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Back on track

* Fulton railway receives $2.6 million for improvements Although struggling financially just a few years ago, the 25-mile railway that runs between Itawamba and Monroe counties is getting back on track with the help of state dollars. On Thursday, Gov. Phil Bryant and a host of state and local leaders were in Fulton to announce […]

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Voters hit the polls next Tuesday

Voters go to the polls next Tuesday to begin whittling down the list of the county’s next potential leaders. Polls will be open Aug. 4 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. for voting in Itawamba County’s Democratic and Republican primary elections. This election typically sees the highest turnout of any in the county. This year, […]

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Election 2015

A step-by-step guide to casting your vote Tuesday

  Those new to the voting process shouldn’t be intimidated by it. These days, there isn’t much about the process that differs from what people do on their phones every single day: Read and tap. Step-by-step, the voting process is as follows: Upon arriving at a voting precinct, voters will choose whether or not they […]

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Question of the Week – July 29

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 week’s question …

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Downtown Fulton (Photo by Adam Armour)

Fulton chamber committee begins director search

Fulton’s long-in-the-making chamber of commerce might finally be opening its doors. The city-sanctioned steering committee actively working to build a Fulton Chamber of Commerce from the ground up has officially begun its search for an executive director. This person will head up business development efforts in Fulton, act as the liaison between the city and […]

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Speed bumps being placed in busy Mantachie streets

Mantachie drivers who regularly use Hodges Street and Tishtontee Drive should probably practice easing off the gas. Speed bumps are being installed on both streets. Last week, Mantachie aldermen voted to purchase eight speed bumps and accompanying signs warning drivers of them. They plan to place these bumps along both roads, which are frequently used […]

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The Mississippian Railway: Business merges with a touch of nostalgia in Fulton

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal The next time someone’s stopped by a train at Crosstown in Tupelo, consider blaming Larry Homan. “Two cars,” Homan said. “You don’t have to wait long for our two cars to pass. They should take about 15 seconds, maybe 10, probably less than that.” He’s chairman and CEO of […]

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Question of the Week – July 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 week’s question …

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Mantachie murder suspects denied bond

Bond has been denied for the five suspects accused of shooting and killing a Mantachie man Monday morning. Itawmaba County Justice Court Judge Barry Davis denied bond for Tonisha Antoinetta Johnson, 18, and Kyra Enez McClenton, 19, both of Tupelo; and Tyjuan Clevon Metcalf, 21, Demarco Kelly, 22, and Tyandre Darrell Thomas, 22, all of Clarksdale. […]

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Crime News

UPDATE: Five being charged with capital murder in Mantachie shooting

UPDATE – 7:28 p.m. Investigators have released the name of the final suspect arrested in connection with Monday morning’s shooting death in Mantachie. The five suspects include Tonisha Antoinetta Johnson, 18, and Kyra Enez McClenton, 19, both of Tupelo; and Tyjuan Clevon Metcalf, 21, Demarco Kelly, 22, and Tyandre Darrell Thomas, 22, all of Clarksdale. All […]

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‘One job at a time …’

* Q&A with Vaunita Martin, ICDC’s new business development director Last week, former MDA regional specialist Vaunita Martin took over as the Itawamba Development Council’s new business development director. It’s a position that puts the Eggville resident in direct contact with the county’s existing businesses and charges her with finding ways to promote Itawamba County […]

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Trot to gallop

Fairview’s Katie Haynes talks about taking her love of horse riding to the competitive level. Competitive horse riding is all about the relationship between rider and horse, how competently and confidently the two work together during a given task. It’s not just about skill; it’s about trust. “If you just go hop on a horse, […]

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Question of the Week – July 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 week’s question …

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Crime News

One dead in Mantachie shooting

Local and state law enforcement officials continue to investigate Monday morning’s shooting death of a Mantachie resident. Andre Taylor, 27, of 410 Museum Drive, Mantachie, was transported to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after being shot in his home just after midnight Monday morning, according to Mantachie Police Chief Mark Roberts. NMMC officials pronounced […]

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