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ICDC director: Wal-Mart should ‘aggressively pursue’ sale of Mantachie building

There are three certainties in this world: death, taxes and that Walmart stores are forever. No wonder the announcement of the impending closure of Walmart Neighborhood Market in Mantachie a little over a year after it opened came as a surprise to just about everyone. “We’ve all been in shock,” said Itawamba County Development Council […]

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Mantachie Head Start teachers remember late teacher as ‘joyous’

It’s been a difficult couple of weeks for the staff of Mantachie Head Start. The school lost longtime teacher Jo Deana Smith, 49, to a head-on collision on Jan. 20. Smith’s mother, Betty Smith, and the driver of a second vehicle, Jordan Jones, also perished in the crash. Smith worked for 25 years with the […]

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Mantachie mayor: Walmart closure a ‘shock’

Mayor Jeff Butler said Friday’s announcement that Wal-Mart would be shuttering its Neighborhood Market store in Mantachie just over a year after opening it came as a total surprise. “It was definitely shocking to us,” he said. “I didn’t have a clue, to tell you the truth.” Butler said a Wal-Mart representative notified him early […]

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Mantachie store among Walmart closures

By DENNIS SEID Daily Journal All five Walmart Express locations in Northeast Mississippi – Belmont, Derma, Mantachie, Nettleton and Walnut – will be closing, the company said. They were opened a little more than a year ago, in December 2014. In addition, a location in Sardis will be closed. The stores will be closed by […]

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Tremont teams fall to IAHS, top Mantachie in Tishowamba Tournament

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer FULTON – The Tremont Eagles and Lady Eagles couldn’t get the job done on the opening night of the Tishowamba Tournament in Fulton last Thursday; both fell to the IAHS squads, but also managed to knock off in-county rival Mantachie on the second night. (G) Tremont 50, Mantachie 44 (Overtime) […]

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Christmas parades start tomorrow

It just doesn’t quite feel like the Christmas season until a parade or two rolls along. Tomorrow night, the city of Fulton will officially kick off the holiday season with its annual Christmas parade, beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s parade will run a little longer than usual. For years, the parade has started at […]

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Playing with heart

Mantachie’s Hayes remains committed through adversity By SAM FARRIS Special to The Times The game is in the fourth quarter. Mantachie is clobbering their perennial rival Hatley Tigers and starting a winning streak that would last two months. Senior lineman Drew Hayes jogs off the field exhausted following a definitive stop by the Mustang defense, […]

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Mantachie Clinic adds mental health services

“We all have anxieties,” said Bryan Gillespie. “We all have stresses in life. Sometimes, we get to the point where we can’t handle any more.” That’s where he comes in. As Mantachie Rural Health Care’s new Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), it’s Gillespie’s job to help people cope with their problems. He began seeing patients […]

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Mantachie reaffirms commitment to county coalition

  Mantachie leaders are still gung-ho about a countywide coalition. Last week, for the second time in as many months, the Mantachie Board of Aldermen spoke with Judge Sharion Aycock about the formation of the Itawamba Coalition, a countywide union of officials, business owners and other community leaders. Aycock is among the founding members of […]

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Mantachie Fest organizer suggests park improvements

A member of the committee in charge of organizing September’s popular Mantachie Fest event is concerned about some maintenance issues at the town’s park. Last week, Randall Thompson, a member of the Mantachie Fest Committee, appeared before the Mantachie Board of Aldermen to discuss some potential repairs and other changes the town’s park, where the […]

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Mantachie HS homecoming 2015

Last week, Mantachie High School celebrated its homecoming with a special presentation of the homecoming court. Photos by Scotty Nichols Click here to purchase prints      

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Mantachie High School principal settling into her role

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the seventh in an ongoing series of stories highlighting each of Itawamba County’s schools and their goals for the year. “When I first got into administration, I was told my first year would be the easiest.” Millie Wood, Mantachie High School’s principal … its new principal … laughed like she’d just […]

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Mantachie officials approve $800K budget

Mantachie officials have approved a relatively unsurprising budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. The $800,000 budget largely follows the same path as its predecessor, save a few notable changes. Expenditures are up, mostly due to a 3-percent pay increase for town employees and a $26,000 allotment for the purchase of a new police vehicle. All-in-all, […]

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Mantachie girls share a love for barrel racing

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer While traditional “ball” sports typically dominate the sports circuit, there is a group of girls in Mantachie who excel at a completely different type of sport. Mallory Turner, Alyssa Kyle, Lakyn Cates, Maddie White and Jaisey Pettigo have made impacts in the sport of barrel racing. “I told my dad […]

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