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Mantachie water rate hike approved by PSC

* The increase, which will only affect customers who aren’t town residents, is expected to go into effect in the coming weeks. After four years and several false starts, Mantachie is finally getting its rate increase for water customers who aren’t residents of the town. Last Tuesday, the Mississippi Public Service Commission approved the town’s […]

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“Don’t look Ethel”: Mustangs stampede Tigers in opener

          By Sam Farris Special to The Times MANTACHIE – The Mantachie Mustangs returned to the gridiron for the first time in nine months, last Friday, after coming off arguably their best season in history. The Mustangs opened the season for the second straight year against the Ethel Tigers. The undermanned […]

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Lady Mustangs drop home opener to Amory

MANTACHIE – The Mantachie Lady Mustangs slow-pitch team hosted the Amory Lady Panthers for their home opener last Tuesday, but the end result wasn’t exactly what they were hoping for. “We’re still struggling with the bats,” Mantachie head coach Kristi Montgomery said following her team’s 11-2 loss. “We’ve played pretty good defense, but we’re still […]

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Mantachie officials discuss potential for new property tax

* Aldermen agree a tax hike is coming, but disagree on when. Official discussions have begun for what Mantachie leaders agree is an inevitable property tax for the town. During last week’s regular meeting of the town board, Alderman-at-Large Dan Moore, Jr. raised the question of whether or not town residents should be paying property […]

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Mantachie’s agriculture teacher named the best in state

Mantachie agriculture teacher Joe Rogers said the rewards of teaching aren’t always immediate. “A lot of times when you’re teaching a student, you don’t see what they’re taking away from your class beyond a grade,” he said. But Rogers knows an agriculture teacher has plenty of opportunities to see the fruits of his labor. All […]

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Mantachie artist remembered at Link Centre

By RILEY MANNING Daily Journal TUPELO – Film buffs and friends of Mantachie native Casey Spradling honored their friend at the Link Centre on Sunday. Spradling, 31, collapsed and died July 18, while in Jackson working on the film, “The Hollars.” Casey Dillard and Glenn Payne met Spradling about five years ago through working with […]

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Sports stringers needed

It’s almost kickoff time in Itawamba County and we need your help. If you’re a fan of Itawamba AHS or Mantachie football and would like to write or take pictures of game action, give me a call at 862-3141. We try to recruit several folks to help us out during the different sports seasons so that […]

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Mantachie archers presented title rings

MANTACHIE – Archery is among many activities that have skyrocketed in popularity throughout the state of Mississippi in the past few years. Northeast Mississippi might be the most blistering-hot region in the state, as far as talent goes, with several area schools making deep runs, as Mantachie and Tremont both claimed 2014 state titles. Thursday […]

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Troubled waters

Mantachie’s four-year effort to increase its water rate for some customers may be coming to an end. Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley is planning to host a public hearing to discuss a proposed $4 rate increase for approximately 120 Mantachie water system customers who live outside the town limits by the end of August. If […]

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NE Mississippi’s first natural gas station opens in Mantachie

* Gov. Phil Bryant cut the ribbon on the pump during a special ceremony, Tuesday. Northeast Mississippi’s first natural gas pump is officially open for business, and Gov. Phil Bryant is calling it a pioneering step for the area. “This is where the stone hits the water; the ripples here will spread out all across […]

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Mantachie board asked to rezone more resident property as commercial

* Following a heated discussion of rezoning a piece of property, Mantachie aldermen are asked to rezone another residential parcel for commercial development. Zoning seems to be the popular topic of conversation around Mantachie these days. On the heels of a heated zoning discussion among town officials and vote against rezoning a piece of residential […]

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Hive minding

* Mantachie beekeeper says the rewards of his hobby are sweeter than honey. Bees, thousands of them, exploded from the honeycomb frame as Rolan Barnes gave it a firm shake. A cloud of them followed him down the hill away from the hive, back to his truck. Dressed from head to toe in his protective beekeeper’s […]

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Public meeting to decide future of Mantachie Huddle House

* Residents will be able to voice their opinions and concerns about the restaurant during a July 8 public hearing. Mantachie may have its own Huddle House restaurant by the end of the year. Last week, Huddle House representatives David Farmer of Farmer Construction and Jennifer Nolan, Huddle House Director of Franchise Development, met with […]

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County teams produce fireworks in NEMCABB regional

By ZACH ADAMS Sports Editor FULTON – Last week, the Itawamba AHS Indians hosted a regional for the for the Northeast Mississippi Coaches Association for Better Baseball (NEMCABB) Summer Tournament and captured the top seed, going 3-0 over the two-day event with wins over Belmont, Mantachie and Amory. After a 5-1 victory over the Mustangs […]

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