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Toyota announces $1-million in grants to aid Pontotoc, Union, Lee Counties

The Toyota Educational Endowment Fund Committee (TEEFAC) of the CREATE Foundation announced today the availability of $1 million of grant money for schools in Lee, Pontotoc and Union counties. Toyota Mississippi Vice President Doug Formby, a member of  CREATE’s Toyota Education Endowment Fund Advisory Committee, made the announcement in New Albany. “The purpose of the […]

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Tutor retiring, Wise hired as sports writer

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer Pontotoc Progress Sports editor Tim Tutor has announced his intentions to retire from the Progress. Tutor’s last day will be today, July 31. He came to the Progress in October of 2001 and has covered all aspects of sports from fishing to bowling since his arrival. Tutor said he is […]

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Obituaries July 31, 2013

Jeanette Collums Alburquerque, NM Jeanette Collums passed away surrounded by her family July 23, 2013. She was born to Joe and Ilene White in Tocopola, Mississippi and moved to Albuquerque, NM 53 years ago with her love Tony Collums. She is survived by her husband Tony Collums, Son Jerry, wife Trina, Son Michael, and daughter […]

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There’s lots going on, a great problem to have

We’ve had lots of great things happening lately in our town that should make us proud and we have even more coming up. In June, it was announced that the Pontotoc Main Street Association won two awards from the Mississippi Main Street Association. On July 4, we had a great day of celebrating beginning with […]

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Obituaries July 17, 2013

Michael  Williams Pontotoc Michael Alton Williams, 43, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at his home in Carlsbad, N.M. He was born July 7, 1969, to Darrell Williams and Evelyn Pinching in Carlsbad, N.M. A Celebration of Life Service was Monday, July 8, at Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Wilson officiating. Burial followed […]

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Remember to honor all our local heroes

My column for this week started out as me going to how I had a bad day last week and how I tried to find the good in it. But then I spent the day at the Pontotoc Lake on the 4th of July.  It was wonderful.  The park was packed with families and friends […]

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New Off the Square Market open Saturday

The new Off the Square Market  in downtown Pontotoc will be open this Saturday, July 13, 7 – 11 a.m. The public is invited to come buy fresh grown produce. The Off the Square Market is located behind First National Bank at the intersection of Lafayette Street and Jefferson Street. For more information please   call […]

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I need my mama and she knows it

My mom dropped me off to meet some friends last week and then picked me back up a couple of days later.  Her remark when picking me up was “I feel like I have dropped you off and picked you up after a week at church camp like I used to have to do.” I […]

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Obituaries July 10, 2013

Kay Pruett Pontotoc Kathryn Ann “Kay” Pruett, 70, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was the daughter of William E. Gilbert and Marion Grace Moore. She graduated from Greenwood High School and attended Memphis State University. She was a Christian and a member of First Baptist Church in […]

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Obituaries July 3, 2013

Charlie    Everett Custer Roanoke, VA Charlie Everette Custer, 76, of Roanoke, VA, passed awayWednesday, June 26, 2013, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Charlie had been in automotive equipment sales for over 50 years. Most recently he owned his own company, Automotive Equipment. Sales, and worked with Pro-Cut Industries for 13 years and was one […]

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Pontotoc Main Street wins two awards

Michelle Williams General Manager JACKSON-At the annual Mississippi Main Street Awards luncheon last Thursday, Pontotoc County Main Street Association had a good day. Garnering two of the twenty-four awards given throughout the state, Pontotoc Main Street Director, Ellen Russell, said “We have done a lot to be proud of so it’s nice to be recognized.” […]

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Obituaries June 26, 2013

Margaret Patterson Senatobia, MS Mattie Margaret Tribble Patterson was surrounded by family as she went to be with the Lord on June 15, 2013 at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Services were held Tuesday, June 18, at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church Senatobia. Burial followed in Bethesda Cemetery. Born January 11th, 1920, to Willie […]

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Childhood dreams can still come true

One of my favorite movie quotes of all times is “When you’re young, you imagine your whole life, and it never occurs to you that it won’t turn out that way.” I think of this quote often when I think about where I am today compared to where I thought I’d be. Growing up I […]

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Obituaries June 19, 2013

Ruth Sewell Pontotoc Ella Ruth Perry Sewell, 84, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Church Street Personal Care Home in Ecru. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pontotoc, where she worked in the Nursery Department for over 50 years and was a member of the WMU. She was a retired administrative […]

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