Last nights rain and wind storm event downed trees causing power outages across the county as well as damaging a home on Highway 6 east near the golf course. The front of the roof and the porch of the home where the 19 hole Thrift Shop is located was demolished on the front after a […]
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Three Rivers Planning and Development District (TRPDD) in Pontotoc is among three Northeast Mississippi economic development agencies to be named tops in the state by a leading business and development magazine. TRPDD, along with Community Development Foundation in Tupelo and the Golden Triangle Development LINK in Columbus, Starkville and West Point, took top honors in […]
The Region 1-3A meet was held at South Pontotoc High School this past Thursday, with eight schools competing for the regional championship. The Cougars had an impressive day as the girls finished 3rd overall and the boys finished 4th overall. “We knew going into the regional meet that it was going to be very competitive. […]
Pontotoc Electric Power Association officials said that ballots were mailed last week (Oct. 27) to eligible voters to vote on three positions on PEPA’s Board of Directors. PEPA board members serve three year terms and three members on the nine member board come up for election each year, officials said. Returned ballots must be postmarked […]
Oxford Police Department officials said an Oxford man, already indicted in Pontotoc County on grand larceny and arson charges for allegedly setting fire to a Pontotoc funeral home in July, has been arrested and charged with capital murder in connection with the shooting death last week in Oxford of the funeral home owner. Nathaniel A. […]
Some of the first old pictures have already come to the Progress. It’s time to get your pictures ready for the Christmas issue of the Pontotoc Progress. It will publish on December 23. The photos must be at least 50 years old, which means they should have been taken during the year 1965 or earlier. […]
North Mississippi Medical Center will hold a Health Fair, Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from noon – 5 p.m. at West Heights Baptist Church Family Life Center Gymnasium at 328 West Oxford Street, Pontotoc, MS. Free flu shots (must be 9 or older; while supplies last); Free & low cost health screenings; Free blood pressure screening; […]
Parents, you don’t have to dress your elementary child up in their costume tomorrow. The Harvest Walk has been postponed until Thursday, Oct. 29 9 a.m. Businesses across the city, please make note of the date change also.
October is here with cooler fall temperatures. Already the cute little scarecrows are going up. There is one in front of CK Wall’s and one in front of Three Rivers. That means it’s scarecrow time again. Area businesses, organizations, companies and clubs are invited to begin to make their own scarecrow to brighten up the […]
REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer If you are a parent with a child under five years old you are invited to a very special meeting every second Monday night at the Pontotoc County Library. Under the Pear Tree, or UP is an exciting event where families can come together for a fun time of reading […]
Last Thursday’s (Sept. 24) deadline passed with no one qualifying in the town of Thaxton to fill a vacant alderman seat. Thaxton Mayor Johnny Coleman said the board will attempt to appoint someone to the position when the board of aldermen meets next Tuesday, October 6. “We’ll take nominations and then vote,” Coleman said. “We […]
Tanglefoot Trail officials reported last week that at least four trail signs were recently destroyed by vandals. Tanglefoot Trail Maintenance Superintendent Keith Herring said replacing the signs would cost at least $300, but more importantly emphasized the danger aspect of the senseless destruction. “One sign was stolen, but three of the signs were shot and […]
The deadline to register to vote in the November 3 General Election is this Saturday, October 3, at 12 noon. In addition to regular weekly hours, the Pontotoc County Circuit Clerk’s office will be open until 12 noon Saturday for voter registration.
Homecoming for Cooke Memorial Baptist Church: Celebration will begin with a concert led by Mr. Mark Garrett Sunday, October 4, 2015. Guest speaker will be Dr. Jody Anderson , Pastor of Grace Covenant Baptist Church of Arab, AL. Lunch served at noon FLC. Dr. Kermit McGregor pastor welcomes all to service and lunch.