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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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Early advertising deadlines set for Sept. 3

The Pontotoc Progress will be closed Monday, September 1, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. In accordance, early deadlines are set for the September 3 edition of the newspaper, including: -legal ads are due by 4 p.m. on August 27; -classified ads are due by 12 noon on Thursday, August 28; -Retail ads are […]

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Rep. Huddleston to address American Legion

Pontotoc American Legion Post 16 is honored to have Mac Huddleston, member of the Mississippi House of Representatives for District 15, as the speaker for tomorrow night’s, August 28, 2014, monthly meeting which will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the American Legion building in Pontotoc. All veterans are cordially invited to attend and are […]

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Girl Scout Sunday set at Howard Stafford Park

What do Taylor Swift, Susan Lucci, Mariah Carey, Dakota Fanning and Shirley Temple all have in common? They were all girl scouts.   Pontotoc County Girl Scout Recruitment Day Sunday, August 24 2-4 p.m. Howard Stafford Park   We will sign up girls and new volunteer leaders. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Groundhog caught

Authorities confirmed late Tuesday afternoon theat they have captured the groundhog that has bitten several people . Sheriff Leo Mask said the animal was holed up under the house and was safely trapped in a live trap. He was transported to the vetenerian’s office to be checked for rabes.

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Pontotoc Police arrest two

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc Police Chief Randy Tutor reported two arrests this past week, including a Blue Springs woman arrested on an embezzlement charge and a juvenile charged with malicious mischief. Chief Tutor said that Alison Wilburn, 35, of Bethel Road in Blue Springs, was arrested July 16 and charged with felony embezzlement. Tutor […]

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Prayer on the Square set each Monday at 6 p.m.

Let us pray. “I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people.” 1 Timothy 2:1    If you are concerned about events that are taking place in our city, county, town and nation you are invited to come pray every Monday night at 6 p.m. on the court square. This is […]

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Petitions on beer vote expected to be presented Tuesday at city board

David Helms Pontotoc Progress At this coming  Tuesday, August 5 (6 p.m.) Pontotoc Board of Aldermen meeting, two petitions are expected to be presented to the board calling for an election to be held to decide the proposed legalization of possession and sale of alcoholic liquors, beer and light wine inside the city limits of Pontotoc. […]

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American Legion State Tournament set for this weekend

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UBS is holding drive for Houlka woman

United Blood Services is having a blood drive for Carrie Weaver in Houlka. She recently became very ill and has had to have a lot of product units and we are wanting to ask the Houlka and Houston communities to come out and support her. We are going to be grilling out hot dogs for […]

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Pontotoc man arrested in hit and run accident

David Helms Pontotoc Progress A Pontotoc man is being held on $100,000 bond in connection with the hit-and-run death Tuesday afternoon of 21-year-old Lequintray D. Williams, also of Pontotoc, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Highway Patrol officials said that Juan M. Hernandez, 36, of 10th Street in Pontotoc, has been arrested and charged with […]

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Red Sox claim runner-up at 49er Invitational

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor The Pontotoc Red Sox had a superb weekend at the Tupelo 49er Invitational, winning four out of five games. They advanced to the finals of their second consecutive tournament before falling to Tuscaloosa, AL 10-9 in a wild, back and forth championship game that went nine innings (scheduled for seven). […]

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