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Students bring drawings to ‘life’

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see something you drew come to life? One of the way children learn is through visualizing what is being taught. A group of second graders at North Pontotoc Elementary was given the special treat of seeing their drawings come to […]

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Five more candidates qualify

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Five more candidates qualified this past week for the 2015 General Election in Pontotoc County, bringing the latest total number of candidates to 39. Candidates who qualified on or since January 16 include: Coroner candidate Samantha Sudduth (R); Constable East District candidates Tommy Corbin (R) and Travis Z. Pickering (D); Supervisor-District […]

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Grants approved for tornado shelters at North and South Pontotoc

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer After years of hoping and looking for monies to provide schools with a safe place to go in the event of a tornado, Pontotoc County Emergency Management Director Rickey Jaggers said that monies have been approved by FEMA for a tornado shelter to be built at the North Pontotoc and […]

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Authorities on scene at school bus/pickup wreck

Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask said there are no injuriers but deputies are on the scene at the intersection of Kings Highway and Valley Road in eastern Pontotoc County where a Pontotoc City School bus and a small pickup collided around 4 p.m. this afternoon (Friday). Mask said a deputy on the scene said that […]

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Lady Cougars thwart Vardaman comeback

VARDAMAN- The South Pontotoc Lady Cougars got off to a hot start shooting the ball Friday night, then had to hold off a furious rally from Vardaman in a 59-49 win. The Lady Cougars led by as many as 18 in the first half, but the Lady Rams would eventually get to within three in […]

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Disabled veterans now exempt from paying Homestead Taxes

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer January 1, 2015 saw one significant new law change in the area of homestead exemption according to Tax Assessor/Collector Van McWhirter. “The House of Representatives has passed a bill that allows anyone who is 100 percent disabled and has been honorable discharged from the military to be exempt from homestead taxes […]

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Candidates begin qualifying

David Helms Pontotoc Progress The 2015 General Election was off and running in Pontotoc County on Monday with 25 candidates qualifying at the Pontotoc County Circuit Clerk’s office. A list of candidates who had qualified as of 5 p.m. Monday, included: Chancery Clerk Ricky Ferguson (D) Circuit Clerk (i) Melinda Patterson Nowicki (D) Tax Assessor/Collector […]

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Woman escapes serious injury in icy pool

Tyler Green of Oxford lost control of her G6 Pontiac and wound up in the icy pool beside the old Lakeside Grocery on Highway 6 East at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning. Johnson’s Wrecker service pulled her car from the icy waters.

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PHS, South compete in Oxford Showcase

By Jonathan Wise, Pontotoc Progress Sports Editor OXFORD- Both Pontotoc and South Pontotoc soccer programs finished out the 2014 calendar slate games with a trio of games at the Oxford Showacase this past weekend. Coming off an important division win over Amory, the Pontotoc boys went 0-2-1 but played some of their better soccer of […]

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Warriors blast Holly Springs, move to 10-2

By Jonathan Wise, Pontotoc Progress ECRU- Delvin Zinn and Kaleb Barnes each had big nights offensively for Pontotoc, as the Warriors overcame a slow start and routed Holly Springs 91-54 in the final game of the North Pontotoc Shootout on Saturday to move to 10-2 on the year. Zinn poured in 26 points and Barnes […]

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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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