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‘The kind of person Maikhail was’

* Miller was an exceptional athlete and friend Maikhail Miller was an exceptional athlete since he was old enough to be involved in sports. A standout football, baseball and basketball player, Miller, who died, Saturday, following a car wreck, dominated everything he took his hand to and exemplified all the traits of an athlete with […]

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ICDC director: Wal-Mart should ‘aggressively pursue’ sale of Mantachie building

There are three certainties in this world: death, taxes and that Walmart stores are forever. No wonder the announcement of the impending closure of Walmart Neighborhood Market in Mantachie a little over a year after it opened came as a surprise to just about everyone. “We’ve all been in shock,” said Itawamba County Development Council […]

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Question of the Week – February 3

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 – January 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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Cozy cabin: Fulton man builds miniature buildings from scratch

Fulton’s Tommy Roberts is currently building his second cabin. Some might call it cozy but frankly, it’s kind of small. The first cabin was, too. If it were life-sized, it would stand approximately 16 feet at the peak of its roof and have usable floor space in the neighborhood of 22 feet by 12 feet. […]

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ICDC debuts new county website

Since last week, Itawamba County has looked totally different … at least online. During a special presentation last week, ICDC Executive Director Vaunita Martin unveiled the county’s new website before a crowd of around 40 people, a mix of ICDC board members, county officials and area residents. Response to the new website seemed enthusiastic. The […]

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Mantachie mayor: Walmart closure a ‘shock’

Mayor Jeff Butler said Friday’s announcement that Wal-Mart would be shuttering its Neighborhood Market store in Mantachie just over a year after opening it came as a total surprise. “It was definitely shocking to us,” he said. “I didn’t have a clue, to tell you the truth.” Butler said a Wal-Mart representative notified him early […]

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‘Leave some things behind’

* King event speaker emphasizes focus on the future, not the past “May I suggest to you today,” began Pastor Gregory Pegues, “that one of the greatest impairments to progress is the inability and inflexibility of some people to let some things go.” Befitting a celebration of the life and legacy of Baptist minister and […]

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Blood and bone: Transplant strengthens bond between Itawamba siblings

“She gave me life,” Terry Paul Graham of Fulton said of his sister. Although he didn’t turn to look at Cheryl Oswalt, sitting on the couch beside him, her eyes moved toward him. She smiled. “It’s drawn us closer,” she said. “We were a close family in the first place, but this has drawn us […]

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Question of the Week – January 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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Mantachie store among Walmart closures

By DENNIS SEID Daily Journal All five Walmart Express locations in Northeast Mississippi – Belmont, Derma, Mantachie, Nettleton and Walnut – will be closing, the company said. They were opened a little more than a year ago, in December 2014. In addition, a location in Sardis will be closed. The stores will be closed by […]

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In this file photo from 2015, participants in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity March parade down Main Street in Fulton, waving flags and carrying signs with the civil rights leader’s message of unity of brotherhood.

MLK Day celebration set for this weekend

Nearly 50 years after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., members of Itawamba County’s MLK Day Committee believe the teachings of the American Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are still as relevant as they’ve ever been. “King’s message still rings true today,” said Emma Cook founder of the Itawamba County […]

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Downtown Fulton (Photo by Adam Armour)

Fulton to-do list 2016: Grow chamber, expand gas and water services

Most of Fulton Mayor Lynette Weatherford’s to-do list for 2016 is an extension of last year’s. For example, one of the mayor’s major goals in 2015 was the formation of a citywide chamber of commerce, a goal finally realized last fall. With that accomplished, she’s hoping to see the organization grow. “I’m excited about the […]

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Question of the Week – January 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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