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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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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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