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Sam Farris

Big Mike: Larger than Life

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times I entered junior high in 2008, and made that long awaited transition from rec-league athletics to being on the school team. I was taking my first steps to representing the school as a student athlete, just like I had always dreamed. Because of a battle with cancer, I […]

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Remembering my friend, “Big Mike”

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor Normally, when I write columns they’re meant to be funny, simply give an opinion or even an attempt to ruffle feathers and generate discussion. Today, I write this column with a heavy heart and tear-filled eyes. Last Saturday evening, Itawamba county lost an outstanding human being, and I lost a […]

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Tremont Eagles batter Vardaman Rams, ladies fall

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor TREMONT – Last Tuesday night, the Tremont basketball squads hosted the Vardaman Rams in division 4-1A action. The girls dropped the opening contest, but the boys extracted some revenge in the nightcap. (B) Tremont 63, Vardaman 48 The Eagles got a flurry of strikes in the first quarter, all from […]

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Lady Indians overcome slow start, rally past Briarcrest

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor PONTOTOC – The Robertson’s Sportswear Ladies’ Challenge annually exhibits some of the top girls’ basketball teams in the greater North Mississippi area and, usually, some top-notch programs from outside of the state. This year’s slate was no different, as the Itawamba AHS Lady Indians took the hardwood and faced Briarcrest, […]

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Urchins dispatch Mustangs

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor BLUE SPRINGS – The Mantachie Mustangs and Lady Mustangs turned up Highway 9 in Blue Springs to take on the East Union Urchins in division 1-2A action last Friday night, but were unable to bring a win back to Itawamba County with them. (G) East Union 62, Mantachie 40 The […]

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‘The kind of person Maikhail was’

* Miller was an exceptional athlete and friend Maikhail Miller was an exceptional athlete since he was old enough to be involved in sports. A standout football, baseball and basketball player, Miller, who died, Saturday, following a car wreck, dominated everything he took his hand to and exemplified all the traits of an athlete with […]

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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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Question of the Week – February 3

Each week, The Itawamba County Times features a new question for its readers. Voting each week starts on Tuesday and ends at noon the following Monday. Results are available online and in The Itawamba County Times. Take a second to share your opinion on the events, decisions and other happenings that affect your county. This […]

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County to remove Ten Commandments display from courthouse

Itawamba County officials, Monday morning, have released a statement confirming they will remove the Ten Commandments display currently hanging in the county courthouse. “The Supervisors of Itawamba County have been notified that the present display of the Ten Commandments by itself is a violation of U.S. Supreme Court ruling,” the statement reads. “After consulting with legal counsel, […]

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No injuries reported in Fulton house fire

A short in the kitchen stove seems to have been the cause of a Friday morning house fire in Fulton. The fire broke out at 409 Hill Street just after 9:30 a.m. By the time officials with the Fulton Fire Department responded to the scene, a rolling cloud of smoke had already swallowed most of […]

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Question of the Week – January 27

Each week, The Itawamba County Times features a new question for its readers. Voting each week starts on Tuesday and ends at noon the following Monday. Results are available online and in The Itawamba County Times. Take a second to share your opinion on the events, decisions and other happenings that affect your county. This […]

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Boil water notice for Tombigbee Water customers

  The Mississippi State Department of Health has issued a boil-water alert for customers who receive their drinking water from the Tombigbee Water Association water supply located in Itawamba County. The alert went into effect late Wednesday afternoon and is expected to last until at least Friday. The alert affects approximately 1,627 customers. Health officials strongly recommend that […]

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Crime News

Fulton police raid home as part of drug investigation

Fulton police have raided a house in connection with an ongoing narcotics investigation. On Tuesday, police executed a search warrant at the house at 310 Witt Street for alleged illegal drug activity. Officials say a felony amount of crystal methamphetamine was found inside the house. Three people were taken into custody for questioning, although no […]

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