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Helms column: Brace for what? Hey, hey hold the bus please

I would like to see the new movie “Hidden Figures,” which details the invaluable contribution of three brilliant African-American women mathematicians at NASA–Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson. It’s the little known story of how their mathematical expertise was part of the brain trust behind one of the greatest operations in history, the launch […]

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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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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 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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Boil water notice issued for residents in southern part of Pontotoc

A boil water alert has been issued for residents who receive their drinking water from the Houlka-Washington Extension located in Pontotoc County. This affects approximately 613 customers. Water system officials notified the Mississippi State Dept. of Health of a system wide pressure loss due to one or more line breaks. When pressure is lost contaminates […]

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City Christmas parade postponed

Pontotoc city christmas parade has been postponed to Monday, December 12 6 p.m. due to rain

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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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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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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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