What do Taylor Swift, Susan Lucci, Mariah Carey, Dakota Fanning and Shirley Temple all have in common? They were all girl scouts. Pontotoc County Girl Scout Recruitment Day Sunday, August 24 2-4 p.m. Howard Stafford Park We will sign up girls and new volunteer leaders. We look forward to seeing you there.
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Authorities confirmed late Tuesday afternoon theat they have captured the groundhog that has bitten several people . Sheriff Leo Mask said the animal was holed up under the house and was safely trapped in a live trap. He was transported to the vetenerian’s office to be checked for rabes.
David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc Police Chief Randy Tutor reported two arrests this past week, including a Blue Springs woman arrested on an embezzlement charge and a juvenile charged with malicious mischief. Chief Tutor said that Alison Wilburn, 35, of Bethel Road in Blue Springs, was arrested July 16 and charged with felony embezzlement. Tutor […]
Let us pray. “I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people.” 1 Timothy 2:1 If you are concerned about events that are taking place in our city, county, town and nation you are invited to come pray every Monday night at 6 p.m. on the court square. This is […]
David Helms Pontotoc Progress At this coming Tuesday, August 5 (6 p.m.) Pontotoc Board of Aldermen meeting, two petitions are expected to be presented to the board calling for an election to be held to decide the proposed legalization of possession and sale of alcoholic liquors, beer and light wine inside the city limits of Pontotoc. […]
United Blood Services is having a blood drive for Carrie Weaver in Houlka. She recently became very ill and has had to have a lot of product units and we are wanting to ask the Houlka and Houston communities to come out and support her. We are going to be grilling out hot dogs for […]
David Helms Pontotoc Progress A Pontotoc man is being held on $100,000 bond in connection with the hit-and-run death Tuesday afternoon of 21-year-old Lequintray D. Williams, also of Pontotoc, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Highway Patrol officials said that Juan M. Hernandez, 36, of 10th Street in Pontotoc, has been arrested and charged with […]
David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc Mayor Jeff Stafford confirmed Tuesday morning that his brother, Richard Stafford, was apparently killed late Monday (June 30) evening in a plane crash in Jonesville, Louisiana. Richard Stafford, 56, was the son of the late Pontotoc Mayor Howard and Ruby Stafford. Jeff Stafford said he received the news of […]
Cochran 2,207 or 53.79% of the vote McDaniel 1,895 or 46.19% Number of votes cast 4,115 These figures include the absentee ballots. There are 39 affidavits which will be counted July 2.
As she waters her plants, Janet Wilder checks the squash in her raised vegetable garden located in the back yard of her home in Pontotoc. Her husband Johnny designed the raised garden, which offers easier accessibility to the vegetables produced and can be covered more easily for frost protection, allowing earlier planting. Other vegetables in […]
David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc Board of Aldermen recently took steps to purchase the former Wilton Casting building in the Pontotoc Industrial Park as a site for a new industry that wants to locate in Pontotoc. Officials said they cannot identify the new industry until the deal is finalized. At the May 20 board meeting […]
Unofficial election results from Pontotoc US Senate Democratic Primary Travis Childers 533 William Compton 19 Bill Marcy 17 Jonathan Rawl 5 U.S. House district 1 Domocratic Primary Ron Dickey 264 Rex Weathers 185 U.S. Senate Republican Thomas Carey 42 Thad Cochran 1783 Chris McDaniel 1633 […]
Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask said that his department is investigating an accident which claimed the life of a man this morning at the Three Rivers Authority Regional Landfill, located off of Highway 278 four lane just north of Pontotoc. Sheriff Mask said the identity of the accident victim is not being released at […]
David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc Police Chief Larry Poole is retiring, effective June 30, and on Tuesday (May 20) night the Pontotoc Board of Aldermen hired Randy Tutor as his successor. The board voted unanimously to hire the 52-year-old Tutor, who for the past 11 months has worked as an investigator for the Pontotoc […]