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Stella has stolen our hearts

We have a new addition to our home. Her name is Stella, a seven month old boxer. Stella is still a puppy, but is doing quite well. The first night in a new home the concern is how well will she sleep. She was accustomed to sleeping on the bed and we do not allow […]

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Feathered Bone author to be at Lunch w/Books

The Pontotoc County Library Staff invites you to attend Lunching with Books is scheduled for Thursday, February 11, 2016 at noon. Mississippi Author, Julie Cantrell will be the guest speaker.  She will be reviewing her latest novel, The Feathered Bone. Set amidst the murky parishes of rural Louisiana and told through the eyes of two […]

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Creative ways to save your money

When Dad came home from town, he would place all of the coins from his pocket in the palms of his hands which had been shaped by many years of being a dairy farmer.  I was just a kid, and he would tell me to pick out all the dimes.  I would place the dimes […]

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Art in Education is a hit

Since it’s inception back in the early 90s Pontotoc school systems have embraced using art as a means of using the arts in other classes to explain a concept. The Whole Schools Initiative (WSI), a program of the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC), is Mississippi’s first comprehensive statewide arts education program. The Whole Schools Initiative is […]

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Local girls eye pageant titles

The Miss Pontotoc/Miss Dixie/Hospitality/Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageants will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 7 PM, at the Pontotoc Junior High School Auditorium. Aspiring young women from Pontotoc County and throughout the state will be competing for titles, crowns, and scholarships.  Local contestants are: Kirklyn Alyssa Finney is the 16 year old daughter […]

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Zion School planning reunion on April 16

Anyone who ever attended the Zion School in eastern Pontotoc County is invited to the first ever school reunion on Saturday, April 16, 2016. The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church, located on Valley Road. Organizers said the reunion is open to former Zion School students and […]

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Police Chief says photos invaluable to CrimeStoppers

“Now a days more and more thieves travel to another county to steal, break in and shoplift,” Pontotoc Police Chief Tutor said. “They don’t want to steal around home because there’s a better chance they could get recognized,” he said. “People in Pontotoc get up and go to work and thieves get up and ride […]

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Sheriff’s Dept. utilizing technology

Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask said that the name of the game these days in the crime solving field links directly to technology. “In most of the burglaries we have in the county we find that the thieves are focusing either on electronics or guns,” Mask said. Technology has helped the sheriff and his deputies […]

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Walter Zinn, Jr., addresses MLK Banquet, Thomas Chewe receives Humanitarian Award

By Barbara Curry The MLK Banquet was  very successful again this year. Many from all across the state attended the event.  Mitzi Below opened the program with a rendition of Lift Every Voice and Sing and it was well received by the audience. Several local pastors were in attendance and participated on the program. Special […]

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Celebration to honor County Agent Ricky Ferguson’s 20 years of service to Pontotoc County Extension ServiceCelebration to honor County Agent Ricky Ferguson’s 20 years of service to Pontotoc County Extension Service

Longtime Pontotoc County Agent Ricky Ferguson will be assuming his new job as Pontotoc County’s newly elected Chancery Clerk in January. The public is invited to join in a celebration of his 20 years of service with the Pontotoc County Extension Service on Friday (Dec. 18)) from 2-4 p.m. in the G.W. Gilliam Assembly Hall […]

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Baby born on Hwy 278 four lane

An advertising website praises the Toyota Prius, stating “a spacious new interior lets everyone stretch out in comfort.” After their Prius broke down on Highway 278 four lane last Thursday (Dec. 10) morning, a Lafayette County couple will attest that the auto also serves nicely as an impromptu delivery room. Pontotoc Fire Chief Lance Martin […]

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‘Angels’ ready for adoption

Families have already been screened at the Salvation Army and the names of those who need help this Christmas have already been put on an angel tree tag. There are some 175 to 200 angels ready to be adopted to give Christmas cheer to those less fortunate in our community. Gifts should be purchased and […]

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Christmas parades begin Fri.

Pontotoc knows how to give a parade. Sevearal communities in the county will have parades starting Friday, December 4. Below are the communities and the things they have going on in connection with their separate parades. These appear in the order in which they will be marching down their respective main Streets. Thaxton The Thaxton […]

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Operation Christmas Child Collection week set Nov. 16-22

In the book of Luke Jesus set a child in their midst and said, “Whoever receives this little child in My name, receives ME …” (Chapter 9, verse 48) We are indeed the land of plenty. God has blessed us so much. Soon we will celebrate Thanksgiving and many of us will spend as much […]

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