Warm reception:

* Fulton’s acting postmaster says residents have welcomed her with open arms It’s so far, so good for Fulton’s acting postmaster. Amory native Veetra Dobbs — although everybody just calls her “Vee” — has been at the helm of the Fulton Post Office since January, standing in for Postmaster Mary Katherine Keene, currently on indefinite leave. […]

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Question of the Week – May 13

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. This week’s question …

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Itawamba reading test results surpass state average

Ninety-two percent of Itawamba third graders have passed a statewide reading test that qualifies them for the fourth grade, according to results released by the Mississippi Board of Education on Friday. Itawamba Attendance Center students had the highest passing rate at 94 percent. All schools but one, Fairview Attendance Center, scored a passing rate of […]

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Fulton police receive $45K USDA grant

Fulton officials have accepted a matching USDA grant that will allow the police department to purchase two new vehicles. During their regular meeting last week, city aldermen voted to accept a $43,700 Community Facilities Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In order to receive the grant, the city will be required to match 45 […]

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Itawamba congressional race results

The following chart shows how Itawamba County residents voted in Tuesday’s special congressional election. Results are unofficial: For overall election results, go to: http://djournal.com/election-results-overall/

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Golden man arrested for pill possession

Fulton police have charged a Golden resident with planning to sell prescription pills. Michael E. Pharr, 26, of Pearson Road, Golden, was arrested on May 6 and charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell. Pharr was arrested after police responded to a possible drunk and disorderly call from the Murphy USA gas station […]

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IAHS to host “Indian Pride Day,” spring jamboree on Thursday

FULTON – First-year head IAHS football coach Clint Hoots is ready to get things going in Fulton. “We’re doing some big things here,” Hoots said. “We’re making strides within the football program, and also looking to reach out and involve the entire community with what we’re doing at IAHS.” Originally scheduled for Friday night, the […]

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Truck tires crash into Itawamba resident’s home

It might not sound like it in a second, but Friday was Linda Enlow’s lucky day. Just after 9 a.m. Friday morning, a set of dual tires detached from a log truck traveling south on Highway 25 just outside of Fulton and rolled straight into the living room of Enlow’s Fulton home via the large […]

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No love for litterbugs

* Kirkville neighbors partner to keep their neighborhood clean Not long ago, 10-year-old Peyton Parker saw his neighbor, Jackie Thomas, picking up trash on the side of their road. Something about it inspired him. “I felt bad,” the Mantachie Elementary School student said, kneeling in the carport of Thomas’ home on Donivan Road in Kirkville. Despite […]

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Explosive offense propels Indians past Ripley for round two series win

FULTON – The Itawamba AHS Indians are appearing to hit their stride at the perfect time, particularly from the offensive side of the ball. “Man, we’ve been swinging it well,” said IAHS head coach Brian Long. “We’ve got to keep this mentality on offense and keep pitching and playing defense well, because it can come […]

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Eupora Eagles eliminate Mustangs in round two

MANTACHIE – The Mantachie Mustangs crept into the MHSAA 2A state playoffs as the No. 4 seed from division 1-2A and quickly eliminated division 4-2A champion Leland. Round two would prove much more difficult as the Mustangs drew perennial powerhouse and division 2-2A runner-up the Eupora Eagles. Eupora would get all the offense that they […]

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ICC tennis picks up five wins to open tournament

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com TUCSON, AZ– The Itawamba Community College women’s tennis team didn’t get the easiest draw to open the 2015 NJCAA Women’s DI National Tennis Tournament, but were able to notch five wins in the grueling desert heat against some of the most tradition-rich programs from all across the country on Sunday. Kacey […]

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Election 2015

Special congressional election set for Tuesday

Next week, Itawamba County voters will help elect late Congressman Alan Nunelee’s successor. The special election to fill Mississippi’s 1st District congressional seat, left open the congressman’s passing in February, is set for next Tuesday, May 12. Voters will select from 13 candidates from across Northeast Mississippi. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until […]

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Southern heritage

* Fulton man celebrates the history of the South There’s a small room off the main hall of Henry Nanney’s Fulton house that’s simply bursting with history. It’s a museum of sorts … a treasure trove of relics the amateur historian has collected over the years. Most are from the Civil War: Dozens of bullets, white […]

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