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Dad’s old truck

* Fairview man restores his family’s truck from his teenage years.  “It gets a bit noisy,” said Fairview’s Bobby Wood, having to speak up to be heard over the crescendo of engine rumble as his dad’s old truck crested 50 miles per hour. The truck made its way south on Highway 25 at a pace that […]

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United Way gives away more than 350 backpacks

  More than 350 Itawamba County children received free backpacks Saturday as part of United Way of Northeast Mississippi’s Back 2 School Resource Fair. While the number of backpacks given away fell slightly short of the organization’s goal of 400 backpacks, the event’s organizers were happy to exceed the number of backpacks given away during […]

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Itawamba Cruisers to hold third annual charity ride in August

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer FULTON – The Itawamba Cruisers motorcycle organization will host its third annual charity ride on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the court square in Fulton. The group will host the traditional 80-mile ride, and this year will also include a car and truck show. The mud trucks, rock crawlers and various […]

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Old fashioned: Fulton man farms his land with mule and plow

  “I bought her from an old Amish fella up in Tennessee,” said Stanley Underwood, 83, giving a firm couple of pats to the neck of his mule, Hat. Yes, that’s her name. It started out as Pat, but … “I didn’t much like that,” he said, brushing his hands on his Liberty overalls. “So, […]

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Mantachie officials vote 3-2 against proposed Huddle House rezoning

* Whether or not the restaurant opens in Mantachie now hinges on finding a new location and possibly a new investor. Mantachie officials think Huddle House would be a great fit for the town, just not where it’s proposed to go. Last week, the Mantachie zoning board, which is made up of the town’s aldermen, […]

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A complete package: Miss Mississippi to end reign with grace and great gratitude

  By LESLIE CRISS Daily Journal Chelsea Rick wanted to be Miss Mississippi since she was a little girl. “I’m not a pageant girl,” she said, then quickly offered an explanation. “I was not in any beauty pageants growing up, though I emceed a high school beauty pageant.” But she watched, without fail, the Miss […]

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Deakle leaves position as ICDC, port director

  * Harvey Clements, former ICDC head, will serve in the interim until a new director can be found. Greg Deakle has left his position as executive director of the Itawamba County Development Council and director of the county port. Deakle has served in both positions since late 2007. His last day was Thursday. Deakle […]

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Itawamba votes for McDaniel, but not the state

  Itawamba was among several counties carried by Mississippi Sen. Chris McDaniel in last week’s GOP runoff election, though longtime incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran would go on to triumph over the Tea Party favorite. Unofficial results from last Tuesday’s runoff election show Itawamba County voters cast a total of 1,636 votes in favor of McDaniel, […]

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Custom Upholstery by Fuzz

  Herman “Fuzzy” Clark, owner of Custom Upholstery by Fuzz in Fulton, laments that classic cars can be all curb appeal and no comfort. “I’ll meet a guy who’s dropped $20,000 on a paint job but then doesn’t have any money left for the interior,” Fuzzy said. “I don’t get it.” Which is a shame, […]

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Ham radio operators stage national field day

  More than 25 amateur radio operators crammed into the Itawamba County Emergency Management building on Saturday to practice sending and receiving radio transmissions in emergency conditions. The Northeast Mississippi Radio Amateurs were joined by ham radio operators from all over the United States as a part of the American Radio Relay League’s national field […]

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Hive minding

* Mantachie beekeeper says the rewards of his hobby are sweeter than honey. Bees, thousands of them, exploded from the honeycomb frame as Rolan Barnes gave it a firm shake. A cloud of them followed him down the hill away from the hive, back to his truck. Dressed from head to toe in his protective beekeeper’s […]

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Public meeting to decide future of Mantachie Huddle House

* Residents will be able to voice their opinions and concerns about the restaurant during a July 8 public hearing. Mantachie may have its own Huddle House restaurant by the end of the year. Last week, Huddle House representatives David Farmer of Farmer Construction and Jennifer Nolan, Huddle House Director of Franchise Development, met with […]

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Staying the course: Cannon brings experience, charisma to Indians’ top job

FULTON – As the defensive coordinator and assistant head coach, Sean Cannon helped build Itawamba Community College into a nationally ranked program. After being named interim head coach following the departure of Jon Williams earlier this month, the Calhoun City native was named to the top job last Tuesday at an on-campus press conference. “It […]

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Stennis Institute: Fulton should focus on promoting downtown, college

  Fulton should capitalize on the potential of its downtown area while making simple changes to beautify the city as a whole, according to a recent report from the Mississippi State University’s Stennis Institute. The report, culled from a collection of comments by visitors who recently toured the city as part of the institute’s First […]

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