Retired teacher named IAHS Alumna of the Year

* San McLeod said her time under the tutelage of the Fulton high school’s teachers inspired her to become an educator. Retired Itawamba Agricultural High School English teacher San McLeod refers to the dozens of former students who huddled under her wing as her “chickens.” This, she promised, is a term of endearment. “I did […]

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Board give OK to seek Gaither House bids

Fulton officials have given the thumbs up to begin the bid-seeking process for interior renovation work on the Gaither House. According to Judge Sharion Aycock, head of the Gaither House Committee, her group has just under $30,000 set aside for restoring the interior of the Civil War era dog-trot house to its original look. Most […]

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Tricks and treats: Downtown Fulton Halloween event returns

Werewolves? Check. Vampires? Check. Multiple versions of all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Check. Looks like the gang’s all here. It’s just about time for downtown Fulton’s annual Trick or Treat on the Square. Rained out last year, the massive event, which attracts thousands of children and adults from all across the county to the […]

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Miranda Cipkowski

OPINION: Brush with the past sends me ‘back to the future’

By MIRANDA CIPKOWSKI Special to The Times “After all this time, that’s all I get? Really? You’ve got to be kidding me.” My interior monologue was rambling non-stop. For once, my teenage daughter, Nora, chose not to recoil in feigned embarrassment as I clutched her hand for dear life in the midst of total strangers. […]

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Mantachie resident selected as ICC Alumnus of th Year

Dr. Amanda Pitts Summers of Mantachie will be honored as Itawamba Community College’s 2014 Alumnus of the Year, Oct. 25, during homecoming activities at the Fulton Campus. Special presentations will be made at 1:15 p.m. in the lobby of the David C. Cole Student Services building and at 3:05 p.m. during a pre-game ceremony at […]

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Scotty Nichols

In case you’ve been under a rock …

College football in Mississippi is good this year, y’all. REAL good. This past weekend, Mississippi State defeated their third straight top-10 team to climb into the No. 1 spot in both the AP and Coaches’ Polls. The ‘Dawgs became the fastest team to complete ascension from unranked to the top-spot in the history of the […]

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Indians take advantage of second half miscues , down Shannon 28-14

SHANNON – IAHS had its fair share of miscues in the opening quarter by not finishing three drives that stalled inside the Shannon 15-yard line, but the Indian defense forced two turnovers early in the second half that led to points and paved the way for a 28-14 key division win. On a wet and […]

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Royally Flushed: Mantachie falls to New Site , 34-6

BY SAM FARRIS Special to the Times MARIETTA – The Mantachie Mustangs were on the road again Friday evening, this time in very muddy, almost swamp-conditions at the bottom of a drop in the Prentiss county hills to face division rival New Site. Unfortunately, a 34-6 victory for the Royals meant the Mustangs didn’t just […]

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McQuarley bludgeons Northeast defense as ICC defeats rival Tigers , 38-19

By Scotty Nichols Sports Writer FULTON – The Northeast Tigers may still be having nightmares about a No. 14 red and white jersey running through, around and over them. ICC running back and Meridian native Richard McQuarley had a phenomenal game to shoulder the Indian offense and help defeat their MACJC North rival Tigers 38-19 […]

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Rick Cleveland on historic week of Mississippi college football

By RICK CLEVELAND Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Executive Director Let’s forget the rivalry for at least this week. Forget “The School Up North.” Forget “Cow College.” Forget, even, the Egg Bowl. Heaven knows, we will get there soon enough. Let’s enjoy this. Let’s soak it in. Inhale it. Revel in it. This is for […]

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BlueFire receives backing from Chinese energy company

* The U.S. energy company has partnered with China Three Gorges Corporation for financial leveraging of its long-gestating Fulton ethanol plant. Fulton’s planned ethanol plant just received backing from China’s largest energy company. On Wednesday, BlueFire Renewables Inc. announced that it has signed a Master Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for its planned cellulosic […]

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MHP investigating fatal wreck

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is still investigating a Friday afternoon crash in Itawamba County that claimed the life of a Florida woman.  Troopers responded to US 78, approximately one mile west of MS 25, at 5:20pm, Friday, October 10th. Upon arriving it appeared Janay B Douglas, 22, of Lake Panasoffkee, Fla., was traveling west on US […]

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OSHA cites, fines Graham Lumber for April death

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration has cited Graham Lumber Co. for one willful and one serious safety violation following the death of a worker at the plant in April. The federal agency also has proposed a fine of more than $75,000. The 21-year-old man died from injuries at the lumber mill on April 17. […]

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IAHS/Shannon preview: Indian offense clicking at the right time

After beginning the season with a disappointing 1-4 record through non-division play, the IAHS Indians made a statement with an exclamation mark with their 55-28 home win over rival Amory in the division 1-4A opener. The offense had been struggling this season with spotty play in the trenches, as well as turnovers, but the Indians […]

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