South Pontotoc Slow Pitch Tournament Schedule

Saturday, August 23 at South Pontotoc High School:   9:00 a.m.- Holly Springs vs. Houlka 10:20 a.m. -Holly Springs vs. Saltillo 11:40 a.m.-Tupelo vs. Houlka 1:00 p.m.-Saltillo vs. Newton County 2:20 p.m.-Newton County vs. Tupelo 3:40 p.m.-New Hope vs. Mooreville 5:00 p.m.- New Hope vs. South Pontotoc 6:20 p.m.-Houston vs. Mooreville 7:40 a.m.- Houston vs. […]

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Vikings get valuable preseason tune-up against Saltillo

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor OXFORD-As is always the case in a preseason contest, there was some good and some not so good for North Pontotoc in Saturday’s two-quarter scrimmage against Saltillo in the Oxford Jamboree at Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The Tigers scored 14 unanswered points in the second quarter to come from behind […]

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Football season kicks off with rivalry scrimmage

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor Local fans got to see their first taste of high school football with Friday’s inter-county scrimmage between Pontotoc and South Pontotoc. The two-quarter exhibition contest ended with the Cougars edging the Warriors 8-7, but it provided each squad with valuable knowledge about where it stands and needs to improve. “We […]

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Groundhog caught

Authorities confirmed late Tuesday afternoon theat they have captured the groundhog that has bitten several people . Sheriff Leo Mask said the animal was holed up under the house and was safely trapped in a live trap. He was transported to the vetenerian’s office to be checked for rabes.

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Pontotoc Police arrest two

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc Police Chief Randy Tutor reported two arrests this past week, including a Blue Springs woman arrested on an embezzlement charge and a juvenile charged with malicious mischief. Chief Tutor said that Alison Wilburn, 35, of Bethel Road in Blue Springs, was arrested July 16 and charged with felony embezzlement. Tutor […]

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Prayer on the Square set each Monday at 6 p.m.

Let us pray. “I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people.” 1 Timothy 2:1    If you are concerned about events that are taking place in our city, county, town and nation you are invited to come pray every Monday night at 6 p.m. on the court square. This is […]

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Petitions on beer vote expected to be presented Tuesday at city board

David Helms Pontotoc Progress At this coming  Tuesday, August 5 (6 p.m.) Pontotoc Board of Aldermen meeting, two petitions are expected to be presented to the board calling for an election to be held to decide the proposed legalization of possession and sale of alcoholic liquors, beer and light wine inside the city limits of Pontotoc. […]

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ICC announces new Offensive Line and Tight Ends Coach

By Adam Gore, ICC Sports Information Itawamba Community College head coach Sean Cannon announced finalized his 2014 coaching staff by introducing new Offensive Line and Tight Ends Coach Cody Woodiel on Monday. Woodiel spent the past two years as the Offensive Line and Tight Ends Graduate Assistant at Troy University. The Hernando native split time […]

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Red Sox come up short at state tourney

By Jonathan Wise, Pontotoc Progress The Pontotoc Red Sox had been in the senior American Legion State Tournament’s championship game four straight years coming into this past weekend, with their last title coming in 2010. Pontotoc came up just a bit short of playing for the title a fifth straight year, falling 6-5 to Tupelo […]

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ICC guard signs with Harding

By Adam Gore, ICC Sports Information Sophomore guard Johnthan McGee (Raymond) signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball for Coach Jeff Morgan and the Bison of Harding University on Tuesday. “It feels good being able to continue to pursue my goals and do something to help my family out,” said McGee. “It’s been […]

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ICC shortstop signs with Charlotte

By Adam Gore, ICC Sports Information Itawamba Community College shortstop Luke Gibbs recently signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his baseball career with the Charlotte 49ers. Gibbs (Oxford) earned MACJC All-State second team honors after batting .331 with 23 RBI on 10 doubles, 2 doubles, and 2 home runs while stealing 8 bases […]

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Walls earns PGA Master Professional Status

Pontotoc’s Kevin Walls was recently recognized as a PGA Master Professional by the PGA of America. Only 1.4% of the 24,470 PGA members have earned Master Professional status. The PGA Master Professional Program showcases a PGA Certified Professional’s continued expertise and experience in his or her specific career path through a proven track record of […]

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