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ARC grant to help East Pontotoc water repair

Three Rivers Planning and Development District officials and Pontotoc County Fourth District Supervisor Ernie Wright confirmed last week that a contract has been let to repair a ruptured water main on the East Pontotoc Water Association system in eastern Pontotoc County. Three Rivers project employee Wesley Bell said Eubank Construction Company of Booneville was the […]

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2015 homestead deadline is April 1

If your homestead status has changed in the past year, April 1, is the absolute last day to file papers to indicate those changes. Changes due to being married, divorced or widowed, if you turned 65, if you were declared disabled, if you bought additional land, if you bought or moved into another house, had […]

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Pontotoc Co. designated to receive FSA disaster loan applications

“Emergency loans for farmers, ranchers and operators are available through the Pontotoc County office of the Farm Service Agency,” said Jesse M. Puckett, FSA Farm Loan Manager. According to Puckett last week, this authority is pursuant to Administrator Dolcini’s declaration on January 20 (2016), of a major disaster in Mississippi caused by excessive rain and […]

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“Fire Wise” workshop set Feb. 25

“How to Have a Fire Wise Home” workshop will be held on Thursday, February 25, (2016) at the Pontotoc County MSU Extension Building, 402 C. J. Hardin Drive, Pontotoc. The meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. The purpose of the workshop is to provide participants tools to assess fire risks […]

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Feathered Bone author to be at Lunch w/Books

The Pontotoc County Library Staff invites you to attend Lunching with Books is scheduled for Thursday, February 11, 2016 at noon. Mississippi Author, Julie Cantrell will be the guest speaker.  She will be reviewing her latest novel, The Feathered Bone. Set amidst the murky parishes of rural Louisiana and told through the eyes of two […]

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“Mr. Darcy, there’s zombie-body for everybody”

English teachers take heed! Your efforts to get your students to appreciate a literary classic such as Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” is getting an assist from Hollywood this weekend with the release of the movie “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.” That’s right, all of Austen’s timeless book characters are in the movie, including the […]

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Creative ways to save your money

When Dad came home from town, he would place all of the coins from his pocket in the palms of his hands which had been shaped by many years of being a dairy farmer.  I was just a kid, and he would tell me to pick out all the dimes.  I would place the dimes […]

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Clerk warns of summons scam

Officials in neighboring Lee County warned residents there last week of an ongoing jury summons scam and Pontotoc County Circuit Clerk Melinda Nowicki cautions Pontotoc County residents to be alert to similar scam attempts. Scam artists have been calling residents accusing them of some wrong doing, or failure to report for jury duty and threatening […]

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Saturday is deadline to register to vote in primaries

This coming Saturday, February 6, is the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming March 8 presidential/congressional primaries, said Melinda Nowicki, Pontotoc County Circuit Clerk. In addition to regular business hours, the circuit clerk’s office will be open from 8 a.m. until 12 noon this Saturday for voter registration. As a reminder, the last […]

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You choose where you spend your time

How many times have you said, I would love to do something, but I just don’t have time. I learned that we do have time. We make a choice on how we want to spend our time and will make time for the things that are important to us or that we enjoy. I had […]

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Art in Education is a hit

Since it’s inception back in the early 90s Pontotoc school systems have embraced using art as a means of using the arts in other classes to explain a concept. The Whole Schools Initiative (WSI), a program of the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC), is Mississippi’s first comprehensive statewide arts education program. The Whole Schools Initiative is […]

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Local girls eye pageant titles

The Miss Pontotoc/Miss Dixie/Hospitality/Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageants will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 7 PM, at the Pontotoc Junior High School Auditorium. Aspiring young women from Pontotoc County and throughout the state will be competing for titles, crowns, and scholarships.  Local contestants are: Kirklyn Alyssa Finney is the 16 year old daughter […]

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