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To Kiss A Frog debuts May 30 at the Main

School is out next week and parents and grandparents will be looking for something to entertain their youngsters. Why not start with a FREE play?! ON Saturday, May 30 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m area 4-Hers will present “To Kiss A Frog”, at the Main (Pontotoc’s Community Theater) on Main Street Pontotoc. So mark […]

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Graduation exercises set Thursday, Friday

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Graduation exercises are scheduled tomorrow (Thursday, May 21) night at South Pontotoc High School, while North Pontotoc High School and Pontotoc High School will host graduation exercises on Friday (May 22) night. South Pontotoc Commencement exercises at South Pontotoc High School will begin Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. on Cougar Field […]

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Ecru addresses ground level zoning

By Sandra Priest The ground level of all buildings fronting Main Street in downtown Ecru will now be restricted solely to commercial property. This action follows a recent board decision to decline Ron and Gidget Anderson a building permit to create first floor residences in the former Mortimer Funeral Home facility in the downtown area. […]

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Operation Christmas Child: a story of hope- Alex and the Candy Cane

A small candy cane brought a big smile to my face when I received a shoebox gift in an orphanage following the Rwandan genocide. Imagine the excitement of 250 children in an orphanage who had never before received a gift, each holding shoeboxes from Operation Christmas Child. We were so curious. What was inside these […]

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Early deadlines set for May 27 Progress

The Pontotoc Progress will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. In accordance, early deadlines are set for the May 27 edition of the newspaper, including: -legal ads are due by noon on Wednesday, May 20; -classified ads are due by 12 noon on Thursday, May 21; -Retail ads are […]

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South Pontotoc Baseball Camp Announced

South Pontotoc’s baseball camp will take place from May 26 through May 29 at Cougar Field in Springville. The camp cost is $40 and is open for kids who are entering kindergarten through the sixth grade. The entry fee includes a camp tee shirt. The camp will run from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. each day. […]

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Pontotoc Warrior Football Camp Announced

The Pontotoc Warriors are hosting a “Black and Gold” football camp on May 28 and May 29. The cost of attending the camp is $50 and that includes lunch each day. The camp is for kids that are entering the first grade through kids entering the sixth grade. The camp will take place in the […]

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One man scramble set for this Saturday at Pontotoc Country Club

The Pontotoc Country Club is hosting their annual one man scramble this Saturday (April 16). The scramble is a 27 hole event that starts at 9:00 a.m. It cost $50 per player to enter and the deadline for entry is at 5:00 p.m. on Friday (April 15). For more information or to enter please call Pontotoc Country Club […]

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State Auditor issued demand against former Pontotoc County deputy chancery clerk

State Auditor Stacey Pickering’s office has issued a demand of $13, 934.97 to former Pontotoc County Deputy Chancery Clerk Allison Stegall. “I’m proud of the work that both our county auditors and investigators have done on this case, and we look forward to making the taxpayers whole,” said Pickering late Tuesday (May 12) afternoon. Pickering […]

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Kelly, Jones top vote getters in Pontotoc, followed closely by Zinn

Trent Kelly, Starner Jones and Howard Zinn led the pack in votes cast Tuesday night in the special election for the first congressional districts seat. This was to fill the unexpired term of Alan Nunnelee who died earlier this year. Kelly, who is currently the district attorney for the first district garnered 1,210 votes followed […]

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Ecru boy critically injured

Ecru’s Police Chief Jake Chisholm said an eleven year old Ecru boy was struck by a car this afternoon. The boy was running down a sidewalk and veered into the path of the vehicle. The boy and the vehicle were headed west bound, near 785 Main Street in Ecru at approximately 5:00 this afternoon. The boy was […]

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Man charged with two counts of capital murder in connection with murder of Shady Grove couple

David Helms Pontotoc Progress A joint investigation between the Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Department, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies into a double homicide in Pontotoc County resulted Thursday (May 7) afternoon in capital murder charges being filed against 26-year-old Carl V. Hughes of 4085 Highway 346. Hughes […]

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Lady Cougars play Mooreville in 3A North Half Finals

South Pontotoc’s softball team host Mooreville Friday night at 6:00 in the North Half Finals. The best of three series shifts to Mooreville on Saturday with game two scheduled to start at 1:00. If game three is necessary it will be played directly following game two. The Lady Cougars are 22-7 on the year, while […]

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Warriors and Cougars tie up for alumni football game

Pontotoc and South Pontotoc are playing an a full contact alumni football game this Saturday at 7:00 in Springville. You can buy tickets for $10 from any participant in the game. If you buy a ticket from an alumni player $5 will be donated to the football programs. Go to the teams Facebook page for more […]

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