ICC’s Fernandez enjoys record-breaking performance

FULTON – ICC sophomore striker and New Albany native Anthony Fernandez set a record for most goals in a single match, as he put six shots in the back of the net against Southwest Mississippi CC on Tuesday. Fernandez’s stellar performance also grabbed national attention, as highlights from his historic day came at number six […]

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51 Years Strong: Dozier honored with namesake field

FULTON – She’s been “retired” since 2007. At least that’s what she will tell you. Ask any other patron of the Fulton City Park and Recreational programs, and the answer will most likely be much different. Melba Dozier, or “Mrs. Melba” as she is affectionately referred to by most, has been involved with the Fulton […]

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Barrett hopes to use Legion Auxiliary presidency to promote statewide growth

Mary Barrett’s goal has been to grow the American Legion Auxiliary since the first day she joined, more than 11 years ago, . As the patriotic organization’s new statewide president, she’s now in a better position to do that than she’s ever been. “All [American Legion] organizations are falling in members right now,” Barrett said. […]

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ICDC director interviews begin this week

* Itawamba County Development Council representatives say they hope to have a new director in place by October. This week, the Itawamba County Development Council will begin the process of interviewing candidates for its next executive director. The interviewing process is scheduled to start Thursday. Members of the ICDC’s selection committee, including ICDC President Teresa […]

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Suspect in Collum’s death exonerated of criminal charges

An Itawamba County Grand Jury has exonerated 19-year-old Charles “Cody” Weaver of any criminal wrongdoing in the May 9 death of Sgt. John Collum. The decision effectively deems Collum’s death an accident in the eyes of the law. Weaver faces no further criminal charges. Weaver, of Fulton, was initially charged with negligent homicide after his […]

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Itawamba high school test scores cut both ways

* While statewide high school test scores fell in all subject areas, Itawamba schools showed a mixture of growth and decline. Itawamba County high school students performed well on state tests this year, though scores fell slightly statewide. The state’s high school students take Subject Area Tests after completing Algebra I, biology, U.S. History and […]

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Local jobless rate drops in July, but state still U.S. worst

Itawamba County’s unemployment rate fell slightly moving from June to July. As reported by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, the county’s jobless rate dropped to 8.7 percent in July, down two-tenths of a percentage point from the previous month. The statewide unemployment rate for the month was 8.6 percent, the worst in the nation […]

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The daddy, daughter dance

By MIRANDA CIPKOWSKI Special to The Times The first guy I ever loved was tall and handsome with deep green eyes. When I waltzed into a room, I could see those eyes light up a bit. He worked extremely hard at a series of jobs never necessarily enjoyed in order to provide. He made me […]

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Mantachie Miss Fest Pageant to help archery team

* The 17th annual fundraising precursor to Mantachie Fest will be held Saturday, Sept. 13. Registration is open for Mantachie’s annual fundraising Miss Fest Pageant, now in its 17th year. Set for Saturday, Sept. 13, the 17th Annual Miss Fest Pageant will be held inside the Mantachie High School gymnasium. The contest is open to […]

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Indians regroup, defeat New Albany 35-0

  BY DONICA PHIFER AND SCOTTY NICHOLS NEW ALBANY GAZETTE and ITAWAMBA TIMES NEW ALBANY – The Itawamba AHS Indians not only got a win last Friday night, they pitched a shutout. Itawamba put together a 35-0 rout of the New Albany Bulldogs on Friday, stringing together a game where the offense was virtually unstoppable […]

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Turnovers plague Mustangs in loss to Belmont

The Mantachie Mustangs hosted the Belmont Cardinals last Friday night at Mustang Stadium in hopes of continuing the momentum they began in week one with a 32-0 romping of the Ethel Tigers. The game would most likely have had a different theme had the Mustangs not continuously suffered self-inflicted wounds. Mantachie committed six turnovers – […]

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Lady Lions maul Lady Indians

  FULTON – There are often fights in MMA or boxing where one fighter lands a solid blow early and disorients the other, making it difficult for the recipient to ever really have a chance. The softball equivalent of that happened last Thursday night at Fulton City Park. The Hamilton Lady Lions visited the IAHS […]

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College Football: No. 1 and No. 2 survive scares in week one

It was a scary day for the country’s top two ranked teams, as they both got all they wanted, and more, from teams who were thought to be far inferior. No. 2 Alabama traded blows with unranked West Virginia all day long and eventually escaped with a 10-point win. The Tide’s powerful running game eventually […]

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* Make-A-Wish gives Fulton teen a state-of-the-art gaming PC. As of last week, Tyler Davis, 13, has the best gaming PC in his neighborhood. Even in his hometown might not be a stretch. On Thursday, Make-A-Wish Mid-South granted Tyler’s wish to own a real beast of a gaming PC. The non-profit organization set Tyler up with […]

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