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Mantachie hoops splits with H.W. Byers

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times MANTACHIE – Mantachie is a school growing in size, just a few months away from being classified as 3A. Meanwhile their opponents Thursday night, the H.W. Byers Lions, are simply fighting to keep their school open in rural Marshall county. The Byers girls team is just two years […]

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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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Capital murder suspect pleads to lesser charge

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator One of a group of five individuals charged with capital murder for shooting a Mantachie man has pleaded to a lesser charge. Tonisha A. Johnson, 20, of Tupelo entered a guilty before Judge Thomas Gardner III to armed robbery using a deadly weapon, during Itawamba County Circuit Court’s September session. […]

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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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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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In this file photo, plastic-wrapped gas pumps overlook Mantachie

Dollar General buys former Mantachie Walmart location

Dollar General has announced it will be purchasing 41 Walmart Express locations, including Mantachie’s former Walmart Neighborhood Market. The company made the announcement late Wednesday afternoon. Dollar General purchased all five vacant Walmart Express stores in northeast Mississippi, including stores in Belmont, Calhoun City, Nettleton and Sardis. The stores have been empty since February. Details […]

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Mantachie board implements new water fee, talks police arsenal

Mantachie aldermen approved a new fee for their water department and discussed the possibility of bolstering the police department’s arsenal during last week’s regular meeting of the town board. At the behest of utilities department head Rod McFerrin, the board approved the creation of a new $25 fee for customers of the town’s water service […]

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Mantachie’s DuBose picks new passion after basketball injury

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal SALTILLO – On her left ankle, 17-year-old Allie DuBose has what resembles a vine with leaves growing from it. It’s not a tattoo; it’s a scar that resulted from a persistent basketball injury. “It hurts when the weather changes or if it rains and stuff,” she said, “but for […]

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Mantachie park made more accessible

Mantachie’s town park will become a bit more accessible this week. Park director Jason Comer plans to build a couple of ramps on either side of McFerrin Field, the town’s main baseball field, this week. If all goes according to plan the ramps will be placed near the field’s concession stands. The ramps will make […]

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Dabbling in it all: Mantachie’s Montgomery excels at multiple sports

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor MANTACHIE – McKinley Montgomery is a very busy girl. “I go to the mall and hang out with my friends sometimes,” said the Mustang standout athlete, with a grin. “Whenever I get a chance to, anyways.” Montgomery isn’t your typical student-athlete. While most kids play two, maybe three sports, Montgomery […]

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No price, plans set for abandoned Mantachie Walmart

It seems Mantachie’s abandoned Walmart will remain empty for the foreseeable future. With its gas pumps wrapped in plastic and its windows covered in paper, the brief former home of Walmart Neighborhood Market cuts a desolate figure. The store was shuttered in February along with 153 others nationwide, five of which were in Northeast Mississippi. […]

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Area high school seniors ready to graduate

In less than two weeks, area high school seniors will close the books on their high school careers. All three area high schools will hold their graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 21, at the Davis Event Center on the ICC campus. Thirty students from Tremont High School will graduate at 1 p.m. The seniors and […]

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Mantachie man killed by lightning strike

A Mantachie man was killed Wednesday afternoon after being struck by lightning. Tim Edge, 37, was riding horses with his father when lightning struck him and his horse, according to Itawamba County Coroner Sheila Summerford. Summerford said Edge’s father had gone into the barn while Edge stayed outside. While in the barn, he heard a […]

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11-year-old killed in ATV accident

Itawamba County deputies are investigating an all-terrain vehicle accident that claimed the life of an 11-year-old boy in the Peaceful Valley community. Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson says the boy was on a four-wheeler on Van Buren Road around 4 p.m. Tuesday when a car hit the ATV. Itawamba County Coroner Shelia Summerford has identified […]

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