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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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First National announces name change to First Choice Bank

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Officials at First National Bank of Pontotoc announced this week that effective June 30 the bank will be changing its name to First Choice Bank. First National Bank President and CEO Buddy Montgomery explained that the name change is necessary because of a bank iniated change in the bank’s operating charter. […]

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Accident at Pontotoc CVS Pharmacy

Workers were at CVS in Pontotoc on Saturday fixing where a vehicle drove into the side of the store. It appears a truck jumped out of gear and was rolling backwards Friday night. The driver tried to hit the brakes but accidentally hit the gas. The truck jumped the curb and drove into the building

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Ecru Post Office to remain open with fewer hours

By Sandra Priest After many months of review by the United States Postal Service, the decision has been made to keep Ecru Post Office. After thorough review, the USPS made the decision that there was enough mail volume coming through to warrant keeping the post office open. Hours will be minimally reduced, with the opening […]

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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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