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Teacher’s workshop set for June 20-23

A teachers’ workshop is set for June 20-23, 2016, at the Pontotoc County Extension Office. Teachers that teach grades K-12 can register to attend the workshop. Participating teachers can earn three CEU credits from Itawamba Community College for attending the four-day workshop. A $15 registration fee is required to sign up for the event. All […]

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Sales taxes net cities $297,146 in March

Sales tax collections brought the six municipalities of Pontotoc County $297,146.98 in March 2016, according to the Mississippi Department of Revenue’s March report of diversions to cities from sales tax collections. March’s sales tax collections were $63,762.21 above February’s sales tax returns, when $233,384.77 was returned to the county’s six municipalities. In comparison with a […]

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Memorial Day ceremony set Monday

The Marine Corp League, in association with the Pontotoc American Legion, Pontotoc VFW and Gold Star Mothers, invites the public to a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 30, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Pontotoc Court Square. Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who […]

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Memorial Day is not just another holiday

Memorial Day is not just a holiday where we get a day off work to have a cookout with our friends and family. It is a day to gather our friends and family together to honor those who made it possible for us to have a cookout in a safe country, state and community. It […]

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Keyless, handleless and clueless–perfect!

Ever heard “you’re never too old to learn something new?” How about, “you’re never too old to learn there’s something else you you know nothing about?” I believe there was a movie once titled “Clueless.” It’s going to be the title of my autobiography. I rented a truck the other day and they said the […]

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Click It Or Ticket gets top priority

From May 23 to June 5, 2016, local law enforcement personnel will participate in the national Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save lives through increasedseat belt use. This enforcement period comes ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, one of thebusiest travel weekends of the year. This year, NHTSA is coordinating a […]

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Graduation exercises set Friday, Saturday

Graduation exercises are scheduled Friday (May 20) night at Pontotoc High School, Saturday (May 21) morning at North Pontotoc High School and Saturday (May 21) afternoon at South Pontotoc High School. Pontotoc High Commencement at Pontotoc High School will begin Friday at 8 p.m. on Warrior Field. In the event of rain commencement will be […]

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Don’t miss the great bicycle town clinic

Don’t miss the great bicycle town clinic Beth Youngblood Pontotoc County MSU Extension Growing up, you could find me most summer days ridding my bicycle up and down our long driveway.  It had a curve about middle ways down and a steep hill at the top of the drive.  It was perfect, except that it […]

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Mom and Nana, my favorite titles

With Mother’s Day approaching Sunday, my thoughts went to my mother and how much I miss her. It has been 12 years since I have had a Mother’s Day with my Mom. I lost my mother almost 13 years ago, but I don’t want this to be a sad column. That is certainly not what […]

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North, South graduation ceremonies set morning, & afternoon

For the first time, folks who wish to will have the opportunity to attend all three upcoming city and county schools’ graduation ceremonies in Pontotoc County. For years, the Pontotoc City School’s graduation on a Friday night conflicted with either North Pontotoc or South Pontotoc’s graduation on the same night. Back in the summer the […]

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