Delta State takes 7th Gulf South title

In the first meeting between the Mississippi schools since the 1995 season, Delta State University beat Mississippi College 27-3 to claim its seventh Gulf South Conference Championship Saturday.  DSU won the prior titles in 1998, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011. Delta State (9-1, 6-1 GSC) led only 10-3 at halftime behind a 8-yard run […]

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Lady Vikings rout Rebels, stay unbeaten

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor A crisp offensive and defensive game lifted the North Pontotoc Lady Vikings to a 60-29 win Thursday afternoon in the opening game of the Pontotoc Shootout. North (4-0) remains unbeaten on the year. “In our second year in what we do, we should to be significantly better and I think […]

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Cougars win tight rivalry battle over Pontotoc

By Eric Dillow, Sports Writer Despite Pontotoc being thee aggressor most of the night, it was a lone goal from South Pontotoc’s Manuel Almazan in the 25th minute of the first half that proved the difference. The Cougars fought off the extreme cold weather and defeated the Warriors 1-0 Friday night in Pontotoc in the […]

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PHS tops Lady Cougars on penalty kicks

By Eric Dillow, Sports Writer The temperatures were below normal Friday night but it did not cool down the rivalry between the South Pontotoc Lady Cougars and the Pontotoc Lady Warriors on the soccer field in Pontotoc. The two teams fought to a 2-2 tie game in regulation.  Pontotoc won the battle of the penalty […]

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Pontotoc wins big over Cougars on the road

By Jonathan Wise, Pontotoc Progress It wasn’t the crispest game the Pontotoc Warriors will play this season in only their season contest of the year, but the end result was what they intended- a large-margin win over the cross-county rival. PHS topped South Pontotoc in boys action by the tune of 80-47 last Tuesday night. […]

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New look Lady Warriors continue strong start

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor and Gene Phelps, Daily Journal The Pontotoc Lady Warriors have a different look this season but the same high expectations, as they must replace four key departed pieces that were a part of 115 victories in the past four years. So far, so good. The young PHS girls stand at […]

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North’s history-making season ends with loss to Aberdeen

By Melissa Meador, Monroe Journal and Jonathan Wise, Pontotoc Progress ECRU – Aberdeen’s offense didn’t let freezing temperatures slow it down against North Pontotoc on Friday night. The Bulldogs put up a season-high in points in their 66-30 win in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs to advance to host Kemper County next […]

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Community-wide Thanksgiving set at West Heights

The Community Thanksgiving Service will be celebrated Wednesday, November 26, at 7 p.m. at the West Heights Baptist Church. The preacher for the event will be Rev. Derrick Morris, pastor of Pontotoc Second Baptist Church. Everyone is invited to bring canned food items for the Pontotoc Food Pantry, which is an emergency food resource for […]

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Pontotoc student injured in elevator

David Helms Pontotoc Progress A Pontotoc Junior High School seventh grader was seriously injured last Wednesday (Nov. 5) when he somehow apparently fell out of the school elevator, plunging about 12 feet to the basement floor landing below. Pontotoc resident Shane Clayton said that his 13-year-old son, Tanner, who is visually impaired, fell out of […]

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Aldermen adopt beer, liquor laws

David Helms Pontotoc Progress At the November 4 regular meeting the Pontotoc Board of Aldermen unanimously approved two resolutions adopting beer and light wine and liquor ordinances for the city of Pontotoc. The details of the two ordinances were approved at the October 21 board meeting. Mayor Jeff Stafford ordered the city clerk to publish […]

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Docket set for first week of court

David Helms Pontotoc Progress One-hundred-forty-one criminal cases are set for trial during the upcoming three week November 2014 Pontotoc County Circuit Court term, which convenes November 17 and concludes December 12. Judges Thomas Gardner III and James L. Roberts, Jr., are expected to preside during the three week court term. The November criminal court docket […]

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Runoff set, city school board

David Helms Pontotoc Progress A runoff election is set for November 25 to decide a seat on the Pontotoc City School Board of Trustees. In voting in last week’s general election in the three person city school board race, unofficial results showed Frankie L. Moorman leading the voting with 738 votes, followed by Alison Umfress […]

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