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Eight plead guilty, sentenced

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Eight defendants pled guilty to criminal charges and were sentenced during the final week of proceedings in Pontotoc County Circuit Court. Defendant Matthew Lynn Baskins pled guilty to two charges, including burglary of a dwelling and receiving stolen property. On the burglary charge, Baskins was sentenced to 25 years in prison, […]

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McGregor, Ward, McKnight, Edwards win runoffs

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Unofficial voting results of Tuesday’s four Democratic runoff election races, with all 28 Pontotoc County precincts reporting, showed: Second District Supervisor Mike McGregor-726 Anthony Leath-468 McGregor will face Republican Jim Harlow on Nov. 3. Third District Supervisor Tim Quarles-678 Brad Ward-779 Ward will face Rep. James “Butch” Huey in November. Fifth […]

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Four runoff elections set Tuesday

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Four Pontotoc County Democratic runoff elections are set for next Tuesday, August 25. Democratic runoff elections will include three supervisor races, including Second, Third and Fifth Districts, and in the Constable East Side race. At least one Democratic race will be on the ballot in all 28 precincts. Voters eligible to […]

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Lightning fire destroys home

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Fire officials in Calhoun County said a lightning strike is the probable cause of a fire which destroyed a home on County Road 189 around 1:00 a.m. last Friday (August 7). Calhoun County Fire Coordinator Chris Williams said the fire destroyed a home belonging to retired school teachers Eddie and Dale […]

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Pontotoc Aldermen approve Pride Mobility motions

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc Aldermen last week unanimously approved a contract for professional services with Three Rivers Planning and Development District for the ongoing Pride Mobility Products Corp. project. In June, Pride Mobility Products Corp., manufacturer of mobility chairs and scooters, announced the company is opening a manufacturing and distribution center in the former […]

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Absentee voting begins Friday

Absentee voting for the August 25 runoff election begins this Friday (August 14), said Pontotoc County Circuit Clerk Melinda Nowicki. In addition to regular business hours, the circuit clerk’s office will also be open 8 a.m. until 12 noon this Saturday (Aug. 15) and again on August 22. Saturday, August 22, is the deadline to […]

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Four runoffs slated August 25

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Complete, but unofficial results from last week’s primary elections in Pontotoc County show four county races slated for runoffs on August 25, while six races were decided last week and five races will be finally decided in the November 3 General Election. Democratic runoff elections will be needed in three supervisor […]

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Rebel/Bulldog Tailgate Challenge set for August 22

The Pontotoc Court Square will be filled August 22 with food and football fans at the fourth annual Rebel/Bulldog Tailgate Challenge which is set from 12 noon until 9 p.m. The Tailgate Challenge features a cooking contest in five categories and awards for Best Tailgate Tent Decoration and Best Storefront Window Decoration. The Rebel team […]

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Eight plead guilty sentenced

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Eight defendants entered guilty pleas last week in Pontotoc County Circuit Court. Defendant Dennis Wright pled guilty to four charges, including possession of contraband (cell phone) in a correctional facility and three counts of burglary of a dwelling. On the contraband charge, Wright was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison […]

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Pontotoc High School sets prices for season tickets in all sports

Pontotoc High School will be selling season tickets for football or you can buy an all-season pass that gets you into all home games for all sports. The football tickets are selling for $30 and you can purchase them at the high school office. They are also offering an All-Sports pass for $100 and they […]

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Man in jail over shooting in Hurricane

Pontotoc County Sheriff officials have arrested 19 year old Valentino Jamison of Graham Road in connection with the shooting of a man in the Hurricane Community. Pontotoc county sheriff Leo Mask said that Jamison got in an altercation with the victim and shot him in the leg, then followed him into his house and beat […]

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Appeals court rules for former Pontotoc County deputy clerks

By William Moore Daily Journal The United States Court of Appeals in New Orleans has ruled that two former Pontotoc deputy chancery clerks are entitled to a jury trial. Mildred Fitzpatrick, 51, and Martha J. Foster, 64, said they were fired by Pontotoc Chancery Clerk Gary Moorman in September 2012 because of their age. Moorman […]

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Absentee voting is underway

Absentee voting for the August 4 primaries is currently underway. Persons may vote absentee in the Pontotoc County Circuit Clerk’s office, or those who are over the age of 65,  disabled, or out of town may request an absentee ballot be mailed to them. The circuit clerk’s office will also be open from 8 a.m. […]

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Seven plead guilty, sentenced

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Seven defendants pled guilty to their respective criminal charges and were sentenced last week during vacation plea day proceedings on July 15 and 17 in Pontotoc County Circuit Court. The regular July term of circuit court convened on Monday (July 20) and will adjourn on Friday, August 14. Last week, defendant […]

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