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Question of the Week – Jan. 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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Boil water notice issued for city

FULTON – A boil water notice has been issued for the entire city of Fulton. Mayor Lynette Weatherford said in a press release Sunday morning that the boil notice was issued due to a “major leak” in the city’s water system Saturday night. The boil alert remains in effect until further notice. More information as it […]

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Lady Eagles knock off West Union, Eagles fall just short

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor TREMONT – The Tremont basketball teams looked to pick up a couple of wins outside of division play last Tuesday night on their home floor against the West Union Eagles and Lady Eagles. The Tremont girls managed to grab a double-digit victory, while the boys fell just short, as a […]

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Fulton mayor not seeking reelection

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Fulton’s mayor Lynette Weatherford confirmed last week that she won’t seek a second term as mayor of the city. Asked if she plans on running during this year’s city elections, she smiled. “Sure, I’m running,” she said. “I’m running to the house.” Weatherford has been employed by the city for […]

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Fulton leaders hash out details of smoking, vaping ban

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Fulton leaders want to hash out some details before approving a citywide ban on public smoking. Last week, Fulton aldermen voted to table final approval of new rules regarding smoking and vaping in restaurants, businesses and on city property while they reworked some of the law’s finer points, particularly concerning […]

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Crime News

Marietta resident arrested for kidnapping, burglary

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator A Marietta man has been charged with kidnapping, vehicle theft and burglary after allegedly, in two separate incidents, holding a Mantachie woman against her will and loading a stolen truck with tens of thousands of dollars worth of stolen merchandise. On Jan. 4, Itawamba law enforcement officials arrested Joshua Phillip […]

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Qualifying opens for municipal elections

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Qualifying has begun for upcoming municipal elections, albeit slowly. Last week signaled the first potential candidates could register to run in the May 2 municipal primaries in Fulton, Mantachie and Tremont, although only a handful of people have elected to do so, thus far. In Fulton, Democratic Party candidates for […]

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Gaither House to receive additional improvements

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Fulton’s historically-preserved Cates-Gaither House will receive some additional changes thanks to frugal spending on the part of the group that spearheaded its renovations. Last week, Sharion Aycock, head of the group responsible for both the renovation and preservation of the Civil War era dogtrot house, asked the Fulton Board of […]

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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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Girl Scouts kick off annual cookie sale

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Just in time for those New Year’s diets to begin, local Girl Scouts have begun their annual cookie sale. Girl Scouts across Itawamba County are currently taking orders for their beloved fundraising cookies. There are eight varieties this year, including old favorites like Trefoils, Savannah Smiles, Do-Si-Dos, Samoas (Itawamba County’s […]

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Jury summons get smaller, cheaper

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Itawamba County Circuit Clerk Carol Gates realizes her office’s new jury summons notices don’t have the same important heft of those she’s been using since she took office. Which isn’t to say they don’t carry the same weight. “We don’t want people thinking it’s junk mail and throwing it away,” […]

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Rust College president to speak at MLK Day celebration

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Dr. David L. Beckley, longtime president of Rust College in Holly Springs, will speak at Itawamba County’s annual celebration of the life and legacy of American Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event will be held on Sunday, Jan. 15, in the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center […]

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November’s jobless rate just shy of 12-year low

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Itawamba’s jobless rate is among the lowest it’s been in more than a decade. The county’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent in the transition from October to November, according to the most recent monthly labor market report from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. That’s the lowest unemployment rate […]

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Question of the Week – January 04

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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