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Students bring drawings to ‘life’

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see something you drew come to life? One of the way children learn is through visualizing what is being taught. A group of second graders at North Pontotoc Elementary was given the special treat of seeing their drawings come to […]

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Five more candidates qualify

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Five more candidates qualified this past week for the 2015 General Election in Pontotoc County, bringing the latest total number of candidates to 39. Candidates who qualified on or since January 16 include: Coroner candidate Samantha Sudduth (R); Constable East District candidates Tommy Corbin (R) and Travis Z. Pickering (D); Supervisor-District […]

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Grants approved for tornado shelters at North and South Pontotoc

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer After years of hoping and looking for monies to provide schools with a safe place to go in the event of a tornado, Pontotoc County Emergency Management Director Rickey Jaggers said that monies have been approved by FEMA for a tornado shelter to be built at the North Pontotoc and […]

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Authorities on scene at school bus/pickup wreck

Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask said there are no injuriers but deputies are on the scene at the intersection of Kings Highway and Valley Road in eastern Pontotoc County where a Pontotoc City School bus and a small pickup collided around 4 p.m. this afternoon (Friday). Mask said a deputy on the scene said that […]

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Lady Cougars thwart Vardaman comeback

VARDAMAN- The South Pontotoc Lady Cougars got off to a hot start shooting the ball Friday night, then had to hold off a furious rally from Vardaman in a 59-49 win. The Lady Cougars led by as many as 18 in the first half, but the Lady Rams would eventually get to within three in […]

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Disabled veterans now exempt from paying Homestead Taxes

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer January 1, 2015 saw one significant new law change in the area of homestead exemption according to Tax Assessor/Collector Van McWhirter. “The House of Representatives has passed a bill that allows anyone who is 100 percent disabled and has been honorable discharged from the military to be exempt from homestead taxes […]

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Candidates begin qualifying

David Helms Pontotoc Progress The 2015 General Election was off and running in Pontotoc County on Monday with 25 candidates qualifying at the Pontotoc County Circuit Clerk’s office. A list of candidates who had qualified as of 5 p.m. Monday, included: Chancery Clerk Ricky Ferguson (D) Circuit Clerk (i) Melinda Patterson Nowicki (D) Tax Assessor/Collector […]

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Woman escapes serious injury in icy pool

Tyler Green of Oxford lost control of her G6 Pontiac and wound up in the icy pool beside the old Lakeside Grocery on Highway 6 East at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning. Johnson’s Wrecker service pulled her car from the icy waters.

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Mayor Stafford named to mayors’ forum

The Mississippi Mayors’ Forum (MMF) is an exciting new assistance opportunity developed in collaboration between the John. C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development at Mississippi State University and the Mississippi Municipal League. Six mayors were selected to participate in this program that provides these Mississippi Mayors access to a panel of resource professionals […]

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Thaxton, Sherman, Ecru, Toccopola hosting parades

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer Pontotoc City may have opened up the Christmas parading season but there are still parades left to view. Four of the communities in Pontotoc County have parades on Friday night and Saturday. Please turn out for the family fun slated on these days. If there are any cancellations due to […]

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Circuit court third week docket set

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Thirty-eight criminal cases are set for trial next week during the final week of the November term of Pontotoc County Circuit Court. Court officials stress that criminal cases are subject to change or continuance, or defendants may enter a plea prior to their docket trial date. Ten cases are set for […]

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Dinner to honor Vietnam veterans

The Pontotoc Hills Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution is joining with American Legion Post 16 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16, to honor Pontotoc’s Vietnam Veterans. A dinner will be held at the Legion Building on December 4, at 6:00 p.m. Lee Sewell will be the guest speaker. We would like an approximate count […]

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Forty-nine cases await trial next week

David Helms Pontotoc Progress After being adjourned this week for the Thanksgiving holidays, the November term of Pontotoc County Circuit Court resumes proceedings next Monday, December 1. Forty-nine criminal cases are set for trial next week and 38 cases are set for trial the final week of the court term, which runs December 8-12. The […]

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Nine plead guilty sentenced

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Five defendants entered guilty pleas in Pontotoc County Circuit Court last week and were sentenced by Judge Thomas Gardner III. Defendant Sierra Mae White pled guilty to a charge of uttering a forgery, but the court withheld adjudication of guilt and imposition of sentence. White was placed on three years probation, […]

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