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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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Old souls and good horses

By TERESA BLAKE / Itawamba County Times EVERGREEN — There’s a speckled hen with a few newborn baby chicks scratching around in Pat Huddleston’s yard. They don’t cower when his squirrel dogs come near, almost appearing to keep one another company. The cast of critters are all a part of Huddleston’s simple, country life. Although he has great fondness for ...

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Toyota Mississippi donates 10 cars to ICC’s automotive tech program

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal BLUE SPRINGS • Brad Crowder, who heads the automotive technology program at Itawamba Community College, was all smiles Wednesday. Toyota Mississippi donated 10 Corollas to ICC, which will use the vehicles for hands-on training. ICC also received seven cars in 2013. “The last cars we got were 2011 models, and we used them for various ...

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Payment ends former economic developer’s embezzlement case

A former economic development executive no longer faces criminal charges after he agreed to pay his former employer more than $30,000. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported Friday that embezzlement charges against Harvey Clements and his wife, Sandy Clements, were dismissed in May. The couple agreed to pay the Itawamba County Development Council $29,948, plus $1,400 in legal fees. Harvey Clements ...

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Tammy Wynette restaurant opens to big crowds, long waits

By ADAM ARMOUR / Itawamba County Times TREMONT – The restaurant that will fund Tremont’s memorial to the “First Lady of Country Music” has opened its doors. The Tammy Wynette Legacy Park Restaurant, located inside the park’s main building, held a soft opening this past weekend. Turnout was larger than expected, and the small staff faced large crowds and a few ...

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Tremont welcome center makes tourism push

By ADAM ARMOUR /Itawamba County Times Nearly 800 visitors to the Itawamba County Welcome Center were treated to a showcase of Itawamba County’s amenities last week. As part of its annual celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week, the Tremont-based Welcome Center hosted a week of programs intended to spotlight area businesses, organizations and attractions. On Wednesday, representatives of several prominent ...

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Faster internet in the works in Itawamba County

By ADAM ARMOUR / Itawamba County Times FULTON – Faster internet service is coming to Itawamba County, but it will take some time getting there. In late 2015, Jerry McGee, president of Fulton Telephone Company, told The Itawamba County Times his company was hoping to update its broadband infrastructure, providing faster Internet service to its customers within the next five ...

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