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Fulton officials approve hefty increase to commercial deposits

Doing business in Fulton just got a bit more expensive. The city’s board of aldermen, last week, voted to increase the amounts of commercial deposits for both its water and gas services. Businesses hooking onto the city’s water service are now required to pay an $80 deposit; for gas service, it’s $250. Both deposits are […]

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Crossroads Ranch benefit nets $65K

Given the amount of money raised, this weekend’s benefit for Crossroads Ranch, Denim and Diamonds, was more the latter than the former. According to representatives with Crossroads Ranch, Saturday’s fundraiser netted more than $65,000 for the nonprofit community for adults with developmental disabilities, far surpassing initial estimates. Held on the grounds of Sheffield Manor in […]

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Fulton man transforms wood waste into model buildings

There’s a small shed behind Carl West’s home where the 83-year-old often spends hours building model barns, houses and the like out of old wood. It’s a cramped space. A small table saw blocks the main entrance, requiring a contortionist’s skill to pass. To the left is West’s workbench, perpetually covered in sawdust; to the […]

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Fulton officials push to collect $300K in unpaid bills

Fulton officials are encouraging the city’s utilities customers to pay off delinquent bills before having their names turned over to a collection agency. Although the ink hasn’t been put to paper as of press deadline, the city is anticipated to have signed a contract with the Texas-based collection agency American Municipal Services Tuesday night to […]

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Legwork begins on Fulton’s utilities expansion

Fulton officials are laying the necessary groundwork for a project that will expand its gas services into the Fairview area. Mayor Lynette Weatherford, last week, said city employees will be conducting surveys of households in the Fairview area, specifically those along Highway 25, beginning this week. The survey, which asks for a household’s income and […]

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Memories of Ms. Margueritte

Let’s just get this out of the way right off the bat: Margueritte Critz, who owned and operated Lee Ann Ladies and Children’s Shop in downtown Fulton, was a talker. Seriously. Mention Critz – usually referred to as Ms. Margueritte by just about everybody who knew her – to anyone who had ever set foot […]

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Justices won’t disturb Fulton student’s suspension over rap song

By ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is staying out of an interesting free speech debate about the power of school officials to discipline students for things they write or say away from school. The justices on Monday left in place the suspension of a Mississippi high school student who posted a rap song online […]

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Authorities still hunting for missing Fulton woman

  The search continues for a Fulton woman who has been missing since the beginning of February, or possibly earlier. Officials with the Fulton Police Department are still hunting the whereabouts of Deborah Evans-Bell, who was reported missing by her husband on Feb. 8. Bell is in her mid-50s and a resident of East Hill […]

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Longtime Fulton business owner dies

The owner of one of Fulton’s longest-running businesses has died. Margueritte Critz, owner of Lee Ann Ladies and Children’s Shop, a staple of downtown Fulton more than 67 years, died in her home Monday. She was 92 years old. Critz could easily be considered among Fulton’s most familiar faces. In addition to running her business […]

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Downtown Fulton (Photo by Adam Armour)

Fulton chamber to host leadership program

Fulton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors President Lynn Blaylock had a list of important questions for all would-be local leaders. “How do we get our drinking water?” she asked via email. “Where is waste water treated and released? What are the challenges currently facing the public school and community college systems? What kinds of […]

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No injuries reported in Fulton house fire

A short in the kitchen stove seems to have been the cause of a Friday morning house fire in Fulton. The fire broke out at 409 Hill Street just after 9:30 a.m. By the time officials with the Fulton Fire Department responded to the scene, a rolling cloud of smoke had already swallowed most of […]

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Fulton mayor: Littering is a problem throughout city

Fulton is infested with litterbugs, and city officials are struggling to keep the city fumigated. According to Fulton Mayor Lynette Weatherford, roadside trash has become a growing problem citywide, one that’s almost impossible to fight without help from the public at large. “It’s really gotten under my skin,” the mayor said. “We strive to keep […]

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‘Leave some things behind’

* King event speaker emphasizes focus on the future, not the past “May I suggest to you today,” began Pastor Gregory Pegues, “that one of the greatest impairments to progress is the inability and inflexibility of some people to let some things go.” Befitting a celebration of the life and legacy of Baptist minister and […]

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Downtown Fulton (Photo by Adam Armour)

Fulton to-do list 2016: Grow chamber, expand gas and water services

Most of Fulton Mayor Lynette Weatherford’s to-do list for 2016 is an extension of last year’s. For example, one of the mayor’s major goals in 2015 was the formation of a citywide chamber of commerce, a goal finally realized last fall. With that accomplished, she’s hoping to see the organization grow. “I’m excited about the […]

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