Best of Itawamba 2015 – Winners

In May, readers of The Itawamba County Times voted on their favorite businesses, individuals and organizations in more than 80 different categories. Nearly 600 registered users cast more than 35,000 votes via the online ballot (users were allowed to fill out the ballot once per day),  in addition to the 60-plus paper ballots submitted to The […]

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Fireworks Festival set for Friday

Fulton will host its annual Independence Day Fireworks Festival this Friday night, July 3, beginning at 5 p.m. on the ICC campus, near the soccer fields. The long-running event will feature food vendors, games and rides. People are welcome to come and go and enjoy the festivities as they please. The annual fireworks display will […]

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Shooting suspect back in jail after cyberstalking arrest

A Golden man on bond for allegedly harassing a Fairview family is back in jail after being arrested for sending threatening messages to an individual. Authorities with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department arrested Larry Rickey Mink, 58, of 8270 Fairview Banner Road, on June 19 and charged him with cyberstalking. He is accused of sending […]

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Scotty Nichols

Where athletics and video games collide

Since the mid- to late-70s, video games have been very popular with people – especially young people. For years, it was a myth that kids who played video games weren’t the same kids who dominated the athletic fields. Parents didn’t want their kids to sit on the couch and play video games but, rather, wanted […]

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Indians top Tupelo and Shannon, fall to Saltillo

SALTILLO – The IAHS Indians kicked off pool play in region four of the annual NEMCABB tournament on a positive note last Thursday, as they knocked off division 1-4A rival Shannon, 6-5. The Indians sputtered against 5A Saltillo in the Thursday nightcap, however, and could find no offense as they fell to the host Tigers […]

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Mustangs drop two in NEMCABB pool play, enter tourney as 3-seed

MOOREVILLE – The Mantachie Mustangs didn’t come up exactly where they wanted to after pool play in the NEMCABB regional tournament last Thursday. The Mustangs were in a pool of only three teams, rather than four, after Smithville dropped out. The pool included Mantachie, Hatley and host team Mooreville. Mooreville opened up the day with […]

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Sports Throwback: Mustangs win two in NEMCABB tourney

By LEE ADAMS Sports Writer MANTACHIE – The Mantachie Mustangs hosted one of the NEMCABB Tournament pools last week and took on the Saltillo Tigers in their first game. Jake Layman was on the hill for the Mustangs and, despite walking and hitting a batter, he got out of the first inning without giving up […]

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‘They had everything’

  * Local phone scam victim warns others to be careful when giving out personal information. On May 29, Dorothy Shumpert of Dorsey received a call from a woman claiming she was with the Department of Social Security. This was a lie. The woman was polite, affable. She told Shumpert, 73, that her office had […]

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Election 2015

Voters asked to update personal information

County officials are asking registered voters planning to cast their ballots in the Aug. 4 primary elections to check in with the Circuit Clerk’s office to ensure their information is up to date. Itawamba County Circuit Clerk Carol Gates said last year’s changes to the county’s district lines resulted in a considerable number of voters […]

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Taxing mistake may have cost Mantachie thousands

A mistake in town’s tax books has very likely cost the town of Mantachie thousands in sales tax dollars. During this month’s meeting of the town’s board of aldermen, Mantachie officials discussed a boost in the month’s sales tax collection diversion from the State of Mississippi. The check, they said, included a $10,000 addition for […]

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Question of the Week – June 24

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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Golden man charged with shooting up Fairview house

Itawamba investigators have arrested a Golden man accused of violently harassing a Fairview family, including shooting at their home and property. Larry Rickey Mink, 58, of 8270 Fairview Banner Road, was arrested on June 16 and charged with four counts of felony malicious mischief and and a single count of shooting into a dwelling. He […]

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Scotty Nichols

What’s my age again?

We all reach that point in life where we aren’t physically able to do what we once could – or at least can’t sustain it for the same amount of time. I’ve had this issue a lot in the past few years, but I was reminded once again this past weekend that I’m not 18 […]

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IAHS, Mantachie compete in Brian Dozier Wooden Bat tournament

FULTON – Former IAHS and University of Southern Mississippi standout shortstop Brian Dozier has been a busy man lately. He recently signed a four-year, $20 million deal, he is currently second in the majors in runs scored, and he has also helped lead his Minnesota Twins club to second-place in the American League Central Division, […]

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