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Grown together: Tremont Floral celebrates 50 years as a family business

If there’s one thing the Canup siblings learned from their father, it’s the value of hard work. Businesses, like flowers, require a lot of nurturing to grow. “We’ve always said hard work drives our family,” said B.J. Canup, president of Tremont Floral. His father, Bobby, sat across the table from him. His younger siblings, brother […]

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Tammy Wynette Legacy Park progressing well

  * The town will host a Labor Day event to help fund the memorial park’s operations. Work on Tremont’s long-planned memorial park for country music legend and native Tammy Wynette is further along than most people probably realize. Last week, Robert Don Whitehead of the Tammy Wynette Legacy Park Committee said the group is […]

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Two arrested in Tremont on meth, stolen car charges

Deputies have arrested two women accused of stealing a car and smuggling narcotics into Itawamba County. Rita J. Buckingham, 42, of Shannon, and Lori June Schmidt, 44, of Nettleton, were arrested by Itawamba County deputies in Tremont, Sunday. Both were charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell. According to narcotics investigators with the […]

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Tremont spouses arrested in connection with alleged drug sale

Itawamba County law enforcement officials have arrested a husband and wife accused of possessing and selling narcotics out of their Tremont home. Investigators with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department arrested Jesse Robert Young, 66, of 143 Harbor Road, Tremont, on June 5 and charged him with both the possession and sale of the schedule II […]

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Local bowling coach earns statewide honor

* Dorsey coach Sandy Webb led the Tremont High School girls bowling team to a state championship last year. A national coaches association has named Tremont’s former bowling coach among its 2014 coaches of the year. Sandy Webb, former coach of the Tremont High School girls bowling team, was recently named National Federation of State […]

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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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Tremont kicks off season with “Meet the Eagles”

TREMONT – Last Tuesday evening, the Tremont community welcomed with a bang what is largely considered the most popular athletic season in eastern Itawamba County. In an event that lasted more than three hours, scrimmage games consisted of girls and boys games from grades three and up. Youth boys and girls had the spotlight early, […]

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Tremont archers, bowlers presented state championship rings

TREMONT – The 2013-2014 state championship Tremont Eagle archery and girls’ bowling teams finally received the hardware they worked hard to earn last season A ceremony for the teams was held in the gymnasium shortly after lunch last Thursday, which was kicked off by a highlight video compiled by Brian Pearson’s broadcast journalism class that […]

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Education’s first steps: Head Start opens its first Tremont program

  Four-year-old Parker blazed across the classroom and dived into his Batman backpack with abandon. He emerged with a small paper book in hand and peddled back across the room as quickly as his little legs would carry him. “Go ahead and read him your book, Parker,” his Head Start teacher, Casey Nichols, instructed. Page […]

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Tremont board appoints two new members

The Tremont Board of Aldermen has appointed two new members after one alderman resigned and a second was vacated by the board. Last Wednesday, remaining members of the board — Nathan Garrison, Barry Todd and Chris Wigginton — voted to appoint Holly Ford and Bobby Canup to the town board. Ford and Canup replace Melanie […]

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Eagle basketball camps at Freed-Hardeman

  By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer HENDERSON, TN – Tremont basketball players participated in a Freed-Hardeman University hosted Individual Boys Basketball Camp, last week. The camp was conducted from July 13-17 by Lions head coach and 2014 Don Meyer Coach of the Year award-winner, Jason Shelton. Tremont head boys basketball coach Brian Pearson took 23 players […]

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Committee forms to encourage Wynette stamp release

  * The group will push to get the hometown country music legend’s first U.S. postal stamp released in Tremont. Tammy Wynette isn’t the star of her own stamp yet, but her hometown is making sure their ready for when she debuts. Recently, approximately 22 people attended a short meeting to discuss the planned release […]

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Wynette to be featured on new postal stamp

* The country music icon’s hometown of Tremont will play host to the upcoming unveiling event. Tremont will play host to the unveiling of a new postage stamp bearing the likeness of country music legend Tammy Wynette. Though there is currently no set date for the unveiling event, the Tremont native’s name is included on […]

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Cake, collards, cabbage make Tremont woman’s family happy

  Story by Ginna Parsons Mary Killingsworth still remembers the first thing she ever learned to cook: homemade biscuits. “My mother was in the hospital and I made them and my dad said I made enough to feed Coxey’s Army,” said Killingsworth, 74. “I guess I was about 10 at the time and we had […]

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