Readers weigh in on Tuesday’s alcohol vote

EDITOR’S NOTE: Last week, The Times received letters from many readers regarding the upcoming beer, light wine and liquor vote in Fulton. What follows are the contents of those letters.    A YES is for city’s positive growth Dear Editor: Fulton is facing a pivotal moment in our history. I believe both sides of this debate are […]

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Fulton voters decide on beer, liquor next Tuesday

Next week, Fulton voters will decide whether or not to legalize the sale of alcohol within city limits. On Tuesday, polls will open for a special election to determine two separate issues: Whether or not to allow the sale of beer and light wines of relatively low alcoholic content, and the same for liquors of […]

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OUR OPINION: It’s your privilege and duty to vote on Oct. 28

Attention has been focused the past few weeks on the upcoming election to determine if Fulton will legalize the sale of alcohol. Residents turn out in big numbers for city and county elections, but sometimes stay home when the ballot only includes one or two items. Your vote is important in every single election that […]

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Mantachie Board shoots down bond refinancing

Mantachie aldermen have decided against refinancing the town’s bonds. Last week, E.J. Gregory with Memphis-based investment bankers Duncan-Williams Inc. returned to the board prepared to push forward with refinancing the town’s three outstanding bonds, worth $1.23 million. He said if the board were to vote on the issue that night, he would start the refinancing […]

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Itawamba school rankings stable thanks to waiver

Itawamba County schools maintained the same statewide letter-grade rankings as last year, but only because the district took advantage of the waiver that allowed them to do so. The Mississippi Department of Education released letter-grade rankings this morning for the state’s schools and districts. They are based on student performance on state tests taken last […]

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Mantachie e-cig ban seems likely

* The board is expected to vote on whether or not to limit public use of electronic smoking devices in November. E-smoke ‘em if you got ‘em, because Mantachie is very likely to become one an increasing number of municipalities in Northeast Mississippi to yank the batteries out of the public e-cigarette use. Last week, […]

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Spriritual faith, family support & a bit of gumption

About a year before being diagnosed with breast cancer, J.C. Poole noticed a knot on the outer edge of his right arm pit. It didn’t hurt, but it was definitely there. “It wasn’t that big,” the 80-year-old Fulton resident said of the knot, which he discovered in 2000. He held up his thumb, then pinched […]

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NCAA Violations? More like NCAA “VioLOLations”

“Autograph scandals” are an NCAA violation. This is seriously what it has come to. With all the issues going on in professional and college sports today, this ordeal concerning collegiate players being paid for autographs should take a backseat in the news. Yet, it is prevalent enough to make headlines in the midst of players […]

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Indians take control of division 1-4A : White, Miller score four touchdowns each in 56-21 rout of Corinth

FULTON – After beginning the season with a disappointing 1-4 record, the IAHS Indian football squad has found themselves on quite a roll lately. They found themselves 2-0 inside division play after a 28-14 win at Shannon and faced what was supposed to be a much stiffer task in the form of the defending division […]

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A Feline Feast: Banged-up Mustangs fall to Hatley, 19-7

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times HATLEY – The Mantachie Mustangs took the field on the road for the second straight week on Friday looking to end their three game skid in what would be their third matchup of the year versus a specific herd of Tigers, but came up short in a bid […]

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ICC spoils Delta’s homecoming 52-48, keep playoff hopes alive

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com MOORHEAD, MS – Kwadra Griggs had a breakout performance in front of family and friends, as the Greenwood native had a career day to help keep ICC’s playoff hopes alive with a win on Saturday. “I’m proud of the game Griggs had,” said ICC head football coach Sean Cannon. “I was worried […]

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Lady Mustangs head to North 2A finals after game three walk-off win over East Union

  MANTACHIE – It took a little bit longer and a lot more drama than Mantachie head softball coach Kristi Montgomery would have liked, but the Lady Mustangs punched their ticket for a spot in the North 2A championship series. Mantachie took game three of the best-of-three series against the East Union Lady Urchins in […]

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IAHS vs. Corinth Preview: Battle for the 1-4A driver’s seat

    After IAHS’s big 28-14 win at Shannon last week, they find themselves in a fight with the defending 1-4A champion Corinth Warriors for sole possession of the division lead tonight at Indian Stadium. Both the Warriors and the Indians are 2-0 inside division play and the winner of tonight’s contest will definitely gain […]

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BlueFire Renewables: A small company with big ambitions

Mitchell Stanley, president of Washington-based non-profit group the National Center for Sustainable Development, called BlueFire Renewables a small company with big ambitions. “They’re like babes in the woods, here in Washington: They’re stumbling around, they don’t know what to do,” Stanley said of the California-based company, which has been struggling to finance a $350-$400 million […]

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