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Girl Scout Sunday set at Howard Stafford Park

What do Taylor Swift, Susan Lucci, Mariah Carey, Dakota Fanning and Shirley Temple all have in common? They were all girl scouts.   Pontotoc County Girl Scout Recruitment Day Sunday, August 24 2-4 p.m. Howard Stafford Park   We will sign up girls and new volunteer leaders. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Groundhog caught

Authorities confirmed late Tuesday afternoon theat they have captured the groundhog that has bitten several people . Sheriff Leo Mask said the animal was holed up under the house and was safely trapped in a live trap. He was transported to the vetenerian’s office to be checked for rabes.

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Pontotoc Police arrest two

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc Police Chief Randy Tutor reported two arrests this past week, including a Blue Springs woman arrested on an embezzlement charge and a juvenile charged with malicious mischief. Chief Tutor said that Alison Wilburn, 35, of Bethel Road in Blue Springs, was arrested July 16 and charged with felony embezzlement. Tutor […]

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Prayer on the Square set each Monday at 6 p.m.

Let us pray. “I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people.” 1 Timothy 2:1    If you are concerned about events that are taking place in our city, county, town and nation you are invited to come pray every Monday night at 6 p.m. on the court square. This is […]

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Petitions on beer vote expected to be presented Tuesday at city board

David Helms Pontotoc Progress At this coming  Tuesday, August 5 (6 p.m.) Pontotoc Board of Aldermen meeting, two petitions are expected to be presented to the board calling for an election to be held to decide the proposed legalization of possession and sale of alcoholic liquors, beer and light wine inside the city limits of Pontotoc. […]

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UBS is holding drive for Houlka woman

United Blood Services is having a blood drive for Carrie Weaver in Houlka. She recently became very ill and has had to have a lot of product units and we are wanting to ask the Houlka and Houston communities to come out and support her. We are going to be grilling out hot dogs for […]

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Pontotoc man arrested in hit and run accident

David Helms Pontotoc Progress A Pontotoc man is being held on $100,000 bond in connection with the hit-and-run death Tuesday afternoon of 21-year-old Lequintray D. Williams, also of Pontotoc, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Highway Patrol officials said that Juan M. Hernandez, 36, of 10th Street in Pontotoc, has been arrested and charged with […]

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Pontotoc Mayor Jeff Stafford’s brother, Richard killed in plane crash

  David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc Mayor Jeff Stafford confirmed Tuesday morning that his brother, Richard Stafford, was apparently killed late Monday (June 30) evening in a plane crash in Jonesville, Louisiana. Richard Stafford, 56, was the son of the late Pontotoc Mayor Howard and Ruby Stafford. Jeff Stafford said he received the news of […]

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Run-off election results from Pontotoc County

Cochran 2,207 or 53.79% of the vote McDaniel 1,895 or 46.19% Number of votes cast 4,115   These figures include the absentee ballots.   There are 39 affidavits which will be counted July 2.

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Vegetables at your fingertips

As she waters her plants, Janet Wilder checks the squash in her raised vegetable garden located in the back yard of her home in Pontotoc. Her husband Johnny designed the raised garden, which offers easier accessibility to the vegetables produced and can be covered more easily for frost protection, allowing earlier planting.  Other vegetables in […]

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City purchases Wilton building

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc Board of Aldermen recently took steps to purchase the former Wilton Casting building in the Pontotoc Industrial Park as a site for a new industry that wants to locate in Pontotoc. Officials said they cannot identify the new industry until the deal is finalized. At the May 20 board meeting […]

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Unofficial election results from Pontotoc County

Unofficial election results from Pontotoc   US Senate Democratic Primary   Travis Childers  533 William Compton   19 Bill Marcy 17 Jonathan Rawl   5   U.S. House district 1 Domocratic Primary Ron Dickey   264 Rex Weathers  185   U.S. Senate Republican   Thomas Carey   42 Thad Cochran  1783 Chris McDaniel  1633   […]

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Local man killed at landfill

Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask said  that his department is investigating an accident which claimed the life of a man this morning at the Three Rivers Authority Regional Landfill, located off of Highway 278 four lane just north of Pontotoc.   Sheriff Mask said the identity of the accident victim is not being released at […]

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Tutor hired as new police chief

David Helms Pontotoc Progress   Pontotoc Police Chief Larry Poole is retiring, effective June 30, and on Tuesday (May 20) night the Pontotoc Board of Aldermen hired Randy Tutor as his successor. The board voted unanimously to hire the 52-year-old Tutor, who for the past 11 months has worked as an investigator for the Pontotoc […]

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