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Credit card machine approved for tax office

After some five years of trying to get a credit card machine to use while collecting taxes, Tax Collector Van McWhirter said he sees a light at the end of the tunnel. Come June people who want to pay by swiping their debit or credit card can do so in the office. “We have been […]

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Aldermen listen to tennis court presentation

At last week’s board meeting, Pontotoc Aldermen took under advisement a proposal to consider hiring someone to manage the city’s eight tennis courts. Kevin Morrow, the tennis coach at Pontotoc High School, addressed the board on the need for someone to maintain the tennis courts and develop a tennis program. “For several years now we’ve […]

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“Fire Wise” workshop scheduled February 25

“How to Have a Fire Wise Home” workshop will be held on Thursday, February 25, (2016) at the Pontotoc County MSU Extension Building, 402 C. J. Hardin Drive, Pontotoc. The meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. The purpose of the workshop is to provide participants tools to assess fire risks […]

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Delta Furniture expands operation to Houlka

Officials from upholstered living room furniture manufacturer Delta Furniture Manufacturing announced last week the company is expanding by locating manufacturing operations in Houlka, in Chickasaw County. Delta Furniture’s operation in Houlka is located on Industrial Drive in the 80,000 square-foot facility formerly occupied by Astrolounger. Officials said the expansion project represents a corporate investment of […]

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Supervisors disburse taxes, order depository bid

In their end of January meeting Pontotoc County Board of Supervisors disbursed taxes and ordered a depository bid among other business. The disbursement of additional privilege taxes collected for the month of January were:       Pontotoc County School District, $2,089.22; Pontotoc City School District, $198.97; City of Pontotoc, $895.38; Town of Ecru, $ 99.49 and Town […]

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Ecru Aldermen to advertise for cemetery groundskeeper

Upon the resignation of Nickey Browning as groundskeeper for the city cemetery, Ecru board of aldermen agreed last Tuesday evening to advertise for a replacement immediately. Mayor Mark Baldwin outlined specifications to be considered essential for the job. “They will have to keep it mowed, weed eated, and keep the limbs and debris picked up. […]

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Legion to host new VA medical clinic staff

On January 28, the Pontotoc American Legion Post 16 will be hosting Brad Henry  and other representatives from the new Tupelo Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Clinic. The new Tupelo VA clinic  opened on October 1, 2015, and is located in proximity to the Mall at Barnes Crossing on Commonwealth Boulevard. Henry and his team will […]

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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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Absentee voting underway

Absentee voting is underway in the Pontotoc County Circuit Clerk’s office for the upcoming November 3 General Election. The deadline to vote absentee for the General Election is Saturday, October 31, at 12 o’clock noon. In addition to regular weekday business hours, the circuit clerk’s office will be open from 8 a.m. until 12 noon […]

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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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Ecru Aldermen studying comprehensive plan for town

By Sandra Priest Ecru officials are taking proactive steps to prepare for unprecedented growth and development that some believe are certain in the not so distant future of the town. Last Tuesday evening, Mayor Mark Baldwin and board of aldermen met with Lydia Quarles, senior policy analyst with MSU Stennis Institute, to discuss community goals, […]

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Tupelo Furniture Market to feature furniture, gift, home accessories show

The Tupelo Furniture Market, one of the largest furniture trade shows in the United States, will again open one of its giant buildings to the public. The shopping experience in the market’s building one has been dubbed The Furniture, Gift & Home Accessories Show, and it has become an integral part of the Tupelo Furniture […]

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Privilege taxes disbursed by supervisors

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer Pontotoc county supervisors approved disbursement of additional privilege taxes collected for the month of July, Pontotoc County School District, $4,028.76; Pontotoc City School District    , $  383.69; City of Pontotoc, $1,726.61; Town of Ecru, $  191.85; Town of Sherman, $  575.54. The board also accepted receipt of the Tax rolls […]

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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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