About Regina Butler

Author Archive | Regina Butler

Searchers recover bodies of missing fishermen

David Helms Pontotoc Progress After searching the Tombigbee River for almost 48 hours, authorities in Monroe County reported around noon last Thursday (July 9) that the bodies of two fishermen had been recovered several miles south from where their capsized boat had been discovered. Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley identified the apparent boating accident victims […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Come for a night at the museum and connecting to the Chickasaws

Regina Butler Pontotoc Progress Are you ready for some museum movie fun and connecting back to our Chickasaw roots? This Friday and Saturday you are invited to do just that at two different free events. There will be a neighborly, educational outing for all ages to celebrate the national, state, and local parks and trails […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Missing man found alive

A 60-year-old Pontotoc County man who had been missing in the woods near Woodland since Sunday (July 5) afternoon was found alive around 11 a.m. this morning (Wednesday), said Pontotoc County Chief Deputy Randy Roberts. Roberts said that Gerald Davis, a resident of Highway 41, was “alert” when searchers located him in a densely wooded […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Sweep it up! Good ‘brooming’ tips for your home

Cleaning should always be done top to bottom. That way, any crumbs or dust that fall to the floor while you’re working get picked up last. And believe it or not, there’s a right way to sweep. Pick the Right Broom: For indoors, choose one with finer bristles to pick up smaller dirt particles. For […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Quick clean up tips for your whole house

Grandma and grandpa and the whole gang are coming! Here are some house cleaning tips to help you get the rooms ready for that long awaited visit so you won’t be cleaning as they walk in the door. Bathroom Boosters Make Doors Shine: Rubbing a teaspoon of lemon oil on glass shower doors twice a […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Woman being airlifted from 4-wheeler wreck scene

Pontotoc County sheriff deputies are on scene at a four wheeler accident in the Randolph community on Topsy Road in southwestern Pontotoc County. Officials confirmed that a woman was injured and is being airlifted from the scene. The accident occurred around 1:30.

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Here is a new twist on lemonade

By Regina Butler Homestyle Cooking Editor Nothing says it is summer time in the south like a tall glass of lemonade or sweet tea. Lemonade is often associated with refreshment and hot summer days. When the mercury on the thermometer has reached record heights, few beverages are as refreshing as a cold glass of lemonade. […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Summertime grilling! with Dr. Linda Mitchell

Summer Layer Salad (Use your favorite dressing or the recipe for a homemade one below) 1 head romaine lettuce, coarsely chopped 1 cup frozen peas 1/2 red onion, finely diced 12 ounces bacon, cooked and crumbled 3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and diced 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced 1 cup, […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Storm bringing trees down

Sporadic power outages are all over the county because of trees coming down as a result of the high wind throughout the county. Emergency management reports we had 40 mile an hour winds, but it was enough to bring trees down on power lines, as well as twisting highway signs. Drivers are urged to use […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Homestyle Cooking: Chocolate pie memories are the best

Regina Butler Homestyle Cooking Editor My dear sister called me on May 16 and invited me to come eat supper with her. She and I try to get together if we can on that day to share a common bond of grief. It was on that day in 1984 that we lost our first grandparent, […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Sheriff Mask recovering from surgery after heart attack

Sources close to Sheriff Leo Mask confirm that the three term sheriff had a heart attack this morning and is out of surgery and recovering at the present. Mask served two terms as sheriff from 2000-2008 and was re elected in 2011 to the position. According to sources he was at the political speaking last […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Supervisors hear budget requests

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer Pontotoc County supervisors listened to several budget requests this past Friday.  Anyone wanting to submit anything for consideration into the new fiscal budget must do so by the June 30 meeting date. Newly appointed Pontotoc County Library director Regina Graham thanked the supervisors for their support. “The building is 39 […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

My new diet’s got me barking up the right tree

Jim Croce is one of my favorite singer/songwriters. I was thinking about my “mind decline” and laughed remembering one of his songs, “Time in a Bottle,” from 1972. Songs have a lot of memories, but they sometimes also take on new meanings. “If I could save time in a bottle, I’d just forget where I […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Thompson keeps tab of rainfall totals

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer We’ve had enough rain of late to make everyone start singing “Raindrops keep falling on my head…” “Just how much has it rained this year?” you may ask. Would you believe more than 30 inches? The person who can answer that question accurately is Roddy Thompson. Thompson has been keeping […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }