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UPDATE: Victims names released in Longview crash

Pontotoc County coroner Kim Bedford has confirmed that the person who died in the one vehicle crash yesterday on Longview Road was forty-year-old Julian Washington of 342 West Oxford Street in Pontotoc. Injured in the crash were 17 year old Andrue Patrick Tutor of 211 Lana Street and Xavier Keiyon Pittman of 446 Clark Street. […]

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north and south to dimiss at 1 city schools will not dismiss early

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Circuit court convenes next week

David Helms Pontotoc Progress The April 2016 term of Pontotoc County Circuit Court will convene next Monday (April 4) with 179 criminal cases set for trial during the scheduled two week court term, which runs April 4 through April 15. The April criminal court docket has 91 cases set for trial next week and 88 […]

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three injured in two vehicle collision

One person was air lifted and two sent by ambulance from a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 345 (Cherry Creek Road) and highway 76 in Pontotoc County. The car was west bound when it collided with a north bound truck. A black Hyndai Accent was driven by Tilly Moorman, 25 with passenger […]

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Small fire at Ashley was just hot bearing

Fire officials said that a small fire at the Ashley Furniture Company was just the result of a ball bearing in the frame mill getting too hot. The firemen were able to get the fire out quickly and no one was hurt. There is no major fire at the company.

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Cruz, Clinton lead in local voting

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump won the presidential primaries last week (Tues., March 8) in Mississippi. And while Clinton led the voting among Pontotoc County Democratic voters, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz topped Trump by 178 votes to lead the ticket among Pontotoc County Republican voters. -Hillary Clinton-733; -Ted […]

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Officials stress “fire wise” safety around the home

A forest fire is raging out of control. In moments it can engulf your home. Are you ready for it? The key to being ready for a forest fire is to do things long before the flames start licking up all the dry tender according to Opie Blackwell who is the Firewise Coordinator for the […]

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Man arrested for possession of distillery

A traffic stop has led to the arrest of a Pontotoc County man from McWhirter Bend on charges of possesison of a distillery and marijuana among other things. Fred L. Turner was arrested this past Saturday. His bond has not yet been set. See more news and a picture of the things confiscated in the […]

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Bond denied for one defendant in murder case; bond set at $500,000 for second defendant

victim shot and killed on Owen Bend Road- David Helms Pontotoc Progress In an initial apearance in Pontotoc County Justice Court Thursday (Feb. 18) afternoon, Judge Scottie Harrison denied bond for one defendant and set another defendant’s bond at $500,000 in connection with the alleged murder of a Pontotoc County man last Tuesday (Feb. 16). […]

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Sheriff Mask still questioning suspects

Sheriff Leo Mask confirmed this morning that he is still questioning two suspects in connection with a Tuesday morning shooting that occurred on Owen Bend Road which runs from Hwy. 9 South to 341 and back out on Hwy. 9 South. Justin Judon, 33, was shot and killed around 1 a.m. Mask said the case […]

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McNutt’s birthday celebration moved to Endville Baptist

There will be a 100th Birthday Party/Reception for Ruby McNutt on February 18th at 6:00 pm at the Endville Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. It has been moved from the nursing home because of the flu. Everyone is welcome!

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Chrips from CardinalLady: Memories like little bits of ice glistened in my mind

I paused before the wild primrose bush in the early morning sunshine. Frost glittered on each little branch. The sun caught each little crystal of ice and bent it into all kinds of colors of light. You couldn’t have put Christmas lights on it and made it look any prettier. Each little individual branch was […]

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Tips to keep your marriage strong

Have you ever noticed good role models make life easier? Even if you didn’t have good role models, finding good ones can help make life more enjoyable. I’m lucky I had good role models for marriage in my parents. I had “old” parents. That’s right my parents were 34 when they married, 36 when I […]

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Supervisors disburse taxes, order depository bid

In their end of January meeting Pontotoc County Board of Supervisors disbursed taxes and ordered a depository bid among other business. The disbursement of additional privilege taxes collected for the month of January were:       Pontotoc County School District, $2,089.22; Pontotoc City School District, $198.97; City of Pontotoc, $895.38; Town of Ecru, $ 99.49 and Town […]

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