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Graham garners top ten most admired for sixtieth year

For a record 60th time, Billy Graham has been named as one of the 10 most admired men in the world. Gallup released its annual list at the end of 2016 after asking more than 1,000 people throughout the United States which man they admire most in the world. Mr. Graham received fifth place on […]

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Walk A Weigh deadline nearing

Walk-a-Weigh, an award-winning weight control program emphasizing the importance of physical activity and healthy eating will be offered by the Pontotoc County Office of the Mississippi State University Extension Service. The Walk-a-Weigh Program will offer an evening and a morning option this year. Classes begin Monday, January 23 at 5:30 p.m. or Tuesday, January 24 […]

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More postseason awards for county football standouts

Football players from all three county schools received even more recognition for their play on the gridiron this year, as a total of 8 were named All-State selections by the Mississippi Association of Coaches. Pontotoc, who finished 13-2, placed 6 on the 4A squad. Senior quarterback Jacob Carter, sophomore running back Gabe Harmon, and junior […]

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Some stay warm and safe tips

Whenever we experience cooler weather, we are all looking for ways to stay warm. If you add the possibility of snow to the mix, then we also want to make sure we can survive with plenty of food in the house. Sometimes what is “cold” depends on who it is. I am a warm weather […]

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Ecru Mayor proposes three committees to tackle issues

Regina Butler Pontotoc Progress In the mayor’s forum this past Tuesday night, Mayor Jeff Smith proposed to the board to form three different committees that will meet and bring suggestions to the board. “I’d like us to form the Ecru Community Development, Ecru Main Street and Ecru Cemetery committees,” he said. “These three main issues […]

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Martin Luther King celebrations set this weekend

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc County’s Martin Luther King celebrations are scheduled this weekend, January 14 and 15. Organizers announced this week that a parade, a banquet and a commemorative program will highlight the celebration with a theme of “Dream To Change.” Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, the federal holiday honoring King’s January 15 birth […]

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Chapter 3 Inc. purchases Golden Chair

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Effective December 29, 2016, Golden Chair’s manufacturing operation in Pontotoc County was purchased by Chapter 3 Inc.. Greg Washington, owner and president of Golden Chair for the past 30 years, made the announcement last week. Chapter 3 Inc. is owned by Jennifer & David Schock, who currently live in Minneapolis, MN. […]

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Pontotoc’s Carter inks with East Central Community College

PONTOTOC- Pontotoc senior quarterback Jacob Carter signed with East Central Community College last Thursday and will enroll this spring, having completed graduation requirements at Pontotoc High School. “I just feel comfortable. It felt like home in Decatur, MS,” Carter said of his decision to choose the Warriors. “(East Central head coach) Coach Karcher, I think […]

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PHS soccer recap: Lady Warriors, Warriors split games

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Writer Warrior soccer team put on a dominating performance last Thursday night, blanking Tishomingo County 7-0 on the road. “The first time in a couple of games we came out and possessed the ball,” said McKinley Holland. “It was maybe a lesser opponent, but that’s what it takes to win like […]

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Pontotoc Aldermen accepting school board applicatons

David Helms Pontotoc Progress At last week’s January meeting, the Pontotoc Board of Aldermen approved an order to advertise for school board applicants. The five year term of current school board member Wally Henry expires at the end of February. Henry and other interested applicants have until January 25 to submit applications for consideration for […]

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The Rochesters at Greatest Mission Baptist Church

The Rochester Family will be singing at Greatest Mission Baptist Church Sunday morning, January 15, at 10:30 a.m. Bro. Scott Matthews will be bringing the message. Everyone is invited to come and be a part of this special service. Greatest Mission Baptist Church is located at 3055 Hwy. 278 West, Pontotoc, MS. Bro. Steve Parrish […]

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Candidates qualifying for city elections

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Candidates have begun qualifying for the 2017 municipal elections. Locally, city elections will be held in Pontotoc, Algoma, Ecru, Sherman, Thaxton and Toccopola. Candidates for mayor and alderman may file qualifying papers in the municipal clerk’s office at their respective city hall. Candidates who have officially qualified as of noon last […]

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