Old fashioned: Fulton man farms his land with mule and plow

  “I bought her from an old Amish fella up in Tennessee,” said Stanley Underwood, 83, giving a firm couple of pats to the neck of his mule, Hat. Yes, that’s her name. It started out as Pat, but … “I didn’t much like that,” he said, brushing his hands on his Liberty overalls. “So, […]

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Mantachie officials vote 3-2 against proposed Huddle House rezoning

* Whether or not the restaurant opens in Mantachie now hinges on finding a new location and possibly a new investor. Mantachie officials think Huddle House would be a great fit for the town, just not where it’s proposed to go. Last week, the Mantachie zoning board, which is made up of the town’s aldermen, […]

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Fulton mayor: Chamber work to be a focus in the coming months

Discussions last week between Fulton officials and representatives with the Itawamba County Development Council underscored what could be considered an obstruction for the local economy: There’s no chamber of commerce. Fulton Mayor Lynette Weatherford realizes that lacking a person or persons devoted solely to promoting local businesses and generating interest in the area is a […]

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Deputies break up theft ring, make fleeing arrest

After more than a year of investigation, law enforcement officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department have charged two men in connection with an ATV theft ring that spanned the southeast United States. Last week, Alan Goodwin, 34, of Winfield, Alabama, and Justin Wilson, 28, of Golden, were indicted by the Itawamba County Grand Jury […]

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Mantachie board asked to rezone more resident property as commercial

* Following a heated discussion of rezoning a piece of property, Mantachie aldermen are asked to rezone another residential parcel for commercial development. Zoning seems to be the popular topic of conversation around Mantachie these days. On the heels of a heated zoning discussion among town officials and vote against rezoning a piece of residential […]

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Brian Dozier a crowd favorite at MLB Home Run Derby

MINNEAPOLIS – Yoenis Cespedes may have won his second-straight MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night, but it was Fulton native Brian Dozier who was the crowd favorite. Dozier, the former Itawamba AHS and Southern Miss star turned Twins starting second baseman, narrowly missed making the American League All-Star Team, but was chosen by captain […]

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Itawamba Countians participate in 2014 Tiger Pride Camp

By BLAKE LONG Special to The Times BOONEVILLE – The men’s basketball program at Northeast Mississippi Community College attracted athletes from as far away as the gulf coast to take part in its annual Tiger Pride camp from June 2-5 inside historic Bonner Arnold Coliseum. The four-day event was open to any boy in the […]

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ICC men’s soccer announces 2014 signing class and schedule

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com FULTON – Fresh off winning the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges North Division Championship, the Itawamba Community College men’s soccer team has announced their newest group of players to join the program. The Indians have signed 10 student-athletes to national letters of intent in what Coach Mike Sullivan feels […]

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ICC releases 2014 football schedule

By Adam Gore LetsGoICC.com FULTON – Itawamba Community College head football coach Sean Cannon released the Indians’ 2014 football schedule on Friday. ICC will look to build on their 2013 Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) playoff appearance with a season that will have a DI feel to it as the Indians will […]

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ICC to host July Baseball Showcase Itawamba Community College baseball coach Rick Collier announced the Indians’ Baseball Showcase for upcoming high school seniors and juniors will be Wednesday, July 30 at historic Roy Cresap Field on the Fulton Campus. Registration is $20.00 and begins at 10:00 a.m. Individuals interested in participating in the in Showcase […]

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Nineteen arrested as part of Itawamba County drug roundup

Officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department have released a list of 19 suspects arrested as part of a roundup of people indicted through the Itawamba County Grand Jury. Suspects and their charges included: Henry Ashby – sale of cocaine Elvis Blankenship – conspiracy to sell methamphetamine; sale of methamphetamine; and possession of methamphetamine Beau […]

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UPDATE: Suspected robber caught

UPDATE: Itawamba County law enforcement officials have caught and arrested Charles Ray Powell. Powell was caught on Benson-Jones Road at approximately 2 p.m. ORIGINAL STORY: Itawamba deputies are currently hunting for an Alabama man suspected of an Alabama robbery. According to Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson, Curtis Ray Powell of Hamilton, Alabama is believed to […]

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A complete package: Miss Mississippi to end reign with grace and great gratitude

  By LESLIE CRISS Daily Journal Chelsea Rick wanted to be Miss Mississippi since she was a little girl. “I’m not a pageant girl,” she said, then quickly offered an explanation. “I was not in any beauty pageants growing up, though I emceed a high school beauty pageant.” But she watched, without fail, the Miss […]

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Punishment for irresponsible pet owners?

  * County officials are debating whether or not to implement a fine for pet owners whose loose animals cause trouble.  If a loose pet causes harm, should the owner be punished? It’s a question county officials may have to answer soon. During this week’s regular meeting of the board, Itawamba County supervisors spoke with […]

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