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Cozy cabin: Fulton man builds miniature buildings from scratch

Fulton’s Tommy Roberts is currently building his second cabin. Some might call it cozy but frankly, it’s kind of small. The first cabin was, too. If it were life-sized, it would stand approximately 16 feet at the peak of its roof and have usable floor space in the neighborhood of 22 feet by 12 feet. […]

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ICDC debuts new county website

Since last week, Itawamba County has looked totally different … at least online. During a special presentation last week, ICDC Executive Director Vaunita Martin unveiled the county’s new website before a crowd of around 40 people, a mix of ICDC board members, county officials and area residents. Response to the new website seemed enthusiastic. The […]

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Itawamba Health Department gets reduced hours

By MICHAELA GIBSON MORRIS Daily Journal The Itawamba County Health Department is one of several county health departments that will see reduced hours due to shifting demand for services. Beginning Feb. 1, the local health department, located on Crane Street in Fulton, will be open on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 […]

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OUR OPINION: Litter is eyesore in city, county

Littering simply means throwing away objects on the ground or leaving them lying on the ground instead of disposing of them in a garbage can, recycling bin or trash container. Discarded fast-food bags, cigarette butts, plastic bags, old tires, aluminum cans and plastic or glass bottles are all examples of litter or trash. One thing […]

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Fulton mayor: Littering is a problem throughout city

Fulton is infested with litterbugs, and city officials are struggling to keep the city fumigated. According to Fulton Mayor Lynette Weatherford, roadside trash has become a growing problem citywide, one that’s almost impossible to fight without help from the public at large. “It’s really gotten under my skin,” the mayor said. “We strive to keep […]

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IAHS completes season sweep of rival Tishomingo County

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor FULTON – The IAHS boys’ basketball team has played a tough slate and hasn’t exactly been rewarded in the win/loss column, but the team is making strides and improving from game to game. The Indians are in an extremely talented basketball division, which includes Corinth, Shannon and Pontotoc, and managed […]

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Tremont Eagles come up winless at Hamilton

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor HAMILTON, MS – Tremont hit the road last Tuesday night toward the extreme southern region of Monroe county for a basketball date with the Hamilton Lions. The girls dropped a 2-point heartbreaker, while the boys couldn’t recover from a first quarter onslaught. (G) Hamilton 40, Tremont 38 After a game […]

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IAHS girls’ soccer clinches first-ever playoff berth

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor FULTON – With the soccer programs at IAHS in just their third season of existence, the teams are making leaps and bounds in the right direction with head coach Randy Earnest at the helm. With a 1-0 victory on the road at Caledonia on Jan. 15, the Lady Indian club […]

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The most Herculean of all tasks

One day long, long again in ancient Greece, Zeus dropped by to visit his son, Heracles. He took the form of a bear or a wombat or a rock or something. Mythologists aren’t quite certain. It was probably a bird, though, so let’s just go with a goose. “You do far too much sitting around,” […]

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Ingomar stifles Mantachie

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor INGOMAR – The Mantachie basketball squads had a tough task last Tuesday night as they traveled to Union county to take on perennial basketball powerhouse Ingomar. (G) Ingomar 57, Mantachie 26 The Lady Falcons let everyone who entered the gymnasium for the first varsity game of the night know they […]

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Mallory’s last-second shot lifts Lady Indians over Pontotoc

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor FULTON – The last time IAHS hosted division rival Pontotoc, on February 3, 2015, the Lady Indians were in prime position to knock off a Lady Warrior squad that has given them fits in division play for years. As most Lady Indian fans remember, IAHS held a 42-41 lead with […]

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Eagles pick up key division wins over Seminoles

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor TREMONT – The Smithville Seminoles traveled up Highway 23 into eastern Itawamba County last Tuesday night for a big division 4-1A date with the Tremont Eagles. The Lady Eagles earned a decided victory, while the Eagles battled to the final seconds for a huge one-point win. (G) Tremont 50, Smithville […]

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Mustangs trump Hatley Tigers at home

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor MANTACHIE – Last Tuesday night, the Hatley Tigers visited Mantachie and were sent back to Monroe county with their tails tucked between their legs. (G) Mantachie 47, Hatley 42 In the beginning of the girls’ game, it appeared that it might be a very long night for the host Lady […]

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Mustangs fall to Walnut

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times MANTACHIE – The Mustang ball clubs opened the weekend Friday night on their own hardwood, pitted against division opponent Walnut as both teams were seeking a much-needed divisional win. (G) Walnut 56, Mantachie 29 The girls’ game got off to a tragic start for the Lady Mustangs, so […]

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