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Payback: Mustangs knock off Cougars at home

By SAM FARRIS Special to The Times MANTACHIE – Last season, the Mantachie Mustangs were devastated by the South Pontotoc Cougars when they lost by one measly point in overtime, stopping the Mustangs’ push for a 3-0 start. This year was a different story, as the Mustangs exacted their revenge and silenced the roar by […]

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Lady Mustangs thrash Shannon in three innings

MANTACHIE – Mantachie head softball coach Kristi Montgomery said after the first week of the season that she hoped that the Lady Mustangs’ bats would wake up soon. The alarm clock must have gone off just before last Tuesday night’s game against Shannon, because the Lady Mustangs put on a hitting clinic, to the tune […]

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Mantachie Miss Fest Pageant to help archery team

* The 17th annual fundraising precursor to Mantachie Fest will be held Saturday, Sept. 13. Registration is open for Mantachie’s annual fundraising Miss Fest Pageant, now in its 17th year. Set for Saturday, Sept. 13, the 17th Annual Miss Fest Pageant will be held inside the Mantachie High School gymnasium. The contest is open to […]

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Turnovers plague Mustangs in loss to Belmont

The Mantachie Mustangs hosted the Belmont Cardinals last Friday night at Mustang Stadium in hopes of continuing the momentum they began in week one with a 32-0 romping of the Ethel Tigers. The game would most likely have had a different theme had the Mustangs not continuously suffered self-inflicted wounds. Mantachie committed six turnovers – […]

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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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Money bag

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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