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Chirps from Cardinal Lady: There will never be another Mr. Alvin

He had a no nonsense attitude about life and he didn’t mind speaking his mind to you. Mr. Alvin Bramlitt has been a friend of mine since the mid 1980s when I heard him share Jesus with those men in the break room at DeVille when I managed the cafeteria there. Now I always call […]

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Washington Furniture expanding Pontotoc operation

Washington Furniture last week announced a major expansion to its furniture manufacturing operation in Pontotoc’s industrial park. Washington Furniture owner Gerald Washington said the ongoing project includes a total expansion of 125,000 square feet, which will be used as a motion facility and warehouse space. Washington Furniture moved its operation to Pontotoc in 2011, when […]

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On your mark, get ready to sew!

These days so many people tell me they want to learn to sew, and I love to teach basic sewing skills. In July, I will be offering classes for youth, teens, and adults. These classes are designed for those who have no prior sewing experience, just like I didn’t when I was in high school. […]

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United Way Back 2 School resource fair set

United Way is hosting a Back 2 School Resource Fair events this summer, to help kids in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade get ready to go back to school. It will be Aug 6, 8-10 a.m. at West Heights Baptist Church in Pontotoc We want to invite all of our partner agencies and any other community […]

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Water level at Trace State Park continues to fall, gate valve still broken

David Helms Pontotoc Progress The lake at Trace State Park in eastern Pontotoc County remains inaccessible to launch fishing and ski boats because of very low water level. The water level at the 600 acre lake continues to fall because of a broken gate valve which won’t close completely and stop water from draining from […]

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Early deadlines set for July 6 Progress

The Pontotoc Progress will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. In accordance, early deadlines are set for the July 6 edition of the newspaper, including: -legal ads are due by noon on Wednesday, June 29; -classified ads are due by 12 noon on Thursday, June 30; -Retail ads […]

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Houlka man pleads guilty in powdered letter hoax

David Helms Pontotoc Progress A Houlka man who was indicted by a Pontotoc County grand jury in May 2014 on a charge of false representation of exposure to a harmful bio substance has pled guilty to that charge and has been sentenced. Bobby Carl Hill, 72, of Houlka, pled guilty to the charge on May […]

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NMMC debuts safe sitter class in Pontotoc

Regina Butler Pontotoc Progress If you hire a teen ager to watch your children will she know what to do? Now, thanks to a safe-sitter class several pre-teens will know what to do from child care essentials to first aid. North Mississippi Medical Center School nurses taught the two day course. “Our mission is to […]

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Helms column: “Hello, Perfect Stranger House Cleaning”

According to business gurus, the secret to a successful enterprise is to provide a much needed service. For instance, if your stove goes on the blink right before Thanksgiving, call Heavenly Ham. Or say the family car quits the day before a vacation, call Enterprise. They’ll come pick you up and you can leave the […]

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Tenth magazine is here!

Regina Butler Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc Progress is rolling out the newest Welcome Home to Pontotoc Magazine which will hit the streets this week. The public is invited to a free hot dog supper on Thursday, June 23, 6:30 at the Off the Square Market while we unveil the tenth edition of the magazine which features […]

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Get your little league team pictures in by June 22

Team pictures are needed by no later than June 22 for the summer ball section that runs in the Pontotoc Progress. We need a team picture of your softball or baseball team and the names of the coaches and players in the picture. Please send all of this information to ryan.moody@journalinc.com. If you have any […]

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NEMCABB starts this Thursday

The North Mississippi high school baseball tournament starts this week. Pontotoc, North, and South Pontotoc will be participating in the tournament. South Pontotoc and Pontotoc will be playing in the Calhoun City regional, while North Pontotoc will be playing at East Union. The following week the single elimination tournament will be held at New Albany. […]

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