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Teacher of the Year: ‘There’s no such thing as normal’

Just after she sat down to talk about being named Itawamba County’s Teacher of the Year, one of Missi Chatham’s young students made for the classroom door. “Don’t do it,” she warned him as he placed a hand on the door. He hovered for a moment, as if contemplating her would-be reaction. A mischievous smile […]

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Fulton, Mantachie pull ICDC support

Both Fulton and Mantachie officials have voted in favor of suspending their regular contributions to the Itawamba County Development Council in light of structural changes within the organization. Each board voted unanimously to suspend payments to the nonprofit group, starting immediately and for the foreseeable future. Fulton’s decision came during a special meeting of the […]

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Fulton alcohol sales begin Friday

Fulton residents will be able to legally buy a beer, this Friday. Stores within the city limits will be able to begin legally selling beer, light wine or liquors this Friday, Dec. 19. The sale of each requires a special license, which must be obtained from Fulton City Hall. As of Monday, two businesses had […]

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ICDC director, admin assistant released from duties

* The decision was made in light of the county’s recently-announced partnership with Three Rivers. Interim Itawamba County Development Council Executive Director Harvey Clements has been officially released from his position by the ICDC board. The decision, finalized during a special meeting of the ICDC Executive Board during a special meeting last Wednesday, was made […]

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ICDC heads: Three Rivers was the ‘best decision’ for the county

Itawamba County Development Council Past President Teresa McNeece said the county board’s recent decision to hire Three Rivers Planning and Development District to oversee the county’s economic development was the right one. She admitted, however, that it also came as somewhat of a surprise. “We probably didn’t know until things were almost decided,” she said, […]

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County hires Three Rivers to head ICDC

* The partnership is on a trial basis while county officials continue search for a new ICDC executive director. The Itawamba County Board of Supervisors has contracted with Three Rivers Planning and Development District to serve as interim director of the Itawamba County Development Council. The partnership, which remains on a trial basis through Sept. […]

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Fulton officials approve alcohol ordinances

* Sales are expected to begin in mid-December. 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 during the Fulton Board of Aldermen’s regular meeting last week, set the rules that will guide how Fulton residents will […]

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Christmas parades start next week

* Christmas comes early for both Fulton and Mantachie, which will be hosting their annual Christmas parades next week. Sure, depending on what day of the week a reader scans this story, the Thanksgiving turkey may be either uncooked or still digesting. Either way, it’s already beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Itawamba […]

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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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