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County’s value up, budget about the same

* The county’s budget for the coming fiscal year doesn’t differ much from this year’s, although the value of each mill is up. Last week, the Itawamba County Board of Supervisors approved the budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year that looks remarkably similar to last year’s, despite an increase in the county’s assessed value. Supervisors […]

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Fulton beer, liquor vote set for Oct. 28

Fulton voters will decide whether or not to allow the sale of beer and light wine and liquor next month. On Tuesday, the Fulton Board of Aldermen voted to accept two petitions, each signed by 577 of the city’s registered voters, calling for an election to decide whether or not to legalize the sale of […]

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Education’s first steps: Head Start opens its first Tremont program

  Four-year-old Parker blazed across the classroom and dived into his Batman backpack with abandon. He emerged with a small paper book in hand and peddled back across the room as quickly as his little legs would carry him. “Go ahead and read him your book, Parker,” his Head Start teacher, Casey Nichols, instructed. Page […]

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Unreliable ambulance support a concern for local emergency personnel

* Some officials believe Itawamba County’s ambulance coverage may not be sufficient. Local emergency personnel say there have been recent problems getting immediate ambulance response. Last month, an Itawamba County resident slipped and fell down a hill, dislocating her shoulder. Emergency personnel quickly arrived on scene and called for ambulance support. Dispatch reported that no […]

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Barrett hopes to use Legion Auxiliary presidency to promote statewide growth

Mary Barrett’s goal has been to grow the American Legion Auxiliary since the first day she joined, more than 11 years ago, . As the patriotic organization’s new statewide president, she’s now in a better position to do that than she’s ever been. “All [American Legion] organizations are falling in members right now,” Barrett said. […]

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Itawamba high school test scores cut both ways

* While statewide high school test scores fell in all subject areas, Itawamba schools showed a mixture of growth and decline. Itawamba County high school students performed well on state tests this year, though scores fell slightly statewide. The state’s high school students take Subject Area Tests after completing Algebra I, biology, U.S. History and […]

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* Make-A-Wish gives Fulton teen a state-of-the-art gaming PC. As of last week, Tyler Davis, 13, has the best gaming PC in his neighborhood. Even in his hometown might not be a stretch. On Thursday, Make-A-Wish Mid-South granted Tyler’s wish to own a real beast of a gaming PC. The non-profit organization set Tyler up with […]

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Officials warn businesses, individuals to look out for counterfeit bills

Local law enforcement officials have identified several cases of small denomination counterfeit bills being distributed in Itawamba County businesses. In the past two weeks, two reports of counterfeit $10 bills have been filed with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department. The first report was made on Aug. 15 when a Fulton resident tried to spend one […]

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Itawamba students beat state average in tests

EDITOR’S NOTE: For a school-by-school breakdown of the recently-released test results, see page 6A of the Aug. 27 edition of The Itawamba County Times. Itawamba County has received its statewide test scores for the 2013-2014 year, which reveal a somewhat expected decline in percentages as schools push forward with teaching the new Common Core Standards. That said, […]

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Mantachie water rate hike approved by PSC

* The increase, which will only affect customers who aren’t town residents, is expected to go into effect in the coming weeks. After four years and several false starts, Mantachie is finally getting its rate increase for water customers who aren’t residents of the town. Last Tuesday, the Mississippi Public Service Commission approved the town’s […]

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Home Grown: TJ’s Pageant and Formal Wear

T.J. Denson isn’t shy about sharing her thoughts on how a customer looks in one of her dresses. That’s a sword that cuts both ways. “We’re very vocal about what looks good on a client,” said the owner of TJ’s Pageant and Formal Wear in Fulton. After a pause, she added, “We’re also very vocal […]

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Alabama’s Jiggy Piggy hogs BBQ grand championship prize

Ben Wilson of Memphis’ Q-Bones BBQ leaned over twin foil pans, each loaded with around a dozen chicken breasts. To the untrained eye, each piece of meat looked similar to its neighbors, colored a fiery caramel brown and sweating from sauce and heat. Wilson, however, could spot the subtle differences that meant everything to the […]

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Mantachie officials discuss potential for new property tax

* Aldermen agree a tax hike is coming, but disagree on when. Official discussions have begun for what Mantachie leaders agree is an inevitable property tax for the town. During last week’s regular meeting of the town board, Alderman-at-Large Dan Moore, Jr. raised the question of whether or not town residents should be paying property […]

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Girl Scouts looking for new members, leaders

* The area Girl Scouts program is hosting a recruitment drive this Saturday in hopes of bolstering its numbers. There’s a lot more to Girl Scouts than cookie sales, and there’s a lot more to being a Girl Scouts leader than just babysitting a troop. Gwen Davis, Itawamba County’s new Girl Scouts service unit manager, […]

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