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Fulton mayor: Beer vote a ‘big decision for our city’

On Oct. 28, Fulton voters will decide whether or not to allow the sale of beer and light wine and liquor. Mayor Lynette Weatherford said she’s hoping for a strong turnout for a potentially historic election. “It’s a big decision for our city,” the mayor said. “One way or another, people need to come out […]

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OPINION: A call for conversation instead of cat fights

We have three cats in our house. They are the testiest, most antagonistic creatures in all creation. With funding and a team of historians, I’m pretty sure I can back this claim with proper research. All three of these creatures have vastly different personalities and opinions on who among them can be where at any […]

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Fulton officials approve $10.8 million budget

* The 2014-2015 budget sees few changes from last year’s model.  What can be said about the latest iteration of the Fulton’s budget that hasn’t been said about the last few that preceded it? Millage didn’t increase and luxuries are at a minimum. Last week, the Fulton Board of Aldermen approved the city’s budget for […]

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Fulton adopts new rules for yard sales, junk cars

Fulton has some new rules regarding yard sales and junk cars. Last week, the Fulton Board of Aldermen approved ordinances regulating yard and garage sales and the number of junk cars a resident can keep on his or her property. The rules are meant to limit each. For yard sales and their ilk, residents are […]

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Unreliable ambulance support a concern for local emergency personnel

* Some officials believe Itawamba County’s ambulance coverage may not be sufficient. Local emergency personnel say there have been recent problems getting immediate ambulance response. Last month, an Itawamba County resident slipped and fell down a hill, dislocating her shoulder. Emergency personnel quickly arrived on scene and called for ambulance support. Dispatch reported that no […]

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Car chase, manhunt ends in arrest of Starkville parolee

A car chase and a lengthy manhunt in the Fulton City Park area last week ended in the arrest of a Starkville man. Adam Heath, 18, was arrested last Wednesday following a 90-minute manhunt through south Fulton, primarily the city park area and surrounding woodlands. He was charged with felony eluding. Heath received an initial […]

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Fulton board eyes new rules for garage sales, junk cars

* The proposed ordinances would limit the frequency and location of garage and yard sales, and limit the number of junk cars a person can keep on his or her property. Fulton leaders are considering a couple of proposed ordinances that, if passed, will regulate the number of garage sales and junk cars in the […]

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Voters protest proposed precinct change

Talk of moving the location of Fulton’s Ward 1 voting precinct was quickly stifled by residents of that area, Tuesday night. Roughly a dozen residents of Ward 1 attended last week’s regular meeting of the Fulton Board of Aldermen to protest the proposed relocation of their voting precinct. The board was also presented with a […]

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Local students participate in DECA International conference

By SANDY PRESTAGE Courtesy Two local DECA members recently attended the 2014 DECA International Career Development Conference in Atlanta. Itawamba Agricultural High School DECA members Sam Murphree and Oxford Ositis attended the annual meeting in May. They joined more than 16,000 other high school students, advisers, businesspersons and alumni from countries around the world. Their […]

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Little League football registration begins this weekend

FULTON – Sign ups for the 2014 little league football season will take place over the next week at the little league football field in Fulton. Signup dates will be Saturday, August 9; Monday, August 11; Thursday, August 14; and Saturday, August 16.  Saturday signup times will be from 11 A.M. until 2 P.M., while […]

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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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