Lady Indians face Ripley in round two of 4A tournament

The last time the IAHS Lady Indians met the Ripley Lady Tigers, it was just a regular-season game. Tonight, a trip to Jackson is at stake. On February 6, Ripley (28-3) paid a visit to Fulton and put a stamp on what had been an extremely difficult week for the Lady Indians with a 62-46 […]

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Lady Indians fall in tourney final, Indian rally comes up just short

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer FULTON – The defending 4A state champion IAHS Lady Indians punched their ticket into the division 1-4A tournament championship game with an exclamation mark in last Wednesday night’s 50-25 win over Corinth, but ran into what appears to be their kryptonite in the finals. The Lady Indians have been superior […]

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Eagles, Lady Eagles advance to North 1A tournament

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer BOONEVILLE – Two weeks ago, the Tremont Eagles and Falkner Eagles battled in a game that directly impacted the regular season division championship and seeding for the 1-1A tournament, and it went down to the wire. The two teams tangled again in the second round of the 1-1A tournament at […]

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Mustangs, Lady Mustangs bow out in first round

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer HATLEY – It’s been a long season for the Mantachie Mustangs. A very long season. The Mustangs went into last week’s division 1-2A tournament still in search of their first victory of the season. Things looked grim from the beginning as the Mustangs drew the Walnut Wildcats, a team that […]

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Legislative Roundup

House tackles budget issues

Ways and Means committee enumerates bills addressed By RANDY BOYD Representative, Dist. 19 We are at the midpoint of this session. Work continues to go smoothly this year. It seems there is much less disagreement on issues than in previous years. This is not to say everyone is pleased with the outcomes in all situations. […]

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Three Dorsey volunteer firefighters charged with arson

Three volunteer firefighters have been charged with starting a fire in a Dorsey area home. Wednesday morning, officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department charged Dennis Howery, 19, of Mantachie, Tristen Loague, 19, of Fulton, and Collin Jones, 20, of Mantachie, with arson. All three suspects are volunteers with the Dorsey-Friendship Fire Department. The suspects are accused […]

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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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What they Do

What they do; what they earn 2015 – Part 4

• EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth of several weekly installments about the duties and salaries of Itawamba County’s elected officials. Constable Constables are charged with the task of helping keep and preserve the peace within their county. They do this through various means, such as executing criminal laws, giving information about unlawful gatherings or […]

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Question of the Week

  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. […]

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Chinese bank renews intent to finance local BlueFire plant

The Export-Import Bank of China have renewed their financial support of Fulton’s long-gestating ethanol plant project. Last week, California-based energy company BlueFire Renewables announced that China EXIM Bank had renewed its letter of intent to provide the company with upwards of $270 million in debt financing for its Fulton ethanol plant project. The bank provided […]

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Grab your golden ticket: Wonka opens this weekend

Grab your golden ticket and get ready to head into a world of pure imagination, because the Itawamba Players’ production of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” opens this weekend. Adapted from the classic 1971 musical film of the same name, the production — officially titled, “Willy Wonka Jr.” — will feature a cast of […]

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Fulton woman dies in one-car accident

Daily Journal A Fulton woman is dead after a one-vehicle crash. Officials from Mississippi Highway Patrol say that Brenda Christian, 51, of Fulton, was traveling westbound on MS 178 near Peppertown on Monday morning when she left the roadway in a 2000 Chevrolet car and collided with several trees. Christian died on the scene from […]

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No major injuries reported in Fulton wreck

No major injuries have been reported in a two car accident in Fulton, Friday morning. The accident occurred at the intersection of South Adams Street and Access Road at approximately 9:30 a.m. While the exact cause of the accident is still under investigation, police say a silver colored sedan traveling on South Adams appears to […]

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