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Editorial

Continued support helps expand Crossroads Ranch’s dream

Last year’s Denim and Diamonds fundraiser for Itawamba Crossroads Ranch netted more than $65,000 for the nonprofit community for adults with developmental disabilities, far surpassing expectations. On Saturday, April 8, at 6 p.m., another fundraiser supporting Crossroads Ranch will be held at Sheffield Manor in Fulton. Crossroads founder Renae Bennett, a potter by trade, formed […]

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Music education is important, beneficial

Since 1985, March has been filled with sound as music in our schools is celebrated around the nation. Sponsored by the National Association for Music Education, the event focuses our attention on the need for and benefits of quality music education programs. This year’s slogan for Music In Our Schools Month is “Music Makes Me […]

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Second life: Fairview man feeling good after life-saving transplant

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator “You get up every morning and feel good,” said Terry Paul Graham, speaking in general terms that, less than two years ago, didn’t apply to him. Not at all. “We take that for granted,” the Fairview native continued. He used his hand to shield his eyes from the sun, glanced […]

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Downtown eateries focus of upcoming chamber meeting

  By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator The Fulton Chamber of Commerce is planning an informal brainstorming session to discuss ideas and possibilities for new downtown restaurants. According to chamber director Mary Sue Boggs, the goal is to attract a variety of people who could help, either directly or indirectly, bring more eateries to the city, […]

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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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Serving those who’ve served

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator After two decades as a marine, visiting nearly two dozen countries and being stationed in 10, overseeing budgets in the hundreds of millions of dollars, and holding down a job at the Pentagon that put him in the same room as three acting presidents, Jason Baker must, by any measure […]

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Crime News

Mantachie man charged with armed robbery

Editor’s note: An older version of this story was published on itawambatimes.com last week. You can read that version here. By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Mantachie police have charged a man originally arrested in connection with what they believed to be a stabbing with armed robbery. Cory Stewart, 27, of Tishtonee Drive, was charged Monday […]

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Don’t forget: Homestead exemption deadline is March 31

Moved into a new house? Purchased a piece of property? Gotten married? Better stop by the tax assessor’s by the end of next week. The Itawamba County tax assessor’s office will stop accepting applications for homestead exemption after Friday, March 31, at 5 p.m. Taxpayers who have, prior to Jan. 1, changed their marital status, […]

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Question of the Week – March 22

Each week, The Itawamba County Times features a new question for its readers. Voting each week starts on Tuesday and ends at noon the following Monday. Results are available online and in The Itawamba County Times. Take a second to share your opinion on the events, decisions and other happenings that affect your county. This […]

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Indians enjoying five-game win streak after slow start

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor SALTILLO – Things weren’t looking great for the Itawamba AHS Indians after the first two weeks of the 2017 baseball season. While the Indians were struggling to score runs on offense, the defense also hadn’t helped the cause much in the early-going. Lately, however, coach Steve Kerr’s squad has figured […]

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Mustangs drop a pair to large schools at Saltillo Tourney

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor SALTILLO – The Mantachie Mustangs don’t have the quantity of wins that most teams beat their chests about, but they do have the quality win. Following a 1-7 start, the Mustangs are 1-0 where it counts -inside division 1-2A play- but all seven losses have come to quality opposition, which […]

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Errors continuing to wreak havoc on Eagles

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor JUMPERTOWN – Errors have been detrimental to whatever success the Tremont Eagles baseball squad could have achieved early in the 2017 season. After committing eight errors in a 10-0 loss at Belgreen, AL last Thursday, errors and wild pitches, literally, snatched defeat from the jaws of victory at Jumpertown on […]

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Crime News

Charges pending in Mantachie morning stabbing

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Mantachie police have arrested a man on suspicion of a Friday morning stabbing, although formal charges have yet to be lodged. The alleged attack occurred around 10 a.m. at a home on Mount Pisgah Road in Mantachie. According to Mantachie Police Chief Mark Roberts, the alleged victim called to report […]

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Tremont water to shut off Thursday

Work to repair a water leak means Tremont residents will be without water starting Thursday morning. Tremont Town Clerk Windy Abbot said workers will begin turning off valves at 7:30 a.m. to locate and repair a water leak on the town’s main line right below the water tank. “It’s going to affect the whole water […]

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