Indians knock off Ripley on the road

RIPLEY – The Clint Hoots era started off on the right foot last Friday night when the IAHS Indians picked up a big season-opening win on the road over a tough Ripley Tiger squad. The Tigers had knocked off the Indians in their previous two meetings, but IAHS was determined to snap that skid and […]

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Crime News

Stabbing suspect charged with murder

Jimmy Carpenter, 52, the suspect in last night’s stabbing death of 65-year-old Sharon Johnson of Fairview, has been charged with murder with the charges enhanced due to the victim’s age and disability. Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson said his office will be seeking a double life sentence without parole. Carpenter is currently being held in the […]

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Braves corral Mustangs in season opener

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times The Mantachie Mustangs opened their 2015 regular season at home versus the 4A Tishomingo County Braves. The Mustangs, with their newly equipped triple option offense, were looking to gallop from one end of the field to the other, but were held scoreless, losing 14-0. Tishomingo County entered the […]

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Crime News

Fairview stabbing victim identified, weapon found

  Itawamba law enforcement officials have identified the victim of last night’s stabbing death in Fairview as 65-year-old Sharon R. Johnson. Johnson was stabbed multiple times and had her throat cut just after 6 p.m. Thursday night. The attack occurred in her home at 1260 Mt. Gilead Road, Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson reported. Investigators […]

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Fairview woman killed, man in custody

By William Moore Daily Journal FULTON – An Itawamba County man was taken into custody Thursday evening in connection with the stabbing death of a woman in the Fairview community. “We have Jimmy Carpenter, 52, in custody,” said Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson. “He is a suspect. Charges could be filed sometime Friday.” A little […]

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Clouse earns nod as Democratic chancery clerk candidate

Friendship’s Michelle Clouse will be the Democratic candidate in November’s chancery clerk race, according to unofficial results of Tuesday’s runoff race. Results of the second Democratic primary place Clouse ahead of her opponent, Tilden’s Emily Quinn, by 462 votes. Voters cast a total of 2,326 ballots in her favor, representing 55.51 percent of the total […]

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Tammy Wynette Legacy Park progressing well

  * The town will host a Labor Day event to help fund the memorial park’s operations. Work on Tremont’s long-planned memorial park for country music legend and native Tammy Wynette is further along than most people probably realize. Last week, Robert Don Whitehead of the Tammy Wynette Legacy Park Committee said the group is […]

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Mantachie budget amended due to overspending, over-earning

Overspending has forced Mantachie officials to amend the current year’s budget. They aren’t sweating it, however, because they’ve also made a lot more money than expected. Bryon Wilemon, an accountant with Franks, Franks, Jarrell & Wilemon, which handles the town’s budgeting each year, recently spoke with town officials about their upcoming budget year and how […]

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Cruisers’ ride hits fundraising goal

Local motorcycle group The Itawamba Cruisers had no trouble coasting to their $10,000 goal for their fourth annual charity ride and car show. Held in conjunction with Fulton’s downtown barbecue festival on Aug. 15, the ride attracted just under 50 bikers from across Northeast Mississippi and Alabama. That’s approximately the same number of riders as […]

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Question of the Week – August 26

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 […]

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Two arrested for stealing drug-filled safe

A Fulton couple has been arrested for allegedly stealing a safe full of drugs. On Aug. 8, officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department arrested Amanda Reynolds, 28, of Nita Lake Road in Fulton and John Lewis Weik III, 22, of Highway 178 East in Fulton. Each has been charged with burglary of a dwelling. […]

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Indians, Mustangs kick off 2015 football season tonight

When does eight months legitimately feel like an eternity? When you’re a football fan in the south and you have to experience December through late August without a fix. The wait is now over and our two Itawamba county teams will hit the field in their first regular season contests tonight at 7:00. IAHS at […]

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Accident

Death claims teen in single-car accident

A Nettleton teen perished after running off an Itawamba County road last night. Erica Delashmit, 18, was declared dead after her Toyota sedan struck a tree off Cotton Gin Road in Tremont at approximately 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night. A dog, riding in the car with Delashmit, was also killed. According to Itawamba County deputy coroner […]

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Killer Hogs slaughter competition in BBQ battle

Two-man professional grilling team Killer Hogs out of Southaven was named Grand Champion of the 5th Annual Stand By Your Grill BBQ Championship in Fulton on Saturday. The team scored the highest overall ranking based on its performance in all four main categories — chicken, pork, brisket and ribs — placing them at the top […]

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