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County, city approve $17-million in tax exemptions

Fulton and Itawamba County officials have granted local businesses tax exemptions valued at more than $17 million. Exemptions recently approved by the Board of Supervisors and Fulton Board of Aldermen include an $8.15 million exemption for Mueller Copper Tube for machinery and equipment; $5.8 million to Max Home for raw materials, machinery and equipment; and […]

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In this file photo from 2012, Ronnie Thompson of Fulton browses a selection of mystery novels from among the Itawamba County Pratt Memorial Library’s fiction collection. (File photo by Adam Armour)

Budget cuts hurt local library

Itawamba’s library will acquire fewer books, movies and other materials this year due to reduced funding from the state. The Itawamba County Pratt Memorial Library will lose more than $7,700 this year due to statewide cuts to library funding. The cuts trickle down from the Mississippi Legislature’s recent passing of House Bill 1645, which reduces […]

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Circuit court closes June session with 26 sentences issued

Itawamba County Circuit Court recently wrapped up its busy June session. Over the course of two weeks, 26 people were sentenced. The following represents the first half of those sentences. The remaining half will be published in the June 29 edition of “The Itawamba County Times” and online at itawambatimes.com. ROBERT EARL ASHBY, 213 Kennedy […]

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Question of the Week – June 22

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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MDOT: Mantachie Creek bridge repairs, road closure were necessary

Repairs to Mantachie Creek Bridge have necessitated a five-month closure of more than a mile of Highway 178, redirecting traffic through the area. It’s the kind of project that tends to lead to a lot of grumbling as drivers reroute their daily commutes and businesses near or within the closure brace for drops in business, […]

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Fulton leaders send transient vendor talk packing

Fulton aldermen are sending their conversation about clarifying the city’s transient vendor regulations down the road … at least for now. Last week, the Fulton Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to remove from the agenda their tabled discussion of the city’s transient vendor laws, which both defines precisely what city officials consider to be a […]

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A truck passes over the crossing of the Mississippian Railway and Access Road in Fulton. (File photo by Adam Armour)

Mississippian Railway running again

After flooding left the track impassable for months, trains are finally chugging down the Mississippian Railway once again. Last week, the first train since December rode the rails of the 25-mile short line railway between Fulton and Amory, following a series of repairs to the storm-damaged track and the berms that support it. Late last […]

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Question of the Week – June 15

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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Jesse Emerson — at left circa 1970 and at right 2016 — is celebrating his 50th year as owner of Fulton Grain Company this month. Friends and family said its Emerson’s knowledge, kindness and dependability that’s made him a success. (Courtesy photos)

‘The best people’

* Fulton Grain’s owner celebrates 50 years of feed, seed and fertilizer Anyone looking for Jesse Emerson knows exactly where to find him: Smiling from behind the counter at Fulton Grain Company. It’s where he’s been for the past 50 years and, God willing, it’s where he’ll be for the next 50, too. The business is […]

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Summer feeding program kicks off this week, continues through July

School may be out, but here’s a pop quiz anyway: Q: Who doesn’t like a free meal? A: Nobody The Itawamba County School District began hosting a summer feeding program this week, providing any child under the age of 18 a meal each and every weekday through mid-July, free of charge. Adults can eat too, […]

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Question of the Week – June 8

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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JESCO celebrates 75 years in business

Looking at construction company JESCO as a whole, with offices in three states, $200-million in annual sales and somewhere in the neighborhood of 700 to 800 employees at any given time, it’s hard to imagine the company’s beginnings were anything as humble as a small hardware store in downtown Fulton. On Saturday, the Fulton-based construction […]

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Master Gardeners earn state award for Welcome Center project

The Itawamba County Master Gardeners’ efforts to make the local Welcome Center a little more pleasing to the eye has earned the group statewide accolades. The Master Gardeners were recently awarded the Outstanding Project Award for a small group by the Mississippi Master Gardener Association (MMGA) for their ongoing project beautifying the Mississippi Welcome Center […]

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Library, Learning Center team up for summer reading programs

  This year, the Itawamba County library is doubling down on its summer reading program. Make that, programs. The library will host two separate summer reading programs this year: Its traditional Friday programs at the old Fulton Grammar School auditorium, and a second Tuesday morning program at the library itself. Themed “On Your Mark, Get […]

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