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Foster to celebrate 90 birthday

The Family of Schwanda Foster would like you to join us in celebrating her 90th Birthday on Sunday July 10, 2016 at Ecru Baptist Church Family Life Center between the hours of 2 pm – 4 pm.  Your presence will be greatly appreciated. Thank-you.

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Washington Furniture expanding Pontotoc operation

Washington Furniture last week announced a major expansion to its furniture manufacturing operation in Pontotoc’s industrial park. Washington Furniture owner Gerald Washington said the ongoing project includes a total expansion of 125,000 square feet, which will be used as a motion facility and warehouse space. Washington Furniture moved its operation to Pontotoc in 2011, when […]

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Water level at Trace State Park continues to fall, gate valve still broken

David Helms Pontotoc Progress The lake at Trace State Park in eastern Pontotoc County remains inaccessible to launch fishing and ski boats because of very low water level. The water level at the 600 acre lake continues to fall because of a broken gate valve which won’t close completely and stop water from draining from […]

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Early deadlines set for July 6 Progress

The Pontotoc Progress will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. In accordance, early deadlines are set for the July 6 edition of the newspaper, including: -legal ads are due by noon on Wednesday, June 29; -classified ads are due by 12 noon on Thursday, June 30; -Retail ads […]

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Houlka man pleads guilty in powdered letter hoax

David Helms Pontotoc Progress A Houlka man who was indicted by a Pontotoc County grand jury in May 2014 on a charge of false representation of exposure to a harmful bio substance has pled guilty to that charge and has been sentenced. Bobby Carl Hill, 72, of Houlka, pled guilty to the charge on May […]

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Tenth magazine is here!

Regina Butler Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc Progress is rolling out the newest Welcome Home to Pontotoc Magazine which will hit the streets this week. The public is invited to a free hot dog supper on Thursday, June 23, 6:30 at the Off the Square Market while we unveil the tenth edition of the magazine which features […]

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Get your little league team pictures in by June 22

Team pictures are needed by no later than June 22 for the summer ball section that runs in the Pontotoc Progress. We need a team picture of your softball or baseball team and the names of the coaches and players in the picture. Please send all of this information to ryan.moody@journalinc.com. If you have any […]

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NEMCABB starts this Thursday

The North Mississippi high school baseball tournament starts this week. Pontotoc, North, and South Pontotoc will be participating in the tournament. South Pontotoc and Pontotoc will be playing in the Calhoun City regional, while North Pontotoc will be playing at East Union. The following week the single elimination tournament will be held at New Albany. […]

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Warriors win third straight all sports award

Pontotoc High School won the 4A all sports award for the third consecutive year and for the fourth time in five years.The Warriors won team state championships in girl’s cross country and boys powerlifting along with finishing well in several other team sports.The Warriors finished with a combined 178.5 points to beat Corinth which finished […]

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Gas spill closes Pontotoc intersection

David Helms Pontotoc Progress No one was injured but a major intersection in Pontotoc was closed for four and a half hours Sunday (June 12) while emergency crews contained and cleaned up a gasoline spill at the Kangaroo Express Convenience Store at the intersection of West Oxford Street and Highway 15. Pontotoc Police Chief Randy […]

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Officials working on low water level problem at Trace Lake

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Officials with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks are trying to solve a problem with the spillway gate valve at Trace State Park lake in eastern Pontotoc County. Officials with the Fisheries Bureau were at the Trace Lake last Friday trying to fix the gate valve which won’t close […]

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Pontotoc athletic facilities gets face lift

Pontotoc High School’s soccer field, track, and football field are all receiving some much needed attention during the summer break. The soccer field has had drainage problems for years but that shouldn’t be the case when the 2016 school year kicks off as they have put a new drainage system in. The soccer field was […]

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Cubs take Zinn in 23rd round

I think it is safe to say that the Chicago Cubs like what they see in Pontotoc’s own Delvin Zinn. Last year the Cubs drafted Zinn in the 28th round and this year the Cubs once again drafted Zinn. This year the call came in the 23rd round of the Major League baseball draft. Zinn […]

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North Pontotoc Upper Elementary sets supply list

North Pontotoc Upper Elementary (NPEU) School has issued its supply list for the 2016-2017 school year. NPUE has scheduled a supply drop off day for Tuesday, August 2, from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. Students may come any time from 4:30-6:30 to get your schedule, meet your teachers, drop off your supplies, and pay your fees. […]

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