League bowling gaining popularity

FULTON – Bowling has emerged as a top hobby for many in Itawamba County and its surrounding areas since Itawamba Thunder Bowl opened its doors nearly a decade ago, but there are a select few who like to engage in the competitive aspect of the sport. If you darken the doors of the local bowling […]

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Basketball a “little man’s game?”

By SAM FARRIS – Guest Columnist   The NBA Finals ended a few weeks ago when the Golden State Warriors emerged victorious following a game six win in the best of seven series against Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Though I was not surprised with the final result, I was definitely taken aback by […]

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Dozier making his mark in 2015

It’s been quite a season for Minnesota Twins second baseman and former IAHS and Southern Miss standout Brian Dozier. Dozier ranks among the leaders of Major League Baseball in several categories, and ranks among the league leaders for second basemen in virtually every offensive and defensive category. The Fulton native has emerged as the top […]

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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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Downtown Fulton (Photo by Adam Armour)

Fulton chamber committee begins director search

Fulton’s long-in-the-making chamber of commerce might finally be opening its doors. The city-sanctioned steering committee actively working to build a Fulton Chamber of Commerce from the ground up has officially begun its search for an executive director. This person will head up business development efforts in Fulton, act as the liaison between the city and […]

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Speed bumps being placed in busy Mantachie streets

Mantachie drivers who regularly use Hodges Street and Tishtontee Drive should probably practice easing off the gas. Speed bumps are being installed on both streets. Last week, Mantachie aldermen voted to purchase eight speed bumps and accompanying signs warning drivers of them. They plan to place these bumps along both roads, which are frequently used […]

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The Mississippian Railway: Business merges with a touch of nostalgia in Fulton

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal The next time someone’s stopped by a train at Crosstown in Tupelo, consider blaming Larry Homan. “Two cars,” Homan said. “You don’t have to wait long for our two cars to pass. They should take about 15 seconds, maybe 10, probably less than that.” He’s chairman and CEO of […]

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Local attorneys offer free legal help in upcoming clinic

The Itawamba County Bar will be hosting a free legal clinic for qualified underprivileged participants next week. The clinic, which will offer free legal assistance to those who qualify, will be held Wednesday, July 29, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the Itawamba County courtroom on the second floor of the county courthouse in […]

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Question of the Week – July 22

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 week’s question …

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Former employee sues Mueller for discrimination

A former employee of Mueller Copper Tube in Fulton is suing the company for discrimination. A complaint filed through the Northern U.S. District Court on July 5 reveals that Charles “Randy” Reich of Fulton is seeking damages against Mueller for alleged violations of both the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment […]

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Mantachie murder suspects denied bond

Bond has been denied for the five suspects accused of shooting and killing a Mantachie man Monday morning. Itawmaba County Justice Court Judge Barry Davis denied bond for Tonisha Antoinetta Johnson, 18, and Kyra Enez McClenton, 19, both of Tupelo; and Tyjuan Clevon Metcalf, 21, Demarco Kelly, 22, and Tyandre Darrell Thomas, 22, all of Clarksdale. […]

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Crime News

UPDATE: Five being charged with capital murder in Mantachie shooting

UPDATE – 7:28 p.m. Investigators have released the name of the final suspect arrested in connection with Monday morning’s shooting death in Mantachie. The five suspects include Tonisha Antoinetta Johnson, 18, and Kyra Enez McClenton, 19, both of Tupelo; and Tyjuan Clevon Metcalf, 21, Demarco Kelly, 22, and Tyandre Darrell Thomas, 22, all of Clarksdale. All […]

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‘One job at a time …’

* Q&A with Vaunita Martin, ICDC’s new business development director Last week, former MDA regional specialist Vaunita Martin took over as the Itawamba Development Council’s new business development director. It’s a position that puts the Eggville resident in direct contact with the county’s existing businesses and charges her with finding ways to promote Itawamba County […]

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First same-sex marriage license issued in Itawamba

Itawamba County issued its first same-sex marriage license last week, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26 ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. Paul R. Hood, 53, of Fulton, and James T. Patterson, 59, of Leighton, Alabama, became the first gay couple to be issued a marriage license in Itawamba County, according to public documents provided […]

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