Itawamba Superintendent calls PARCC withdrawal a ‘move in the right direction’

Itawamba County Superintendent of Education Michael Nanney said the state’s decision on Friday to withdraw from the multiple state consortium formed to create tests that measure how well students master the Common Core State Standards was a good one. “It’s a move in the right direction, as long as we continue to prepare students for […]

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Sixth grade king

* Courtyards resident recalls school days with Elvis. When a Courtyards Assisted Living employee recently passed around a photograph of his grandfather’s sixth grade class — a class which just happened to contain a young Elvis Presley — 81-year-old Laverne Clayton wasn’t impressed. Nor should she be. She’s in it, after all. “That’s me,” she […]

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Letters to the Editor

Reader questions point of beer restrictions

What is the intent of restrictions on beer displays? Dear Editor, This letter is directed toward the city council. Last fall an election was held as to whether or not beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages should be sold in the city. The general public voted to have beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages available […]

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Miranda Cipkowski

One flu over the Cipkowski’s nest

I am a notoriously light sleeper. I suppose having children does that to a girl. As my children have gotten older, I have begun to sleep a bit more soundly. But there are still nights I am awakened by the most ordinary of sounds: my husband, in desperate need of sinus medication, breathing heavily; the […]

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Too restrictive? Fulton board ponders the city’s hot beer rules

Less than two months after approving a set of ordinances that regulate the sale and promotion of alcoholic beverages in the City of Fulton, aldermen are already considering some changes. The specific rule in question falls in Section 1-8 of the city’s resolution adopting beer and light wine ordinances. It states, “the storage of beer […]

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Fords for fifty: Car company recognizes Davis Ford’s five decades of service

When he was a kid, Tab Bennett used to visit his grandfather at work. Much to his grandfather’s dismay, it should be said. “I came down here to play when I was really young,” he said. Bennett nodded at his grandfather, Buster Davis, then continued. “He wasn’t too crazy about having kids playing at work. […]

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The man who was JESCO

* Coworkers/friends remember Staub as hardworking, gentlemanly “Just to be clear, if you say something bad about Travis Staub, we may have to kill you.” It was almost impossible to determine if JESCO President Jerry Stubblefield was joking. He certainly seemed to be, since he was laughing. But seated around his office was a group […]

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Indians pick up first division win, Lady Indians crush Lady Braves

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer FULTON – While priming for a crucial stretch of division games, the 14-2 IAHS Lady Indians have been rolling as of late, while the boys’ squad has hit a bit of a skid. The ladies continued their recent trend last Friday night, while the Indians got back on track with […]

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Thirty-six candidates qualify in first week

Less than a week into the new election season, and already 36 candidates have qualified for the Itawamba County primary elections, set for Aug. 4. Qualifying began on Monday, Jan. 5. and will wrap up on Friday, Feb. 27. The general election is set for Nov. 3. Several races are already looking to be highly […]

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Dunn, Mallory lead Lady Indians past Baldwyn

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer BALDWYN – The IAHS basketball teams traveled to Baldwyn for a couple of games early last week to prime for the upcoming slate of division contests. The Lady Indians managed to improve their record to 13-2 overall, while the Indians fell to 7-9 on the season. Constance gets it “Dunn” […]

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Tremont flogs Red Bay, turnovers plague Lady Eagles

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times TREMONT – Tuesday night, the Tremont Eagles found themselves battling perennial rivals the Red Bay Tigers, with mixed results. Lady Eagles can’t overcome turnovers In the night’s opening game, the Lady Eagles were hopeful to make a better showing after falling to their foes just two weeks before. […]

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Fulton board adopts stiffer pool hall penalties

Owners of pool halls and similar businesses in Fulton now face stiffer penalties for harboring illegal activities on their premises. Last week, the Fulton Board of Aldermen unanimously approved of a new set of regulations for recreation centers, pool rooms and billiard halls. The rules are meant to diminish the kind of unwanted activities these […]

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Eagles, Lady Eagles upended by Mooreville

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer MOOREVILLE – The Tremont basketball squads traveled west last Friday night to take on the 3A Mooreville Troopers, but both teams were sent back to Itawamba county with losses. Wings clipped The last month has been brutal for head coach Neal Ellis’s Lady Eagles, as they have gone 1-9 since […]

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IAHS soccer tallies monumental wins

By RANDY EARNEST Special to the Times PONTOTOC – The IAHS “futbol club” was busy doing some pretty big things last week, as they were able to garner not one, but two wins over division rival and perennial power Pontotoc. Lady Indians knock off Lady Warriors The IAHS ladies got off to a good start […]

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