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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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ICDC asks Fulton board for support during transition

The Itawamba County Development Council is trying to solidify support in the wake of losing its executive director. Last week, two days prior to the exit of former executive director Greg Deakle, interim director Harvey Clements and ICDC board president Teresa McNeece appeared before the Fulton Board of Aldermen to give assurances that the ICDC […]

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Stennis Institute: Fulton should focus on promoting downtown, college

  Fulton should capitalize on the potential of its downtown area while making simple changes to beautify the city as a whole, according to a recent report from the Mississippi State University’s Stennis Institute. The report, culled from a collection of comments by visitors who recently toured the city as part of the institute’s First […]

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Genetic disorder won’t define Fulton youth

  Rian and Traci Botts of Fulton know their daughter faces a challenging future. They also believe there may be a purpose in that. Jaelyn, 12, suffers from Type 1 neurofibromatosis, or NF-1, an incurable genetic disorder that causes the growth of tumors throughout the nervous system. Although the disorder is accompanied by a host […]

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REMINDER: Fulton town hall meeting tonight

* Members of the Stennis Institute will offer their impressions of Fulton beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Fulton Grammar School Auditorium.  Residents and business owners in Fulton are encouraged to attend tonight’s town hall meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Fulton Grammar School auditorium. Jointly hosted by the City of Fulton and local […]

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Aycock assumes chief judge role

Story by Ray Van Dusen/Monroe County Journal ABERDEEN – Judge Sharion Aycock made history Monday by being the first female Chief Judge in the state as outgoing U.S. Northern District of Mississippi Chief Judge, and fellow Itawamba County native, Mike Mills passed the gavel in a ceremony marking the occasion at the Thomas G. Abernethy […]

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Stennis Institute to offer ‘first impressions’ of Fulton

* The community development group will present the findings of its recent visits during a ‘town hall’ meeting next week. Fulton officials are encouraging residents and business owners to attend an upcoming “town hall” meeting to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the city’s appearance. Jointly hosted by the City of Fulton and local non-profit […]

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Fulton’s Ally McDonald Qualifies For U.S. Women’s Open

By HAILSTATE.COM STARKVILLE – The same day she was named a WGCA All-American, Mississippi State women’s golfer Ally McDonald qualified for the United States Women’s Open in Sanford, N.C. The 11th-rated golfer in the world and second in the United States, McDonald shot consecutive 72s to finish the two-round event at Carolina Trace Country Club […]

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