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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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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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Police dept. revenues up, wrecks are down

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc Aldermen voted unanimously last week to approve revision of the 2015 police department budget, due to an increase in fines and fees revenue. Fines and fees revenues for fiscal year 2015 had been projected at $345,000 when the budget was adopted last year, but it has been revised to $600,000. […]

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Appeals Court rules for former Pontotoc clerks

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – 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 […]

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Oxford man charged with arson, safe theft

David Helms Pontotoc Progress An Oxford man who was employed at Kenneth Roberson Funeral Home in Pontotoc has been arrested and charged with stealing the safe from the business and setting the building on fire in an attempt to conceal the theft, Pontotoc Police Chief Randy Tutor reported last Friday. Chief Tutor said that Nathaniel […]

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Counterfeit money circulating

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc Police Chief Randy Tutor this week issued an alert for business owners to be on the lookout for counterfeit bills. “Just this past week we collected three $100 bills and  four $20 bills which were counterfeit,” Chief Tutor said. “Hundreds and twenties are all we’ve seen so far but merchants […]

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Backpack giveaway set Saturday

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc County United Way members announced this week that 500 free backpacks will be given away on Saturday, July 11, during a Back-2-School Resource Fair. The Back-2-School Resource  Fair will be held from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. in the gym at West Heights Baptist Church in Pontotoc. To be eligible to receive […]

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153 cases awaiting trial

David Helms Pontotoc Progress One-hundred-fifty-three criminal cases are set for trial during the upcoming three week July 2015 term of Pontotoc County Circuit Court, which convenes July 20 and concludes August 14. No court proceedings will be held the week of August 3-7 due  to the August 4 General Election primaries. Judges Jim Pounds, Judge […]

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Searchers recover bodies of missing fishermen

David Helms Pontotoc Progress After searching the Tombigbee River for almost 48 hours, authorities in Monroe County reported around noon last Thursday (July 9) that the bodies of two fishermen had been recovered several miles south from where their capsized boat had been discovered. Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley identified the apparent boating accident victims […]

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Come for a night at the museum and connecting to the Chickasaws

Regina Butler Pontotoc Progress Are you ready for some museum movie fun and connecting back to our Chickasaw roots? This Friday and Saturday you are invited to do just that at two different free events. There will be a neighborly, educational outing for all ages to celebrate the national, state, and local parks and trails […]

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What’s up with this zebra tail dust?

Here’s a public service announcement I heard for anyone who has children or pets. “Never leave pets or children in a parked car.” Good advice. If you’ve just got to run in real quick and get a couple of items from the store, always let the oldest child or largest pet keep circling around the […]

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Missing man found alive

A 60-year-old Pontotoc County man who had been missing in the woods near Woodland since Sunday (July 5) afternoon was found alive around 11 a.m. this morning (Wednesday), said Pontotoc County Chief Deputy Randy Roberts. Roberts said that Gerald Davis, a resident of Highway 41, was “alert” when searchers located him in a densely wooded […]

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