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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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Mantachie e-cig ban seems likely

* The board is expected to vote on whether or not to limit public use of electronic smoking devices in November. E-smoke ‘em if you got ‘em, because Mantachie is very likely to become one an increasing number of municipalities in Northeast Mississippi to yank the batteries out of the public e-cigarette use. Last week, […]

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A Feline Feast: Banged-up Mustangs fall to Hatley, 19-7

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times HATLEY – The Mantachie Mustangs took the field on the road for the second straight week on Friday looking to end their three game skid in what would be their third matchup of the year versus a specific herd of Tigers, but came up short in a bid […]

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Lady Mustangs head to North 2A finals after game three walk-off win over East Union

  MANTACHIE – It took a little bit longer and a lot more drama than Mantachie head softball coach Kristi Montgomery would have liked, but the Lady Mustangs punched their ticket for a spot in the North 2A championship series. Mantachie took game three of the best-of-three series against the East Union Lady Urchins in […]

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Royally Flushed: Mantachie falls to New Site , 34-6

BY SAM FARRIS Special to the Times MARIETTA – The Mantachie Mustangs were on the road again Friday evening, this time in very muddy, almost swamp-conditions at the bottom of a drop in the Prentiss county hills to face division rival New Site. Unfortunately, a 34-6 victory for the Royals meant the Mustangs didn’t just […]

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County officials determined to press forward with furniture plant road

The Itawamba County Board of Supervisors is determined to make good on their agreement to build a dedicated road for the Jackson Furniture plant in Mantachie, no matter what. On Monday, the board decided to press forward with the project, which has taken more than a year to get off the ground. Since promising the […]

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Bearcats maul Mustangs

BY SAM FARRIS Special to the Times The Mustangs were back at home Friday night looking to rebound from the previous week’s disheartening loss to Nettleton with a rebound win against their “across the bottom” rival, the Baldwyn Bearcats, but were unsuccessful, falling 45-14. Mantachie had been revitalized in the past couple of weeks by […]

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Lady Mustangs sweep Belmont 3-0, 10-3 in senior night doubleheader

MANTACHIE – The Mantachie Lady Mustang seniors played their last regular season game last Tuesday night and went out with a bang. After a closely contested first game that was a stalemate through five and a half innings, the Lady Mustangs pushed three runs across in the bottom of the sixth, which proved to be […]

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Jackson Furniture celebrates its first year in Mantachie

Standing before the crowd of well over 100 people, Lynn Montgomery credited the progress Jackson Furniture’s seen during its Mantachie plant’s inaugural year to the dedication of its employees. “We’ve been successful, and it’s all because of you guys,” the plant manager told the crowd during a short birthday celebration Friday. Small bouquets of balloons […]

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In this file photo, traffic passes the sign pointing the way to Mantachie

Long and winding: Jackson Furniture road still a work-in-progress

Building a dedicated road to Jackson Furniture’s Mantachie plant has proved to be longer and way more winding than the road to getting the plant there in the first place. As part of last year’s expeditious negotiations that brought the Tennesee-based company to Mantachie, Itawamba County officials agreed to create a new road that would […]

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Tigers corral Mustangs, 48-20

NETTLETON – Last Friday night turned into a forgettable one for Mantachie fans rather quickly, as the Nettleton Tigers defeated the Mustangs 48-20. “It’s tough to come into a place like this and get a win,” Mantachie head coach TJ Seago said after the game. “And it certainly didn’t help that we had two starting […]

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