Clutch hitting propels Lady Vikings past West Union

Ryan Moody Sports Editor North Pontotoc dodged an early rally Monday and used a big fifth inning to break away from the Lady Eagles to win 5-2. West Union got their first two batters on base and in scoring position before the Lady Vikings had recorded a single out. Senior pitcher Kelsey Robertson stepped up […]

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Relay for Life meeting Thursday, March 19; paint town purple Saturday

Next Relay for Life Meeting Thursday March 19, 6pm,Pontotoc County Courthouse. this year’s theme is Dr. Seuss, so pull out your favorite Seuss story and have fun raising monies in the fight against cancer. Paint Pontotoc Purple will be this Saturday March 21st. Various businesses throughout Pontotoc will be decorated in purple in honor of […]

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Pontotoc’s Lady Warriors use big sixth inning to rally past the Houston Hilltoppers 5-4

Ryan Moody Sports Editor Pontotoc’s coaches, players, and parents worked on a rain soaked field for two days to get the field in shape to play Saturday’s game with Houston. All the work paid off as the Lady Warriors reeled off five sixth inning runs to beat Houston 5-4 on a rainy Saturday afternoon. The […]

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Blake Mounce Memorial Run set for March 28 in Ecru

Ryan Moody Sports Editor The Blake Mounce Memorial Run is much more than a 5K or a 10K, it is a tribute to a Marine who gave his life protecting our precious freedom and a fund-raiser for the Ecru Park which now bears his name. I pass Blake Mounce Park each day and I never […]

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Docket set for March term of circuit court

David Helms Pontotoc Progress One-hundred-fifty-nine criminal cases are set for trial during the upcoming three week March 2015 term of Pontotoc County Circuit Court, which convenes March 23 and concludes April 10. Judges Thomas Gardner III, Judge Jim Pounds and Judge Paul Funderburk are expected to preside during the three week court term. The March […]

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Three dead in one-car wreck

Pontotoc Progress Three people are dead after a one-vehicle wreck in Pontotoc County on Friday morning. The accident occurred around 10 a.m. on Highway 9 south in Randolph, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol. A Calhoun County woman and a child died at the scene, and two other children were airlifted to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital […]

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Breaking news: FINAL ballot set for county elections, new candidates qualify today

David Helms Pontotoc Progress As of 5 p.m.’s qualifying deadline today, Friday (Feb. 27), a total of 62 candidates are on the ballots in Pontotoc County for the 2015 General Election. Candidates who qualified for the various offices in Pontotoc County include: Chancery Clerk Ricky Ferguson (D) J. Rayburn Mapp (R) Greg Marshall (R) Kevin Walls […]

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Randy Kelley named among top 50 economic developers in North America

Three Rivers Planning and Development District Executive Director Vernon R. (Randy) Kelley III has been named one of North America’s top 50 economic developers for 2015. The designation was made by Consultant Connect, a consulting agency designed to bridge the gap between economic developers and site consultants. The economic developers selected were nominated by their […]

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Pontotoc to add two new police officers

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc Aldermen last week unanimously approved a request from Police Chief Randy Tutor to advertise in-house for two additional full-time police officers. Two more officers will give the police department 16 full-time officers, including Chief Tutor. “I appreciate the board being gracious in approving this request,” Chief Tutor said. “The additional […]

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Sleet and snow are in area drive carefully

As of 12 noon a swath of sleet and snow had already entered the county with more on the way. If you haven’t gotten necessary food supplies, now is the time. Snow is expected to be falling for the next 12 hours.  Numerous wrecks have already been reported on the roads.   If you must […]

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Friday is deadline to qualify for 2015 General Election

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Residents have two more days to qualify in Pontotoc County for the 2015 General Election. The deadline to qualify is this Friday, February 27, at 5 p.m. Three new candidates qualifying this past week were James E. “Butch” Huey (R), who qualified as a candidate in the race for Third District […]

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Ecru Aldermen discuss comprehensive planning

By Sandra Priest With the potential for growth in not only the city, but in the surrounding area as well, Ecru Mayor Mark Baldwin and board of aldermen have been in contact with officials from Mississippi State University Stennis Center to develop a comprehensive plan. Discussion has been ongoing for several years about the need […]

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