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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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Supervisors hear budget requests

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer Pontotoc County supervisors listened to several budget requests this past Friday.  Anyone wanting to submit anything for consideration into the new fiscal budget must do so by the June 30 meeting date. Newly appointed Pontotoc County Library director Regina Graham thanked the supervisors for their support. “The building is 39 […]

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My new diet’s got me barking up the right tree

Jim Croce is one of my favorite singer/songwriters. I was thinking about my “mind decline” and laughed remembering one of his songs, “Time in a Bottle,” from 1972. Songs have a lot of memories, but they sometimes also take on new meanings. “If I could save time in a bottle, I’d just forget where I […]

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Thompson keeps tab of rainfall totals

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer We’ve had enough rain of late to make everyone start singing “Raindrops keep falling on my head…” “Just how much has it rained this year?” you may ask. Would you believe more than 30 inches? The person who can answer that question accurately is Roddy Thompson. Thompson has been keeping […]

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Ecru Aldermen updated on Ecru Park progress

By Sandra Priest Speaking on behalf of Ecru Park Commission, Jason Horton gave Mayor Mark Baldwin and board of aldermen a brief update last Tuesday evening on progress being made in revamping the park. Horton reported on various work done there recently by PEPA and Woodmen of the World, as well as events such as […]

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Tanglefoot designated National Trail

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis last week designated Pontotoc County’s Tanglefoot Trail and eight other local and state trails across the country as national recreation trails, adding more than 150 miles to the National Trails System. “By designating these exceptional trails as part of the […]

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State art winner

Makenna Cowsert (left), of Pontotoc, was the 9th – 12th Grade Division Winner of the College Savings Mississippi Art Contest. For the Contest, Mississippi students were asked to create a work of art that reflects “What do you want to be when you grow up,” and the winners were awarded a $529 Mississippi Affordable College […]

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Aldermen approve bike repair station

David Helms Pontotoc Progress At last week’s meeting, Pontotoc Aldermen unanimously approved a motion to purchase a park a bike repair system which will be installed at the Off the Square Market on Lafayette Street. The repair station, which costs $990, will be paid for through donated funds. The repair station will be equipped with […]

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Supervisors meeting changed to Friday

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer The Pontotoc County Board of Supervisors have moved their mid-month meeting to this Friday, June 12. Normally the board would meet on Monday, but they will be in conference on the coast, so the meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday. The board also approved the Mississippi Model […]

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16 out of 28 precincts reporting

Kelly 2138 Zinn 656

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Runoff election set Tuesday for House

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Attorney Walter Zinn, Jr., of Pontotoc, and First Circuit Judicial District Attorney Trent Kelly, of Saltillo, will meet next Tuesday (June 2) in a runoff election for Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District seat. Zinn and Kelly led a 13 candidate field in the May 12 special election to fill the U.S. House […]

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Fire damages Apostolic Church

David Helms Pontotoc Progress A fire last week heavily damaged some areas of the Lighthouse Apostolic Church located on Royal Oak Drive in Pontotoc, said Pontotoc Fire Chief Lance Martin. Chief Martin said firemen responded to the fire at 8:05 p.m. on Monday night (May 18) and arrived to find the church heavily engulfed in […]

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