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trailer load of water headed to Louisiana Monday

If you want to donate bottled water for the folks in louisiana there is an 18 wheeler parked out by the sheriff’s department. You can put your cases of water on it. If you need help loading go inside and buzz for some inmate help. Please deliver it by sunday afternoon. The truck will be […]

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NOON Thursday, Aug. 25 deadline Cleaning supplies to be carried to Louisana

DEADLINE, NOON THURSDAY AUG. 25 at West heights A couple is carrying cleaning supplies ONLY to Louisiana. If you would like to donate cleaning supplies, buckets or plastic covered square tubs to store things in, please carry them to West Heights at the door that faces the CVS Drug Store. IMPORTANT MUST BE TJERE BY […]

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Carter leads Warriors on and off the field

Pontotoc quarterback Jacob Carter is in his third year as the captain and commander of the Warriors offense. Carter calls audile’s, gets the offensive line in the right protection, and gets his teammates in the right position to succeed. “Jacob has full control of the offense,” said his father and head coach Jeff Carter. “We […]

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Wednesday night is Family Night: Fair to feature “Flying Walendas”

Regina Butler Pontotoc Progress The Pontotoc County Fair and Livestock show continues celebrate 100 years of offering family friendly fun in Pontotoc. To tie it all together for the mid-week performance, the magnificent World Class Wallendas will bring their high flying trapese acts to the Pontotoc County Agri-Center as part of the Fair events Wednesday, […]

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Eight plead guilty sentenced

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Eight defendants pled guilty to their respective criminal charge(s) on Friday, August 5, as the July term of Pontotoc County Circuit concluded. Defendant Robert Greg Parrish pled guilty to two counts of felon with a weapon. Parrish was sentenced to serve 10 years on each count unless he successfully completes one […]

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Algoma, Thaxton and Toccopola aldermen meet

Regina Butler Pontotoc Progress The towns of Algoma, Thaxton and Toccopola had their regular meetings last week. Toccopola Board members at the town of Toccopola discussed the upkeep of the community house parking lot. It was also noted that class pictures from the town of Toccopola have been framed and are hanging on the walls […]

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Ecru to keep voting precinct at community building

Regina Butler Pontotoc Progress Bernice Shumaker addressed the Ecru board of aldermen concerning the moving of the voting precinct to a place that was more handicapped assessable rather than the present location at the Community Building near Blake Mounce Park. “The supervisor have agreed to make a handicapped ramp as well as pave a place […]

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Voting online for Best of Pontotoc going strong

The Best of Pontotoc online voting was opened on Wednesday and as of Friday afternoon we have over 16,000 votes cast. Don’t miss you opportunity to cast your vote. Go online to pontotoc-progress.com/vote and vote for your favorites.

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Property ordinance hearing set Sept. 6

David Helms Pontotoc Progress The Pontotoc Board of Aldermen last week voted unanimously to set a public hearing for the September 6 board meeting to consider adopting a property maintenance/public nuisance ordinance. Currently, the city uses a state nuisance law to adjudicate property deemed to be a public nuisance, but Mayor Jeff Stafford said adoption […]

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Arrests net large stash of stolen valuables that may stretch to Washington state

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc Police Chief Randy Tutor said a Colorado man and his female companion from the United Kingdom were arrested last week and charged with burglarizing Moore’s Feed Store on Highway 15 South (original store) in Pontotoc. Tutor identified the two arrested as Jessie W. Reynolds, 34, of Lakewood, Colorado, and Christina […]

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County wide pep rally will be at court Square

In spite of the small call for rain, the county wide pep rally will go on as planned on the Court Square this afternoon at 7 p.m. David Helms Pontotoc Progress North Pontotoc, Pontotoc and South Pontotoc High Schools will kick off the upcoming 2016 football season with the ninth annual county wide pep rally […]

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Progress office operating at Chamber of Commerce

Due to storm damage on Friday, the Pontotoc Progress will be operating in the Pontotoc County Chamber of Commerce/Main Street conference room. We will be working on a method of transferring calls, but in the meantime, please use the cell phones of our staff. You may use Lisa Bryant’s cell phone number to reach any […]

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Gayle Mobley honored as NMMC’s Home Health Caregiver of the Year

In a ceremony in Tupelo, Pontotoc County resident Gayle Mobley was awarded North Mississippi Medical Center’s Home Health Caregiver of the Year award. Mobley was nominated by the Home Health rehab team in recognition of her loving care for her son, Chase, 21, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident in September […]

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County schools convene August 4

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc County School officials, including North and South Pontotoc, recently released the following information concerning registration and student schedule pick-up for the 2016-2017 school year. North Pontotoc Registration for all new students in grades kindergarten through twelve will be held Monday, July 25, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. New student […]

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