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To Kiss A Frog debuts May 30 at the Main

School is out next week and parents and grandparents will be looking for something to entertain their youngsters. Why not start with a FREE play?! ON Saturday, May 30 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m area 4-Hers will present “To Kiss A Frog”, at the Main (Pontotoc’s Community Theater) on Main Street Pontotoc. So mark […]

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Graduation exercises set Thursday, Friday

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Graduation exercises are scheduled tomorrow (Thursday, May 21) night at South Pontotoc High School, while North Pontotoc High School and Pontotoc High School will host graduation exercises on Friday (May 22) night. South Pontotoc Commencement exercises at South Pontotoc High School will begin Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. on Cougar Field […]

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Ecru addresses ground level zoning

By Sandra Priest The ground level of all buildings fronting Main Street in downtown Ecru will now be restricted solely to commercial property. This action follows a recent board decision to decline Ron and Gidget Anderson a building permit to create first floor residences in the former Mortimer Funeral Home facility in the downtown area. […]

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Operation Christmas Child: a story of hope- Alex and the Candy Cane

A small candy cane brought a big smile to my face when I received a shoebox gift in an orphanage following the Rwandan genocide. Imagine the excitement of 250 children in an orphanage who had never before received a gift, each holding shoeboxes from Operation Christmas Child. We were so curious. What was inside these […]

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Early deadlines set for May 27 Progress

The Pontotoc Progress will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. In accordance, early deadlines are set for the May 27 edition of the newspaper, including: -legal ads are due by noon on Wednesday, May 20; -classified ads are due by 12 noon on Thursday, May 21; -Retail ads are […]

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State Auditor issued demand against former Pontotoc County deputy chancery clerk

State Auditor Stacey Pickering’s office has issued a demand of $13, 934.97 to former Pontotoc County Deputy Chancery Clerk Allison Stegall. “I’m proud of the work that both our county auditors and investigators have done on this case, and we look forward to making the taxpayers whole,” said Pickering late Tuesday (May 12) afternoon. Pickering […]

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Kelly, Jones top vote getters in Pontotoc, followed closely by Zinn

Trent Kelly, Starner Jones and Howard Zinn led the pack in votes cast Tuesday night in the special election for the first congressional districts seat. This was to fill the unexpired term of Alan Nunnelee who died earlier this year. Kelly, who is currently the district attorney for the first district garnered 1,210 votes followed […]

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Man charged with two counts of capital murder in connection with murder of Shady Grove couple

David Helms Pontotoc Progress A joint investigation between the Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Department, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies into a double homicide in Pontotoc County resulted Thursday (May 7) afternoon in capital murder charges being filed against 26-year-old Carl V. Hughes of 4085 Highway 346. Hughes […]

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Section of Oxford Street in Pontotoc will be closed beginning Thursday for repairs

Street repair may take longer David Helms Pontotoc Progress Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) officials said today(Wednesday) that West Oxford Street in Pontotoc will be closed at least Thursday (May 7) to through traffic between North College Street and North Main Street for crews to repair and replace sewer lines. Pontotoc Sewer Superintendent Terry Conlee […]

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Crime scene unit still at scene of double homicide

David Helms Pontotoc Progress The Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a double homicide which was discovered Sunday (May 3) morning at a home on Highway 346 (Hurricane Road) approximately four miles west of Ecru. Late Monday afternoon, Pontotoc County Coroner Kim Bedford said autopsy results confirmed the identities of the two victims as Don […]

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Pontotoc City Schools sponsoring online survey

The Pontotoc City School District believes that learning is a priority, a need, and a desire.   “To be successful, schools must nurture a learning community that allows everyone to participate in trusting, respectful relationships,” said Jay Hughes, Federal Programs Director.   “Together, we are committed to reaching higher levels of learning.”   Hughes said […]

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Farm management seminar set at Extension on April 30

The Pontotoc County Extension office along with Sanco Pond Products and Moore’s Feed Store will sponsor a Farm Pond Management Seminar on Thursday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pontotoc County Extension Office. You are encouraged to bring your water samples and pond weed samples to the meeting for questions and assistance. Please call […]

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Relay for Life set Friday

There are 20 teams registered online. We are excited about the new and returning teams. Relay for Life will be held at the Pontotoc County Courthouse Lawn, April 24th, 2015 at 6 p.m., in case of rain it will be held at the Pontotoc County Agri Center. Bank night will be April 21, 2015, at […]

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Twelve plead guilty, sentenced

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Twelve defendants pled guilty and were sentenced last week prior to the adjournment of Pontotoc County Circuit Court. Defendants and the sentences they received included: -Samantha Renee Warren (Henson), who pled guilty to false pretense, was sentenced to 10 years in prison with eight years and 364 days suspended; placed on […]

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