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Mustang to Lion

* High school senior Alexandria Jones is the first Mantachie student to earn a spot in the prestigious Mississippi Lions All-Star Band. “Being in band is the best thing I’ve ever done,”said Mantachie senior Alexandria Jones. She adjusted the position of the bass clarinet — a large woodwind instrument that resembles an disproportioned, backwards-facing S […]

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What they do; what they earn 2015 – Part 4

• EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth of several weekly installments about the duties and salaries of Itawamba County’s elected officials. Constable Constables are charged with the task of helping keep and preserve the peace within their county. They do this through various means, such as executing criminal laws, giving information about unlawful gatherings or […]

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Question of the Week

  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. […]

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The new U

Tabitha Pitts has been in television nearly all of her life, both on and off camera. “I literally grew up in the TV studio,” the new COO of Unity Broadcasting Network said. Her father, Bro. Lealon Owens, founded the broadcasting company in 1987 when he purchased his first local television studio in Booneville and began […]

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What they do; what they earn 2015 – Part 3

• EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third of several weekly installments about the duties and salaries of Itawamba County’s elected officials. Coroner The coroner, or county medical examiner, takes responsibility for examining the deceased bodies of persons who have died within the county under suspicious circumstances. The county coroner’s job starts when a dead body […]

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Fifteen sentenced during February court session

Fifteen people were sentenced during Itawamba County Circuit Court’s February session. Those sentenced included the following individuals: HENRY F. ASHBY, 213 Kennedy Street, Fulton, entered a guilty plea to possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, distribute or manufacture. He was sentenced by Judge Thomas J. Gardner III to eight years. He was […]

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What they do; what they earn 2015 – Part 2

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of several weekly installments about the duties and salaries of Itawamba County’s elected officials. Superintendent of Education Duties: According to the Mississippi State Code, the duties of the superintendent of education revolve around the administration of the schools within his or her district and the implementation of the decisions […]

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School district rolls out 16 new buses

* The buses were purchased as part of a 10-year, $1.24 million lease/purchase agreement. Sixteen new school buses are rolling down Itawamba County’s roads this week. The buses were purchased late last year under a 10-year lease purchase agreement. The local school district is paying for the buses in annual installments of around $160,000, for […]

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What they do; what they earn 2015

• EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of several weekly installments about the duties and salaries of Itawamba County’s elected officials. Board of Supervisors Duties: According to the Mississippi State Code, the board of supervisors has full jurisdiction over roads, ferries and bridges. They have the power to levy such taxes as may be necessary […]

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Three Rivers hired to oversee port operations

County officials have hired Three Rivers Planning and Development Council to take over as interim director of Port Itawamba, effective immediately. The official decision came on Monday, during the board’s regular meeting and following the recommendation of the Itawamba County Port Commission. The county board has agreed to pay the non-profit group $1,000 each month […]

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New storm shelters placed in Itawamba communities

Several Itawamba County communities got a little more weather resistant last week. Four public storm shelters have been dropped into Itawamba County communities that previously had no storm protection. Houston, Centerville, Liberty Grove and downtown Fulton, next to the Itawamba County courthouse, all received new shelters, which were installed late last week. The locations were […]

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Local dog adoption push going well

Last year was a good one for Fulton’s pound puppy population, and the pound itself. According to Fulton Animal Control Officer Lester Jones, a recent push to make people more aware of the city’s dog adoption program has saved his department more than $4,000 in fees that would be paid to outside animal shelters. Very […]

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Off the rails

* Third generation Mississippian employee retires after 40 years. From one of the shelves in his office … or, at least, what was his office until a few weeks ago … Buddy Carlisle pulled down a photo album as thick as a metropolitan phone book. He dropped it on the desk and cracked it open […]

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Chancery Clerk’s bond will pay out $197,000 for misappropriated funds

* Witt will owe more than $303,000 in payments to the county and various investors. The company that manages Itawamba County Chancery Clerk Jim Witt’s surety bonds is paying $197,000 of the state auditor’s $500,000 demand against them, according to county officials. The money will be paid by Witt’s bonding company, Western Surety, some time […]

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