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Question of the Week – February 10

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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Presidential primaries set for March 8

The presidential election season is in full swing, and Itawamba County voters will soon have their chance to select their political party’s candidate. Primary elections for both Democratic and Republican presidential nominees is set for Tuesday, March 8. Saturday was the final chance to register in time for the primaries, but would-be voters can still […]

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Opinions divided on Ten Commandments removal

Public reaction to the Itawamba County Board of Supervisor’s decision last week to remove the Ten Commandments display from the county courthouse following threats of litigation from Freedom From Religion Foundation has been unsurprisingly divisive. Within hours of the decision, the story had spread across social media, igniting a lengthy debate among area residents. Comments […]

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Local officials discuss Itawamba’s overpopulation of inmates

Itawamba County has an inmate problem: There are too many of them. Ideally, the Itawamba County Jail has a population of around 20 inmates; at max, the jail can hold 35; currently, it’s housing 45. County law enforcement officials, including jail administrator Vicky Russell and sheriff Chris Dickinson, recently appeared before the county board of […]

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Fulton chamber to host leadership program

Fulton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors President Lynn Blaylock had a list of important questions for all would-be local leaders. “How do we get our drinking water?” she asked via email. “Where is waste water treated and released? What are the challenges currently facing the public school and community college systems? What kinds of […]

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Circuit court closes January session with 31 sentences issued

Itawamba County Circuit Court recently wrapped up a busy January session. Over the course of two weeks, 31 people were sentenced. The following represents the first 16 of those sentences, the remainder of which will be published in the Feb. 17 edition of “The Itawamba County Times” and online at itawambatimes.com. DOUGLAS GRAY ANDERSON, P.O. […]

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IAHS comes up winless at Pontotoc

PONTOTOC – The IAHS basketball teams paid a return visit to division rival Pontotoc, last week, after the Lady Indians knocked off the Lady Warriors with a Tori Mallory buzzer-beater in Fulton just a couple of weeks before. (G) Pontotoc 45, IAHS 36 The Lady Indians started off on the right foot, but an ice-cold […]

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Tremont falls to Mooreville on senior night

TREMONT – As the Tremont Eagles and Lady Eagles approached the home stretch of the regular season last week, they took their home floor for the final time in 2015-2016, and the seniors played at the Eagles’ Nest for the final time in their careers. Unfortunately, the night was bittersweet as both teams succumbed to […]

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Mantachie drops two to Potts Camp

MANTACHIE – The end of the regular season is drawing near, and with the division tournament looming, teams are in search of key wins that can improve their seeding come tournament time. This is all the more true for both Mustang clubs, who took the court Friday night in Mantachie against Potts Camp. Although the […]

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Big Mike: Larger than Life

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times I entered junior high in 2008, and made that long awaited transition from rec-league athletics to being on the school team. I was taking my first steps to representing the school as a student athlete, just like I had always dreamed. Because of a battle with cancer, I […]

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Remembering my friend, “Big Mike”

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor Normally, when I write columns they’re meant to be funny, simply give an opinion or even an attempt to ruffle feathers and generate discussion. Today, I write this column with a heavy heart and tear-filled eyes. Last Saturday evening, Itawamba county lost an outstanding human being, and I lost a […]

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Tremont Eagles batter Vardaman Rams, ladies fall

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor TREMONT – Last Tuesday night, the Tremont basketball squads hosted the Vardaman Rams in division 4-1A action. The girls dropped the opening contest, but the boys extracted some revenge in the nightcap. (B) Tremont 63, Vardaman 48 The Eagles got a flurry of strikes in the first quarter, all from […]

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Lady Indians overcome slow start, rally past Briarcrest

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor PONTOTOC – The Robertson’s Sportswear Ladies’ Challenge annually exhibits some of the top girls’ basketball teams in the greater North Mississippi area and, usually, some top-notch programs from outside of the state. This year’s slate was no different, as the Itawamba AHS Lady Indians took the hardwood and faced Briarcrest, […]

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Urchins dispatch Mustangs

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor BLUE SPRINGS – The Mantachie Mustangs and Lady Mustangs turned up Highway 9 in Blue Springs to take on the East Union Urchins in division 1-2A action last Friday night, but were unable to bring a win back to Itawamba County with them. (G) East Union 62, Mantachie 40 The […]

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