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Speed bumps being placed in busy Mantachie streets

Mantachie drivers who regularly use Hodges Street and Tishtontee Drive should probably practice easing off the gas. Speed bumps are being installed on both streets. Last week, Mantachie aldermen voted to purchase eight speed bumps and accompanying signs warning drivers of them. They plan to place these bumps along both roads, which are frequently used […]

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Mantachie murder suspects denied bond

Bond has been denied for the five suspects accused of shooting and killing a Mantachie man Monday morning. Itawmaba County Justice Court Judge Barry Davis denied bond for Tonisha Antoinetta Johnson, 18, and Kyra Enez McClenton, 19, both of Tupelo; and Tyjuan Clevon Metcalf, 21, Demarco Kelly, 22, and Tyandre Darrell Thomas, 22, all of Clarksdale. […]

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Fulton fends off Mantachie in Dizzy Dean clash

SALTILLO – After a weekend filled with rain delays at the 9U Dizzy Dean State Tournament in Saltillo, the Fulton Stars met the Mantachie All-Stars in an elimination game early Monday. Things began to go well for Fulton early on, as Ryker Thomas walked and eventually scored on a bases-loaded walk to give the Stars […]

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Itawamba county teams compete in 9U Dizzy Dean State Tournament

SALTILLO – The 9U Dizzy Dean State Tournament kicked off last Thursday at Saltillo, and two teams representing Itawamba county were set to compete. The Fulton Stars and Mantachie All-Stars kicked off the tournament last Thursday with a couple of noon contests. Mantachie squared off with the Batesville All-Stars, as Fulton butted heads with the […]

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Sports Throwback: Mustangs come from behind to win district – July 8, 1992

By KELLY STEGALL Sports Writer The Mantachie Mustangs came up from the losers bracket to win the district tournament in Chesterville this Fourth of July weekend. In their first game of the tournament, the Mustangs wheeled in a win against Cooper Tire, defeating them after coming back in the last inning with seven runs to […]

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Mantachie student reflects on Lions Band experience

The Mississippi Lions All-State Band won the Lions International Championship in Hawaii last week, and for the first time, a Mantachie student was a part of it. Mantachie High School senior Alexandria Jones, a bass clarinet player, was one of 145 members of the group, which contains the best high school band members in the […]

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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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