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Fulton PD adopts active shooter policy

Fulton police now have step-by-step guidelines in place for dealing with an active shooter. Voted into place last week by the city board, the Fulton Police Department’s new active shooter policy should help guide first responders in a situation where a suspect is brandishing a firearm. Chief of Police Reggie Johnson said the policy was […]

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Fulton officials end one-way Wiygul discussions

Fulton officials have decided to hold off on restricting a short strip of Wiygul Street to one-way traffic, at least for now. Following up an idea brought to them by street department employee Ricky Adams in early February, the Fulton Board of Aldermen voted to remove the proposal of limiting the portion of Wiygul that […]

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No major injuries reported in Fulton wreck

No major injuries have been reported in a two car accident in Fulton, Friday morning. The accident occurred at the intersection of South Adams Street and Access Road at approximately 9:30 a.m. While the exact cause of the accident is still under investigation, police say a silver colored sedan traveling on South Adams appears to […]

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Local dog adoption push going well

Last year was a good one for Fulton’s pound puppy population, and the pound itself. According to Fulton Animal Control Officer Lester Jones, a recent push to make people more aware of the city’s dog adoption program has saved his department more than $4,000 in fees that would be paid to outside animal shelters. Very […]

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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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