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Taxing mistake may have cost Mantachie thousands

A mistake in town’s tax books has very likely cost the town of Mantachie thousands in sales tax dollars. During this month’s meeting of the town’s board of aldermen, Mantachie officials discussed a boost in the month’s sales tax collection diversion from the State of Mississippi. The check, they said, included a $10,000 addition for […]

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Mantachie board addresses topics from sewer pumps to speed bumps

Mantachie aldermen are hoping a hefty government grant will help them replace two of the town’s aging sewer pumps. Last week, town officials decided to hold out on purchasing new sewer pumps until after receiving word on whether or not the town would be receiving a $150,000 small municipalities grant through the U.S. Department of […]

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Mantachie man arrested for drug, gun crimes

A lengthy investigation by Itawamba law enforcement authorities has ended with the arrest of a Mantachie man accused of possessing and possibly selling methamphetamine. Officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department say they arrested Walter Dean Dunaway, 36, of 3160 Shiloh Road, Mantachie, on Friday. Although charges were still being finalized, investigators said, Monday morning, […]

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Court sides with Mantachie in battle against owner of ‘dangerous dog’

* The dog’s owner said he’s not dangerous and shouldn’t be labeled as such. For the second time, a court has ruled against a Mantachie dog owner claiming town officials are overstepping their bounds by claiming her dog is dangerous. On Thursday, Itawamba County Circuit Court Judge Jim Roberts ruled against Sharon McAlister of Mantachie […]

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Mantachie High has the best balsa bridge builders in the nation

Let’s just call it like it is: Nobody builds balsa bridges like the students in Mantachie. For the second consecutive year, Mantachie High School’s bridge building team earned a trip to the National Transportation and Civil Engineering Bridge Building competition, held in Cheyenne, Wyoming. It’s a battle of the brains that pits three man bridge […]

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Mantachie board talks cameras, pumps, bumps and dumps

Mantachie officials tackled a variety of topics during their regular monthly meeting last week, including replacing aging sewer pumps, equipping the town’s police force with body cameras and potentially adding speed bumps to a popular pass-through. Filming police Mantachie police are currently investigating the purchase of new body cameras. Officer Dave Loague told board members […]

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Like old again

* Mantachie man restores one of the town’s most well-known houses   Forty-odd years ago, when Dan Walton was attending Itawamba Junior College, he spent a chunk of his hard-earned after school job money on an antique grandfather clock, purchased from a Fulton antiquities dealer he befriended. Suffice it to say, that’s likely not the […]

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Mustang to Lion

* High school senior Alexandria Jones is the first Mantachie student to earn a spot in the prestigious Mississippi Lions All-Star Band. “Being in band is the best thing I’ve ever done,”said Mantachie senior Alexandria Jones. She adjusted the position of the bass clarinet — a large woodwind instrument that resembles an disproportioned, backwards-facing S […]

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Walmart Neighborhood Market opens in Mantachie

Despite the frigid early morning air, a sizable crowd of people gathered outside Mantachie’s new Walmart Neighborhood Market to celebrate its grand opening, Wednesday. “We’re excited to be here,” store manager Brandon Williams, a Mantachie native, told the crowd. Next to him, decked in green vests, were the store’s approximately 30 full- and part-time employees. […]

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Tremont, Mantachie boys and girls hoops collide

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times BELMONT – The past weekend all three Itawamba county teams were involved in a tournament in Belmont, dubbed the Tishowamba Tournament, but probably would have been more fittingly called the Belmowamba Tournament. The Mantachie boys and girls teams were knocked off by IAHS on Thursday night while the […]

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Mantachie officials unplug public e-cig use

* The town has become the first in Itawamba County to ban public use of vapor inhalers and other e-smoking devices. Mantachie leaders have voted to press control-alt-delete on public e-cigarette and vapor inhaler use inside the town’s limits. During their regular meeting, last week, Mantachie voted to ban the public use of e-cigarette and […]

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Mustangs work Urchins 40-16 on senior night

MANTACHIE – The past four weeks for the Mantachie Mustang football squad haven’t exactly been ideal. Following a big homecoming win over Alcorn Central on September 19, the Mustangs had dropped their last four contests and began division 1-2A play 0-3. Key injuries, including standout running back Logan Pettigo and along the offensive line, hadn’t […]

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Lady Mustangs fall short in North 2A finals

HATLEY – After winning the first game 7-3 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Hatley used its momentum to put away visiting Mantachie 8-0 to clinch a berth in the Class 4A finals. The Lady Mustangs found themselves in a 2-0 hole after the third inning of game one, but roared back late in […]

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Mantachie Board shoots down bond refinancing

Mantachie aldermen have decided against refinancing the town’s bonds. Last week, E.J. Gregory with Memphis-based investment bankers Duncan-Williams Inc. returned to the board prepared to push forward with refinancing the town’s three outstanding bonds, worth $1.23 million. He said if the board were to vote on the issue that night, he would start the refinancing […]

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