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Art in Education is a hit

Since it’s inception back in the early 90s Pontotoc school systems have embraced using art as a means of using the arts in other classes to explain a concept. The Whole Schools Initiative (WSI), a program of the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC), is Mississippi’s first comprehensive statewide arts education program. The Whole Schools Initiative is […]

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Sheriff’s Dept. utilizing technology

Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask said that the name of the game these days in the crime solving field links directly to technology. “In most of the burglaries we have in the county we find that the thieves are focusing either on electronics or guns,” Mask said. Technology has helped the sheriff and his deputies […]

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Storm downs trees, damages house near Pontotoc Golf course

Last nights rain and wind storm event downed trees causing power outages across the county as well as damaging a home on Highway 6 east near the golf course. The front of the roof and the porch of the home where the 19 hole Thrift Shop is located was demolished on the front after a […]

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Breast cancer survivor: Ramona Hood

By Regina Butler Pontotoc Progress PONTOTOC – After finding a knot in her breast last October, Ecru resident Ramona Hood made an appointment at the Ecru Medical Clinic. “At the clinic they told me it was indeed a knot and sent me to the breast care center in Tupelo.” A mammogram, ultrasound and four biopsies […]

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Harvest walk postponed to Thursday, October 29, 9 a.m.

Parents, you don’t have to dress your elementary child up in their costume tomorrow. The Harvest Walk has been postponed until Thursday, Oct. 29 9 a.m. Businesses across the city, please make note of the date change also.

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Youngblood is new home extension agent

If you have lived long enough in Pontotoc county you remember the days of the home economist. You know, that nice lady that worked with the ladies in the community to help them with canning and home tips to improve their lives. As the years have rolled by the title has changed to Extension Agent […]

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Patsy Patterson: Regular mammograms caught cancer early

Regina Butler Progress Staff Writer Patsy Patterson remembers holding her mama’s hand during the last six months of her life as she lay dying from breast cancer 30 years ago. Two years later, her dad died of prostate cancer. “Cancer was always an ugly word around our house,” Patsy said. “But mama never had yearly […]

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Literacy program debuts Monday

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer If you are a parent with a child under five years old you are invited to a very special meeting every second Monday night at the Pontotoc County Library. Under the Pear Tree, or UP is an exciting event where families can come together for a fun time of reading […]

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Cooke Memorial Baptist Church to have homecoming Sunday

Homecoming for Cooke Memorial Baptist Church: Celebration will begin with a concert led by Mr. Mark Garrett Sunday, October 4, 2015. Guest speaker will be Dr. Jody Anderson , Pastor of Grace Covenant Baptist Church of Arab, AL. Lunch served at noon FLC. Dr. Kermit McGregor pastor welcomes all to service and lunch.

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West Heights to host prayer service

The public is invited to come to West Heights Baptist Church this Saturday at 12 noon to participate in a prayer vigil for Saeed Abedini, a U.S. Citizen being held in prison in Iran, and other persecuted Christians around the world. Abedini, a 35-year-old Pastor, father, and husband from Idaho, is currently imprisoned in Rajaei […]

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Qualifying deadline is tomorrow at Thaxton

Tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 24) is the deadline to qualify as a candidate in the town of Thaxton’s special election to fill a vacant alderman seat Alderwoman Kelsey Bevill tendered her resignation to the board effective September 1, making it necessary for the town to hold an election. The special election will be held on October […]

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Bodock Festival set Sept. 18-19

September’s cooler weather means its time to get ready for the Bodock Festival. Just nine days away, the festival cranks up Friday, September 18 with a host of fun activities, from the pancake breakfast at 6 a.m. to fun and games for the kiddies in the afternoon through dark, interlaced with some great music,  closing […]

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DAR honors Sadie Kenney, George Stegall

The Pontotoc Hills Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored two citizens for their service in the community. Sadie Kenney and George Stegall were at the Community House last Tuesday (Sept. 1) with their families to receive the pins and gifts. This DAR Community Service Award is the first time the Pontotoc Hills […]

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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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