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Fulton officials issue ‘shelter in place’ order

By ADAM ARMOUR / Itawamba County Times Fulton officials have issued a “shelter in place” order and set strict guidelines on what they consider essential businesses amid growing concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus. On Monday, the Fulton Board of Aldermen unanimously approved an order limiting business practices and activities within the city. The order requires that all ...

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Jack’s restaurant submits plans for Fulton location

By ADAM ARMOUR / Itawamba County Times Fulton is getting a Jack’s. Again. The Alabama-based restaurant chain, which has been increasing its presence in Northeast Mississippi in recent months, has submitted engineering plans to the city’s building inspector, Shae Collum, for approval by the city’s board of aldermen. The plans required the Fulton Board of Aldermen to grant a variance ...

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Without its community, Mantachie’s Club 3Six3 couldn’t exist

By CORA YIELDING / Itawamba County Times As a parent, Amanda McFerrin, owner of Club 3Six3 in Mantachie, would worry every time her son would hang out with his friends. Their only options were to drive from their small hometown of Mantachie to Tupelo. It got her to thinking. McFerrin remembered a time when Mantachie had a game room, a ...

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FOCUS ON ITAWAMBA COUNTY: Guy and Erin Conner’s waterway triple threat

By CORA YIELDING / Itawamba County Times In 1995, after years spent longing for their own boat shop, Guy and Erin Conner finally realized their dreams. But when they opened Midway Marine, they had no idea their maiden voyage into business would last a quarter-century and grow to include multiple expansions into several types of businesses. In 2017, two decades ...

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Good to the last drop: Coffee company provides funds for international, local missions

By DAVID PANNELL / Daily Journal FULTON • When he started My Brother’s Cup coffee company 10 years ago, Mike Pittman of Tupelo didn’t know beans about coffee. “I didn’t even drink coffee,” the 65-year-old Pittman said with a chuckle. “It was crazy; I didn’t have a clue.’ Now Pittman is a genuine java pro. He spends his days roasting, grinding, ...

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Award-winning collaboration: ICC nationally recognized for manufacturing camp

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal For the past 11 years, Bryan Hawkins has opened the doors of his company to students and teachers so he can share his knowledge and passion for manufacturing. The effort has been highlighted by the Tek2Go Advanced Manufacturing Camps, spearheaded by Itawamba Community College, working together with the Community Development Foundation and Hawkins’ company, ...

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OPINION — Fulton truck driver encourages job seekers to look at trucking for a career

As one of 3.5 million professional truck drivers on America’s roads, I’ll be joining you on the roads this fall as I help deliver the goods that you’ll rely on all year long. The trucking industry, which is supported by 7.7 million professionals, including drivers, technicians, vendors and partners, delivers to 80% of America’s communities. According to the American Transportation ...

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A Mississippi transportation worker killed in crash

A Mississippi Department of Transportation construction manager has been killed in a crash in Itawamba County. The department, in a news release, says the accident Wednesday involved an 18-wheeler and happened about a mile east of the scale on Interstate 22 westbound. The victim was identified as Jeff Boren, who worked in the Tupelo Project Office since January 1992. MDOT ...

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Tupelo schools and Itawamba CC form ‘middle college’

MBJ staff Itawamba Community College and Tupelo Public School District have formed a “middle college” that will allow students to graduate with a secondary school diploma and a two-year associate degree. Starting in August, some Tupelo High juniors will attend classes at the ICC Tupelo campus for the majority of the school day while taking classes at THS. “This is ...

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Road project to four-lane connection between auto plants in Mississippi, Alabama

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal An 8.3-mile, four-lane divided arterial highway will help link the Toyota Mississippi plant in Blue Springs and the Toyota-Mazda plant under construction in Huntsville, Alabama. The $52.4 million project was announced by Mississippi’s two Republican U.S. Senators, Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith, and GOP 1st District Congressman Trent Kelly. The U.S. Department of Transportation ...

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