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Chrips from CardinalLady: Memories like little bits of ice glistened in my mind

I paused before the wild primrose bush in the early morning sunshine. Frost glittered on each little branch. The sun caught each little crystal of ice and bent it into all kinds of colors of light. You couldn’t have put Christmas lights on it and made it look any prettier. Each little individual branch was […]

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Tips to keep your marriage strong

Have you ever noticed good role models make life easier? Even if you didn’t have good role models, finding good ones can help make life more enjoyable. I’m lucky I had good role models for marriage in my parents. I had “old” parents. That’s right my parents were 34 when they married, 36 when I […]

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ARC grant to help East Pontotoc water repair

Three Rivers Planning and Development District officials and Pontotoc County Fourth District Supervisor Ernie Wright confirmed last week that a contract has been let to repair a ruptured water main on the East Pontotoc Water Association system in eastern Pontotoc County. Three Rivers project employee Wesley Bell said Eubank Construction Company of Booneville was the […]

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2015 homestead deadline is April 1

If your homestead status has changed in the past year, April 1, is the absolute last day to file papers to indicate those changes. Changes due to being married, divorced or widowed, if you turned 65, if you were declared disabled, if you bought additional land, if you bought or moved into another house, had […]

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Pontotoc Co. designated to receive FSA disaster loan applications

“Emergency loans for farmers, ranchers and operators are available through the Pontotoc County office of the Farm Service Agency,” said Jesse M. Puckett, FSA Farm Loan Manager. According to Puckett last week, this authority is pursuant to Administrator Dolcini’s declaration on January 20 (2016), of a major disaster in Mississippi caused by excessive rain and […]

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“Fire Wise” workshop set Feb. 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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Clerk warns of summons scam

Officials in neighboring Lee County warned residents there last week of an ongoing jury summons scam and Pontotoc County Circuit Clerk Melinda Nowicki cautions Pontotoc County residents to be alert to similar scam attempts. Scam artists have been calling residents accusing them of some wrong doing, or failure to report for jury duty and threatening […]

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Saturday is deadline to register to vote in primaries

This coming Saturday, February 6, is the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming March 8 presidential/congressional primaries, said Melinda Nowicki, Pontotoc County Circuit Clerk. In addition to regular business hours, the circuit clerk’s office will be open from 8 a.m. until 12 noon this Saturday for voter registration. As a reminder, the last […]

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ICC to offer Preparing for the ACT

The Continuing Education Department of Itawamba Community College has scheduled two options for Preparing for the ACT. The first class, which will begin Feb. 8 at the Belden Center (3200 Adams Farm Rd.), will meet Mondays from 5:30-8 p.m. through Apr. 4 with no class scheduled for Mar. 14. The $100 fee includes the book. […]

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Ceremony set for new county officials

Circuit Judge James L. Roberts, Jr., of Pontotoc, will administer the oath of office to Pontotoc County’s 16 newly elected officials during a ceremony set for Sunday, January, 3, beginning at 2:30 p.m. The public is invited to the ceremony which will be held in the court room on the second floor of the Pontotoc […]

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PEPA runoff election ongoing

One position on the Pontotoc Electric Power Association’s Board of Directors was settled in first primary voting, while votes will be counted next week to determine the winners of two runoffs. In the November primary, incumbent board member Larry D. Parker was re-elected to the board in Area Nine with a majority margin over challengers […]

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Nineteen plead guilty, sentenced

During the first week of proceedings in Pontotoc County Circuit Court, nineteen defendants pled guilty to their respective charges and were sentenced. Defendant Jerry Allen Ferguson pled guilty to two counts of DUI third offense. Ferguson was sentenced to two concurrent five year prison terms unless he successfully completes one year in the Intensive Supervision/House […]

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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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Eight plead guilty, sentenced

During plea day proceedings on November 20 in Pontotoc County Circuit Court, eight defendants pled guilty to their respective criminal charge(s) and were sentenced by Judge Paul Funderburk. Defendant Ronshae Demon Beckley pled guilty to two charges, including felon with a weapon and possession of marijuana with intent. On the weapon’s charge, Beckley was sentenced […]

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