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Teacher’s workshop set for June 20-23

A teachers’ workshop is set for June 20-23, 2016, at the Pontotoc County Extension Office. Teachers that teach grades K-12 can register to attend the workshop. Participating teachers can earn three CEU credits from Itawamba Community College for attending the four-day workshop. A $15 registration fee is required to sign up for the event. All […]

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Memorial Day ceremony set Monday

The Marine Corp League, in association with the Pontotoc American Legion, Pontotoc VFW and Gold Star Mothers, invites the public to a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 30, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Pontotoc Court Square. Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who […]

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Click It Or Ticket gets top priority

From May 23 to June 5, 2016, local law enforcement personnel will participate in the national Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save lives through increasedseat belt use. This enforcement period comes ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, one of thebusiest travel weekends of the year. This year, NHTSA is coordinating a […]

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Graduation exercises set Friday, Saturday

Graduation exercises are scheduled Friday (May 20) night at Pontotoc High School, Saturday (May 21) morning at North Pontotoc High School and Saturday (May 21) afternoon at South Pontotoc High School. Pontotoc High Commencement at Pontotoc High School will begin Friday at 8 p.m. on Warrior Field. In the event of rain commencement will be […]

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Lady Warrior Basketball Camp Registration Form

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Don’t miss the great bicycle town clinic

Don’t miss the great bicycle town clinic Beth Youngblood Pontotoc County MSU Extension Growing up, you could find me most summer days ridding my bicycle up and down our long driveway.  It had a curve about middle ways down and a steep hill at the top of the drive.  It was perfect, except that it […]

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Pontotoc Elementary to hold kindergarten registration May 9Pontotoc Elementary School  has scheduled another day for kindergarten registration for the 2016-2017 school year on Monday, May 9, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the elementary school, located at 145 Fred Dowdy Avenue. To register, parents will need to bring: child’s birth certificate; social security card; child’s ORIGINAL form 121 (immunization), only bring this form if your child has received all of his/her required vaccinations. Parents must also bring two proofs of residency, which could include: one utility bill (current); rent receipt, mortgage statement; lease statement; driver’s license; vehicle registration.

Pontotoc Elementary School  has scheduled another day for kindergarten registration for the 2016-2017 school year on Monday, May 9, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the elementary school, located at 145 Fred Dowdy Avenue. To register, parents will need to bring: child’s birth certificate; social security card; child’s ORIGINAL form 121 (immunization), only bring […]

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North, South graduation ceremonies set morning, & afternoon

For the first time, folks who wish to will have the opportunity to attend all three upcoming city and county schools’ graduation ceremonies in Pontotoc County. For years, the Pontotoc City School’s graduation on a Friday night conflicted with either North Pontotoc or South Pontotoc’s graduation on the same night. Back in the summer the […]

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Highway 15 four lane construction is underway

Foundational road work has begun in Pontotoc County to prepare two new road beds for the eventual paving of the first section of four lane here on Highway 15 north of Pontotoc. On February 23, the Mississippi Department of Transportation let a $9.3-million contract to Talbot Brothers Contracting Company, Inc., and Talbot Brothers Grading Co., […]

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Spring flea market set Saturday, May 7

Spring is around the corner and so is the MHV Spring Flea Market sponsored by the Pontotoc County Homemaker Clubs.  The Flea Market will be held on Saturday, May 7, rain or shine, on the Court Square in Pontotoc. Arts and crafts, plants, woodworking, collectibles, and baked goods will be available.  Spaces are available for […]

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If you live long enough, you will too

Let me preface this writing by explaining that when I use the word young, I’m referring to someone between the ages of 16 and 30, or even 35. I’ve spent a lifetime striving to be accurate in reporting. So it’s not accurate to say you’re stupid when one is young. You just don’t know any […]

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Eighteen plead guilty, sentenced

During the second week of proceedings in Pontotoc County Circuit Court, eighteen defendants pled guilty to their respective criminal charges and were sentenced. Defendant Damian Barr pled guilty to three counts of burglary of a vehicle. On count one, Barr was sentenced to served seven years in prison, which will run consecutively with the other […]

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Pontotoc County School educators honored

Pontotoc County School educators were recently honored for garnering Teacher and Administrator of the Year Awards at their school. Pontotoc County Superintendent of Education Brock Puckett (left) congratulated the following award winners, including (l-r): Beth Panes from North Pontotoc Elementary; Ashley Hendrix from North Pontotoc Upper Elementary; Ashley Stubblefield from North Pontotoc High; Heather Corder […]

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Coker pleads guilty to manslaughter

In Pontotoc County Circuit Court last week, defendant Randy Lynn Coker pled guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter and aggravated assault in connection with a May 3, 2015, incident in which one man was run over and killed and another wounded with a knife. Judge James L. Roberts, Jr., sentenced Coker to 20 years […]

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