Tammy Wynette Legacy Park progressing well

  * The town will host a Labor Day event to help fund the memorial park’s operations. Work on Tremont’s long-planned memorial park for country music legend and native Tammy Wynette is further along than most people probably realize. Last week, Robert Don Whitehead of the Tammy Wynette Legacy Park Committee said the group is […]

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Mantachie budget amended due to overspending, over-earning

Overspending has forced Mantachie officials to amend the current year’s budget. They aren’t sweating it, however, because they’ve also made a lot more money than expected. Bryon Wilemon, an accountant with Franks, Franks, Jarrell & Wilemon, which handles the town’s budgeting each year, recently spoke with town officials about their upcoming budget year and how […]

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Cruisers’ ride hits fundraising goal

Local motorcycle group The Itawamba Cruisers had no trouble coasting to their $10,000 goal for their fourth annual charity ride and car show. Held in conjunction with Fulton’s downtown barbecue festival on Aug. 15, the ride attracted just under 50 bikers from across Northeast Mississippi and Alabama. That’s approximately the same number of riders as […]

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Question of the Week – August 26

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 […]

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Two arrested for stealing drug-filled safe

A Fulton couple has been arrested for allegedly stealing a safe full of drugs. On Aug. 8, officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department arrested Amanda Reynolds, 28, of Nita Lake Road in Fulton and John Lewis Weik III, 22, of Highway 178 East in Fulton. Each has been charged with burglary of a dwelling. […]

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Indians, Mustangs kick off 2015 football season tonight

When does eight months legitimately feel like an eternity? When you’re a football fan in the south and you have to experience December through late August without a fix. The wait is now over and our two Itawamba county teams will hit the field in their first regular season contests tonight at 7:00. IAHS at […]

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Death claims teen in single-car accident

A Nettleton teen perished after running off an Itawamba County road last night. Erica Delashmit, 18, was declared dead after her Toyota sedan struck a tree off Cotton Gin Road in Tremont at approximately 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night. A dog, riding in the car with Delashmit, was also killed. According to Itawamba County deputy coroner […]

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Killer Hogs slaughter competition in BBQ battle

Two-man professional grilling team Killer Hogs out of Southaven was named Grand Champion of the 5th Annual Stand By Your Grill BBQ Championship in Fulton on Saturday. The team scored the highest overall ranking based on its performance in all four main categories — chicken, pork, brisket and ribs — placing them at the top […]

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Question of the Week – August 19

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 […]

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Bomb threat was a backfired prank

Turns out that bomb threat at Anytime Fitness in Fulton was just a joke. Unsurprisingly, local police don’t find it all that funny. “It was just a prank between friends,” said Fulton Police Chief Reggie Johnson, speaking of the Aug. 3 phone call that evacuated the business, closed Mueller Road and required a search of […]

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Four face theft charges in multiple counties

Four suspects have been charged in connection with a string of thefts across Northeast Mississippi, including Itawamba County. On Aug. 7, investigators with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department charged Justin Alexander Grissom, 28, of Tupelo; Brendan Rea, 39, of Guntown; and Richard Allen Ellis, 27, of Mooreville in connection with the July 31 breaking and […]

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IAC opens school year emphasizing the joy of learning

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in an ongoing series of stories highlighting each of Itawamba County’s schools and their goals for the year. “Learning can be fun,” Itawamba Attendance Center Principal Sheryl Ewing told the school’s student body during a schoolwide assembly last week. To help emphasize her statement, the faculty had just wrapped […]

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OPINION: It’s a (mostly) Wonderful Life

The low roar of the garage door closing behind me was a welcome sound. It shuttered the light from the outside world, signifying the end of another school year. After turning off the car’s engine, I sat soaking in the golden silence of the dark and stillness. Another school year had come and gone, and […]

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Election 2015

Democratic voters return to the polls Tuesday

Voters will return to the polls next Tuesday … at least, as long as they voted Democratic in the last race. Four races will be included on the Democratic runoff ballot: chancery clerk, 3rd District and 5th District supervisors, and west side justice court judge. Candidates in each race include Michelle Clouse and Emily Quinn […]

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