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Itawamba County Baseball/Softball Playoff Schedule

        Softball:   Thursday 04/24   Mantachie vs. Leland 4 p.m. IAHS vs. Gentry 2:30 p.m. (DH)   Friday 04/25   Mantachie @ Leland 4:30 (DH, if necessary) IAHS @ Gentry (If necessary)   Baseball:   Thursday 04/24   Mantachie @ Potts Camp 5 p.m. IAHS @ Yazoo County 6 p.m.   […]

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Mantachie man critically injured in accident

A Wednesday morning auto accident in Mantachie has sent one man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. According to information provided by the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Christopher B. Davis, 24, of Mantachie was critically injured after losing control of his 2005 Chevrolet Impala while traveling on Highway 363, near the Mantachie town limits. At approximately […]

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Sizing up soil: Local teams to compete in national land judging competiton

“Land judging is a ridiculously hard competition,” said Marie Rogers, agent for Itawamba County’s 4-H Club. It was an almost unnecessary statement. To anyone unfamiliar with the intricacies of trying to determine how best to utilize a plot of land by feeling the texture of the soil, measuring its depth and whatnot, land judging might […]

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Mantachie, Tremont take state archery titles

JACKSON – Over the past few years, Itawamba County has become a hotbed for archery in the state, a fact that was evident last week as two local schools brought home state titles and another was named runner-up at the Archery in Mississippi Schools (AIMS) State Championships held in Jackson. Mantachie brought home the 2A […]

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Business owners vexed by Mantachie Walmart rumor

* Small business owners appeared before the Mantachie board to express their concerns about how the retail giant might impact their town. The rumors that Walmart may be opening a small store in Mantachie have some of the town’s local business owners upset. In early April, The Itawamba County Times reported that Walmart is rumored […]

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Mantachie gets first self-serve natural gas pump in N.E. Miss.

* The pump, which will provide fuel for natural gas powered vehicles, will be one of only three statewide. “This is why this works,” said Mike Horton, manager of North Mississippi Natural Gas in Mantachie, pointing to his computer monitor. On-screen was a map. A thick blue line traced the route between Memphis and Birmingham, […]

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Hatley stuns Lady Mustangs in extra innings

HATLEY – Mantachie out-fielded, out-pitched and out-hit Hatley last Thursday, but still came up short. The Lady Tigers won on a walkoff sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth when Ashton Wright drove in Courtney Roberts for the 6-5 victory. While they dominated large portions of the contest, the Lady Mustangs stranded 12 baserunners […]

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Walmart pilot store rumored for Mantachie

* Officials say Walmart is eyeing the town for one of its small-form express stores. Walmart is rumored to be eying Mantachie to open one of its 300 or so pilot small-form Walmart Express stores. Although still unofficial, town officials say the town has been talking with engineers about constructing a convenience store on property […]

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Mustangs drop eight-inning struggle to Hatley

MANTACHIE – Errors put Mantachie in a hole at home against Hatley last Thursday, but timely hitting almost dug them out of it. After falling behind due to fielding mistakes in the first inning, the Mustangs found themselves playing catch up the majority of the contest. Hatley led 6-3 with one-out in the seventh inning […]

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Daily dominoes

Mantachie residents have been playing together for decades. It was 9 a.m. on a Thursday in Mantachie, and a game of dominoes was in full swing. Inside the large community room at town hall, Eugene Patrick pushed a domino across the table, adding it to the layout at its center. From across the table, fellow […]

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Mustang bats come alive in 9-3 win over Royals

MANTACHIE – Mantachie coach Scott Collier has been concerned with his team’s ability to hit the ball so far this season. His worries were eased a bit Friday night when the Mustangs blasted New Site 9-3 to open their Division 1-2A schedule. Mantachie led 2-1 with two outs in the bottom of the second inning […]

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Life guard dog: Mantachie student ready to get life-saving canine

In April, Logan Johnson is getting a dog that’s very unlike any dog he’s ever owned. Since a few weeks old, Alexis — a black lab that will, in the next few weeks, call Johnson’s Marietta household home — has been trained to detect the scents given off by a diabetic patient suffering a hypo/hyperglycemic […]

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Brain run set for last weekend in March

* The Pilot Club of Mantachie is hosting a Brain Injury Awareness 5K to help raise funds for its cranium-saving efforts. Pilot Club members always have brains on the brain. But this month, they’re also keeping feet in mind. On Saturday, March 29, the Pilot Club of Mantachie will host a Brain Injury Awareness 5k […]

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Lady Mustangs roll over Shannon in double header

MANTACHIE – It took a while for Mantachie to get going in game one of a doubleheader last Thursday at home against Shannon, but when the Lady Mustangs finally found their offense, it was lights out for the Lady Red Raiders as Kristi Montomery’s team took both contests 13-1 and 11-1 respectively. The Lady Mustangs […]

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