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Changes in store for downtown BBQ Fest

Fulton’s fourth annual celebration of food and fun will be more open this year.  This August, barbecue is coming back to Fulton … and with a slightly different flavor, too. Beginning Friday, Aug. 15, and continuing through Saturday, the City of Fulton will host the fourth annual Downtown BBQ Festival. The event will act as […]

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Fulton battles in Dizzy Dean World Series at Snowden Grove

SOUTHAVEN – The Fulton Indians 13-year old squad headed to Snowden Grove Park in Southaven last weekend to participate in the 2014 Dizzy Dean World Series. The team, coached by Tommy Chamblee, Zac Tucker, Michael West and Bryan Ramey, drew the host Southaven All-Stars in the first round of the bracket on Saturday morning, but […]

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Fulton mayor: Chamber work to be a focus in the coming months

Discussions last week between Fulton officials and representatives with the Itawamba County Development Council underscored what could be considered an obstruction for the local economy: There’s no chamber of commerce. Fulton Mayor Lynette Weatherford realizes that lacking a person or persons devoted solely to promoting local businesses and generating interest in the area is a […]

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Deputies break up theft ring, make fleeing arrest

After more than a year of investigation, law enforcement officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department have charged two men in connection with an ATV theft ring that spanned the southeast United States. Last week, Alan Goodwin, 34, of Winfield, Alabama, and Justin Wilson, 28, of Golden, were indicted by the Itawamba County Grand Jury […]

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ICDC asks Fulton board for support during transition

The Itawamba County Development Council is trying to solidify support in the wake of losing its executive director. Last week, two days prior to the exit of former executive director Greg Deakle, interim director Harvey Clements and ICDC board president Teresa McNeece appeared before the Fulton Board of Aldermen to give assurances that the ICDC […]

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Stennis Institute: Fulton should focus on promoting downtown, college

  Fulton should capitalize on the potential of its downtown area while making simple changes to beautify the city as a whole, according to a recent report from the Mississippi State University’s Stennis Institute. The report, culled from a collection of comments by visitors who recently toured the city as part of the institute’s First […]

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Genetic disorder won’t define Fulton youth

  Rian and Traci Botts of Fulton know their daughter faces a challenging future. They also believe there may be a purpose in that. Jaelyn, 12, suffers from Type 1 neurofibromatosis, or NF-1, an incurable genetic disorder that causes the growth of tumors throughout the nervous system. Although the disorder is accompanied by a host […]

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REMINDER: Fulton town hall meeting tonight

* Members of the Stennis Institute will offer their impressions of Fulton beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Fulton Grammar School Auditorium.  Residents and business owners in Fulton are encouraged to attend tonight’s town hall meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Fulton Grammar School auditorium. Jointly hosted by the City of Fulton and local […]

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Aycock assumes chief judge role

Story by Ray Van Dusen/Monroe County Journal ABERDEEN – Judge Sharion Aycock made history Monday by being the first female Chief Judge in the state as outgoing U.S. Northern District of Mississippi Chief Judge, and fellow Itawamba County native, Mike Mills passed the gavel in a ceremony marking the occasion at the Thomas G. Abernethy […]

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Stennis Institute to offer ‘first impressions’ of Fulton

* The community development group will present the findings of its recent visits during a ‘town hall’ meeting next week. Fulton officials are encouraging residents and business owners to attend an upcoming “town hall” meeting to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the city’s appearance. Jointly hosted by the City of Fulton and local non-profit […]

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Fulton’s Ally McDonald Qualifies For U.S. Women’s Open

By HAILSTATE.COM STARKVILLE – The same day she was named a WGCA All-American, Mississippi State women’s golfer Ally McDonald qualified for the United States Women’s Open in Sanford, N.C. The 11th-rated golfer in the world and second in the United States, McDonald shot consecutive 72s to finish the two-round event at Carolina Trace Country Club […]

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Seeking Answers for Aggie

  * Local Miss Mississippi Outstanding Teen contestant fights ovarian cancer in her grandmother’s name. Next week, while she’s on stage in front of hundreds of people, Kristen Plunkett, or “Kit” to just about everybody, will undoubtedly be thinking of her grandmother. “I miss her,” the Miss Mississippi Outstanding Teen contestant said last week. “She […]

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Fulton book lover to give away free books next Wednesday

* The Fulton resident is participating in World Book Night, an event which helps introduce people to the joys of reading. Do you enjoy a good book? Sort of? No? Well, the organizers of World Book Night, coming to Itawamba County for the first time this year, think that maybe light and non-readers simply haven’t […]

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No more ‘Cleos’: Raising awareness for child abuse

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first story in a multi-part series about child abuse. The second story will be published in the April 9 edition of The Itawamba County Times. When she was three years old, Cleo’s stepfather had sex with her. Allegedly, this and similar abuse occurred repeatedly and continually for years until, after […]

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