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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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Bob Steele’s owner closes shop after nearly 60 years

Tomorrow will likely be a strange day for Karen Shotts. Today should be somewhat routine, albeit a little sadder than usual. She’ll probably go about her regular duties at Bob Steele’s Flowers and Gifts. She may help some last-minute customers, and perhaps clean up a bit. Then she’ll flip the wooden sign hanging from the […]

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Fulton man arrested for statutory rape of child

Investigators with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department have arrested a Fulton man for statutory rape. Jeffery Bryan Rakestraw, 29, was arrested early Saturday morning for the alleged statutory rape of a child. Investigators say they have yet to formally charge Rakestraw, but plan to do so later this weekend. He is currently being held at […]

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Christmas parades start tomorrow

It just doesn’t quite feel like the Christmas season until a parade or two rolls along. Tomorrow night, the city of Fulton will officially kick off the holiday season with its annual Christmas parade, beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s parade will run a little longer than usual. For years, the parade has started at […]

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Columbus’ ships dock in Fulton

A pair of ships that first set sail in the 1400s docked in Fulton last week. Replicas of two of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus’ ships, the Nina and Pinta, will be docked at Midway Marina through Dec. 2. The ships are owned and operated by British education company The Columbus Foundation. For those whose history […]

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Fulton buys new ladder truck for fire dept

After months of searching, the Fulton Fire Department finally has a new ladder truck. The department’s new truck, a 2008 Rosenbauer 60-foot ladder truck was picked up from its previous home in Weatherford, Texas, in late November. The truck is currently being fitted with the local fire department’s equipment and decals and will be ready […]

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Sharing his words

* Fulton resident’s love of music begins with lyrics From time to time, Fulton’s Brian Quinn will post song lyrics on Facebook. Last week, it was “One More Time Tonight,” which he wrote about childhood heroes. The chorus reads: Upon your branches A child once climbed. I always felt safe No matter the height, Cause […]

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IAC teachers, students raise funds for D.C. trip

A group of Itawamba Attendance Center students and teachers are planning a spring trip to the nation’s capital. Headed by sixth and seventh grade teachers Susan Holsonback and Lacie Edge, the trip will carry a group of 38 to Washington, D.C., for a four-day whirlwind tour of most major sites. The trip is planned for […]

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Chamber membership growing steadily

It’s been a productive month for Fulton’s new chamber of commerce. Two weeks ago, the organization held a kickoff event as a way to introduce the chamber’s board members to local residents and business owners. The event also doubled as a membership drive. Turnout was strong, the chamber’s executive director Molly Loden said, and memberships […]

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Fulton felon arrested for church, house break-ins

A Fulton man has reportedly confessed to multiple burglaries, including one at a church. Timothy C. Summers, 31, of Fulton was arrested on Sept. 21 and initially charged with burglary of a church. He was later given additional charges of burglary of a dwelling and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Summers was […]

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