The grinchy weather may be stealing the Christmas parade from Thaxton, but the folks in the community are still going to gather in the gym for the annual stew that is served. So make sure and get out for a time of fellowship in the dry. Stew and chicken soup will be served. So bring […]
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David Helms Pontotoc Progress Law enforcement officials are investigating a one car accident early Tuesday (December 3) morning which claimed the life of a Pontotoc High School senior girl. Authorities said that senior Macie Atkinson, 17, was killed when the car she was driving ran off of Highway 336 and struck a tree. The accident […]
The junior class at Pontotoc High School invites you to attend their two performances of “Toy Story,” on Saturday, December 7. The first play performance begins at 2 p.m. in the Pontotoc Junior High auditorium, followed by an encore performance at 7 p.m. Admission is $5.
David Helms Pontotoc Progress Monday morning’s rain showers are forecast to be out of the area by early afternoon, so the Pontotoc Christmas Parade is still scheduled for tonight (Monday, December 2), said Ellen Russell, Pontotoc County Chamber/Main Street Director. Russell said Monday morning she will monitor the noon weather broadcasts to see if […]
David Helms Pontotoc Progress The three week December 2013 term of Pontotoc County Circuit Court convenes Monday, December 2, and concludes Friday, December 20. The December criminal docket has 51 cases set for trial the first week of court, 39 cases set for trial the second week and 41 cases are set for the final […]
The Community Thanksgiving Service will be celebrated Wednesday, November 27, at 7 p.m. at the McDonald United Methodist Church. The preacher for the event will be Rev. Milton Whatly, pastor of First United Methodist Church. Everyone is invited to bring canned food items for the Pontotoc Food Pantry, which is an emergency food resource for […]
Community-wide Thanksgiving set The Community Thanksgiving Service will be celebrated Wednesday, November 27, at 7 p.m. at the McDonald United Methodist Church. The preacher for the event will be Rev. Milton Whatly, pastor of First United Methodist Church. Everyone is invited to bring canned food items for the Pontotoc Food Pantry, which is an emergency […]
What is your favorite place to visit during open house? The merchants are stringing lights and getting everything ready, including the hot punch and refreshments for Christmas Open House this Sunday. Tell us which store you most enjoy visiting during open house. Don’t forget to check out pages 8-9A in the Pontotoc Progress to make […]
Promised rain showers are here with more on the way. Make sure you have your rain coat and galoshes on hand in the morning. After that, you will need Santa’s suit to stay warm.
Regina Butler Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc County churches are gearing up once more to spread the love of Jesus in a practical way with the feeding of the 5,000 today. This special Thanksgiving feeding event is hosted by Pontotoc First Baptist Church from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Volunteers from all over the county are needed […]
The Pontotoc Community Theater announced it will present an encore performance of “Dial M for Murder” (by Frederick Knott) on Sunday, November 24, at 2 p.m. with a special Holiday Open House ticket sale, buy one $10 ticket and get a second ticket for $5. Tickets may be purchased at the theater box office on […]
If you thought all day Friday that you wanted to get a wreath purchased for your veterans grave in Ponttotoc and didn’t get out in the rain to do it, you have been given a reprieve. The deadline for the soldier’s wreaths has been extended to next Sunday, November 24. In fact, the Gold Star […]
David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc Police Chief Larry Poole reported that two Lee County men have been charged with auto burglary, while a Pontotoc man was arrested on a drug charge in connection with two separate arrests last week. Poole said that Andrew C. Pitts, 20, of Tupelo, and Gilliam Riley Ross, 29, of Shannon, […]
By Sandra Priest In a move to ensure a stable, safe, and reliable reserve of water for citizens, Ecru Board of Aldermen voted last Tuesday evening to bring an additional town water tank under maintenance contract. Water and Sewer Superintendent Patrick McBrayer came before the board and Mayor Mark Baldwin with concerns about the condition […]