Tag Archives | fulton

In this file photo from 2015, Capt. Mike Newlin with the Itawamba County Sheriff

Fulton man sentenced to 40 years for child pornography

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator A Fulton man accused of a variety of sex crimes against a minor will spend the next four decades in a federal prison. Jefferey Rakestraw, 30, was sentenced on charges of enticement of a minor and transportation of child pornography through the internet in U.S. District Court in Greenville on […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Photo gallery: Fulton Fall Festival

Hundreds of ghouls, ghosts, vampires, princesses, Transformers, Ninja Turtles, superheroes, werewolves and various incarnations of the walking dead haunted downtown Fulton Monday night for the city’s annual Fall Fest. Dozens of area businesses and organizations set up booths and passed out treats (usually in exchange for not being tricked) or offered fun games for attendees […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Fulton City Hall board room

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 […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
File photo by Adam Armour

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 […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Fulton’s Peden faced cancer without tears

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Caroline Peden isn’t the type of person to cry when she’s pinched. Even if that pinch is really painful. Take, for example, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year. It’s the kind of news that could tear just about anyone to shreds, emotionally. Not Peden. She didn’t […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Underground Railroad marker unveiled in Fulton

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Although the Underground Railway was kept secret by those who traveled it, Itawamba County officials are hoping the bicycle route that follows its path northward into Canada is anything but. If it was secret, it isn’t now. More than two-dozen people, including Fulton and Itawamba County officials, attended a short […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Boil Water Notice

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 […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Local tattoo artist opens a parlor in downtown Fulton

Tattoo artist Josh Soper thinks Fulton is due for some fresh ink. “I always thought this would be a great place for a tattoo shop,” he said, leaning back in his chair. Over his shoulder, the walls of his shop, Southern Ink, located in downtown Fulton, are covered by hundreds of black and gray flash […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Horse sense: Fulton girl bonds with equestrian buddy

As soon as Lillianna Chumney was in the saddle, Tux’s entire demeanor changed. Not that he was slouching before, but the young paint horse’s ears perked noticeably, forming right angles with his nose. His tail curved upward, and when he trotted, it was as if he hoped to knee the clouds themselves. If he had […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Fulton officials approve Underground Railroad marker

* The marker is part of a nationally-recognized bicycle route Two-wheeled travelers will soon be acquainted with the role Fulton played in quietly helping free slaves. The city’s board of aldermen approved, last week, the posting of a 2×6 sign marking the Fulton leg of the Underground Railroad Bicycle Route, a 2,007-mile trail tracing the […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Fulton board room

Fulton leaders send transient vendor talk packing

Fulton aldermen are sending their conversation about clarifying the city’s transient vendor regulations down the road … at least for now. Last week, the Fulton Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to remove from the agenda their tabled discussion of the city’s transient vendor laws, which both defines precisely what city officials consider to be a […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Sites say Fulton among state’s safest cities

A couple of popular websites have named Fulton one of the safest cities in the state after reviewing crime stats compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Census Bureau. Safewise.com, a website which, as its name implies, is concerned with the safety of cities across the nation, released their annual rankings of Mississippi’s […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Fulton board room

Animal shelter sniffs out Fulton property

Itawamba County’s proposed animal shelter may have just marked its territory. Local veterinarian Dr. Doug Thrash, co-founder of the nonprofit Itawamba County Animal Shelter organization, appeared before the Fulton Board of Aldermen last week to ask the city to donate a plot of land for the would-be shelter. Although they took no action that night, […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }