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Tremont water problem turns out to be a drop, not a flood

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator The 400-some-odd people on Tremont’s water service narrowly avoided having to go without H2O, last week. On Wednesday, Tremont officials announced their plans to temporarily shut off the town’s water service in order to repair what at the time was believed to be a leak in the water system’s main […]

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Return flight: Veteran pilot revisits local site of forced landing

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Ohio’s Jim Romick has dropped in on Tremont twice in his life, once very literally. “It was definitely not the mission we were anticipating,” Romick, now in his 80s, said with an earnest chuckle, standing in the shade of the recently-finished Tammy Wynette Legacy Park building and thinking back to […]

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Work on Wynette park and museum nearly complete

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator It wasn’t that long ago that the idea of opening an attraction that could bring visitors from around the world to the tiny town of Tremont was, to many, borderline preposterous. What a difference a handful of months and $2.5 million in state funds can make. “It’s a little bit […]

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Wynette park, museum on track to open by April

Work is underway transforming a former manufacturing plant into a memorial for Itawamba County’s most famous native. Renovations to the future home of the Tammy Wynette Legacy Park began in late July with the gutting of the former home of Itawamba Manufacturing, which will eventually become the park’s main building. Once complete, the building will […]

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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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Tremont baseball, softball fall to Vardaman, Houlka

By SAM FARRIS Special to The Times TREMONT – There is no doubt that basketball reigns supreme East of the Tenn-Tom and across Bull Mountain Creek in Tremont, but the baseball and softball clubs are trying to build a sturdy program in an area swarming with exceptional ball clubs. In any building season, there will […]

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Lady Indians run record to 3-2 with wins over Tremont, Hatley

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor FULTON – The Itawamba AHS fastpitch squad got their record back on the positive side of .500 with a pair of wins over county rival Tremont and Hatley last Saturday. IAHS 15, Tremont 0 The Lady Indians gave up a leadoff walk to McKenna Garrison, but came back to retire […]

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Crime News

Shooting threat leads to school lockdown in Tremont

A Fulton man is behind bars after allegedly threatening to kill a Tremont resident, resulting in a brief lockdown at Tremont Attendance Center on Friday. Officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department say Kevin Dewayne Steele, 43, of 525 Beans Ferry Road, Fulton, was arrested after attempting to use a 9mm handgun to coerce an […]

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Tremont falls to Mooreville on senior night

TREMONT – As the Tremont Eagles and Lady Eagles approached the home stretch of the regular season last week, they took their home floor for the final time in 2015-2016, and the seniors played at the Eagles’ Nest for the final time in their careers. Unfortunately, the night was bittersweet as both teams succumbed to […]

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Indians, Lady Indians claim Tishowamba Bi-County Tournament titles

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer FULTON – The IAHS Indians and Lady Indians played host to the annual “Tishowamba” Bi-County basketball tournament last weekend, and each came up with a pair of big wins to clinch championship trophies. (G) IAHS 72, Tremont 25 The Lady Indians kicked off the tournament by hitting the accelerator and […]

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Grown together: Tremont Floral celebrates 50 years as a family business

If there’s one thing the Canup siblings learned from their father, it’s the value of hard work. Businesses, like flowers, require a lot of nurturing to grow. “We’ve always said hard work drives our family,” said B.J. Canup, president of Tremont Floral. His father, Bobby, sat across the table from him. His younger siblings, brother […]

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Tammy Wynette Legacy Park progressing well

  * The town will host a Labor Day event to help fund the memorial park’s operations. Work on Tremont’s long-planned memorial park for country music legend and native Tammy Wynette is further along than most people probably realize. Last week, Robert Don Whitehead of the Tammy Wynette Legacy Park Committee said the group is […]

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Two arrested in Tremont on meth, stolen car charges

Deputies have arrested two women accused of stealing a car and smuggling narcotics into Itawamba County. Rita J. Buckingham, 42, of Shannon, and Lori June Schmidt, 44, of Nettleton, were arrested by Itawamba County deputies in Tremont, Sunday. Both were charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell. According to narcotics investigators with the […]

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Crime News

Tremont spouses arrested in connection with alleged drug sale

Itawamba County law enforcement officials have arrested a husband and wife accused of possessing and selling narcotics out of their Tremont home. Investigators with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department arrested Jesse Robert Young, 66, of 143 Harbor Road, Tremont, on June 5 and charged him with both the possession and sale of the schedule II […]

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