About Adam Armour

Adam Armour has been writing and taking photographs for "The Itawamba County Times" since 2005. His words and pictures have earned 18 Mississippi Press Association Awards, including several "Best of" category recognitions. He has written and independently published one novel and is currently working on a second.

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Mantachie Creek bridge reopens, work still not done

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Although finally open to traffic after five months of repairs, work on Mantachie Creek Bridge is still ongoing, according to officials with the Mississippi Department of Transportation. The bridge, which crosses over the creek on Highway 178 as it leads into or away from Dorsey, has been shuttered for repairs […]

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Pig puckers up to principals for philanthropic purpose

A philanthropic pot-bellied pig puckered up to a trio of principals to help a sick little girl on Friday in Fulton. To the delight of hundreds of elementary school students packed in the school’s gym, Itawamba Attendance Center Principal Dr. Terry Harbin and assistant principals Martin Davis and Ashley Greer planted big, sloppy kisses on […]

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Fulton gets $600K grant to add gas services to Fairview

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator The City of Fulton will soon extend its gas service into Fairview thanks to a hefty federal grant. Last week, Fulton officials received notice that the city will receive a $600,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) through the Mississippi Development Authority. The money will be used to run new gas […]

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Mantachie board equips police with new rifles

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator After several months of research, discussion and some light debate, Mantachie officials have decided to purchase a set of rifles for the town’s police department. During last week’s regular meeting of the the town’s board of aldermen, Mantachie leaders voted to purchase three .556 caliber Diamondback brand rifles from Amory-based […]

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‘Try is a three-letter word’

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Nothing about cancer is easy. Wonda Cromeans can attest to that. Cromeans said the discovery that she had breast cancer came as a total, devastating shock. Not that anyone’s ever expecting to be told they have breast cancer, but it really was the furthest thing from Cromeans’ mind when she […]

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Circuit court concludes October session

Itawamba County Circuit Court recently wrapped up its busy September session. Over the course of two weeks, 27 people were sentenced or had their charges retired. The following represents the first half of those sentences. ANITA L. ALLEN, 33352 Highway 25 North, Golden, entered a guilty plea to unlawful possession and sale of a controlled […]

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Question of the Week – October 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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Crime News

Texas man arrested after Monday afternoon high-speed chase

FULTON – A Texas man in a high-powered sports car led law enforcement on a chase through Itawamba and Lee counties before being stopped at the Prentiss County line. A Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper attempted to stop a westbound 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat on Interstate 22 near the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway around 3:50 p.m. Monday for […]

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Crime News

Capital murder suspect pleads to lesser charge

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator One of a group of five individuals charged with capital murder for shooting a Mantachie man has pleaded to a lesser charge. Tonisha A. Johnson, 20, of Tupelo entered a guilty before Judge Thomas Gardner III to armed robbery using a deadly weapon, during Itawamba County Circuit Court’s September session. […]

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Downtown trick or treat festival returns this Halloween

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Shhhh. Did you see that? Over there, emerging from the dark. What is that? Oh no … it’s … it’s … it’s the annual Fulton Fall Festival! Much like a viscous pink alien blob slowly seeping from a meteor to engorge itself on mankind, this year’s trick or treat event […]

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Dozier to be recognized as IAHS Patron of the Year

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Melba Dozier has a gift for being frank. Take, for instance, when she received a phone call last Friday. “When I saw it was the high school, I wondered, what do they want now?” she said, her face a mock scowl. Turns out, what they wanted was to name her […]

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Annual breast cancer luncheon set for Oct. 18

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator It’s been 19 years since Romona Edge co-founded the Do You Know What the Color Pink Means? Annual Breast Cancer Luncheon, and she is in no way surprised by its continued success. “I think people like listening to personal stories, to what others have experienced,” Edge said. This year’s luncheon […]

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Prescription drug abuse is one of the county’s fastest growing problems. The Fulton Police Department will be participating in the National Take Back Initiative this Saturday and collecting old and unwanted medicines for proper disposal. (Photo by Adam Armour)

Drug drop off program returns Oct. 22

It’s time to crack open the medicine cabinet and check the dates on all those orange bottles because Itawamba County’s drug drop-off program is returning later this moth. Itawamba County residents needing to rid their cabinets of unwanted medicines can drop them off at the Fulton Walmart, Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. until 2 […]

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Monthly unemployment rate hits 20-year low

August in Itawamba County saw its lowest unemployment rate in more than two decades. The county’s unemployment rate, 4.8 percent, dropped a percentage point in the move from July to August, the second consecutive drop after a five-month series of increases, according to the most recent monthly labor market report from the Mississippi Department of […]

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