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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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Architect chosen for tornado shelters

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer The building of two state of the art tornado shelters on both the North and South Pontotoc School campuses took another step forward with choosing Pryor and Morrow Architects as the firm to use. JBHM Architects of Tupelo was also considered. The architects were rated on a sheet that is […]

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Two bike lanes to be striped

David Helms Pontotoc Progress With the ever increasing popularity of the Tanglefoot Trail, Pontotoc Mayor Jeff Stafford told aldermen last week that enhancing safety for bicycle riders in Pontotoc is a top priority. Mayor Stafford told aldermen he will get bids on striping two bike lanes from Tanglefoot Trail to the Off the Square Market […]

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Reading for Success is Miss Historic South’s platform

Regina Butler Progress Staff Writer Pontotoc’s own Hannah Whitlock who was recently crowned Miss Historic South in a Vicksburg pageant is busy promoting her platform of Reading for Success. One of her first stops was at Little Bits Daycare to read to them during Dr. Seuss’s birthday celebrations. Hannah’s mission is to not only promote […]

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Tickets available for Spring Gala

The Pontotoc Artists Guild will be hosting the Spring Gala, Friday, April 24, at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $25 each and one ticket holder will win a piece of art from a local artist. Tickets can be purchased at the Pontotoc County Chamber of Commerce/Main Street or at the Pontotoc Progress. Come out and enjoy […]

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December tornado victims need help

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SUPERTALK MISSISSIPPI TO HOST RADIOTHON FOR COLUMBIA STRONG Columbia, Mississippi, April 14, 2015 – Tune in Tuesday, April 14 to the Columbia Strong Radiothon on SuperTalk Mississippi from 6am-6pm. On December 23, 2014 Gov. Phil Bryant issued a state of emergency for Marion and Jones counties, along with other parts of the […]

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America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation supports local organization Pontotoc farmer directs funds to Beckham Fire Department

The Beckham Fire Department has received a $2,500 donation from local farmer Danny McKnight and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The donation will help the organization purchase one set fire turnout gear, which consists of coats, pants and helmets for new department members. The department has a staff of 25 firemen. […]

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Meeting set Saturday, April 11 to schedule political speakings

Any organization interested in hosting a political speaking for the August 4 General Election Primary will need to have a representative attend a meeting at the Pontotoc County Courthouse on Saturday, April 11, at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will be with the Democratic and Republican Executive Committees.

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United Blood Services Introduces Pizza Month in April!

Pontotoc, MS—Do you like pizza? Who doesn’t, right?! What’s better than pizza…FREE pizza, of course! Donate blood with United Blood Services in April and you will receive a $15 pizza card, redeemable through Papa John’s or Dominos. Pizza cards are distributed via bonus points in our “Hero in Me” online rewards store. After donating, donors […]

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Lady Warriors smash Red Raiders; Beat Itawamba in extra innings

Ryan Moody Sports Editor Pontotoc’s offense exploded for 16 runs on 12 hits in last week’s blowout win against Shannon. The Lady Warrior’s eighth grade pitcher Khazraj Ivy allowed one run on one hit in three innings of work in the 16-1 division win. “Khazraj Ivy did a great job of hitting her spots,” said […]

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“How to” clinics registering for National Women Build Week

Pontotoc County Habitat for Humanity and longtime partner Lowe’s are hosting “how-to” construction clinics for women volunteering during the eighth National Women Build Week. Taking place May 2-10, National Women Build Week encourages women across the country to devote at least one day to building simple, decent and affordable housing with Habitat in their local […]

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Forty cases are on third week docket

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Forty criminal cases are set for trial next week in the final five days of the March 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. Six cases are set […]

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Pontotoc wins 12-10 in slugfest against Itawamba

Ryan Moody Sports Editor Pontotoc and Itawamba played an instant classic last Tuesday night in the “Hollow”. The Warriors won 12-10 in a game that had seven ties or lead changes, 20 hits, seven extra base hits, 13 walks, two homeruns, and only one error. Itawamba’s Brody Catt got the Indians off to a start […]

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