Iuka Welcomes Kenny Carson As New Mayor

Approximately 25 people were on hand, not including city employees and election officials, Tuesday evening at Iuka City Hall as the votes for the mayoral race were counted. Two candidates …
Last night, the sky danced with vibrant hues as the elusive northern lights made a dazzling appearance. Against the backdrop of the darkened sky, streaks of green, purple, and blue swirled and …
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I, Kenny Wayne Carson, am asking for your support as Mayor for the City of Iuka. I am currently serving as Interim Mayor for the city I love. I have been serving as Vice Mayor/Alderman for …
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My name is Benny Gray and I am officially announcing my candidacy for the Office of Mayor for the City of Iuka in the May 14, 2024 Special Election. I dedicated 40 years as a servant to the …
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Mayoral Election Set For May 18th

After the resignation of former Mayor Joel Robertson, a special election has been scheduled to elect a new mayor. Two candidates, Kenny Carson and Benny Gray, have qualified to run for the position. …

The Store that Love Built

Downtown Iuka has seen many businesses come and go in 65 years, but Moore's Jewelers at 104 Front Street has been a steadfast landmark for over six decades. It is the oldest business in our town that …

MBI INVESTIGATING OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING

MBI INVESTIGATING OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN MENDENHALL JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) is investigating an officer- involved shooting involving the Mendenhall …

A Movie Nerds Reel Insights

Kung Fu Panda 4 In the highly anticipated fourth installment of the beloved "Kung Fu Panda" franchise, Po and friends return with another action-packed adventure that delivers both heart and humor. …

Suspect Apprehended After Armed Robbery at Two Area Businesses

Tuesday, April 9, was your typical evening in our area until the employee at the new Dollar General located beside Goat Island Road had anything except your run of the mill shift. The employee …

Open Positions in School District

Tishomingo County School District currently has a wide range of job openings available. Everything from Substitute teaching positions to an administrative leadership role. The following is a list of positions and who to contact if you are interested in working for Tishomingo County School District.
SCHOOLS
Belmont

Belmont High School students Compete at State FBLA Convention

Belmont students at State FBLA Convention, left to right: Jayden Paden, Chloe Gassaway, Kerstin Moody, Meredith Eaton, and Nathan Johnson

Belmont High School carried a group of students to the State Future Business Leaders of America Convention in Tupelo, Miss to participate and compete in various business areas. Belmont had four …

Burnsville

Fun Days at Burnsville School!

Mrs. Mullins 1st grade class

Capturing Back-to-School Moments: Fun-filled Learning Activities at Burnsville K-8, Shared by Mr. Ken Nunley!

IES

Celebrating Red Ribbon Week at Iuka Elementary School

Kaycee Burcham MD & Amanda Murray RN with the lungs paid for by Tri-State grant.

We recently had the pleasure of celebrating Red Ribbon Week at Iuka Elementary School, a week dedicated to educating our students about the dangers of drug misuse and promoting a healthy, drug-free …

IMS

7th Grader Places 3rd in TCHS Regional Meet

Peyton Vick, 7th grader, is on the TCHS track & field team. This is her first year to compete in any event. She placed 3rd in the hurdles event at the TCHS Regional meet where she competed against …

Tishomingo

Basketball Victories, Veterans Day Event, and Progress Reports

Harper Holt and Jayden Switcher

What's up, Bulldogs? It's Jayden and Harper again, here to fill you in on all the Bulldog Buzz! We would like to start off our newsletter by congratulating our Bulldog basketball teams! We have had …

TCHS

Abigail Robinson participates in Anato-Bee

Pictured with Abigail is Dr. Mary Piscura, VCOM Professor and co-founder of a nationwide anatomy outreach initiative, the Anato-Bee. The group includes all of the Anato-Bee finalists.

TCHS Sophomore Abigail Robinson believes it’s never too early to plan for a future career. She recently spent the weekend at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - a private medical …

Sports

TCHS Cheerleaders Welcome You To Homecoming Friday Night

TCHS Cheerleaders show their school spirit this week during Homecoming Spirit Week. left to right 1st Row - Seniors: Madi Calvert, Katie Hollon, Maggie Tucker, Margaret Claire Riley, Kaylen Maxcy, and Taylor James. 2nd Row - Juniors: Emily Kate Barnes, Alaina Hyde, Eden Akers, Ainsley Marlar, and Addison Butler. 3rd Row - Sophomores: Madelyn Booker, Madelyne Robinson, Elisabeth Williams, Miley Roberts, and Emma Glover. Top Row - Freshmen: McKenleigh Wolford, London Wilson, Dakiera Dilworth, Ainsley Estes, and Madison Daily.
Tishomingo County High School is preparing for  Homecoming  next Friday night, September 22nd.  The football team will be hosting the South Pontotoc Cougars and the  homecoming …

Braves Bulletin - 9/28/23

TCHS Homecoming Court

The 2023-2024 school year has gotten off to a positive start at Tishomingo County High School. Clubs are getting underway with enrollment for FBLA and Foreign Language Club. Beta Club has already …

Chieftain Chatter

Mrs. Heather Booker (Middle) welcomes her two former students, Brady Patrick (Left) and Ethan Stripling (Right)

Iuka Middle School football has had a week off from games this week, but no doubt, their coaches have them prepared to take on the Belmont Cardinals at home on Tuesday the 19th. Both cheer and …

OBITUARIES
Obituaries
Gerry Dale Berryman
Gerry Dale Berryman, age 65, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2023. He was sworn to fun. He was a knife maker and was often found tinkering in his carport, bringing to life some new idea he’d …
Debra Hester Fowler
Debra Hester Fowler, 66, of Iuka, Mississippi, died on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. There were many things in her life that Debra enjoyed, but music and …
Donna Clark
Donna Clark, 68, of Iuka, MS, died on Sunday, November 26, 2023, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Donna enjoyed watching TikTok, browsing Facebook, and FaceTiming her …
Timmy Ray Osborn
A service to celebrate the life of Timmy Ray Osborn, 52, will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home with burial to follow in Bethlehem Cemetery in Tishomingo. Visitation will be from …
Tommy Sanders
Tommy Sanders, age 58, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2023. He is survived by his brothers, Roger Dale Sanders (Debbie), David Wayne Sanders (Brenda), Michael Eugene Sanders (Donna), and Marcus …
Dr. Danny Orville Helton
We wish to regretfully announce that Dr. Danny Orville Helton died unexpectedly but peacefully at home on Saturday, November 25th, 2023, in Iuka, Mississippi at the age of 79. Dr. Helton was born …
LIFESTYLE
FOOD

Beef Stroganoff for one last comfort food meal

Spring has been a bit slow in coming, and chilly evenings have made us want some comfort food meals to warm us up after working outdoors. One night we warmed up frozen red beans and rice, and it was …

Fizz and Champy’s delight on Colbert County getaway!

Leaving our dining options open is always a good idea when we travel, and on our Colbert County trip we found some treasures!We initially planned to eat that night at the Rattlesnake Saloon, but it …

Flashback to a reader favorite: Sausage Cornbread

Revisiting this favorite that was printed a year ago! With a new job taking up a lot of my time, cooking has gone to the back burner for me over the past month. Thankfully, I have a husband who …

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TRAVEL

Tri-State Cross Coming Soon

We are excited to announce the Tri-State Cross for CHRIST will be coming soon to the intersection of Highway 72 East and O.E. Barrett Road in Iuka, MS. The Burns family donated the beautiful property …

Heritage Day Saturday in Mineral Springs Park

Iuka will be busier than ever as we "Bring Everyone Together" for this Heritage Day Festival. Saturday is the day for fun in and around downtown Iuka! From Mineral Springs Park and Jaybird Park, …

Ribbon Cutting at Sweet Scoops

Local officials, family, and friends gathered to cut the ribbon for Sweet Scoops. Owner Amber Foote reported that “we offer the tastiest treats in town, everything from 16 flavors of Blue Bell …

PERSPECTIVES
PERSPECTIVES
This is a Surviving Photograph of the Holcut Basketball Team. Names of the Pictured are Below.
Holcut Basketball Team
Rachel Hester brought this great photo by the office to share with our readers. It is the Holcut Basketball team taken sometime before 1960. Pictured are, top row, from left: Cleston Scruggs - …
Small Aircraft that Michael Hendrix Has Crafted
Aircraft Builder in Belmont, MS
Michael S. Hendrick moved to Belmont, Mississippi in August of 2023 after living in the Red Bay area for five years. He got his high school diploma after completing the 11th grade at Natchez High …
Corn Field in Mississippi Previously Occupied by Native Mississippians
Conservation Corner - Rich History
We as Mississippians are fortunate to have such a rich history of early human life. For example, remains of a Paleo-Indian were found near Natchez in 1846. It was found with the remains of several …
I Have Returned
Folks, as you can tell from the headline of this column, which you can guess was either taken from Major General Douglas MacArthur’s iconic quote upon American forces retaking the Philippines …
Compassion earned a smile from a snake
We were sitting there watching my wife’s favorite TV show, “Ice Road Truckers” when i looked out the window and saw something black moving across the driveway. It was big and long …