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Mantachie officials discuss potential for new property tax

* Aldermen agree a tax hike is coming, but disagree on when. Official discussions have begun for what Mantachie leaders agree is an inevitable property tax for the town. During last week’s regular meeting of the town board, Alderman-at-Large Dan Moore, Jr. raised the question of whether or not town residents should be paying property […]

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Fulton woman charged with participation in credit card scam

Fulton police have charged a 64-year-old woman for allegedly participating in an online credit card scam. On Aug. 13, police arrested Shelia Warren of 195 Buzby Drive, Fulton, and charged her with 14 counts of felony credit card fraud. Warren is accused of using a stolen credit card to withdraw approximately $8,000 from a local […]

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Tremont board appoints two new members

The Tremont Board of Aldermen has appointed two new members after one alderman resigned and a second was vacated by the board. Last Wednesday, remaining members of the board — Nathan Garrison, Barry Todd and Chris Wigginton — voted to appoint Holly Ford and Bobby Canup to the town board. Ford and Canup replace Melanie […]

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Mantachie aldermen consider bond refinancing

* Refinancing the town’s loans could save the city upwards of $390,000. Mantachie aldermen are considering refinancing the town’s bonds, a move that could potentially save hundreds of thousands of dollars. Last week, the board was visited by E.J. Gregory, an attorney with Memphis-based investment bankers, Duncan-Williams Inc. Gregory was invited to speak to the […]

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Girl Scouts looking for new members, leaders

* The area Girl Scouts program is hosting a recruitment drive this Saturday in hopes of bolstering its numbers. There’s a lot more to Girl Scouts than cookie sales, and there’s a lot more to being a Girl Scouts leader than just babysitting a troop. Gwen Davis, Itawamba County’s new Girl Scouts service unit manager, […]

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Friday night lights are upon us

Friday nights are about to be a lot more meaningful. I’m not talking about “taking Sally out for dinner and a movie” meaningful, either. I’m talking about the one thing that overwhelms pretty much every red-blooded southerner with joy … high school football is back. Our county high school teams look to continue the success […]

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Surviving the flood: IAHS goes toe-to-toe with the Golden Wave

    FULTON – While Itawamba AHS might not have taken home a “W” on the scoreboard against the 2013 6A North champion Tupelo Golden Wave, the Indians had a lot to hold their heads high about last Friday night. “Don’t get me wrong, I’m not in the business of moral victories,” IAHS head coach […]

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ICC football earns Top 20 preseason ranking

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com FULTON – Fresh off their first playoff appearance since 2007, the expectations are already climbing for first-year head coach Sean Cannon and the Itawamba Community College football team. The Indians will open the 2014 football season ranked No. 19 after the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) released its preseason Top […]

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Gore named ICC Sports Information Director

By DONNA THOMAS ICC Community Relations FULTON – Pittsboro native Adam Gore, who is beginning his fifth year at Itawamba Community College, has been named ICC’s director of Sports Information. Gore succeeds Will Kollmeyer, who will join the SEC Network as a broadcaster for Ole Miss Athletics, later this month. “To say that Will’s leaving […]

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“Bless Her Heart 5k for AK” to benefit Tremont child

By Scotty Nichols Sports Writer Brandon and Charlotte Leathers, of Tremont, are hosing a charity 5K run to benefit their sick daughter, Azie Kate, who is suffering from a rare heart condition. The “Bless Her Heart: 5k for AK” will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, in downtown Fulton. The run will start at 8 […]

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Dozier leads AL in runs scored Former Itawamba AHS standout Brian Dozier of the Minnesota Twins is currently leading the American League with 84 runs scored. He leads Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels by three runs for tops in the American League but trails Anthony Rendon of the Washington Nationals for the Major […]

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Itawamba county high school football programs hold preseason scrimmages

Mantachie Coach TJ Seago had his Mantachie Mustang squad on the field at 8 a.m. in an effort to beat the predicted rain, and conducted an hour’s worth of agilities and individual drills before beginning the scrimmage at 9 a.m. The Mustang defense will remain largely intact, but the offense will see considerable changes, outside […]

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Fantasy football gives armchair quarterbacks chance to compete

  As fall approaches and the crunching of shoulder pads begins to get louder, the die-hard, and even casual fans turn their attention to football. While the sport of football is marvelous by itself, a tip of the hat must be given to technology, which has made the game even more interesting. In what world […]

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It’s football season; all is right in the world again

The NFL Hall of Fame game between the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills kicked off the preseason a week and a half ago, but it still didn’t seem “real.” It was just one game. Although it was exciting, and football was on my TV, it was still … just one game. But last week, […]

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