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Question of the Week – May 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 week’s question …

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Graduation 2015

More than 230 Itawamba County high school seniors donned cap and gown, entered the Davis Event Center in Fulton as seniors on Saturday and exited as high school graduates. All three area high schools — Mantachie High School, Tremont High School and Itawamba Agricultural High School — held their graduation ceremonies on Saturday. Tears were […]

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Mantachie High has the best balsa bridge builders in the nation

Let’s just call it like it is: Nobody builds balsa bridges like the students in Mantachie. For the second consecutive year, Mantachie High School’s bridge building team earned a trip to the National Transportation and Civil Engineering Bridge Building competition, held in Cheyenne, Wyoming. It’s a battle of the brains that pits three man bridge […]

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Best of Itawamba 2015

The Itawamba County Times is sponsoring its annual Best of Itawamba Contest to honor the very best of what Itawamba County has to offer its residents and visitors. We’ve selected categories we feel are reflective of life in Itawamba County. To vote for your favorites, select a category and vote for either an existing nominee […]

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Question of the Week – May 20

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. This […]

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Loser’s Lounge

  * Fulton resident shares his story of near-fame and how a Beatle ended up recording one of his songs There’s a song on the B-side of Ringo Starr’s second studio album after the breakup of the Beatles, “Beaucoups of Blues,” called “Loser’s Lounge.” In it, Starr describes a country music bar where heartbroken men […]

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Election 2015

Mills carries Itawamba in congressional election

As expected, Fulton attorney Michael P. “Chip” Mills carried Itawamba County in last week’s 1st Congressional District special election. Mills walked away from the 22-county election with 58.08 percent of the Itawamba County vote, far surpassing the number of local votes earned by his nearest competitor, Saltillo’s Trent Kelly, who received 13.76 percent of the […]

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Jackson Furniture road still winding

It might not seem like it now, but the long and winding road to creating a short and straight one for Mantachie’s Jackson Furniture plant does have an end. It’s somewhere up ahead, just out of sight. County officials say they are currently working with Jackson Furniture to finally complete a project promised to the […]

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Area high schools ready for graduation

In about a week’s time, area high school seniors will close the books on their high school careers. All three area high schools will hold their graduation ceremonies next Saturday, May 23, at the Davis Event Center on the ICC campus. Itawamba Agricultural High School has 143 graduating seniors who will don caps and gowns […]

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IAHS band program sees continued growth

Itawamba Agricultural High School’s band program is on a roll. For the second consecutive year, the band has brought home the coveted Sweepstakes Award, awarded to Mississippi bands that score flawless marks during state competitions throughout both marching and concert seasons. As bands compete throughout the year, they are evaluated by a small panel of […]

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Warm reception:

* Fulton’s acting postmaster says residents have welcomed her with open arms It’s so far, so good for Fulton’s acting postmaster. Amory native Veetra Dobbs — although everybody just calls her “Vee” — has been at the helm of the Fulton Post Office since January, standing in for Postmaster Mary Katherine Keene, currently on indefinite leave. […]

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Question of the Week – May 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 week’s question …

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Itawamba congressional race results

The following chart shows how Itawamba County residents voted in Tuesday’s special congressional election. Results are unofficial: For overall election results, go to: http://djournal.com/election-results-overall/

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No love for litterbugs

* Kirkville neighbors partner to keep their neighborhood clean Not long ago, 10-year-old Peyton Parker saw his neighbor, Jackie Thomas, picking up trash on the side of their road. Something about it inspired him. “I felt bad,” the Mantachie Elementary School student said, kneeling in the carport of Thomas’ home on Donivan Road in Kirkville. Despite […]

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