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Tornado shelter information and supply kit

To be alerted of a storm in your community by phone sign up at www.trpdd.com/codered. This is at no cost to you. Know where your tornado shelter is. Here are the locations. If you have never been there, spend time TODAY, Friday, to find it and see exactly where it is. • Algoma – 2 […]

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Be weather conscious over the weekend UPDATE

It will be tempting not to look at the weather forecasts on Friday since you want to be out and about for the weekend. Resist that temptation. Keep a track on the weather. Here is the latest from the National Weather Service: PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to the tornado threat paragraph. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Saturday through […]

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Loose lips sink ships was once a motto

Seems to me a fellow could go to Washington and make a fortune selling Flex Seal Liquid. It’s guaranteed to coat, seal, protect and stop leaks fast! “Loose lips, sink ships,” was once a motto. Trouble is they don’t produce pink slips. Maybe it’s all about tv ratings. Didn’t someone once say, “The truth is […]

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April dockett for first week of court beginning April 3

David Helms Pontotoc Progress One-hundred-seventy-seven criminal cases are set for trial during the upcoming three week April term of Pontotoc County Circuit Court, which convenes April 3 and concludes April 21. Judges Jim Pounds and James L. Roberts, Jr., are scheduled to preside during the court term. The April criminal court docket has 63 cases […]

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Dr. Hubbard to address Legion celebration next week

The American Legion, having been founded at a convention in Paris, France, in March of 1919, will celebrate its 98th birthday on Thursday, March 30, at 6:00 p.m. at the local Pontotoc American Legion Post 16. The special guest speaker for the birthday celebration will be Pontotoc native Dr. James Robert Hubbard. Dr. Hubbard is […]

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Chamber award deadline is Friday

David Helms Pontotoc Progress This Friday (March 24) is the deadline for submitting nominations for the three community service awards which will be presented at the March 30 Pontotoc County Chamber of Commerce/Main Street Membership and Awards Banquet. Nominations may be dropped off, emailed, or mailed to the chamber office at 109 North Main Street, […]

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Lady Cougars go 4-0 in spring break tournament

By Jonathan Wise SPRINGVILLE- The South Pontotoc Lady Cougars got some big late outs from the circle and a game-winning hit from Lexie Ward on Saturday to defeat Calhoun City 5-4, part of 4-0 weekend for the Lady Cougars at their host spring break Tournament. Mackenzie Denton entered in relief in a 5th inning after […]

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Warriors top Vikings in pitchers’ duel

By Jonathan Wise ECRU- It was a classic pitching duel Saturday night in North Pontotoc and Pontotoc High’s rivalry baseball contest, with the Warriors coming away with a 1-0 win. The squads compiled only six combined hits, with the Warriors’ scoring a lone run in the top of the 1st inning that they made stand […]

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Pitching leads improved Cougars

By Jonathan Wise South Pontotoc’s baseball team has seen a resurgence thus far in 2017. Before the season, head coach Bryan Buckner was hoping the the experience of his group, that returns eight seniors, would pay off. So far that is the case. At press time the Cougars held a record of 10-4, after going […]

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Vikings split tournament games with Ripley, Horn Lake

By Jonathan Wise SALTILLO- North Pontotoc split a pair of games last Thursday at the Saltillo Tournament, falling 8-4 to Ripley before bouncing back with an 8-2 victory over Horn Lake. The Vikings cranked out 13 hits against the Tigers, but their comeback attempt fell short. Ripley plated three runs in the 5th and 6th […]

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Cole Smith commits to LSU

Pontotoc junior offensive lineman Cole Smith made a big splash in the world of recruiting when he announced his commitment to LSU on an unofficial visit on March 10. Smith chose the Tigers after being offered by a host of other programs, including Southern Miss, Troy, Louisiana Lafayette, Louisiana Monroe, UTSA, Arkansas State, Tulane, South […]

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Lady Vikings pitch shutout over Bruce

By Jonathan Wise ECRU- The North Pontotoc Lady Vikings got a shutout pitching effort from Cadie Beth Gates and an improved defensive performance to blank Bruce 4-0 last Tuesday. “We set a goal for the game of making two or less errors, because we have been making five or more, and today I was happy […]

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Defending champion Cougars start 2-0

By Jonathan Wise South Pontotoc’s defending 3A state champion archery squad now sits at 2-0 on the season after a win over Pontotoc last Thursday. The Cougars totaled 3,261 points to take the match. Hayden Franklin led the team by shooting a 288, and Grace Williams was the top girl with a score of 271. […]

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South rally falls just short

BY Jonathan Wise, Sports Edtior HOUSTON- The South Pontotoc Lady Cougars found themselves down by six runs late in the game Friday, but responded with a scrappy comeback that fell just short in a 8-7 loss to the Houston Lady Hilltoppers. South held a 2-1 advantage after plating a pair of runs in the 2nd […]

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