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Police arrest two men on drug and robbery charges, one escapes, still at large

In a bizarre alleged drug deal gone bad, Pontotoc Police have levied drug, robbery and jail escape charges in connection with the recent arrest of two men, Pontotoc Police Chief Larry Poole reported. Poole said that Justin Jarmaine Judon, age 30, of Central Avenue, Ecru, has been charged with conspiracy to sale marijuana, robbery and […]

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Friendship’s spark is kindled from Progress

What are the odds of two men moving to the same city in California, and never realizing that they both were from Pontotoc? Well, J.C. Sneed and the late Durley Waldrop did just that. Both lived in Lincoln, California, and several years ago, Durley’s brother, Wadelow, who lives here in Pontotoc, was reading the obituaries […]

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Fourteen plead guilty, sentenced in court

Fourteen defendants pled guilty to their respective criminal charges in Pontotoc County Circuit Court last week and were sentenced by Judge James L. Roberts, Jr. Defendant Michael Tyler Walls pled guilty to the crime of possession of precursors and was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison, unless he successfully completes one year in the […]

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‘Yes, Virginia, Dot’s seen all sixty parades’

She’s the queen of Christmas parades in Pontotoc. Dot Hardin can remember when the very first parade rolled down Main Street in 1953. “I remember this so vividly because I was a Jaycette and Claude [her husband] was a Jaycee.” Her daughter, Genie, who was a girl at the time, was in that very first […]

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County’s jobless rate set at 7.2 percent

Pontotoc County’s labor force was virtually unchanged in October, but the number of employed increased, netting a drop in the county’s unemployment rate. Pontotoc County’s unemployment rate was set at 7.2 percent for October, eleventh lowest in the state, according to data released last week by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. The total labor […]

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Brown, Parker re-elected to PEPA board, run-off needed for Area 2 slot

Pontotoc Electric Power Association officials announced this week that incumbents Greg Brown and Larry Parker have been re-elected to new three year terms on the PEPA’s Board of Directors, while a run-off between incumbent Glen Denton and challenger Nicky Moore will be held to determine the Area 2 board member. PEPA customers in Area 2, […]

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Bodock 2013 set for September 27-28

It’s official, the 2013 Bodock Festival in downtown Pontotoc is set for September 27-28. This past year the festival date was moved from mid-August to the last weekend in September, a change that enjoyed cooler temperatures and attracted larger crowds. “The date change this year proved successful, because the festival was well attended,” said Ellen […]

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Christmas parades begin this Saturday

Now that we’ve given thanks for the turkey and the dressing it’s time to have a parade! Dates and times have been announced for Sherman, Toccopola, Ecru, Pontotoc and Thaxton. Three Christmas parades are set for this Saturday, December 1, including ones at Sherman, Toccopola and Ecru. Pontotoc’s Christmas parade is set for Monday night, […]

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