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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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Asphalt bids exceed funds budgeted

David Helms Pontotoc Progress At last week’s mid-month meeting Pontotoc Aldermen opened two bids for the purchase of 1,000 tons of asphalt, but took the matter under advisement after both bids exceeded the $100,000 budgeted for the street paving project. The bids submitted included: APAC-$175 per ton; and Rutledge Paving Construction-$158.25 per ton. In another […]

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Christmas parades begin Monday

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer Pontotoc City will open parading season with the parade to start down Main Street at 6:30 p.m. Monday, December 1. Thaxton’s parade will roll out Friday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, December 6 will see Sherman’s parade at 2 p.m., Toccopola’s parade at 6 p.m. and Ecru’s parade at […]

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Moorman wins school board seat

Unofficial results on the Pontotoc City School board race shows that Frankie L. Moorman has garnered 415 votes and Allison Umfress had 239 votes in the run off election today. There are 2 affidavit ballots

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Community-wide Thanksgiving set at West Heights

The Community Thanksgiving Service will be celebrated Wednesday, November 26, at 7 p.m. at the West Heights Baptist Church. The preacher for the event will be Rev. Derrick Morris, pastor of Pontotoc Second Baptist Church. Everyone is invited to bring canned food items for the Pontotoc Food Pantry, which is an emergency food resource for […]

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Pontotoc student injured in elevator

David Helms Pontotoc Progress A Pontotoc Junior High School seventh grader was seriously injured last Wednesday (Nov. 5) when he somehow apparently fell out of the school elevator, plunging about 12 feet to the basement floor landing below. Pontotoc resident Shane Clayton said that his 13-year-old son, Tanner, who is visually impaired, fell out of […]

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Aldermen adopt beer, liquor laws

David Helms Pontotoc Progress At the November 4 regular meeting the Pontotoc Board of Aldermen unanimously approved two resolutions adopting beer and light wine and liquor ordinances for the city of Pontotoc. The details of the two ordinances were approved at the October 21 board meeting. Mayor Jeff Stafford ordered the city clerk to publish […]

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Docket set for first week of court

David Helms Pontotoc Progress One-hundred-forty-one criminal cases are set for trial during the upcoming three week November 2014 Pontotoc County Circuit Court term, which convenes November 17 and concludes December 12. Judges Thomas Gardner III and James L. Roberts, Jr., are expected to preside during the three week court term. The November criminal court docket […]

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Runoff set, city school board

David Helms Pontotoc Progress A runoff election is set for November 25 to decide a seat on the Pontotoc City School Board of Trustees. In voting in last week’s general election in the three person city school board race, unofficial results showed Frankie L. Moorman leading the voting with 738 votes, followed by Alison Umfress […]

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