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Softball Playoff Finals from Thursday, Oct. 16

Mooreville sweeps South Ponototoc in two games, 9-7 and 6-2 Nettleton defeats North Pontotoc 12-2 and 18-3 to take series 2-0

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Football Finals from Friday, Oct. 17

Pontotoc defeats Tishomingo County 13-6 in two overtimes Winona defeats South Pontotoc 53-35 North Pontotoc defeats Belmont 42-14

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Spellins garners two state awards

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer Sherman Police Chief Joel Spellins recently garnered two different awards from the Mississippi department of Highway Safety for going above and beyond duty to aid his community. He received the 2014 Best Practice award for Data Tracking and the 2014 Community Service Award at the STARS conference. STARS stands for […]

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Five arrested in county on drug possession and other charges

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask said that five people have been arrested on charges ranging from simple assault to drug possession. Donald Bruce Boone, 55, 245 Main Street, Pontotoc has been charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell and possession of Amphetamine. He also has misdemeanor charges of […]

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Algoma Cross-tie Festival set Saturday

The Town of Algoma invites you to join them this Saturday (October 4) for their eighteenth annual Algoma Cross-Tie Festival at the “Park”, beginning at 7:00 a.m. The Cross-Tie Motorcycle Ride will start at 10:00 a.m. and return around 12:00 noon (approximately 100 mile ride). Registration is $20.00 – Single Rider or $25.00 – Double […]

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Hearings scheduled TONIGHT for beer ordinances may also comment Tuesday, Oct 7

David Helms Pontotoc Progress At a called meeting last Wednesday morning Pontotoc Aldermen announced that a public comment/work session for developing beer/light wine ordinances for sales inside the city limits will be held tomorrow night (Thursday, Oct. 2) at city hall. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Aldermen voted to limit citizen comments to […]

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Photo affidavit ballots break tie, liquor sales approved

David Helms Pontotoc Progress After waiting seven days for a mandatory deadline to pass, the sale of liquor inside the city limits of Pontotoc was approved late Tuesday (Sept. 23) evening when four photo affidavit ballots were counted by the Pontotoc City Election Commission. After poll ballots, absentee ballots and 50 non-photo affidavit ballots were […]

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Beer approved, liquor vote tied, awaiting five photo affidavit ballots

David Helms Pontotoc Progress With only five photo affidavit ballots left to possibly count, the legalization of liquor sales inside the city of Pontotoc still hung in the balance late Thursday (Sept. 18) afternoon, while those five ballots will not change the final outcome of beer/light wine sales which has unofficially already been approved by […]

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Liquor defeated, beer approved

Unofficial results in Tuesday’s special election showed Pontotoc residents approved the legalization of beer sales, while the legalization of liquor sales was narrowly defeated. Unofficial results Tuesday night are still subject to the counting of 55 affidavit ballots which will be counted on September 24, officials said. Unofficial results of the voting in the beer […]

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High School Football Scores from Friday, September 12

Horton Trophy Game: North Pontotoc 63, South Pontotoc 33 Calhoun City 35, Pontotoc 0

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UPDATE: Pontotoc jail escapee in custody

A non violent offender who left from laundry duty Wednesday night between 10 p.m. and midnight was taken into custody without incident l\an hour ago, 21 year old Nathaniel Butler went to his home and police came and picked him up and carried him to the county jail.  

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Cotton Transition Assistance Program enrollment underway

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia today announced that farmers can enroll in the Cotton Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) through Oct. 7, 2014. The program, created by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides interim payments to cotton producers during the 2014 crop year until the Stacked Income Protection Plan, a […]

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Nostalgia always lingered in Russell Cook’s print shop

The deep tones of the bell reverberated down the street calling us to the ceremony for Russell Cook. As I strolled down the sidewalk, I thought how fitting it was that a simple church bell call us to worship at his home going service. Russ was the last of a dying breed. Every time I […]

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Grant sought to expand gas system in Longview area

David Helms Pontotoc Progress At last week’s mid-month recessed meeting, Pontotoc Aldermen unanimously passed a resolution committing resources for expansion of the city’s natural gas system in the Longview area of eastern Pontotoc County. Pontotoc Mayor Jeff Stafford told aldermen the city is applying for a $160,000 Mississippi Development Authority grant to help offset the […]

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