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Celebrity cow show featured at fair

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer Want to see somebody kiss a cow? Your chance is coming Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Pontotoc County Fair and Livestock show. There will be 16 local celebrities in the ring trying out their hand at showing a cow before the beef show. Now this also comes with a […]

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Privilege taxes disbursed by supervisors

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer Pontotoc county supervisors approved disbursement of additional privilege taxes collected for the month of July, Pontotoc County School District, $4,028.76; Pontotoc City School District    , $  383.69; City of Pontotoc, $1,726.61; Town of Ecru, $  191.85; Town of Sherman, $  575.54. The board also accepted receipt of the Tax rolls […]

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Man in jail over shooting in Hurricane

Pontotoc County Sheriff officials have arrested 19 year old Valentino Jamison of Graham Road in connection with the shooting of a man in the Hurricane Community. Pontotoc county sheriff Leo Mask said that Jamison got in an altercation with the victim and shot him in the leg, then followed him into his house and beat […]

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Searchers recover bodies of missing fishermen

David Helms Pontotoc Progress After searching the Tombigbee River for almost 48 hours, authorities in Monroe County reported around noon last Thursday (July 9) that the bodies of two fishermen had been recovered several miles south from where their capsized boat had been discovered. Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley identified the apparent boating accident victims […]

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Come for a night at the museum and connecting to the Chickasaws

Regina Butler Pontotoc Progress Are you ready for some museum movie fun and connecting back to our Chickasaw roots? This Friday and Saturday you are invited to do just that at two different free events. There will be a neighborly, educational outing for all ages to celebrate the national, state, and local parks and trails […]

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Missing man found alive

A 60-year-old Pontotoc County man who had been missing in the woods near Woodland since Sunday (July 5) afternoon was found alive around 11 a.m. this morning (Wednesday), said Pontotoc County Chief Deputy Randy Roberts. Roberts said that Gerald Davis, a resident of Highway 41, was “alert” when searchers located him in a densely wooded […]

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Sweep it up! Good ‘brooming’ tips for your home

Cleaning should always be done top to bottom. That way, any crumbs or dust that fall to the floor while you’re working get picked up last. And believe it or not, there’s a right way to sweep. Pick the Right Broom: For indoors, choose one with finer bristles to pick up smaller dirt particles. For […]

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Quick clean up tips for your whole house

Grandma and grandpa and the whole gang are coming! Here are some house cleaning tips to help you get the rooms ready for that long awaited visit so you won’t be cleaning as they walk in the door. Bathroom Boosters Make Doors Shine: Rubbing a teaspoon of lemon oil on glass shower doors twice a […]

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Woman being airlifted from 4-wheeler wreck scene

Pontotoc County sheriff deputies are on scene at a four wheeler accident in the Randolph community on Topsy Road in southwestern Pontotoc County. Officials confirmed that a woman was injured and is being airlifted from the scene. The accident occurred around 1:30.

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Here is a new twist on lemonade

By Regina Butler Homestyle Cooking Editor Nothing says it is summer time in the south like a tall glass of lemonade or sweet tea. Lemonade is often associated with refreshment and hot summer days. When the mercury on the thermometer has reached record heights, few beverages are as refreshing as a cold glass of lemonade. […]

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Summertime grilling! with Dr. Linda Mitchell

Summer Layer Salad (Use your favorite dressing or the recipe for a homemade one below) 1 head romaine lettuce, coarsely chopped 1 cup frozen peas 1/2 red onion, finely diced 12 ounces bacon, cooked and crumbled 3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and diced 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced 1 cup, […]

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Storm bringing trees down

Sporadic power outages are all over the county because of trees coming down as a result of the high wind throughout the county. Emergency management reports we had 40 mile an hour winds, but it was enough to bring trees down on power lines, as well as twisting highway signs. Drivers are urged to use […]

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Homestyle Cooking: Chocolate pie memories are the best

Regina Butler Homestyle Cooking Editor My dear sister called me on May 16 and invited me to come eat supper with her. She and I try to get together if we can on that day to share a common bond of grief. It was on that day in 1984 that we lost our first grandparent, […]

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Sheriff Mask recovering from surgery after heart attack

Sources close to Sheriff Leo Mask confirm that the three term sheriff had a heart attack this morning and is out of surgery and recovering at the present. Mask served two terms as sheriff from 2000-2008 and was re elected in 2011 to the position. According to sources he was at the political speaking last […]

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