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Pontotoc city Christmas parade rain date set

If it rains the Pontotoc City Christmas parade out this Monday, Deccember 5 at 6:30 the next date will be Monday, December 12 and will be held half an hour earlier with a six o-clock

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Christmas parades begin tonight with Thaxton’s parade

Pontotoc knows how to give a parade. Sevearal communities in the county will have parades starting Friday, December 2. Below are the communities and the things they have going on in connection with their separate parades. These appear in the order in which they will be marching down their respective main Streets. Thaxton The Thaxton […]

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Tips for buying those toys

Part of the joy of giving gifts this holiday season is know people enjoy the gifts we’ve given. And toys given to children bring special joy to our hearts. It’s not just parents that give gifts to children. My dad had one brother and three sisters who didn’t have children of their own, so they […]

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Second week court docket set

David Helms Pontotoc Progress The November term of Pontotoc County Circuit Court convened on Monday (Nov. 28) with 162 criminal cases set for trial during the two week court term which runs through Friday, December 9. Judges Jim Pounds and Thomas Gardner III are scheduled to preside during the two week term. The November criminal […]

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Elastic is the only gift that really keeps on giving

If you count today, there’s 25 shopping days left until Christmas. I was leaning towards buying Janet one of those Roomba iRobot vacuum cleaners. It’s one of those round, self-propelled vacuums that at the push of a button supposedly scours the entire room. The ad says it “seamlessly navigates the entire level of your home.” […]

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Prayer meeting for all first responders set tonight at Agri-Center

In a show of gratitude, there will be a Prayer Meeting for our Law Enforcement officers and First Responders. All churches are encouraged to be at the Pontotoc Agri-center on November 30, 6:30 p.m. Join us as we unite in prayer for our folks in uniform. Emcee is Brother Wayne Ward, also helping to lead […]

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Community Christmas tree planted

For many years Sadie Kenny thought a Community Christmas tree lighting ceremony is what Pontotoc needed. This year her dream is coming true. Folks will be treated to the blended voices of the Lane Chapel Quintet and the Pontotoc First Baptist Quartet singing Christmas carols and Mayor Jeff Stafford will count down to the lighting […]

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partial election results from Pontotoc County

Of the 19,910 registered voters there were 11,875 ballots cast with 346 affidavits and more than 900 absentee ballots to count late Tuesday night. top two vote getters in races President Clinton 2123 Trump 9,442 First Congressional District Trent Kelly 9604 Jacob Owens 1591 Supreme Court district 3 John Brady 3403 Jim Kitchens 2473 Election […]

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Randolph man and son drown while fishing

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc County Coroner Kim Bedford said a Randolph man and his four-year-old son apparently drown Sunday afternoon while fishing from a small boat in a friend’s pond along Highway 9 south in Randolph. Bedford identified the drowning victims as Billy Joe Finley, 37, and his son, Grayson Brett Finley, age four. […]

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Smith elected mayor of Ecru

Unofficial results in Tuesday’s election for a new mayor for the town of Ecru saw Ashley Employee Jeff Smith winning the seat with 101 votes to interim mayor Glenn Denton’s 65 votes. The votes will be certified sometime Wednesday and Smith will be sworn in before the end of the week. He is filling the […]

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Pontotoc man faces multiple charges in Monroe County

Monroe Journal A Pontotoc man is facing multiple charges in Monroe County. Joshua G. Patterson, 39, of Pontotoc, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering, possession of a weapon by a felon and sale of controlled substance. His bond was set for $8,000 on the charges of breaking and entering and possession of a […]

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Ecru political speaking set Saturday

If you want to find out where the two Ecru mayoral candidates stand there will be a political speaking this Saturday, October 22, 3 p.m. at the Ecru Park.

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