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New county mapping system to go online soon

  * The new maps will allow users to search county parcels through an eagle-eye view. Even in an increasingly digital world, physicality has its charms: dropping a needle into the groove of a vinyl record, cracking the spine of a brand new paperback, or gathering around the table with friends and family for a […]

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Mantachie officials unplug public e-cig use

* The town has become the first in Itawamba County to ban public use of vapor inhalers and other e-smoking devices. Mantachie leaders have voted to press control-alt-delete on public e-cigarette and vapor inhaler use inside the town’s limits. During their regular meeting, last week, Mantachie voted to ban the public use of e-cigarette and […]

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Fulton officials approve alcohol ordinances

Fulton aldermen have approved a pair of ordinances regulating the sale and possession of beer and light wine and liquor within city limits. The ordinances, approved unanimously Tuesday night, set the rules that will guide how Fulton residents will be able to sell, purchase and possess alcoholic beverages. Guidelines mirror those set by other nearby […]

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Container-on-barge service begins at port

After nearly six years and hundreds of hours of work by the Port Commission, Itawamba County Board of Supervisors and the former director of ICDC and Port Itawamba, Port Itawamba will begin receiving and shipping containers on barges in to and out of Fulton. On Saturday, Port Itawamba and SEACOR AMH signed a contract for […]

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ICDC director proposes Fulton, county jointly hire chamber director

* The move would allow the two entities to pool resources for the betterment of the area. Should the City of Fulton and Itawamba County Development Council team up “Avengers” style to employ a new chamber of commerce director? County officials think so. Acting Itawamba County Development Council Director Harvey Clements recently asked the Fulton […]

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Official beer, liquor vote results confirm legalization

* Final tallies were certified last week, confirming the election night results. Fulton officials have released the official results of the Oct. 28 beer, light wine and liquor vote, confirming that the city will be “going wet” in the coming weeks. The official recapitulation included the 46 affidavit ballots cast during the election. In order […]

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Library System makes switch to digital magazines

Every year, the Lee-Itawamba Library System does a survey and gathers information on magazine usage at its facilities. And the findings aren’t surprising: Readership of print magazines is down. “People just aren’t coming in and looking at magazines like they used to,” said Jeff Tomlinson, director of the library system. “They don’t have time anymore.” […]

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UPDATE 05: It’s all over!

That’s it, folks. Like a mummy, our first ever Halloween Costume Contest is all wrapped up. Winners will be officially announced in the Nov. 19 edition of The Itawamba County Times. Prize winners can drop by the office on or after Nov. 19 and pick up their prizes. We’d like to congratulate our winners, but […]

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Allowing alcohol: What happens next?

Last week, Fulton voters approved the sale of beer, light wine and liquors within city limits. Before the new law can go into effect, however, the Fulton Board of Aldermen will have to hash out the rules and regulations to control every aspect of their sale in the city — from where and when alcohol […]

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In this file photo from June, the remains of a church sign overlook Oak Grove Road, which was among the first roads in the county to have its storm debris removed, though the remnants of the debris can still be seen.

Six months later: Tornado recovery efforts going well

Six months after the April 28 tornado ripped through Northeast Mississippi, community recovery efforts in Itawamba County have largely hit a standstill. Make no mistake, this is a good thing. It means the people who needed help, got it. The focus has now shifted from picking up the pieces to putting everything back in its […]

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Itawamba County, Mississippi kindergarten students lagging in reading skills

By ADAM ARMOUR & JEFF AMY The Times and Associated Press Itawamba County children aren’t at the reading level they should be when they enter kindergarten, according to the results of a first-of-its-kind statewide test of all kindergarten students. The results of the test, recently released by the Mississippi Department of Education, show that two-thirds […]

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Breast cancer survivors stress early detection, positive outlook

Breast cancer is indiscriminate in its selection of victims and unrelenting in its viciousness. But it can be beaten. Last week’s annual “Do You Know What the Color Pink Means?” Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon provides proof of that in spades. “When you get cancer, you think it’s going to be over. It’s not,” Brenda Bridges, […]

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Fulton says ‘yes’ to beer and liquor sales

Unofficial results show Fulton’s residents are in favor of selling alcoholic beverages within their city. Preliminary results of Tuesday’s election, which don’t include the certified results of affidavit voting, show the resolution to allow the sale of beer and light wine being approved 697 votes to 440 votes. A separate resolution to allow the sale […]

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Readers weigh in on Tuesday’s alcohol vote

EDITOR’S NOTE: Last week, The Times received letters from many readers regarding the upcoming beer, light wine and liquor vote in Fulton. What follows are the contents of those letters.    A YES is for city’s positive growth Dear Editor: Fulton is facing a pivotal moment in our history. I believe both sides of this debate are […]

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