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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Fulton chamber hunts new director after resignation

Fulton’s chamber of commerce is on the hunt for an executive director. Again. The organization’s current director, Molly Loden, is stepping down from the position at the end of this week. She submitted a letter of resignation to the chamber’s board of directors earlier this month, just shy of a year after being named to […]

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New Fulton billboard looks nicer, promotes local events

Like watch displays in the 1970s, music in the 1980s and dinosaurs in the 1990s, Fulton’s most prominent billboard has gone digital. Replacing the double-decker billboard that’s stood at the intersection of highways 178 and 25 for more than 20 years, construction of a new electronic display recently wrapped up. The billboard is owned and […]

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Fulton officials decide to lock facilities that were vandalized

By CHARLOTTE A. WOLFE General Manager Trying to combat recent events of vandalism at the Itawamba County Pratt Memorial Library, city officials have decided that the bathroom facilities will be locked each night at 10 p.m. At-large Alderwoman Liz Beasley told the board members that the Friends of the Library had requested that the facilities be closed […]

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Webster wins Bass Federation national title

By KEVIN TATE Outdoors Writer Sometimes, when dreams come true, they do so later than expected. For Joseph Webster of Fulton, the dream of winning a major championship in bass fishing is one he’d chased with everything he had for a long time. When that payday finally arrived, three weeks ago and decades after it […]

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Fulton officials approve hefty increase to commercial deposits

Doing business in Fulton just got a bit more expensive. The city’s board of aldermen, last week, voted to increase the amounts of commercial deposits for both its water and gas services. Businesses hooking onto the city’s water service are now required to pay an $80 deposit; for gas service, it’s $250. Both deposits are […]

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Crossroads Ranch benefit nets $65K

Given the amount of money raised, this weekend’s benefit for Crossroads Ranch, Denim and Diamonds, was more the latter than the former. According to representatives with Crossroads Ranch, Saturday’s fundraiser netted more than $65,000 for the nonprofit community for adults with developmental disabilities, far surpassing initial estimates. Held on the grounds of Sheffield Manor in […]

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Fulton man transforms wood waste into model buildings

There’s a small shed behind Carl West’s home where the 83-year-old often spends hours building model barns, houses and the like out of old wood. It’s a cramped space. A small table saw blocks the main entrance, requiring a contortionist’s skill to pass. To the left is West’s workbench, perpetually covered in sawdust; to the […]

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Fulton officials push to collect $300K in unpaid bills

Fulton officials are encouraging the city’s utilities customers to pay off delinquent bills before having their names turned over to a collection agency. Although the ink hasn’t been put to paper as of press deadline, the city is anticipated to have signed a contract with the Texas-based collection agency American Municipal Services Tuesday night to […]

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Legwork begins on Fulton’s utilities expansion

Fulton officials are laying the necessary groundwork for a project that will expand its gas services into the Fairview area. Mayor Lynette Weatherford, last week, said city employees will be conducting surveys of households in the Fairview area, specifically those along Highway 25, beginning this week. The survey, which asks for a household’s income and […]

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