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Mantachie ball field named in memory of young ballplayer

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator One of Mantachie’s ball fields will be named in honor of a young ballplayer who died last year. The field, which is located near the town’s tennis courts and is the larger of the two in Mantachie’s park, will be renamed in memory of Carter Lemons, who died in 2016 […]

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Mantachie officials halve furniture road speed

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator It may only be a short trip to get from one end of Mantachie’s Devaughn Road to the other, but it’s about to take twice as long. Last week, the town’s board of aldermen voted to cut the road’s speed in half, from 30 to 15 miles per hour, in […]

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Area teens plan improvements to Mantachie Park

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Mantachie’s park will get a face lift, thanks to the ideas and efforts of several area high school students. Members of the Itawamba County Development Council’s ongoing Junior Leadership Program, which includes 32 Itawamba County high school juniors and seniors, appeared before the town board during their Dec. 13 meeting […]

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Resident apologizes to Mantachie board for prior appearance

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator A Mantachie resident whose house flooded after a pipe burst says his landlord is responsible for the accident, not the town of Mantachie. Earnest Ruffin appeared before the Mantachie Board of Aldermen on Dec. 13 to absolve town officials of responsibility for damage caused by the Nov. 3 flooding of […]

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Mantachie park director resigns

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator The Town of Mantachie is looking for a new park director. Again. On Dec. 13, Jayson Comer tendered his resignation as head of the town’s park before the Mantachie Board of Aldermen. Comer has served in the position since April. He said the decision to leave wasn’t made easily, but […]

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Flooding carries Mantachie resident to town board meeting

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator A Mantachie resident is seeking help from town leaders after a busted water valve caused his house to flood. On Nov. 3, a valve ruptured on the water heater for the rental bungalow located at 130 Ivy Lane, causing water to fill the home. Last Tuesday night, Earnest Ruffin, who […]

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Mantachie board equips police with new rifles

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator After several months of research, discussion and some light debate, Mantachie officials have decided to purchase a set of rifles for the town’s police department. During last week’s regular meeting of the the town’s board of aldermen, Mantachie leaders voted to purchase three .556 caliber Diamondback brand rifles from Amory-based […]

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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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Mantachie doesn’t slow down with speed bumps

Talk of installing speed bumps on some of Mantachie’s busiest roads doesn’t seem to be slowing down. During their regular meeting last week, the town’s board of aldermen discussed placing speed bumps along two of the town’s most heavily trafficked streets — Sunset Drive, which leads to the town’s elderly apartments, and Devaughn Road, which […]

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Mantachie reaffirms commitment to county coalition

  Mantachie leaders are still gung-ho about a countywide coalition. Last week, for the second time in as many months, the Mantachie Board of Aldermen spoke with Judge Sharion Aycock about the formation of the Itawamba Coalition, a countywide union of officials, business owners and other community leaders. Aycock is among the founding members of […]

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Mantachie Fest organizer suggests park improvements

A member of the committee in charge of organizing September’s popular Mantachie Fest event is concerned about some maintenance issues at the town’s park. Last week, Randall Thompson, a member of the Mantachie Fest Committee, appeared before the Mantachie Board of Aldermen to discuss some potential repairs and other changes the town’s park, where the […]

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Suspicious activity concerns Mantachie pastor

A Mantachie church is having trouble with people raising hell. Last week, Pastor Buddy Rushing of Center Star Methodist Church appeared before the Mantachie Board of Aldermen to request a boost in police presence near his church. He told the board people have been using the empty property behind the church as something akin to […]

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Snow go?

* Mantachie board questions town’s guidelines on small, portable businesses. Mantachie aldermen are concerned that the opening of a small snow cone shop could have bigger consequences. During their regular meeting last week, Mantachie aldermen discussed the possible opening of a snow cone stand on Industrial Park Road near the town’s ballfields. The shop, the […]

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Mantachie Board shoots down bond refinancing

Mantachie aldermen have decided against refinancing the town’s bonds. Last week, E.J. Gregory with Memphis-based investment bankers Duncan-Williams Inc. returned to the board prepared to push forward with refinancing the town’s three outstanding bonds, worth $1.23 million. He said if the board were to vote on the issue that night, he would start the refinancing […]

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