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Mantachie man killed by lightning strike

A Mantachie man was killed Wednesday afternoon after being struck by lightning. Tim Edge, 37, was riding horses with his father when lightning struck him and his horse, according to Itawamba County Coroner Sheila Summerford. Summerford said Edge’s father had gone into the barn while Edge stayed outside. While in the barn, he heard a […]

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11-year-old killed in ATV accident

Itawamba County deputies are investigating an all-terrain vehicle accident that claimed the life of an 11-year-old boy in the Peaceful Valley community. Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson says the boy was on a four-wheeler on Van Buren Road around 4 p.m. Tuesday when a car hit the ATV. Itawamba County Coroner Shelia Summerford has identified […]

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Staying on target

Mantachie High School sophomore T.J. Gatlin knows the key to hitting a target is to relax, let all distractions fall away, and focus. Gatlin scored an impressive 290 out of 300 in the recent Archery in Mississippi Schools (AIMS) State Championship in Jackson, the highest score in the county and third highest score among Mississippi […]

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Mantachie HS locked down after false gun threat

  An erroneous report of a firearm on campus resulted in a brief lockdown at Mantachie High School, Thursday morning. Traffic in and out of the campus and among classrooms was partially halted for approximately 30 minutes around 10 a.m. this morning after a student reported that a classmate may have been in possession of […]

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Collier steps down as Mantachie baseball coach

Longtime Mantachie head baseball coach Scott Collier has officially resigned from that position at Mantachie High School, Principal Millie Wood announced Tuesday. Assistant Coach A.J. Freeman has been named the program’s new head coach. Collier will remain at the school as a teacher and basketball coach. Collier has been head baseball coach at MHS for 18 […]

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Mantachie park director steps down

Mantachie’s park director is stepping down, and the town is on the hunt for a replacement. Jerry Wigginton, who has served as the town’s park director since 2012, will be stepping down from his position by the end of the year. Wigginton announced his decision during the Mantachie Board of Aldermen’s regular monthly meeting last […]

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Mantachie leaders talk growth

Growth was the topic du jour during last week’s regular meeting of the Mantachie Board of Aldermen. The meeting kicked off with an appearance by Chuck Wood, owner of Woodchuck’s in Mantachie and several other area convenience stores, speaking on behalf of the town’s business owners association. Wood provided the board with a “state of […]

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ICDC director: Wal-Mart should ‘aggressively pursue’ sale of Mantachie building

There are three certainties in this world: death, taxes and that Walmart stores are forever. No wonder the announcement of the impending closure of Walmart Neighborhood Market in Mantachie a little over a year after it opened came as a surprise to just about everyone. “We’ve all been in shock,” said Itawamba County Development Council […]

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Mantachie Head Start teachers remember late teacher as ‘joyous’

It’s been a difficult couple of weeks for the staff of Mantachie Head Start. The school lost longtime teacher Jo Deana Smith, 49, to a head-on collision on Jan. 20. Smith’s mother, Betty Smith, and the driver of a second vehicle, Jordan Jones, also perished in the crash. Smith worked for 25 years with the […]

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Mantachie mayor: Walmart closure a ‘shock’

Mayor Jeff Butler said Friday’s announcement that Wal-Mart would be shuttering its Neighborhood Market store in Mantachie just over a year after opening it came as a total surprise. “It was definitely shocking to us,” he said. “I didn’t have a clue, to tell you the truth.” Butler said a Wal-Mart representative notified him early […]

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Mantachie store among Walmart closures

By DENNIS SEID Daily Journal All five Walmart Express locations in Northeast Mississippi – Belmont, Derma, Mantachie, Nettleton and Walnut – will be closing, the company said. They were opened a little more than a year ago, in December 2014. In addition, a location in Sardis will be closed. The stores will be closed by […]

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Tremont teams fall to IAHS, top Mantachie in Tishowamba Tournament

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer FULTON – The Tremont Eagles and Lady Eagles couldn’t get the job done on the opening night of the Tishowamba Tournament in Fulton last Thursday; both fell to the IAHS squads, but also managed to knock off in-county rival Mantachie on the second night. (G) Tremont 50, Mantachie 44 (Overtime) […]

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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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Playing with heart

Mantachie’s Hayes remains committed through adversity By SAM FARRIS Special to The Times The game is in the fourth quarter. Mantachie is clobbering their perennial rival Hatley Tigers and starting a winning streak that would last two months. Senior lineman Drew Hayes jogs off the field exhausted following a definitive stop by the Mustang defense, […]

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