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Bomb threat was a backfired prank

Turns out that bomb threat at Anytime Fitness in Fulton was just a joke. Unsurprisingly, local police don’t find it all that funny. “It was just a prank between friends,” said Fulton Police Chief Reggie Johnson, speaking of the Aug. 3 phone call that evacuated the business, closed Mueller Road and required a search of […]

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In this file photo from 2014, members of amateur barbecue team Kookin Kuzins check in on a grill loaded with food. The team earned a third place win in the ribs category of the amateur competition.

Downtown BBQ

* Fulton’s public festival returns with food, music and fun Think the barbecue championship is solely for professional chefs cooking out of million dollar rigs? You’d be wrong. The City of Fulton will be hosting its Fifth Annual Downtown BBQ Festival and amateur barbecue competition this weekend. The event will act as a companion to […]

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County millage rate expected to remain the same

If everything goes according to plan, the county will keep its current millage rate of 126.55. That means no direct tax increase for county residents, although they will likely pay more in taxes anyway. Last week, the county’s board of supervisors briefly discussed the budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, which must be approved in […]

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Fulton police investigate false bomb threat

An ongoing investigation has been launched into a false bomb threat called into a Fulton business Monday morning. According to officials with the Fulton Police Department, a male caller used an unlisted number to call Anytime Fitness, located on Mueller Road, and claim a bomb had been placed inside the bathroom. Police were alerted at […]

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Fulton board chews tobacco laws

Fulton aldermen are contemplating whether or not to make the city smoke-free. During last week’s regular meeting of the city board, aldermen were visited by Helen Boerner, Project Director for the state health department’s Mississippi Tobacco Free organization. Boerner represents Itawamba and Monroe counties. Boerner asked the board to consider making Fulton a tobacco-free community. […]

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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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First same-sex marriage license issued in Itawamba

Itawamba County issued its first same-sex marriage license last week, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26 ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. Paul R. Hood, 53, of Fulton, and James T. Patterson, 59, of Leighton, Alabama, became the first gay couple to be issued a marriage license in Itawamba County, according to public documents provided […]

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Fulton’s Dozier added to All-Star team

Daily Journal Wire reports If he hit a walk-off home run after learning he wasn’t an All-Star, imagine what damage Brian Dozier might do now that he is. The Twins second baseman, runner-up in this week’s Final Vote, will be in Cincinnati after all, Major League Baseball announced Saturday, after Toronto’s Jose Bautista had to […]

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Fulton fends off Mantachie in Dizzy Dean clash

SALTILLO – After a weekend filled with rain delays at the 9U Dizzy Dean State Tournament in Saltillo, the Fulton Stars met the Mantachie All-Stars in an elimination game early Monday. Things began to go well for Fulton early on, as Ryker Thomas walked and eventually scored on a bases-loaded walk to give the Stars […]

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Itawamba county teams compete in 9U Dizzy Dean State Tournament

SALTILLO – The 9U Dizzy Dean State Tournament kicked off last Thursday at Saltillo, and two teams representing Itawamba county were set to compete. The Fulton Stars and Mantachie All-Stars kicked off the tournament last Thursday with a couple of noon contests. Mantachie squared off with the Batesville All-Stars, as Fulton butted heads with the […]

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Canned cornucopia

* Fulton man has a passion for canning food and sharing it with friends “I just like knowing I have something to eat,” Michael Huling said, arm propped against shelves lined with dozens of airtight jars of food. Behind him was a canned cornucopia … enough preserved food to feed an army four or five years […]

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Fulton man ambitious in life, on his ride

By RILEY MANNING Daily Journal FULTON – Charles Ruff knew he was born to ride the first time he saw a motorcycle club roar through the streets of Alabama as a child. “I saw them and I just knew, ‘That’s it, that’s what I want to be,’” the Fulton man said. “For me, I’m free […]

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New Fulton business takes aim at rifle market

The owners of Deep South Precision in Fulton, Ted Chatham and Byron Morgan, rattled off a long list of technical features that make the  AR rifles they build special. To someone with little to no gun knowledge, the two longtime friends may as well been speaking Esperanto. But it was easy to feel their excitement; […]

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Truck tires crash into Itawamba resident’s home

It might not sound like it in a second, but Friday was Linda Enlow’s lucky day. Just after 9 a.m. Friday morning, a set of dual tires detached from a log truck traveling south on Highway 25 just outside of Fulton and rolled straight into the living room of Enlow’s Fulton home via the large […]

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