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ICDC rolls out coupon card promotion

The Itawamba County Development Council has a new promotion aimed at pushing out-of-county visitors through the doors of local businesses: Coupon cards. To the casual observer, they look and feel like postcards, but the coupon cards aren’t about making the folks back home jealous. They’re about giving travelers a reason to eat and shop in […]

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Prayer vigil for missing Fulton woman set for Sunday

Friends, family and neighbors of a missing Fulton woman will band together for a prayer vigil in her honor this Sunday. Set for 6 p.m. at St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church, the event will gather members of the East Hill community, where Deborah Evans-Bell, who has been missing since February, lives with her family. Everyone […]

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IAHS looks sharp in spring football game

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor HAMILTON, ALA. – The Itawamba AHS Indians hit the road last Friday night for their spring football game against the Hamilton Aggies, and picked up a convincing 43-15 victory in the three-quarter scrimmage. The Indians got rolling quickly, as their first offensive drive was capped off with a nice 16-yard […]

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Four ICC softball players earn postseason honors

By ADAM GORE FULTON, MS – The Itawamba Community College softball team had four players earn postseason honors after another record-breaking season for the Indians. Three freshmen earned a spot the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Region 23 Softball Team with three Indians being selected to the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior […]

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Darryl Wilson officially introduced as IAHS hoops’ coach

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor FULTON – Former Mississippi State standout guard Darryl Wilson, who led the Bulldogs to their only NCAA Final Four appearance in school history in 1996, has had one desire since his playing days concluded just over seven years ago. Last Thursday, Itawamba AHS officially introduced Wilson as their next girls’ […]

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Coddling kids is killing sports

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor As with any editorial, there will be some people who agree whole-heartedly and some who will fiercely dispute. But hey, editorials are opinions and that’s the point, right? Today, I’m tackling a touchy subject. One that is sure to spark opinions, whether you agree with me or not. To be […]

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Two dead following Fulton wreck

Two people are dead and one is critically injured following a single-vehicle accident in Fulton, Friday afternoon. As of 5:20 p.m. officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department hadn’t released the names of the victims, but confirmed two deaths and a serious injury in the wreck, which occurred on John Rankin Highway at approximately 4 […]

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Area high school seniors ready to graduate

In less than two weeks, area high school seniors will close the books on their high school careers. All three area high schools will hold their graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 21, at the Davis Event Center on the ICC campus. Thirty students from Tremont High School will graduate at 1 p.m. The seniors and […]

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Lady Mustangs battle, fall short in north finals to powerhouse East Webster

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor MANTACHIE – One thing is for certain in the world of sports: You can’t give a great team freebies and expect not to pay the consequences. That was the story from Friday night’s class 2A north title series opener in western Itawamba county, as the defending champion East Webster Lady […]

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ICC softball season ends with 7-6 loss to East Central

By ADAM GORE FULTON – The No. 7 Itawamba Community College softball team ended its season with a 7-6 loss to No. 10 East Central Community College in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College (MACJC) State Tournament Tuesday at Jones County Junior College. When the game originally started on Saturday, East Central […]

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Fulton officials decide to lock facilities that were vandalized

By CHARLOTTE A. WOLFE General Manager Trying to combat recent events of vandalism at the Itawamba County Pratt Memorial Library, city officials have decided that the bathroom facilities will be locked each night at 10 p.m. At-large Alderwoman Liz Beasley told the board members that the Friends of the Library had requested that the facilities be closed […]

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Webster wins Bass Federation national title

By KEVIN TATE Outdoors Writer Sometimes, when dreams come true, they do so later than expected. For Joseph Webster of Fulton, the dream of winning a major championship in bass fishing is one he’d chased with everything he had for a long time. When that payday finally arrived, three weeks ago and decades after it […]

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Question of the week – May 11

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.   […]

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