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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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Home Grown: Lily’s Cafe

Even before stepping through the front doors, the atmosphere around Lily’s Cafe is unlike any other restaurant in Itawamba County. The shuffling, swingy style of New Orleans jazz greets guests, piping through speakers above the entrance and bouncing off the buildings in downtown Fulton, turning the entire square into a dance hall. Or, if it’s […]

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Department of Energy pulls BlueFire funding

* The company, which is planning to construct a $300 million plant in Fulton, is appealing the decision. BlueFire Renewables is appealing a decision to pull federal funding for its $300 million Fulton cellulose plant. As first reported in several major energy and biofuel trade publications, the U.S. Department of Energy has withdrawn its support […]

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Small steeples: Fulton man constructs ‘miniature’ church

Lately, Alan Naylor has been building a church. It’s not a big church by conventional standards. The fact it’s able to sit on a worktable in his basement is a dead giveaway of that. But standing approximately four feet tall at the tip of its towering steeple, and roughly just as long as it is […]

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Duke of Diesel: Fulton native earns gold in state competition

If ever there were a grease monkey in this world, Andrew Green would be it. Cut him, and he just might bleed diesel fuel. Last Thursday was just a regular day of work at Roadrunner Service Center in Peppertown, where Green primarily works on diesel engines. He had just finished up a quick job and […]

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Gaither House interior work begins

* More than 60 volunteers participated in a community workday, Saturday. More than 65 volunteers helped with the first major step in the interior renovation of Fulton’s 150-year-old Gaither House this weekend. On Saturday, groups of volunteers packed into the dust-filled rooms and main hallway of the 150-year-old dogtrot house, located on Main Street. They […]

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Tips lead to marijuana bust at the marina

NOTE: This is an update to this story.  Deputies have arrested an Itawamba County resident for attempting to manufacture and sell marijuana from his boat at Midway Marina in Fulton. On Thursday of last week, Andrew Joshua Blake, 29, of 3585 Van Buren Carolina Road, Nettleton, was arrested and charged with attempting to manufacture and […]

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A new heritage: Old Fulton home lives again through area couple

When Lyndell and Virginia Fikes purchased the old dogtrot house on the hill overlooking their Fulton home, it was pretty much on its last leg. The house — known locally as the Old Lee Miles House— had been sitting vacant for more than 15 years. A jungle of wisteria vines had claimed most of it, […]

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Police arrest alleged Fulton crack dealers

* Fulton police chief said the suspects are connected with a history of dealing drugs in the area. Law enforcement officials have arrested two Fulton men they claim are among the area’s most prolific narcotics dealers. On Feb. 4, agents with the North Mississippi Narcotics Unit, working with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department and Fulton […]

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Yogurt, coffee shop opening in downtown Fulton

* Owners say the Cultured Cow Yogurt and Coffee will feature the look of a classic coffee shop meets contemporary ice cream parlor. Yogurt, coffee and candy lovers rejoice: A new business opening in downtown Fulton should be your cup of tea … or, espresso, as it were. Planned for opening in the spring, Cultured […]

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Bigger bark: Officials look to increase awareness for Fulton dog adoption

* The program, begun in April, helps offset the cost of housing impounded animals. The plucky black Labrador leapt from the back of animal control officer Lester Jones’ truck, quickly testing the limits of her leash with a few leaps and pulls. Jones said he had taken to calling the dog “Lucky.” He’d found her […]

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Fulton mayor says the city will focus on budgeting, beautification in 2014

Mayor Lynette Weatherford said she had some New Year’s resolutions for the City of Fulton. Last year proved a good one for the county seat, with a slew of new businesses opening and a number of beautification projects being completed or getting within spitting distance of it. It’s a trend the mayor said she hopes […]

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Bingo at Christmas

* Itawamba family has been gathering for the holidays for more than 70 years. Some families set up the Christmas tree. Many open an early gift. Those hoping for a visit from Santa might set out milk and cookies. Those with kids might send them to bed early. Christmas Eve traditions vary from family to […]

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