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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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THURSDAY Nov 6 and Friday Nov. 7 “Holiday House” Sponsored by Pontotoc County Homemaker Clubs

Join the Pontotoc County Homemakers, known throughout the state as Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers (MHV), for their annual “Holiday House” to be held Thrusday, November 6, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Friday, November 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Holiday House will be held at the G.W. Gilliam Assembly Hall at the Pontotoc […]

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Unofficial results from Tuesday election contested races only

There are 38 affidavit votes yet to be counted   Senate Travis Childers 1820 Thad Cochran 4505 Shawn O’Hara 141   1st Congressional District Ron Dickey 1139 Aln Nunnelee 4952 Danny Bedwell 229   Circuit Court Judge place 2   Dennis FArris 1645 Paul Funderburk 3958   City School Board Race will see a run […]

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Fall back tonight

  Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. Get that extra hour of sleep!

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aldermen adopt beer, light wine ordinances

David Helms Pontotoc Progress The Pontotoc Board of Aldermen last week passed 23 beer/light wine ordinances and three liquor ordinances which are expected to be formally adopted at the November 4 board meeting. If adopted November 4, the new ordinances will go into effect in 30 days. The 23 beer/light wine ordinances approved included 15 […]

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Halloween safety stressed

David Helms Pontotoc Progress More than a thousand trick or treaters are expected to be walking the streets and neighborhoods of Pontotoc Friday night celebrating Halloween and Police Chief Randy Tutor cautioned residents and motorists to be extremely careful. “Halloween is falling on a Friday night which will mean hundreds and hundreds of kids out […]

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Buttermilk springs festival set at Thaxton Saturday

Thaxton residents are rolling out the red carpet Saturday for  the Buttermilk springs Festival. There will be local musicians, local arts vendors and food vendors. Free inflatable children’s activities will also be there. Everything will take place in the park rain or shine. Bring your lawn chairs for a day of fun at the Thaxton park.

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Yes, Virginia, there IS a Santa Clause auditions THURSDAY!!!

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Clause is auditioning Thursday, October 30 6:30 p.m. at The Main. Pontotoc’s Community Theater needs a cast of men, women and children ages 22 and up. There is very little memorization. Most of it will be read. Presented as a 1940s style radio drama, attendees will enjoy drama, radio […]

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Fires damage restaurant, destroy frame factory

By DAVID HELMS   Separate fires Monday night damaged Main Street Grill in downtown Pontotoc and destroyed Southern Frames factory located on New Hope Road in eastern Pontotoc County, Pontotoc Fire Chief Lance Martin said. The Main Street Grill (formerly Red Rooster) fire occurred at 10:30 p.m., Martin said. “The fire gutted the men’s bathroom […]

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