Back on track

* Fulton railway receives $2.6 million for improvements Although struggling financially just a few years ago, the 25-mile railway that runs between Itawamba and Monroe counties is getting back on track with the help of state dollars. On Thursday, Gov. Phil Bryant and a host of state and local leaders were in Fulton to announce […]

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Mueller to modernize plant, retain jobs

Mueller Industries, which has been a staple in the business community in Itawamba County for 43 years, is in the midst of a nearly $60 million renovation of its Fulton facility. The Mueller facility began as one mill, but has grown to two mills. The company makes copper tubes, copper tube fittings and line sets […]

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Adam Mug 2015

OPINION: Let’s snuff out the sun

Well, it’s finally happened. The sun god Helios has unleashed his wrath on the people of Mississippi, focusing down on us with an fiery anger hotter than an ocean of molten metal spiced up with ghost pepper chilies. I’m not exactly sure what we’ve done to deserve the big guy’s ire and subsequently this wretched […]

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Voters hit the polls next Tuesday

Voters go to the polls next Tuesday to begin whittling down the list of the county’s next potential leaders. Polls will be open Aug. 4 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. for voting in Itawamba County’s Democratic and Republican primary elections. This election typically sees the highest turnout of any in the county. This year, […]

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Election 2015

A step-by-step guide to casting your vote Tuesday

  Those new to the voting process shouldn’t be intimidated by it. These days, there isn’t much about the process that differs from what people do on their phones every single day: Read and tap. Step-by-step, the voting process is as follows: Upon arriving at a voting precinct, voters will choose whether or not they […]

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Crime News

Teen charged with Tremont business break in

A teen has been charged with breaking into a Tremont business, but not actually stealing anything. Eighteen-year-old Devin Graham, of 1923 Mt. Pleasant Road Northeast, Tremont, was arrested on Friday and charged with burglary of a commercial building. He is accused of the June 23 break in at Big Bee Metal in Tremont. According to […]

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Fulton board chews tobacco laws

Fulton aldermen are contemplating whether or not to make the city smoke-free. During last week’s regular meeting of the city board, aldermen were visited by Helen Boerner, Project Director for the state health department’s Mississippi Tobacco Free organization. Boerner represents Itawamba and Monroe counties. Boerner asked the board to consider making Fulton a tobacco-free community. […]

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Question of the Week – July 29

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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Badges bust battery bandit

Local authorities believe they’ve busted a bandit who burgled a bunch of batteries. Investigators with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department say they’ve captured Jeff Lesley, 54, of 7338 Highway 371, Mooreville, and charged him in connection with a string of battery thefts from across the county. Lesley is accused of stealing a variety of types […]

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League bowling gaining popularity

FULTON – Bowling has emerged as a top hobby for many in Itawamba County and its surrounding areas since Itawamba Thunder Bowl opened its doors nearly a decade ago, but there are a select few who like to engage in the competitive aspect of the sport. If you darken the doors of the local bowling […]

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Basketball a “little man’s game?”

By SAM FARRIS – Guest Columnist   The NBA Finals ended a few weeks ago when the Golden State Warriors emerged victorious following a game six win in the best of seven series against Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Though I was not surprised with the final result, I was definitely taken aback by […]

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Dozier making his mark in 2015

It’s been quite a season for Minnesota Twins second baseman and former IAHS and Southern Miss standout Brian Dozier. Dozier ranks among the leaders of Major League Baseball in several categories, and ranks among the league leaders for second basemen in virtually every offensive and defensive category. The Fulton native has emerged as the top […]

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Two arrested in Tremont on meth, stolen car charges

Deputies have arrested two women accused of stealing a car and smuggling narcotics into Itawamba County. Rita J. Buckingham, 42, of Shannon, and Lori June Schmidt, 44, of Nettleton, were arrested by Itawamba County deputies in Tremont, Sunday. Both were charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell. According to narcotics investigators with the […]

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Downtown Fulton (Photo by Adam Armour)

Fulton chamber committee begins director search

Fulton’s long-in-the-making chamber of commerce might finally be opening its doors. The city-sanctioned steering committee actively working to build a Fulton Chamber of Commerce from the ground up has officially begun its search for an executive director. This person will head up business development efforts in Fulton, act as the liaison between the city and […]

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