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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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Question of the Week – April 27

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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Staying on target

Mantachie High School sophomore T.J. Gatlin knows the key to hitting a target is to relax, let all distractions fall away, and focus. Gatlin scored an impressive 290 out of 300 in the recent Archery in Mississippi Schools (AIMS) State Championship in Jackson, the highest score in the county and third highest score among Mississippi […]

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Walton’s gives greenhouse tour

  Walton’s Greenhouse recently opened their greenhouses to the public as of Business After-Hours, a new program created by the Fulton Chamber of Commerce to give the community a closer look at some of the county’s unique businesses. Visitors, of which there were around 20, were guided through the Walton’s 16 primary greenhouses, located in […]

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Mantachie doesn’t slow down with speed bumps

Talk of installing speed bumps on some of Mantachie’s busiest roads doesn’t seem to be slowing down. During their regular meeting last week, the town’s board of aldermen discussed placing speed bumps along two of the town’s most heavily trafficked streets — Sunset Drive, which leads to the town’s elderly apartments, and Devaughn Road, which […]

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Question of the Week – April 20

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 – March 13

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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Crossroads Ranch benefit nets $65K

Given the amount of money raised, this weekend’s benefit for Crossroads Ranch, Denim and Diamonds, was more the latter than the former. According to representatives with Crossroads Ranch, Saturday’s fundraiser netted more than $65,000 for the nonprofit community for adults with developmental disabilities, far surpassing initial estimates. Held on the grounds of Sheffield Manor in […]

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Fulton man transforms wood waste into model buildings

There’s a small shed behind Carl West’s home where the 83-year-old often spends hours building model barns, houses and the like out of old wood. It’s a cramped space. A small table saw blocks the main entrance, requiring a contortionist’s skill to pass. To the left is West’s workbench, perpetually covered in sawdust; to the […]

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Fulton officials push to collect $300K in unpaid bills

Fulton officials are encouraging the city’s utilities customers to pay off delinquent bills before having their names turned over to a collection agency. Although the ink hasn’t been put to paper as of press deadline, the city is anticipated to have signed a contract with the Texas-based collection agency American Municipal Services Tuesday night to […]

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