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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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Art Gala set Friday

And the artists paintings look like … well if you want to know what the two celebrit artists painted you will just have to attend the Art Guild’s Spring Gala event this Friday evening. It is set for this Friday at the Pontotoc Community House beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for the gala are $30 […]

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Pontotoc Middle School selling vegetable plants raised in school’s green house

Pontotoc Middle School students in grades five and six are hosting a Student Farmer’s Market and will be selling vegetable plants just in time for garden season, announced program director Kelly Ginn. The plants will be on sale at the Pontotoc Middle School green house which is located on the east side of the school […]

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Fourteen plead guilty sentenced

The April term of Pontotoc County Circuit Court convened last week and fourteen defendants pled guilty to their respective criminal charges. The April court term continues through Friday (April 15). Defendant Corlandus Whitfield pled guilty to attempted burglary of a building, but the court withheld adjudication of guilt and imposition of sentence pending successful completion […]

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Pontotoc Art Guild Spring Gala set April 22

A special unveiling will take place on Friday, April 22 at the Pontotoc Art Guild’s Spring Gala. Two celebrity artists who have never had brush or pencil in hand before to draw or paint, will show off their talent with their first pieces of art. And the best part about these one of a kind […]

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Pontotoc Park & Rec. employee terminated

Following an executive session at last week’s Pontotoc Board of Aldermen meeting, the board voted 5-0 to terminate the employment of Michelle Boone, an office employee for the Pontotoc Park and Recreation Department. Boone had worked for the park and rec. department for approximately 16 years. When asked why Boone’s employment was terminated, Pontotoc Mayor […]

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Ecru clerk suspended pending investigation

At a special called meeting on Thursday evening, March 31, the Ecru Board of Aldermen approved 4-0 an order suspending Ecru town clerk Gretchin Moody without pay, effective immediately, pending results of an investigation by the State Auditor’s Office. Alderman Glen Denton was out of town and not in attendance, but Aldermen Donald Andrews, Bill […]

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UPDATE: Victims names released in Longview crash

Pontotoc County coroner Kim Bedford has confirmed that the person who died in the one vehicle crash yesterday on Longview Road was forty-year-old Julian Washington of 342 West Oxford Street in Pontotoc. Injured in the crash were 17 year old Andrue Patrick Tutor of 211 Lana Street and Xavier Keiyon Pittman of 446 Clark Street. […]

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Vikings are red hot at the right time

The North Pontotoc baseball team has won six straight and nine out their last 10 games. During the six game streak North has out scored their opponents 80-12. Last week North Pontotoc swept Aberdeen in division play by a combined score of 37-4. A host of Vikings had huge days at the plate. Caleb Todd […]

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Cougars win archery State Championship

The South Pontotoc Archery Team have finished in second place three consecutive years but yesterday they jumped that hurdle and won the 3A State Title. The Cougars won it going away as they finished over 40 points ahead of second place finisher Franklin County. Grab tomorrows Pontotoc Progress to read a full review.

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north and south to dimiss at 1 city schools will not dismiss early

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