantachie native, Vardaman softball coach faces sex charges

By FLOYD INGRAM Chickasaw Journal PITTSBORO – A Vardaman coach was formally charged and arrested Wednesday morning after allegations of inappropriate contact with a student were reported last week to authorities. Billy Joe Dill Jr., 36, a softball coach at Vardaman High School, was charged with fondling, sexual battery and enticement of a child in […]

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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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