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History’s harvest: Marily Leary retires as historical society’s hostess

Marilyn Leary had written down everything she wanted to talk about. Her notes were handwritten, sometimes in red ink, other times in black, on a half dozen or so pieces of paper of varying sizes and shapes. Leary spread these out on the table in front of her before starting. Unprompted, she opened with … […]

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Mantachie Elementary is getting bigger every year

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third in an ongoing series of stories highlighting each of Itawamba County’s schools and their goals for the year. Like all of the kids attending school there, Mantachie Elementary School is growing. “Our attendance is pretty high,” said MES Principal Jamie Dill. “We are definitely growing.” This year, 635 students are […]

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Chamber director: ‘We’re here for businesses’

When it was casually mentioned to Molly Loden that her new job comes bundled with all kinds of expectations, she didn’t seem bothered. As the Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s new … and first … executive director, Loden is standing before a vast stretch of unknown. The city has never had a chamber before. Will local […]

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Question of the Week – September 2

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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Stabbing suspect denied bond

Bond has been denied for the suspect in the stabbing death of an elderly Fairview woman. On Monday, Itawamba County Justice Court Judge Barry Davis said the charge against 52-year-old Jimmy Dean Carpenter of Fairview — 1st degree murder enhanced due to the age and disability of the victim — was too severe to grant […]

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Crime News

Fairview stabbing victim identified, weapon found

  Itawamba law enforcement officials have identified the victim of last night’s stabbing death in Fairview as 65-year-old Sharon R. Johnson. Johnson was stabbed multiple times and had her throat cut just after 6 p.m. Thursday night. The attack occurred in her home at 1260 Mt. Gilead Road, Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson reported. Investigators […]

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Clouse earns nod as Democratic chancery clerk candidate

Friendship’s Michelle Clouse will be the Democratic candidate in November’s chancery clerk race, according to unofficial results of Tuesday’s runoff race. Results of the second Democratic primary place Clouse ahead of her opponent, Tilden’s Emily Quinn, by 462 votes. Voters cast a total of 2,326 ballots in her favor, representing 55.51 percent of the total […]

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Tammy Wynette Legacy Park progressing well

  * The town will host a Labor Day event to help fund the memorial park’s operations. Work on Tremont’s long-planned memorial park for country music legend and native Tammy Wynette is further along than most people probably realize. Last week, Robert Don Whitehead of the Tammy Wynette Legacy Park Committee said the group is […]

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Question of the Week – August 26

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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Killer Hogs slaughter competition in BBQ battle

Two-man professional grilling team Killer Hogs out of Southaven was named Grand Champion of the 5th Annual Stand By Your Grill BBQ Championship in Fulton on Saturday. The team scored the highest overall ranking based on its performance in all four main categories — chicken, pork, brisket and ribs — placing them at the top […]

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Question of the Week – August 19

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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IAC opens school year emphasizing the joy of learning

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in an ongoing series of stories highlighting each of Itawamba County’s schools and their goals for the year. “Learning can be fun,” Itawamba Attendance Center Principal Sheryl Ewing told the school’s student body during a schoolwide assembly last week. To help emphasize her statement, the faculty had just wrapped […]

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Election 2015

Democratic voters return to the polls Tuesday

Voters will return to the polls next Tuesday … at least, as long as they voted Democratic in the last race. Four races will be included on the Democratic runoff ballot: chancery clerk, 3rd District and 5th District supervisors, and west side justice court judge. Candidates in each race include Michelle Clouse and Emily Quinn […]

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BBQ’s back

* Stand By Your Grill BBQ Championship returns this weekend\ The forecast calls for cooler temperatures this weekend, but with nearly 60 professional barbecue teams rolling in for the annual Stand By Your Grill BBQ Championship, it’s hard to imagine Fulton getting anything but hotter. This year’s championship, the fifth, is set for this Friday […]

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