Itawamba County

Itawamba County, Mississippi

PO Box 776
Fulton, MS 38843
Phone: (662) 862-3421
Fax: (662) 862-3421

On the northeastern border of MS, north of Columbus; organized Feb 9, 1836 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For the personal name of an Indian chief; meaning uncertain

Area (sq mi):: 540.42 (land 532.31; water 8.11) Population per square mile: 43.90
Population 2005: 23,359 State rank: 40 Population change: 2000-20005 2.60%; 1990-2000 13.80% Population 2000: 22,770 (White 92.00%; Black or African American 6.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 36.20
Income 2000: per capita $14,956; median household $31,156; Population below poverty level: 14.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,415-$22,111
Unemployment (2004): 5.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 27.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 58.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Great American Farm Tables operates from a 5,000-square-foot facility located on a rural highway in Itawamba County. The facility houses all equipment and supplies needed to fill orders from customers across a seven-state area.
Some 34 AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members, based at the AmeriCorps NCCC Southern Region Campus in Vicksburg, are deploying to three locations in Mississippi to provide assistance: Tupelo in Lee County, Mantachie in Itawamba County and Louisville in Winston County.
(AP) -- Itawamba Community College has signed a dual credit class agreement with the Itawamba County school system.
But tables turned when she won a 35,000 US dollars payout against Itawamba County Agricultural High School in Fulton, which admitted that it violated McMillen's right to freedom of speech.
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Alisha Wilson has been appointed general manager/editor of The Itawamba County Times in Fulton.
"The prisoners do not have the chance to earn time off their sentences or participate in any rehabilitation programs." Itawamba County Circuit Clerk Carol Gates says she does the best she can with a limited staff.
It is in Itawamba County, population 20,017, once the poorest county in the state.