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Vikings hire Crotwell as head coach

North Pontotoc High School has hired Andy Crotwell as its new head football coach. Crotwell will replace Brian Sutton, who was recently named the high school’s principal beginning with the 2017-18 school year. Crotwell comes to North from Caledonia, where he served as head coach for the past four seasons. He led the Confederates to […]

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Cougars clinch Division 4-3A title

By Jonathan Wise PONTOTOC-The South Pontotoc Cougars clinched the Division 4-3A title last Tuesday with a 5-2 win over Mississippi School of Math and Science (MSMS). Isaac Finley picked up a win in boys singles 7-5, 6-1, and Maddy Angle won in girls singles 6-0, 6-0 over Kenadi Freeman. The Cougars split the doubles courts, […]

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PHS 1st, 2nd at Pontotoc Invitational

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor PONTOTOC- The Pontotoc Lady Warriors won the Pontotoc Invitational track meet on Friday, while the boys finished 2nd. In the pole vault, Kyle Simmons finished 1st for the boys and Shaun Christenson 2nd. In the girls pole vault Rossie Robinson took 1st and Taylor Norris 2nd. In the shot put […]

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guilty plea brings two consecutive life sentences to Pontotoc man

David Helms Pontotoc Progress In Pontotoc County Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon (March 28), a Pontotoc County man was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences, without the possibility of parole, after pleading guilty to two charges of capital murder. Circuit Judge Jim Pounds passed sentence after defendant Carl Victor Hughes pled guilty to the capital murders […]

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Viking golfers top field at Pontotoc

By Jonathan Wise PONTOTOC- The North Pontotoc Vikings picked up their first tournament win of the 2017 season last Tuesday at the Pontotoc Country Club, coming in 1st in a four-team field. North’s squad of junior Presley McMillen, junior Aron Hale, sophomore Clay Matthews and freshman Jon Major Earnest posted a score of 205, narrowly […]

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Viking split series with Tigers

By Will Ruff, Sports Writer NETTLETON – North Pontotoc (6-5, 2-0) watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 4-0 loss at Nettleton on Tuesday. The Vikings left seven on base and struck out 12 times and were limited to just five hits. “I didn’t do a good enough job to get […]

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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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