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The bravery of Mekisha Mitchell

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Despite being described by her fellow firefighters in ways that made it sound as if she might step inside an inferno and dowse the flames with an incredulous look, there’s nothing about Mekisha Mitchell that seems particularly superheroic at first blush. As she sits down at a table inside Tilden […]

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School board continues to mull farm to school food possibility

By GAYNELL JACKSON Staff Writer School officials are still considering utilizing locally grown foods to feed the county’s children. Last week, James Keller, a Peaceful Valley farmer, spoke to the Itawamba County School Board about county school cafeterias taking part in a growing trend of stocking locally grown foods. Keller, who had spoken to the […]

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Officials juggle city regulations and business growth

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Two local business owners looked to the Fulton board last week for approval in expanding their businesses. Results varied. Molly Martin of Mantachie wants to open what she called a “mobile boutique.” She described it as a food truck meets retail shop. “It allows a lot of convenience for people […]

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Report of vehicular harassment ends in meth bust

  By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator A 911 call from a driver reportedly being harassed by another vehicle’s driver ended in the seizure of a large amount of crystal methamphetamine. Last Tuesday, Fulton police responded to a call through the Itawamba County 911 service from a driver heading east on I-22 claiming to be harassed […]

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Crime News

Dorsey teen charged with storage building burglaries

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Police have arrested a Dorsey teen in connection with a string of storage building burglaries throughout Fulton. On Jan. 7, investigators with the Fulton Police Department arrested Jose L. Garcia Jr., 19, of Dorsey and charged him with seven counts of burglary of a commercial building. Investigators say Garcia was […]

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Here it is: The real fake news

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator One of the recent talking points among professional journalists is quote-unquote fake news. With President Trump and his staff giving some major media organizations like CNN this moniker, it’s become a sort of badge of honor. It pleases me no end to announce that The Itawamba County Times was recently […]

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Question of the Week – February 15

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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Tremont sweeps Mantachie in intra-county matchup

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor TREMONT – With the regular season winding down and division tournaments on the horizon, a pair of Itawamba county schools got together and locked horns in a warm-up for the postseason. After the Mantachie Mustangs and Lady Mustangs swept the earlier series, back in mid-December on their home floor, the […]

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Harden House foster home shutters

* Representatives with its umbrella agency say the closure is temporary By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Fulton’s foster home for young girls has been shuttered, although representatives for the program say the closure is only temporary. On Tuesday, Debbie Dobbins, Executive Director with Jackson-based Southern Christian Services, confirmed to The Times that the Crane Street […]

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Crime News

Fulton man charged with Tupelo car burglary

TUPELO – An Itawamba County man was arrested after a short foot chase Thursday at Ballard Park. While investigating a car burglary at a West Jackson Street apartment complex, the victim told officers that Jonathan Hamm was responsible. The victim gave police a detailed description of the suspect. Around 2 p.m. Thursday, police received a […]

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Work on Wynette park and museum nearly complete

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator It wasn’t that long ago that the idea of opening an attraction that could bring visitors from around the world to the tiny town of Tremont was, to many, borderline preposterous. What a difference a handful of months and $2.5 million in state funds can make. “It’s a little bit […]

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Chamber director: Fulton brimming with potential

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator When casually asked if Fulton has a lot of potential for growth, the city’s new chamber director answered with uncharacteristic succinctness: “Certainly.” Mary Sue Boggs may have been at her new job as Executive Director of the Fulton Chamber of Commerce for just over a month, but, to her, Fulton’s […]

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Supervisors consider insurance switch

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Itawamba supervisors are considering whether or not to switch insurance providers for the county’s 80 or so employees. In December, Glyn Hughes with Hughes & Associates Insurance Agency, which manages Itawamba County’s various insurance policies, told supervisors if the kerfuffle between NMHS and United Healthcare over thousands of potentially unpaid […]

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Question of the Week – February 8

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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