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Walton’s gives greenhouse tour

  Walton’s Greenhouse recently opened their greenhouses to the public as of Business After-Hours, a new program created by the Fulton Chamber of Commerce to give the community a closer look at some of the county’s unique businesses. Visitors, of which there were around 20, were guided through the Walton’s 16 primary greenhouses, located in […]

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Mantachie doesn’t slow down with speed bumps

Talk of installing speed bumps on some of Mantachie’s busiest roads doesn’t seem to be slowing down. During their regular meeting last week, the town’s board of aldermen discussed placing speed bumps along two of the town’s most heavily trafficked streets — Sunset Drive, which leads to the town’s elderly apartments, and Devaughn Road, which […]

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Question of the Week – April 20

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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Crime News

Mantachie HS locked down after false gun threat

  An erroneous report of a firearm on campus resulted in a brief lockdown at Mantachie High School, Thursday morning. Traffic in and out of the campus and among classrooms was partially halted for approximately 30 minutes around 10 a.m. this morning after a student reported that a classmate may have been in possession of […]

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Murder suspect gives birth, goes back to jail

A capital murder suspect is back in jail after giving birth to a baby girl, and it looks like the county will be footing the bill. Tonisha Johnson, 18, currently awaiting trial for her alleged role in the shooting death of a Mantachie man, has been returned to Itawamba County Jail after giving birth at […]

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Fulton officials approve hefty increase to commercial deposits

Doing business in Fulton just got a bit more expensive. The city’s board of aldermen, last week, voted to increase the amounts of commercial deposits for both its water and gas services. Businesses hooking onto the city’s water service are now required to pay an $80 deposit; for gas service, it’s $250. Both deposits are […]

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Tremont paraprofessional receives 2016 honor

“I don’t think I deserve this,” Susan Wilson humbly said, after being named Itawamba County’s Paraprofessional of the Year last week. “I work for a wonderful school and in a great county. I always receive the support I need to do a good job.” Wilson was chosen from a field of seven paraprofessionals from throughout […]

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Changes have quickened ambulance response, supervisors say

Response time for ambulances is improving, county officials say, due in part to improvements within North Mississippi Medical Center’s emergency response services. Speaking to the Itawamba County Board of Supervisors during their recent regular meeting, Todd Shettles, assistant director of NMMC’s emergency management services, said the regional medical center has taken note of the recent […]

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Fulton partners with collection agency to recoup fines, fees

As anticipated, Fulton officials have agreed to let a collection agency attempt to round up thousands of dollars in outstanding court fines and utilities fees. During their regular meeting last week, the city’s aldermen entered a contract with Texas-based collection agency American Municipal Services, which will attempt to collect more than $300,000 in unpaid court […]

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Question of the Week – March 13

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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Houston no-hits Shannon to highlight IAHS series sweep

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor FULTON – Itawamba AHS desperately needed two wins to build some momentum heading into their final three division games of the season, and came up roses as they knocked off Shannon twice, 12-1 on the road and 14-2 at home. IAHS starting pitcher Klay Houston has been on fire, both […]

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Mustangs drop division series with Ingomar

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor MANTACHIE – The Mantachie Mustangs needed to pick up division wins to remain in the playoff hunt, but fell to Ingomar at home, 4-2, then on the road, 14-4. At home, Mantachie fought tooth-and-nail, but came up short in the end. Down 3-0 in the fourth inning, Alston Dill singled […]

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Eagles squash Jumpertown, 13-0, in four innings

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor TREMONT – The Jumpertown Cardinals strolled into Tremont last Saturday but limped back home as the script followed the likely outcome of an actual scrap between an Eagle and a Cardinal, with Tremont on the plus side of a dominant 13-0 decision. Zack Ramey tossed a gem for the Eagles […]

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Lady Mustangs control division 1-2A with huge win over East Union

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor BLUE SPRINGS – The Mantachie Lady Mustangs have been rolling right along, so far, this fastpitch season. They hit a couple of speed bumps last week, but kept right on trucking -this time, into the driver’s seat of division 1-2A. The Lady Mustangs were 15-2 overall, and undefeated inside division […]

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