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Sites say Fulton among state’s safest cities

A couple of popular websites have named Fulton one of the safest cities in the state after reviewing crime stats compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Census Bureau. Safewise.com, a website which, as its name implies, is concerned with the safety of cities across the nation, released their annual rankings of Mississippi’s […]

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Animal shelter sniffs out Fulton property

Itawamba County’s proposed animal shelter may have just marked its territory. Local veterinarian Dr. Doug Thrash, co-founder of the nonprofit Itawamba County Animal Shelter organization, appeared before the Fulton Board of Aldermen last week to ask the city to donate a plot of land for the would-be shelter. Although they took no action that night, […]

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Fulton chamber hunts new director after resignation

Fulton’s chamber of commerce is on the hunt for an executive director. Again. The organization’s current director, Molly Loden, is stepping down from the position at the end of this week. She submitted a letter of resignation to the chamber’s board of directors earlier this month, just shy of a year after being named to […]

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Question of the Week – May 25

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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Question of the Week – May 18

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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New Fulton billboard looks nicer, promotes local events

Like watch displays in the 1970s, music in the 1980s and dinosaurs in the 1990s, Fulton’s most prominent billboard has gone digital. Replacing the double-decker billboard that’s stood at the intersection of highways 178 and 25 for more than 20 years, construction of a new electronic display recently wrapped up. The billboard is owned and […]

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No price, plans set for abandoned Mantachie Walmart

It seems Mantachie’s abandoned Walmart will remain empty for the foreseeable future. With its gas pumps wrapped in plastic and its windows covered in paper, the brief former home of Walmart Neighborhood Market cuts a desolate figure. The store was shuttered in February along with 153 others nationwide, five of which were in Northeast Mississippi. […]

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Area bands play coda on another successful year

Dawn has yet to break on the first days of summer vacation, but Itawamba County’s high school band directors are already elbow-deep in plans for the fall marching season. Both Itawamba Agricultural and Mantachie high school bands will begin practicing their new shows in July, learning both music and accompanying sets they’ll perform dozens of […]

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Celebrating Itawamba’s seniors

 

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Fundraising Elvis dinner helps IAHS students

    If attendance has anything to say about the success of an event, then Saturday night’s Elvis Presley Memorial Dinner Charity Event was off the charts. Guests were offered a chauffeured ride to the Commons in a pink Cadillac, fit for a king, and driven by Rick Leathers in his pink suit and shades. […]

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Students pass beneath the awning at Mantachie High School. (File photo by Adam Armour)

Superintendent: Mantachie school never on ‘lockdown’

Last week’s reported lockdown at Mantachie High School wasn’t a lockdown at all, according to county school district officials. Michael Nanney, Itawamba County superintendent of education, said that none of the high school and elementary school’s shared campus was closed off during a brief investigation into a reported gun threat on April 14. The investigation, […]

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One year later: Police cameras prove useful as crime-fighting tools

One year later, the Fulton Police Department’s standard-issue personal cameras are proving to be invaluable crime-fighting tools. According to Reggie Johnson, chief of the Fulton Police Department, the 10 Pro-Vision BODYCAM personal cameras, one for each of the department’s full-time officers, have helped capture evidence resulting in arrests and convictions. He couldn’t be happier. “They’ve […]

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Fulton officials condemn house, postpone its destruction

City leaders continue to push forward with their ongoing efforts to clean or demolish dilapidated properties throughout Fulton. Fulton’s board of aldermen opened its most-recent bimonthly meeting with a discussion of two properties ripe for condemnation. First up, 102 Elliot Street. The house has been empty for years, its original owner long deceased. Tax records […]

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State funds to aid Fulton water expansion, road improvements, ICC growth

A portion of a $249.6 million bond bill recently passed by both chambers of the state Legislature will be heading to Itawamba County. In total, Itawamba County will receive approximately $2.6 million dollars. The bulk of that money — $1.8 million — will go to Itawamba Community College as part of the state’s capital improvements […]

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