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Christmas Q&A

With fewer than two weeks until Christmas, Santa’s workshop is probably going into overdrive. The elves are working their little fingers to the bone trying to get those last minute toys put together, and the big man is likely chucking box after carefully-wrapped box onto an ever-growing mountain on his sleigh, each one set to […]

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Christmas events continue

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Got any presents left to buy? Better get on it, then. With just two weeks left until Christmas, time is running out. For those who are either in front of their holiday shopping or just need a little break from all of the holiday madness (i.e. celebration), communities across the […]

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Salvation Army seeking support for Angel Tree, Kettle Drive

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Kids growing up in households struggling financially often wake up Christmas morning to find Santa has left them very little, or even bypassed them entirely. That doesn’t have to be the case. When times get tough, Santa turns to the Salvation Army’s annual Angel Tree program to help ensure all […]

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Fulton resident receives car from anonymous donor

By ZACK ORSBORN Daily Journal Pamela Taylor, a resident of Fulton, received a Christmas miracle from an anonymous donor in the form of a brand new 2016 Honda Accord at House of Honda on Saturday. Taylor’s year began tumultuously after her husband experienced complications from surgery. On top of that, her car stopped working two […]

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Stubblefield Christmas display shutting down after 35 years

Christmas isn’t going anywhere, and its staples — the trees, the songs, the presents — will likely stick around until the North Pole is a puddle. But in Itawamba County, Christmas won’t ever be the same again. On Saturday, Fulton’s Jerry Stubblefield will shut down his beloved annual Christmas display for the last time. After […]

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Christmas parades start tomorrow

It just doesn’t quite feel like the Christmas season until a parade or two rolls along. Tomorrow night, the city of Fulton will officially kick off the holiday season with its annual Christmas parade, beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s parade will run a little longer than usual. For years, the parade has started at […]

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Christmas parades begin next week

As reliable as Saint Nick himself, the coming of the Christmas season brings parades in its wake. The city of Fulton will kick things off with its annual Christmas parade next Thursday, Dec. 3, beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s parade will run a little longer than usual. For years, the parade has started at […]

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Bingo at Christmas

* Itawamba family has been gathering for the holidays for more than 70 years. Some families set up the Christmas tree. Many open an early gift. Those hoping for a visit from Santa might set out milk and cookies. Those with kids might send them to bed early. Christmas Eve traditions vary from family to […]

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Miranda Cipkowski

The Ghost of Christmases Past

COLUMN BY MIRANDA CIPKOWSKI There once was a time I actually looked forward to Christmas. I basked in the glow of colorfully lit trees and Christmas Eves were restless affairs, as I battled anticipation-induced insomnia, waiting for just a glimpse of the “Big Guy.” As difficult as it is to imagine, that was a quarter […]

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Christmas is here, but what does Santa Claus do next?

Everybody knows that it’s a busy time of year for Santa Claus and his crew of elves at the North Pole. But what about after the holidays? When the toys have been delivered, cookies eaten and the workshop is quiet again, what does Santa do with his free time? The Times recently asked Tremont’s kindergartners […]

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The best kinds of gifts…

Each year, the members of Itawamba County-based club the Northeast Mississippi Radio Amateurs pick out their own Christmas present. This is a bit more in line with the spirit of the season than it first sounds. This time of year each year, rather than throwing a party or exchanging gifts with each other, club members […]

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Letters of the season have special meaning

  Column by CHARLOTTE A. WOLFE Associate Publisher/General Manager   As the rushing around of the season continues this last week before Christmas, trying to get everyone on the shopping list fitted into just the right gift can be nerve wracking. A few years ago I decided to take a little time away from all […]

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GUEST COLUMN: ‘Christmas memories are like diamonds’

Column by Miranda Cipkowski Last New Year’s Eve, my husband had to be at work early, so I set about the task of dismantling the ancient artificial Christmas tree our family had used year after year. When I purchased the tree several years ago, it had been beautiful. It was pre-lit and sturdy, and now […]

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Help wanted: Volunteers needed for Salvation Army Kettle Drive

Volunteers are desperately needed to help with the Salvation Army’s Kettle Drive. There are still a number of times available for those able to volunteer to be bellringers during the annual fundraising drive — the only one the non-profit organization hosts during the year. The drive kicked off in late November and will continue through Dec. […]

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