Cotton Transition Assistance Program enrollment underway

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia today announced that farmers can enroll in the Cotton Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) through Oct. 7, 2014. The program, created by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides interim payments to cotton producers during the 2014 crop year until the Stacked Income Protection Plan, a […]

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Nostalgia always lingered in Russell Cook’s print shop

The deep tones of the bell reverberated down the street calling us to the ceremony for Russell Cook. As I strolled down the sidewalk, I thought how fitting it was that a simple church bell call us to worship at his home going service. Russ was the last of a dying breed. Every time I […]

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Indians ready to kick off tough slate

Pontotoc natives Millender, Bramlett part of nationally-ranked squad By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor The Itawamba Community College Indians will kick off their 2014 campaign this Thursday night with a road battle against No. 3 nationally ranked Copiah-Lincoln. ICC, which garnered a No. 19 preseason ranking from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) after finishing […]

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Pontotoc CC teams take first at TCPS meet

Both the Pontotoc girls and boys cross country teams got their season started Saturday at the TCPS invitational. Both teams finished first, along with the junior high girls. The junior high boys finished second. Elizabeth Lunn was the individual champion in the varsity girls race. The other top seven girls were Abby Tidwell, Lauren Koehler, […]

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Lady Vikings dominate Houlka, win 14-2

By Eric Dillow, Sports Writer The North Pontotoc Lady Vikings traveled to Houlka and scored 4 runs in the first inning last Tuesday night. They never looked back as they crushed the Lady Wildcats 14-2 in slow-pitch softball action to remain undefeated on the year (4-0 after an 8-2 win Thursday night over Ingomar). Dee […]

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Lady Cougars drop pair of games at SP Tournament

Runs were hard to come by for the South Pontotoc Lady Cougars this past weekend, as South dropped a pair of hard fought games at their host South Pontotoc Tournament. Against Mooreville, the two squads battled toe-to-toe for most of the contest, but one decisive inning spelled the difference in a 6-1 Lady Trooper win. […]

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Pontotoc opens crucial Region 1-1 play with big win over New Albany

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor The Pontotoc Lady Warriors have gotten off a fast start in the early going of the 2014 volleyball campaign. Last Thursday they opened their division schedule with a trip up Highway 15 to take on the New Albany Bulldogs. The result was a three set sweep. PHS took a tightly […]

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Grant sought to expand gas system in Longview area

David Helms Pontotoc Progress At last week’s mid-month recessed meeting, Pontotoc Aldermen unanimously passed a resolution committing resources for expansion of the city’s natural gas system in the Longview area of eastern Pontotoc County. Pontotoc Mayor Jeff Stafford told aldermen the city is applying for a $160,000 Mississippi Development Authority grant to help offset the […]

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Early advertising deadlines set for Sept. 3

The Pontotoc Progress will be closed Monday, September 1, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. In accordance, early deadlines are set for the September 3 edition of the newspaper, including: -legal ads are due by 4 p.m. on August 27; -classified ads are due by 12 noon on Thursday, August 28; -Retail ads are […]

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Rep. Huddleston to address American Legion

Pontotoc American Legion Post 16 is honored to have Mac Huddleston, member of the Mississippi House of Representatives for District 15, as the speaker for tomorrow night’s, August 28, 2014, monthly meeting which will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the American Legion building in Pontotoc. All veterans are cordially invited to attend and are […]

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Comradery rallies Vikings past Bruce

By Jay Tidwell, Sports Writer ECRU – Tanner Turk didn’t have to cross the goal line to score plenty of points. The North Pontotoc sophomore left last Friday’s game against Bruce at halftime with a heat-related injury, and his exit inspired a dramatic comeback in the second half. The Vikings trailed 13-0 at the break […]

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Cougars top Hatley on final play

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Writer HATLEY- It came down to the last play, but the never-give-up attitude that coach Michael Bradley has been trying to instill in his team paid off in South Pontotoc’s season opener Friday night against Hatley. Clay Hood hauled in a short pass from quarterback Colton Rogers and broke into the […]

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