Iuka, built on the site of a Chickasaw Indian village, was founded in 1857. Woodall Mountain located 5 miles southwest of Iuka is the only state high point that was subject to a battle during the Civil War. The Battle of Iuka was on September 19, 1862. Woodall Mountain was renamed in 1887 in honor of Tishomingo Sheriff Zephaniah H. Woodall.

Heritage Festival Treasurer has passed away.

It is with a heavy heart that we report the passing of Sandra Medlin who has lost her battle with cancer.  She passed peacefully on Sunday Feb. 26th at 11:38pm.  Sandra was the long time treasurer and an activities planner for the Iuka Heritage Festival. She dedicated many years to the festival and other Iuka events. Her and her late husband Jerry Medlin were instrumental in several yearly activities in town and loved Iuka very much. Her presence will be missed. Please remember her family in your prayers.