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Pontotoc takes thrilling sweep over Amory

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor Coming off a four game losing streaks with both teams, the Pontotoc soccer squads bounced back and rose to the occasion Friday night, sweeping the Amory Panthers Friday night at home in two tooth and nail battles. “We put ourselves in a big hole against Caledonia on Tuesday,” said PHS […]

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North Pontotoc’s Gates signs with Belhaven

North Pontotoc standout fastpitch hurler Chandler Gates became the first-year college signee for head coach Cee Cee Austin last week, as she signed with Belhaven University. “We are very proud of Chandler,” Austin said. “She is a good leader. Last year she stepped up and lead us on the mound really well. She is also […]

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Mayor Stafford named to mayors’ forum

The Mississippi Mayors’ Forum (MMF) is an exciting new assistance opportunity developed in collaboration between the John. C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development at Mississippi State University and the Mississippi Municipal League. Six mayors were selected to participate in this program that provides these Mississippi Mayors access to a panel of resource professionals […]

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Lady Vikings fall on late three-pointer

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor KOSSUTH- The North Pontotoc Lady Vikings dropped their first game of the young season last Tuesday in the girl’s title game of the Kossuth Thanksgiving Tournament. Hot outside shooting from fellow Division 1-3A foe Kossuth lifted the Lady Aggies to a tight 43-40 win in their host tournament. In a […]

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Thaxton, Sherman, Ecru, Toccopola hosting parades

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer Pontotoc City may have opened up the Christmas parading season but there are still parades left to view. Four of the communities in Pontotoc County have parades on Friday night and Saturday. Please turn out for the family fun slated on these days. If there are any cancellations due to […]

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Circuit court third week docket set

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Thirty-eight criminal cases are set for trial next week during the final week of the November term of Pontotoc County Circuit Court. Court officials stress that criminal cases are subject to change or continuance, or defendants may enter a plea prior to their docket trial date. Ten cases are set for […]

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Second half spurt lifts Rebels over North

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor The North Pontotoc Vikings made a valiant comeback attempt last Tuesday against Hickory Flat, but a third quarter Rebel surge proved insurmountable as the the Vikings fell 63-55 at the Kossuth Thanksgiving Tournament. “We’ve got a lot of kids who have been in the program but we are very inexperienced […]

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Dinner to honor Vietnam veterans

The Pontotoc Hills Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution is joining with American Legion Post 16 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16, to honor Pontotoc’s Vietnam Veterans. A dinner will be held at the Legion Building on December 4, at 6:00 p.m. Lee Sewell will be the guest speaker. We would like an approximate count […]

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Forty-nine cases await trial next week

David Helms Pontotoc Progress After being adjourned this week for the Thanksgiving holidays, the November term of Pontotoc County Circuit Court resumes proceedings next Monday, December 1. Forty-nine criminal cases are set for trial next week and 38 cases are set for trial the final week of the court term, which runs December 8-12. The […]

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Nine plead guilty sentenced

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Five defendants entered guilty pleas in Pontotoc County Circuit Court last week and were sentenced by Judge Thomas Gardner III. Defendant Sierra Mae White pled guilty to a charge of uttering a forgery, but the court withheld adjudication of guilt and imposition of sentence. White was placed on three years probation, […]

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Asphalt bids exceed funds budgeted

David Helms Pontotoc Progress At last week’s mid-month meeting Pontotoc Aldermen opened two bids for the purchase of 1,000 tons of asphalt, but took the matter under advisement after both bids exceeded the $100,000 budgeted for the street paving project. The bids submitted included: APAC-$175 per ton; and Rutledge Paving Construction-$158.25 per ton. In another […]

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Christmas parades begin Monday

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer Pontotoc City will open parading season with the parade to start down Main Street at 6:30 p.m. Monday, December 1. Thaxton’s parade will roll out Friday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, December 6 will see Sherman’s parade at 2 p.m., Toccopola’s parade at 6 p.m. and Ecru’s parade at […]

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Lady Vikings stay perfect with win over Myrtle

By Dennis Clayton, New Albany Gazette ECRU – North Pontotoc’s Lady Vikings kept their record perfect with a 48-45 win at home over Myrtle on Thursday. The win raised their record to 5-0. North Pontotoc overcame a 10-9 first quarter deficit with a 13-9 advantage in the second quarter to go into the half with […]

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Moorman wins school board seat

Unofficial results on the Pontotoc City School board race shows that Frankie L. Moorman has garnered 415 votes and Allison Umfress had 239 votes in the run off election today. There are 2 affidavit ballots

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