Crime News

Fulton woman arrested for shooting a man in the face

Charges are pending on a Fulton woman accused of shooting a man in the face. Investigators with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department say they plan to charge Christina Leath, of Mt. Pisgah Road, with the Oct. 7 shooting of Shelby Morris, some time on Thursday. “We’re going to make sure we have the details we […]

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IAHS drops 1-4A opener at Amory

AMORY – In the preseason, pretty much everyone had the Itawamba AHS at Corinth matchup on October 16 penciled-in as the game that would decide the division 1-4A winner. That still may be the case, but both the Indians and Warriors found out the hard way that, no matter what the chatter is about, the […]

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Mustangs blow out Wildcats in 1-2A opener

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times The Mustangs galloped into Walnut Friday night with a chip on their shoulder, seeking not just vengeance for last year’s loss, but looking to make a statement to open division play. They had won three in a row and extended the streak against the Wildcats with a 44-14 […]

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‘Old-fashioned worship’

* Golden bluegrass group sees success on the gospel music charts Standing on the banks of the Tenn-Tom waterway, the members of Golden-based bluegrass group Heaven’s Mountain Band plucked the strings of their instruments in warm up. They looked at each other, nodded wordlessly, and without a count off, began to play, intermittently joining in […]

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Bears for Becca

* Classmates of late IAHS student honors her memory with teddy bear giveaway It didn’t take long for Itawamba Agricultural High School teacher Lori Holland to devise a way to honor the memory of her former student, Rebecca Jarrell. Teddy bears. Teddy bears are cute and cuddly; they’re symbols of warmth, love and comfort. Teddy […]

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Initiative 42: Public education funding issue set for Nov. 3 ballot

Arguably the most singeing hot button topic of this election year is the proposed amendment to the Mississippi Constitution known as Initiative Measure No. 42. There’s been a a great deal of rhetoric surrounding Initiative 42 (and its less elegantly named ballot mate, Alternative Measure No. 42A) over the past several months. It’s been a […]

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Improvement Center continues to expand its scope

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the seventh in an ongoing series of stories highlighting each of Itawamba County’s schools and their goals for the year. There’s a reason the county school district’s alternative school isn’t called that any more. Once upon a time, the Itawamba County Alternative School’s primary role was to teach county students with […]

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Katie Brown: Breast cancer survivor

    It wasn’t until she spoke with her daughter, Kristin, that the reality of breast cancer struck Katie Brown. “Are you going to die?” Kristin, then 12, asked. If the two of them hadn’t been sitting on Kristin’s bed, the question may have knocked Brown off her feet. “I had answered a lot of […]

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Question of the Week – October 7

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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School officials: There was no bomb threat

Rumors of a student making a bomb threat against Itawamba Attendance Center, Monday, were unfounded, according to Itawamba County school officials. In an official statement, Superintendent of Education Michael Nanney said no bomb threat was made. School officials did, however, work with local law enforcement to conduct a thorough investigation of the claim. A search […]

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Upended: Indians can’t overcome miscues

FULTON – Sometimes things just don’t click. Sometimes things just don’t bounce your way. When a combination of the two happen, it usually doesn’t end well. Nothing was clicking and nothing was bouncing last Friday night for the homestanding IAHS Indians, who fell behind early after some miscues and just couldn’t get things going in […]

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Mustangs spoil Bears’ homecoming with 50-14 win

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times GLEN, MS – Homecoming. A night for reunion, fellowship, and celebration. This was Alcorn Central’s goal Friday night, but the Mantachie Mustangs came to town and spoiled the festivities, winning 50-14 and rusting the Golden Bears night. Two years ago when Mantachie traveled to Glen, most of the […]

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Grown together: Tremont Floral celebrates 50 years as a family business

If there’s one thing the Canup siblings learned from their father, it’s the value of hard work. Businesses, like flowers, require a lot of nurturing to grow. “We’ve always said hard work drives our family,” said B.J. Canup, president of Tremont Floral. His father, Bobby, sat across the table from him. His younger siblings, brother […]

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Money bag

County budget shows increased millage value

Last week, the Itawamba County Board of Supervisors approved the budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Despite an increase in the county’s assessed value, most of the current budget looks fairly similar to its predecessor. Neither the millage rate for the general fund nor the county school district strayed far from last year’s rates, keeping […]

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