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Question of the Week – February 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 […]

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Crossroads turns to churches, civic clubs for next phase of construction

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Representatives of Crossroads Ranch are looking to local church, civic and business leaders to help with the next phase of construction for the future community for developmentally disabled adults. Last week, officials with the Christian-based nonprofit hosted a brief “state of the union” meeting in hopes of drumming up both […]

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Mantachie ball field named in memory of young ballplayer

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator One of Mantachie’s ball fields will be named in honor of a young ballplayer who died last year. The field, which is located near the town’s tennis courts and is the larger of the two in Mantachie’s park, will be renamed in memory of Carter Lemons, who died in 2016 […]

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Mantachie officials halve furniture road speed

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator It may only be a short trip to get from one end of Mantachie’s Devaughn Road to the other, but it’s about to take twice as long. Last week, the town’s board of aldermen voted to cut the road’s speed in half, from 30 to 15 miles per hour, in […]

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Mantachie aldermen pass multiple health-related ordinances

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Mantachie officials passed a handful of ordinances meant to make the town a little bit healthier and possibly snag some extra income. Itawamba County Development Council Executive Director Vaunita Martin appeared before the town’s board of aldermen last week to pitch several wellness ordinances, necessary steps, she said, in the […]

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Fulton leaders consider selling land

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Fulton leaders are considering selling a portion of what was once Itawamba Manufacturing to a local landowner. Last week, members of Fulton’s board of aldermen spoke with Jason Digby regarding a building he owns, which stands adjacent to the former home of Itawamba Manufacturing, now just an empty slab of […]

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Itawamba AHS’s ‘King’ of athletics

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor Any coach would be thrilled to have a 6’5″, 190-pound athlete on their roster. At Itawamba AHS, Austin King has thrilled coaches in three different sports, as he has excelled in football, basketball and baseball for four seasons each. King, who starred at defensive back and wide receiver on the […]

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Lady Indians push through to north 4A playoffs

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor FULTON – The Itawamba AHS Lady Indians have come a long way this season. They lost their two leading scorers from last season to graduation, and entered this season with only one senior on the roster. The one senior was fighting through knee injuries and, to add to the mix, […]

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Mantachie squads bow out in round one of division tournament

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times MANTACHIE – Robert Frost once wrote a poem entitled “Nothing Gold Can Stay.” Tuesday night in Mantachie the blue and gold basket-ballers realized their season could stay no longer, as both teams fell in the first round of their divisional tournament. The Lady Mustangs, through hearty play, were […]

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Lady Eagles capture division 4-1A tournament title

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor VARDAMAN – The Tremont Lady Eagles have had a magnificent basketball season. That season was highlighted with a division 4-1A tournament championship last Friday night, after cutting through division foes like a hot knife through butter. The championship didn’t come without adversity, however. The Lady Eagles, whose closest division competition […]

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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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Itawamba County school buses roll out. (File photo by Adam Armour)

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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Fulton board room

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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