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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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Local Meetings

Pontotoc County Board of Supervisors Meets first Monday, 15th day of the month and the last day of the month, 10 a.m. in the Chancery Building on the east side of the Courtsquare. [When the 15 or the last day falls on the weekend, the meeting is the Friday before.] Pontotoc City Aldermen First Tues. […]

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Pontotoc City Schools registering next week

The Pontotoc City School District has scheduled five days of registration in July for new and returning students for the 2016 – 2017 school year. The dates for registration are July 11-15 (2016). Students will register at their respective Pontotoc City School office, including: -Pontotoc Elementary School, grades K – 2; -D. T. Cox Elementary […]

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FSA county committee nomination underway

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that the nomination period for farmers and ranchers to serve on local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees began June 15, 2016, and continues through August 1, 2016. “Through the county committees, farmers and ranchers have a voice. Their opinions and ideas get to be heard on […]

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County awarded MDEQ grant

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) awarded Pontotoc County a solid waste assistance grant of $15,497 that will be used by the county to clean up illegal dump sites. “The Solid Waste Assistance Grants support a variety of useful solid waste management activities for cities and counties, and this grant will assist Pontotoc County’s […]

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Progress to be delivered by mail next week

Next week’s July 13 edition of the Pontotoc Progress will be delivered to all subscribers by mail. No papers will be delivered by carrier on July 13. Normal carrier delivery will resume July 20.

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County and city school officials announce new personnel

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc County and Pontotoc City School officials recently announced some personnel changes for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. Pontotoc County School Superintendent Brock Puckett said that Vance Wigginton will be the new head band director at South Pontotoc High School. Wigginton, who has been the head band director at Pontotoc High […]

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visitation for child that drown begins Saturday, funeral Sunday

Eric Kolton Houpt, age 2, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at LeBonheur Hospital in Memphis. He was born on May 1, 2014 to Kassidy and Alyssa Houpt. He loved playing with tractors and trucks, playing ball and his “Buzz Lightyear”. Kolt was an organ donor and through the gift of donation will be able to […]

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Foster to celebrate 90 birthday

The Family of Schwanda Foster would like you to join us in celebrating her 90th Birthday on Sunday July 10, 2016 at Ecru Baptist Church Family Life Center between the hours of 2 pm – 4 pm.  Your presence will be greatly appreciated. Thank-you.

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Washington Furniture expanding Pontotoc operation

Washington Furniture last week announced a major expansion to its furniture manufacturing operation in Pontotoc’s industrial park. Washington Furniture owner Gerald Washington said the ongoing project includes a total expansion of 125,000 square feet, which will be used as a motion facility and warehouse space. Washington Furniture moved its operation to Pontotoc in 2011, when […]

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Water level at Trace State Park continues to fall, gate valve still broken

David Helms Pontotoc Progress The lake at Trace State Park in eastern Pontotoc County remains inaccessible to launch fishing and ski boats because of very low water level. The water level at the 600 acre lake continues to fall because of a broken gate valve which won’t close completely and stop water from draining from […]

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Early deadlines set for July 6 Progress

The Pontotoc Progress will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. In accordance, early deadlines are set for the July 6 edition of the newspaper, including: -legal ads are due by noon on Wednesday, June 29; -classified ads are due by 12 noon on Thursday, June 30; -Retail ads […]

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Houlka man pleads guilty in powdered letter hoax

David Helms Pontotoc Progress A Houlka man who was indicted by a Pontotoc County grand jury in May 2014 on a charge of false representation of exposure to a harmful bio substance has pled guilty to that charge and has been sentenced. Bobby Carl Hill, 72, of Houlka, pled guilty to the charge on May […]

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