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Free to anyone: Mantachie receives community ‘blessing box’

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator There’s a small sign on the front of the large cupboard recently installed just outside Mantachie town hall, near the back where it’s a little secluded but not difficult to spot. Fire engine red, the sign stands out against the white paint of the cupboard itself, so it’s hard to […]

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The two Cliff Jarrells

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Cliff Jarrell is seated on a couch, quietly reflecting on his life in West Africa as his father, also Cliff Jarrell, gently dozes on a second couch across the room. The two are remarkably alike in appearance and manner, save for a handful of decades between them. When the younger […]

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Mantachie officials nix police ride-along idea

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Mantachie officials briefly considered the logistics of allowing civilians to ride along with town police officers as they patrolled before agreeing the program simply wasn’t a good fit for the town. Last week, the town’s board of aldermen spoke with Preston Pettigo, who requested permission to ride along with Mantachie […]

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Professional speaker, beatboxer, survivor visits IAHS

By PAIGE SHEFFIELD Special to The Times In 2006, Scott Maloney was a senior in college who went out for a fun night. He came back to his dorm room intoxicated and found himself locked out. He realized his two options were to call security or jump from the window onto a tree branch then […]

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Question of the Week – April 19

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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Seven Itawamba officials switch to Republican Party

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Seven Itawamba County officials elected as Democrats have switched, mid-term, to the Republican Party. On the county courthouse steps in Fulton, Thursday morning, representatives of the state GOP announced that Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson, supervisors Charles Horn, Steve Johnson and Steve Moore, constables Terry Johnson and Doug Lesley, and […]

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Citizens, officials discuss new Fulton eateries

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Chinese philosopher Laozi famously wrote that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Last week in the city of Fulton, umpteen hundred years later and nearly as many miles away, his words will hopefully hold true. On Thursday, the city’s chamber of commerce set off on […]

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Parent of the Year: ‘I’m just Amy’

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Right off the bat, Amy Riley was ready to give away her Parent of the Year award. Half of it, at least. “This is Darrell and I. Not just Amy,” Riley said, nudging her husband as she broadened the easy smile she never seems to lose.“We work together. It’s really […]

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Marina annexation progress redefines city lines

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator An attempt to annex a portion of the local marina has washed away Fulton’s current city limits … at least as far as the county’s maps are concerned. Last week, board attorney Chip Mills presented aldermen with the findings of a recent survey of Fulton’s municipal lines, conducted by Cook […]

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Tax collector’s office requires sweeping PC upgrades

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator New software being rolled out to tax collectors statewide will necessitate some upgrades of the local office’s computer systems. Last week, Itawamba County Tax Collector Debbie Ann Johnson told the county’s board of supervisors that her office will need a wholesale upgrade of its computer systems in order to accommodate […]

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Chamber director touts growth, future

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator The director of Fulton’s chamber of commerce is pleased with the growth the organization has seen since its January relaunch. Mary Sue Boggs, executive director of the Fulton Chamber of Commerce, recently provided the city’s board of aldermen an update on the progress the chamber has made since the beginning […]

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Question of the Week – April 11

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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Eating Out with Jeff Jones

By JEFF JONES Special to The Times EDITOR’S NOTE: Dorsey resident and foodie Jeff Jones has been chronicling his experiences at local eateries on his blog, “Eating Out with Jeff Jones,” for more than five years. Each month, Jones will share some of his thoughts on local restaurants in the pages of The Itawamba County […]

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Faster internet is coming, but slowly

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Faster internet service is coming to Itawamba County, but will, ironically, take its sweet time getting here. In late 2015, Jerry McGee, president of Fulton Telephone Company, told The Times his company was hoping to update its broadband infrastructure, providing faster Internet service to its customers, within the next five […]

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