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Bond set for band director accused of having sex with student

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Bond has been set for a former high school band director accused of having sex with one of his students. On Monday, Itawamba County Justice Court Judge Harold Holcomb set the bond for Joshua Robinson at $60,000. Robinson has been charged with sexual assault and enticement. Itawamba law enforcement officials […]

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Former Mantachie band director arrested on sex charges

By William Moore Daily Journal FULTON – Less than a week after he was fired as band director at Mantachie High School, Josh Robinson was arrested, accused of having sex with a former student. “We had a show cause hearing today and determined there was enough evidence to charge him,” Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson […]

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Fulton issues boil water notice

The City of Fulton has issued a boil water notice for residents along Highway 25 between Reed’s Creek Road and Waterway Circle Drive. The warning went into effect Friday afternoon and will remain in place until further notice. The notice comes after the city’s main waterline was damaged due to construction. Customers of the city’s […]

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Fulton officials approve $11 million budget

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Last week, the Fulton Board of Aldermen approved the city’s budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year that looks remarkably similar to the one that came before it. As it has been since the days when Lionel Richie was “Dancing on the Ceiling,” the city’s millage rate will remain at 31. […]

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Fulton leaders renew chamber funding

  By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Fulton officials have decided to continue funding the city’s chamber of commerce. Last week, the city’s board of aldermen finalized and approved the budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Included in it is a $36,000 allocation for the Fulton Chamber of Commerce, split between funds from the city’s general […]

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How Fulton earns, spends its money – 2016

Like any budget, a simple breakdown of income and expenditures reveals where the money’s coming from and where it’s going. Below is a brief summary of the city’s revenues and expenditures for the year. Note that changes from last year’s budget are based on the unamended budget and may change before the end of the […]

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Mantachie principal requests speed bumps near school

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Mantachie officials are mulling over the possibility of installing more speed bumps on the town’s roads, this time near the school. Last week, Millie Wood, principal of Mantachie High School, appeared before the Mantachie board of aldermen to discuss the possibility of installing speed bumps on Park Street, the short […]

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Criminal investigation launched against former Mantachie band director

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Investigators in Itawamba County say they’re currently conducting interviews and gathering information into potentially criminal behavior by Mantachie High School’s former band director. On Wednesday, Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson said an allegation of inappropriate conduct with a former student via social media resulted in Tuesday’s termination of Josh Robinson […]

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Question of the Week – September 21

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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Mantachie band director fired after complaint filed

Daily Journal  MANTACHIE – A band director at Mantachie High School was terminated Tuesday evening after a complaint was filed against him with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department.  According to Michael Nanney, superintendent of the Itawamba County School District, Josh Robinson is no longer employed with the district but did not give any details as […]

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Sentencing delayed in Itawamba murder case

By WILLIAM MOORE Daily Journal FULTON – Joshua Clark was found guilty of second degree murder last month but he will have to wait a little longer to learn his future. Clark was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday morning but Circuit Court Judge Thomas Gardner postponed sentencing indefinitely while considering several motions and some new […]

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County budget doesn’t budge

Itawamba County Board of Supervisors have approved the budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year that doesn’t appear to be far removed from its predecessor. Neither the millage rate for the general fund nor the county school district have budged much from last year’s rates, keeping the county’s total millage in line with last year’s 126.5 […]

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Mantachie Fest returns this weekend

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator As it has been since the days Sigourney Weaver was fighting “Aliens,” Jeff Goldblum was transforming into “The Fly” and Matthew Broderick was driving Jeffrey Jones bananas on “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” Mantachie Fest is all about … well, Mantachie. Set for this Saturday, September 17, this year’s fest will […]

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Itawamba County 2016-2017 budget summary

The Itawamba County Board of Supervisors recently approved the budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Like any budget, a simple breakdown of income and expenditures reveals where the money’s coming from and where it’s going. Below is a brief summary of the county’s actual revenues and expenditures for the 2015-2016 fiscal year and how it […]

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