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Photo affidavit ballots break tie, liquor sales approved

David Helms Pontotoc Progress After waiting seven days for a mandatory deadline to pass, the sale of liquor inside the city limits of Pontotoc was approved late Tuesday (Sept. 23) evening when four photo affidavit ballots were counted by the Pontotoc City Election Commission. After poll ballots, absentee ballots and 50 non-photo affidavit ballots were […]

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Beer approved, liquor vote tied, awaiting five photo affidavit ballots

David Helms Pontotoc Progress With only five photo affidavit ballots left to possibly count, the legalization of liquor sales inside the city of Pontotoc still hung in the balance late Thursday (Sept. 18) afternoon, while those five ballots will not change the final outcome of beer/light wine sales which has unofficially already been approved by […]

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Liquor defeated, beer approved

Unofficial results in Tuesday’s special election showed Pontotoc residents approved the legalization of beer sales, while the legalization of liquor sales was narrowly defeated. Unofficial results Tuesday night are still subject to the counting of 55 affidavit ballots which will be counted on September 24, officials said. Unofficial results of the voting in the beer […]

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High School Football Scores from Friday, September 12

Horton Trophy Game: North Pontotoc 63, South Pontotoc 33 Calhoun City 35, Pontotoc 0

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UPDATE: Pontotoc jail escapee in custody

A non violent offender who left from laundry duty Wednesday night between 10 p.m. and midnight was taken into custody without incident l\an hour ago, 21 year old Nathaniel Butler went to his home and police came and picked him up and carried him to the county jail.  

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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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