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Friday is deadline to register for Pontotoc Christmas Parade

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc County residents are reminded that 4:30 p.m. THIS FRIDAY, November 22, is the ABSOLUTE final deadline to register to participate in this year’s Pontotoc Christmas Parade, which is set for Monday, December 2, at 6:30 p.m. Parade entries may register at the Pontotoc County Chamber of Commerce office. There is […]

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Young Prince George wins Scrabble championship

Let’s see, the Royal Baby George was born on July 22 and weighed in at $12.99–the British conversion from eight pounds 6 ounces. I got some inside information from Hobb Nob, life-long butler at the palace, who tipped me off that the baby’s great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, actually played a part in the baby’s birth. […]

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Mistrial declared after jury can’t reach verdict

David Helms Pontotoc Progress A mistrial was declared last Wednesday (July 24) in the murder trial of Jimmy G. Kramer after the jury could not reach a unanimous verdict. Kramer, 39, was on trial in Pontotoc County Circuit Court for murder in connection with the December 29, 2010, shooting death of his brother-in-law, David Michael […]

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Eat the fish, but don’t drink the water

I remember my daddy’s reaction years ago when someone mentioned buying a bottle of water. “Who would be crazy enough to buy a bottle of water? he asked. Knowing that my dad’s generation is one of the smartest, most innovative, hardest working and disciplined to ever walk this planet, I still think my dad was […]

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Houlka man, juveniles arrested for burglary, Alabama man is arrested on drug charges

David Helms-Pontotoc Progress Four people have been arrested and charged with possesion of drugs and burglary. Pontotoc Police Chief Larry Poole said a Houlka man and three male juveniles have been arrested and charged with burglarizing a Pontotoc home. Poole said that Dayton Devan Morris, 18, of County Road 118 Houlka, has been charged with […]

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County schools start classes on August 8

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc County School students, including both North and South Pontotoc campuses, will begin classes for the 2013-2014 school year on August 8, announced Kenny Roye, Pontotoc County Superintendent of Education. On August 8 all students in grades kindergarten through twelve will report for a full day of classes. At South Pontotoc, […]

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‘Who took the filter off the Booger Monster?’

David Helms Pontotoc Progress These days I’m seeing lots of folks that just had babies and lots of women that are expecting a bundle of joy just anytime. The folks “across the pond” in Great Britain are anticipating the birth of a royal baby to Dutchess Kate and Prince William. Kate and William’s “baby Brit,” […]

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Tanglefoot gateway property sought

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc Aldermen unanimously passed a motion last week to pursue purchasing 5.42 acres of property on Reynolds Street to be developed as a gateway site for the soon to be opened Tanglefoot Trail. Last Tuesday night marked the start of a new four year term for Mayor Jeff Stafford and aldermen […]

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‘Don’t ask questions, just run!’

One man saw another carrying a snake inside a pair of panty  hose. “What kind of snake is it?” he asked. “A garter snake,” the other fellow replied, laughing. Ok, that’s about as funny as I can get about snakes. However I did enjoy my conversation last year with Bill Warren, a delightful and brave […]

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City school students to register on July 23

David Helms Pontotoc Progress In an effort to focus upcoming “Meet the Teacher Nights” on learning, the Pontotoc City School District has scheduled a separate, one day, 12-hour registration event for all city school students, announced Karen Tutor, Pontotoc City School Superintendent. The registration day is scheduled for Tuesday, July 23, from 7 a.m. until […]

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Parade to kick off July 4th festivities

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc’s annual Fourth of July celebration will kick off with a kid’s parade Thursday morning through downtown Pontotoc, followed by music, food and fireworks that night at Howard Stafford Park. Kids (and parents) of all ages are urged to participate in the parade which starts at Pontotoc Junior High School parking […]

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Pontotoc hires new principal

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc City School Superintendent Karen Tutor announced last Thursday that Stephen Beebe has been approved as the new Pontotoc Elementary School principal, replacing former principal Chad Chism. “We were excited to hire Stephen Beebe because he has very good elementary experience, a very good knowledge of data and and how to […]

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G.A.T.O.R.S. chomping for hunting season

The Mississippi Department of G.A.T.O.R.S. announced this week it will issue 920 lottery based permits for seven hunting zones for the 2013 human hunting season. The 10-day season will run from August 30 to September 9, duplicating the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks 2013 alligator hunting season. The Mississippi Department of G.A.T.O.R.S., GATORS […]

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Pontotoc applying for ARC, MDA grants

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc Aldermen unanimously approved a motion last week to apply for a $34,000 Appalachian Regional Commission grant to conduct a feasibility study on the former Ram Golf building in the city’s industrial park. The focus of the feasibility study will be to determine the cost of renovating the building into a […]

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