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Fulton to-do list 2015

* Chamber work, infrastructure top list of mayor’s 2015 plans. Starting a chamber of commerce and making some needed improvements to the city’s infrastructure top Fulton Mayor Lynette Weatherford’s 2015 to-do list. On Thursday, the mayor said that forming a chamber, which would promote the city and its businesses through community events, is a priority. City […]

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Fulton officials upset by TEPA policy change

A new safety-net policy implemented by TEPA at the beginning of the year has Fulton officials upset. The policy, implemented at the beginning of the year, adopts a tiered deposit structure for industrial and commercial customers of the Tombigbee Electric Power Company. The new policy affects both new and existing customers and is meant to […]

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Sixth grade king

* Courtyards resident recalls school days with Elvis. When a Courtyards Assisted Living employee recently passed around a photograph of his grandfather’s sixth grade class — a class which just happened to contain a young Elvis Presley — 81-year-old Laverne Clayton wasn’t impressed. Nor should she be. She’s in it, after all. “That’s me,” she […]

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Too restrictive? Fulton board ponders the city’s hot beer rules

Less than two months after approving a set of ordinances that regulate the sale and promotion of alcoholic beverages in the City of Fulton, aldermen are already considering some changes. The specific rule in question falls in Section 1-8 of the city’s resolution adopting beer and light wine ordinances. It states, “the storage of beer […]

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Fords for fifty: Car company recognizes Davis Ford’s five decades of service

When he was a kid, Tab Bennett used to visit his grandfather at work. Much to his grandfather’s dismay, it should be said. “I came down here to play when I was really young,” he said. Bennett nodded at his grandfather, Buster Davis, then continued. “He wasn’t too crazy about having kids playing at work. […]

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Fulton board adopts stiffer pool hall penalties

Owners of pool halls and similar businesses in Fulton now face stiffer penalties for harboring illegal activities on their premises. Last week, the Fulton Board of Aldermen unanimously approved of a new set of regulations for recreation centers, pool rooms and billiard halls. The rules are meant to diminish the kind of unwanted activities these […]

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Fulton couple has NMMC’s first baby of 2015

By W. DEREK RUSSELL Daily Journal Kaleb Lee Harvey McClain was scheduled to arrive on Jan. 9, but decided to bring in the new year with his parents Ariel Buckwalter and Geoffrey McClain. Kaleb was the first newborn in Tupelo in 2015, arriving at 2:49 a.m. at North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital on Thursday, […]

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Fulton alcohol sales begin Friday

Fulton residents will be able to legally buy a beer, this Friday. Stores within the city limits will be able to begin legally selling beer, light wine or liquors this Friday, Dec. 19. The sale of each requires a special license, which must be obtained from Fulton City Hall. As of Monday, two businesses had […]

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Fulton officials approve alcohol ordinances

* Sales are expected to begin in mid-December. Fulton aldermen have approved a pair of ordinances regulating the sale and possession of beer and light wine and liquor within city limits. The ordinances, approved unanimously during the Fulton Board of Aldermen’s regular meeting last week, set the rules that will guide how Fulton residents will […]

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Fulton officials approve alcohol ordinances

Fulton aldermen have approved a pair of ordinances regulating the sale and possession of beer and light wine and liquor within city limits. The ordinances, approved unanimously Tuesday night, set the rules that will guide how Fulton residents will be able to sell, purchase and possess alcoholic beverages. Guidelines mirror those set by other nearby […]

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ICDC director proposes Fulton, county jointly hire chamber director

* The move would allow the two entities to pool resources for the betterment of the area. Should the City of Fulton and Itawamba County Development Council team up “Avengers” style to employ a new chamber of commerce director? County officials think so. Acting Itawamba County Development Council Director Harvey Clements recently asked the Fulton […]

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Official beer, liquor vote results confirm legalization

* Final tallies were certified last week, confirming the election night results. Fulton officials have released the official results of the Oct. 28 beer, light wine and liquor vote, confirming that the city will be “going wet” in the coming weeks. The official recapitulation included the 46 affidavit ballots cast during the election. In order […]

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Allowing alcohol: What happens next?

Last week, Fulton voters approved the sale of beer, light wine and liquors within city limits. Before the new law can go into effect, however, the Fulton Board of Aldermen will have to hash out the rules and regulations to control every aspect of their sale in the city — from where and when alcohol […]

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Fulton says ‘yes’ to beer and liquor sales

Unofficial results show Fulton’s residents are in favor of selling alcoholic beverages within their city. Preliminary results of Tuesday’s election, which don’t include the certified results of affidavit voting, show the resolution to allow the sale of beer and light wine being approved 697 votes to 440 votes. A separate resolution to allow the sale […]

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