Despite flaws, the CFB playoff is as right as it can be this year

Since virtually the inception of the BCS system back in 1998, the majority of college football fans have been calling for a playoff-style system. As the old saying goes, “be careful what you wish for.” This season we were all finally introduced to such a system and, initially, we all thought that the problems that […]

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Lady Indians claim TishoWamba title, Indians finish second

BELMONT – In an eventful two days at Belmont High School, the TishoWamba basketball tournament featured boys’ and girls’ teams from Belmont, as well as all three Itawamba county schools, IAHS, Mantachie and Tremont. The Indian and Lady Indian squads got past Mantachie on Thursday night before both Belmont teams bested Tremont to set up […]

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Tremont, Mantachie boys and girls hoops collide

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times BELMONT – The past weekend all three Itawamba county teams were involved in a tournament in Belmont, dubbed the Tishowamba Tournament, but probably would have been more fittingly called the Belmowamba Tournament. The Mantachie boys and girls teams were knocked off by IAHS on Thursday night while the […]

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Indians, Lady Indians turn away Viking raid

FULTON – The IAHS Indians and Lady Indians basketball teams have both gotten off to a great start in 2014 and continued their success early last week as each team was able to stave off the efforts of North Pontotoc. Lady Indians explode in fourth to rout Lady Vikings The Lady Indians got off to a […]

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Fulton board reacts to Three Rivers partnership

Discussions between Itawamba County and Fulton officials regarding future chamber of commerce work seem to have broken down before even getting started. The divide between the two entities only widened with the recent announcement that Three Rivers Planning and Development District will be taking over economic development for the county. Announced at the county board […]

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Suspects named in Thanksgiving armed robbery

Officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department have released the names of two suspects in a Thanksgiving Day armed robbery. Michael Shane Earnest, 23, of 129 Kornegay Drive, Fulton, and Corey Lee Raines, 23, of 6750 Dorsey Evergreen Road, Fulton, have both been charged with armed robbery and failure to stop for a law enforcement […]

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Letters to the Editor

OPINION: Body cameras prevent mistreatment

Dear Editor, The massive public reaction to the tragic deaths of three black teens at the hand of white police officers has led to a national call for use of body cameras to record and prevent any future mistreatment of suspects. There is ample precedent. Animal protection activists have used body cameras to document egregious […]

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OPINION: Former ICDC head reflects on his time at the helm

The question of how I feel about leaving the Itawamba County Development Council after serving the past five months as its interim executive director is not easy to answer. I am not an economic developer. All I have is willingness to help and do the best I can. I was really proud of being asked […]

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Examining the double standard of the SEC

Ok. We all know how great the SEC has been the past several years. We know how great the SEC West has been the past couple of seasons, as all seven teams in the division have found themselves bowl-eligible with six wins. Heck, only two of the 14 teams in the SEC missed out on […]

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IAHS soccer programs on the rise

FULTON – The IAHS Indian soccer teams and head coach Randy Earnest are taking great steps in the right direction in the program’s second year of existence. After a great showing in the summer, both boys’ and girls’ clubs are experiencing success in the 2014 season. The girls’ team opened the season with a 2-1 […]

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IAHS boys win Kossuth “Turkey Tourney” championship

KOSSUTH – The IAHS Indian basketball team traveled to Kossuth last week, not with intentions of simply participating in the Aggies’ Thanksgiving invitational tournament, but expectations of winning it. The Indians did just that, as they went 2-0 on Monday and Tuesday with victories over the North Pontotoc Vikings and the host Kossuth Aggies in […]

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Eagles, Lady Eagles down Smithville

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times TREMONT – All areas of the county were represented in the Eagle’s Nest, Monday night, as Mantachie native Neal Ellis put his Lady Eagles of Tremont on the court against former IAHS coach Michael Wildmon’s Lady Seminoles from Smithville. Lady Eagles outlast Smithville After a 9-0 Tremont run […]

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County hires Three Rivers to head ICDC

* The partnership is on a trial basis while county officials continue search for a new ICDC executive director. The Itawamba County Board of Supervisors has contracted with Three Rivers Planning and Development District to serve as interim director of the Itawamba County Development Council. The partnership, which remains on a trial basis through Sept. […]

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Careless driving stops net two drug arrests

Fulton police arrested two suspects recently for drug-related charges following two separate traffic stops for careless driving. On Nov. 21, officers with the Fulton Police Department arrested Jessica C. Morgan, 26, of 4525 Highway 25 South, Fulton, and charged her with possession of marijuana with intent to sell. According to Fulton Police Chief Reggie Johnson, […]

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