Miranda Cipkowski

Time to take off the mask

By MIRANDA CIPKOWSKI Special to The Times “Hold still!” My mother half begged, grabbing my arm as she performed a sort of backward shimmy in order to snap my picture with her new Polaroid Instamatic. I fidgeted almost involuntarily, as I stood in the corner of our kitchen, waiting for the inevitable flash that would […]

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ICDC director proposes Fulton, county jointly hire chamber director

* The move would allow the two entities to pool resources for the betterment of the area. Should the City of Fulton and Itawamba County Development Council team up “Avengers” style to employ a new chamber of commerce director? County officials think so. Acting Itawamba County Development Council Director Harvey Clements recently asked the Fulton […]

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Official beer, liquor vote results confirm legalization

* Final tallies were certified last week, confirming the election night results. Fulton officials have released the official results of the Oct. 28 beer, light wine and liquor vote, confirming that the city will be “going wet” in the coming weeks. The official recapitulation included the 46 affidavit ballots cast during the election. In order […]

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Library System makes switch to digital magazines

Every year, the Lee-Itawamba Library System does a survey and gathers information on magazine usage at its facilities. And the findings aren’t surprising: Readership of print magazines is down. “People just aren’t coming in and looking at magazines like they used to,” said Jeff Tomlinson, director of the library system. “They don’t have time anymore.” […]

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Feeling nostalgic after Indians’ sixth division title and date with Kosciusko

After the IAHS Indians football team clinched the 2014 division 1-4A title to claim their sixth division title in school history, I began to think about the “good old days”. This football season marks the 15th anniversary of the first ever IAHS division championship, a title claimed by the 1999 team – a team that […]

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Indians dodge Rams 13-6, advance to round two of 4A playoffs

FULTON – In a night that saw the other three representatives of division 1-4A fall in the playoffs, IAHS was able to avoid some shaky offensive execution and the defense was able to shoulder the load to push the Indians on to the second round with a 13-6 home win over the Gentry Rams. “We […]

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Tremont kicks off season with “Meet the Eagles”

TREMONT – Last Tuesday evening, the Tremont community welcomed with a bang what is largely considered the most popular athletic season in eastern Itawamba County. In an event that lasted more than three hours, scrimmage games consisted of girls and boys games from grades three and up. Youth boys and girls had the spotlight early, […]

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ICC hoops split with Shelton State, Gray wins 600th

BY LEE ADAMS LetsGoICC.com FULTON – ICC faced two tough Shelton State squads last Thursday night. The Lady Indians upset the No. 17 Lady Bucs, 84-66, but the Indians fell 93-82 for their first loss of the season. Lady Indians pull off upset for Gray’s 600th The Lady Indians knew that head coach Nanci Gray […]

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ICC football players earn postseason awards

By LEE ADAMS LetsGoICC.com FULTON – With the MACJC football season complete, postseason awards have been announced and ICC has 10 of its players receiving honors. The Indians had six players named to the MACJC All-State First Team, four to the Second Team and sophomore Jeb Millender (Pontotoc) was named NJCAA All-Region 23 Punter. “We […]

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Indians sweep 1-4A to claim division title with 31-14 win over Tishomingo County

FULTON – Last Friday was a bittersweet night for Tishomingo County head football coach Preston Leathers. The former Itawamba AHS assistant felt a rush of emotion as he encountered familiar scenery and familiar people, but he eventually witnessed the Indian football team feel the rush of capping off the regular season with a five-game division […]

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UPDATE 05: It’s all over!

That’s it, folks. Like a mummy, our first ever Halloween Costume Contest is all wrapped up. Winners will be officially announced in the Nov. 19 edition of The Itawamba County Times. Prize winners can drop by the office on or after Nov. 19 and pick up their prizes. We’d like to congratulate our winners, but […]

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ICC soccer drops heartbreaker to Jones, 3-2 in double overtime

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com FULTON – Jones County scored in the final seconds of regulation and the second sudden-death overtime to defeat ICC, 3-2, in the quarterfinals of the MACJC soccer playoffs on Tuesday. “There are no words,” said ICC head coach Mike Sullivan. “You just hate to see the season come to an end […]

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ICC’s Schaefer named Keeper of the Week

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com FULTON – Itawamba Community College sophomore goalkeeper Ben Schaefer has been named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Keeper of the Week for the fifth time this season. The league announced their weekly honors on Tuesday. “It’s amazing to win this award twice in one season with the level […]

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Scotty Nichols

Because who else would yank the rug from underneath?

I’m not going to lie about it. I’m salty. I don’t normally get that way over a football game, but I was overcome last Saturday night. Most everyone who knows me knows that I’ve been a Florida State football fan since I was a little boy, but I also love Ole Miss because it provided/provides […]

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