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 […]
Archive | News RSS feed for this section
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.
The public is invited to come to West Heights Baptist Church this Saturday at 12 noon to participate in a prayer vigil for Saeed Abedini, a U.S. Citizen being held in prison in Iran, and other persecuted Christians around the world. Abedini, a 35-year-old Pastor, father, and husband from Idaho, is currently imprisoned in Rajaei […]
Tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 24) is the deadline to qualify as a candidate in the town of Thaxton’s special election to fill a vacant alderman seat Alderwoman Kelsey Bevill tendered her resignation to the board effective September 1, making it necessary for the town to hold an election. The special election will be held on October […]
A homicide investigation has been launched into the shooting death last Sunday night of a Pontotoc County man, Sheriff Leo Mask said Tuesday morning. Sheriff Mask identified the shooting victim as Mark Posey, a resident of Cooke Road. Posey’s body was discovered in a ditch on Cooke Road around 9:45 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 20) night. […]
Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask said late Monday afternoon it will be at least Tuesday morning before he releases the identity of a man found fatally shot and lying in a road ditch on Cooke Road Sunday (Sept. 20) night. “We’re attempting to notify all the family and we sent the man’s body to Jackson […]
Regina Butler Progress Staff Writer The town of Thaxton will be holding a special election in October to fill a vacant alderman seat. Alderwoman Kelsey Bevill tendered her resignation to the board effective September 1, making it necessary for the town to hold an election. The special election will be held on October 13, from […]
For several years, concerned citizens have had a vision of getting the ball field in Ecru back in playing shape. When the Ecru Park Committee was formed in 2013, committee members began in earnest to see that vision become a reality. With hard work and dedication, along with the cooperation of the town, local businesses, […]
At last week’s Pontotoc Board of Aldermen meeting, officials discussed street sweeping options. Mayor Jeff Stafford said the city’s $10,000 contract with F-5 Sweepers is coming up for renewal. Under the current contract, the sweeping company sweeps Main Street from the Pontotoc City Cemetery to Three Rivers Planning building once a week and sweeps Oxford […]
Both North and South Pontotoc will have homecoming activities this Friday night, September 11, with parades scheduled for Thursday night. At North Pontotoc the parade will follow the route it always has from the park through downtown Ecru. It will begin at 6 p.m. with lineup on Central Avenue at Blake Mounce Park. Homecoming maids […]