History’s harvest: Marily Leary retires as historical society’s hostess

Marilyn Leary had written down everything she wanted to talk about. Her notes were handwritten, sometimes in red ink, other times in black, on a half dozen or so pieces of paper of varying sizes and shapes. Leary spread these out on the table in front of her before starting. Unprompted, she opened with … […]

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Mantachie Elementary is getting bigger every year

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third in an ongoing series of stories highlighting each of Itawamba County’s schools and their goals for the year. Like all of the kids attending school there, Mantachie Elementary School is growing. “Our attendance is pretty high,” said MES Principal Jamie Dill. “We are definitely growing.” This year, 635 students are […]

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Chamber director: ‘We’re here for businesses’

When it was casually mentioned to Molly Loden that her new job comes bundled with all kinds of expectations, she didn’t seem bothered. As the Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s new … and first … executive director, Loden is standing before a vast stretch of unknown. The city has never had a chamber before. Will local […]

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NE MS Natural Gas to undergo $1-million expansion

Mantachie-based Northeast Mississippi Natural Gas District will add 1,000 customers to its coverage area during a planned $1-million expansion. Work on the expansion, which will extend the gas company’s lines 37 miles and include coverage of households on Houston-Palestine Road, Ratliff Road, Friendship, Gilmore Chapel Road and multiple other roads in Lee County, is expected […]

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Mantachie adopts fee, rules for door-to-door vendors

Transient vendors looking to do business in Mantachie will have a bit more overhead, and some new rules to follow. Earlier this month, town officials adopted a new $50 transient vendor fee, in addition to setting some basic guidelines all door-knocking salesmen must follow. The guidelines include set hours in which door-to-door vendors may come […]

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Question of the Week – September 2

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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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor – September 2

The Itawamba County Times encourages its readers to comment on local, statewide or national news, events and people via letters to our editor. Send your letters to itawamba.times@journalinc.com. Remember, all letters must be signed in order to be published. Reader encourages smoking ban Dear Editor: Sometimes it is hard to do the right thing; sometimes it […]

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Stabbing suspect denied bond

Bond has been denied for the suspect in the stabbing death of an elderly Fairview woman. On Monday, Itawamba County Justice Court Judge Barry Davis said the charge against 52-year-old Jimmy Dean Carpenter of Fairview — 1st degree murder enhanced due to the age and disability of the victim — was too severe to grant […]

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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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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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