NEWS BRIEFS

** GOVERNOR VISITS FULTON **
Gov. Haley Barbour will make a series of appearances and speeches in Northeast Mississippi this week as he brings his office to the region.

Barbour spokesman Mike Armour, director of the Appalachian Regional Commission in Mississippi, said the governor's Thursday schedule includes a stop at Itawamba Community College in Fulton at noon for a two-hour session, followed by a tour of Fulton.

The governor's schedule prior to his Fulton visit include a stop at Corinth's new Civil War Interpretive Center at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, followed by a walking tour of historic downtown Corinth and a 9:45 a.m. stop at Kimberly-Clark's Corinth plant.

Also on Wednesday, he travels to Iuka for an 11:15 a.m. walking tour of downtown, then a noon celebration of First American National Bank's 40th anniversary.

Armour said Thursday's schedule begins with an 8 a.m. tour of the Tri-State Commerce Park in northern Tishomingo County on the Tennessee River, followed by tours of manufacturing sites, including Tiffin Mobile Homes in the Belmont and Tishomingo area at 9:15 a.m.

** FUGITIVE CAPTURED **
The Fulton Police Department was able to apprehend a wanted fugitive this week after a routine traffic stop.

According to Sgt. Brad Rogers, officers found Tony Gray, 31, of Washington County, Ill., in the passenger seat of a vehicle they had stopped. After running a background search on the vehicle's occupants, it was discovered that Gray was a wanted man.

Gray was wanted in Washington County, Ill., on charges of aggravated assault and extreme bodily harm.

Rogers added that extradition of Gray back to Illinois is currently under way.

** NIE WORKSHOP **
The Annual Newspapers in Education Workshop (sponsored by The Itawamba County Times) will be held Thursday, July 29, at the Itawamba County School District Central Office in Fulton.

Each year, teachers attend the workshop to learn ways to use the newspaper as a teaching tool in the classroom.

All teachers are invited but are asked to pre-register by calling 862-3141 by July 23.

NIE instructors will be Brenda Harbin and Dorothy Thomas. CEU's are available for this workshop. A free lunch and door prizes donated by local businesses will be provided.

** ADOPT-A-DOG DAY **
The City of Fulton will have an Adopt-a-Dog Day on Saturday, July 17, at 10 a.m. in the Fred's parking lot.