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Most readers say keep the state flag

Itawamba residents seem to be largely in favor of keeping Mississippi’s state flag as is, Confederate iconography and all. Last week, Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives Phillip Gunn said, in light of the June 17 shooting deaths of nine black people in Charleston, South Carolina, it was time to “begin having conversations about changing […]

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Election 2015

Candidates seek increased speaking attendance

With fewer than five weeks remaining before the Aug. 4 primary elections, local candidates are making a strong push to get their names and faces in front of Itawamba County voters. Traditionally, stump speakings have played a major part of that process. Candidates and their would-be voters gather together for an afternoon of rallying speech-making […]

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Summer heat makes outdoors risky

When even a brief trip outside is enough to make skin sizzle, it must be smack-dab in the middle of a Mississippi summer. Last week, the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for counties throughout Northeast Mississippi, with temps in the mid- to high-90s and a heat index north of 100 degrees. It’s more […]

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Question of the Week – July 1

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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Pick a party

* Voters should be familiar with both political party ballots before the Aug. 4 primary elections. This year’s local primary elections have an uncommon number of contested Republican races: Four. Sure, four races probably doesn’t seem like a huge number. But the Democratic Party has been the dominant political presence in Itawamba County for generations; […]

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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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‘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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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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Mantachie board addresses topics from sewer pumps to speed bumps

Mantachie aldermen are hoping a hefty government grant will help them replace two of the town’s aging sewer pumps. Last week, town officials decided to hold out on purchasing new sewer pumps until after receiving word on whether or not the town would be receiving a $150,000 small municipalities grant through the U.S. Department of […]

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Sentences

More circuit court sentences handed down

Itawamba County Circuit Court recently wrapped up a lengthy, packed session. Over the course of two weeks, 24 people were sentenced. What follows is the second half of those sentences. The first half was published in the June 10 edition of “The Itawamba County Times” and online at itawambatimes.com. RAPHAEL D. IVORY, 1301 Filmore Drive, […]

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Question of the Week – June 17

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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Question of the Week – June 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 week’s question pertains to […]

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Sentences

Twenty-four sentenced during recent circuit court session

Last week, Itawamba County Circuit Court wrapped up a lengthy, packed session. Over the course of two weeks, twenty-four people were sentenced, all of whom entered guilty pleas. What follows is the first half of those sentences. The second half will be published in the June 17 edition of “The Itawamba County Times” and online […]

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