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UBS is holding drive for Houlka woman

United Blood Services is having a blood drive for Carrie Weaver in Houlka. She recently became very ill and has had to have a lot of product units and we are wanting to ask the Houlka and Houston communities to come out and support her. We are going to be grilling out hot dogs for […]

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Pontotoc man arrested in hit and run accident

David Helms Pontotoc Progress A Pontotoc man is being held on $100,000 bond in connection with the hit-and-run death Tuesday afternoon of 21-year-old Lequintray D. Williams, also of Pontotoc, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Highway Patrol officials said that Juan M. Hernandez, 36, of 10th Street in Pontotoc, has been arrested and charged with […]

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Red Sox claim runner-up at 49er Invitational

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor The Pontotoc Red Sox had a superb weekend at the Tupelo 49er Invitational, winning four out of five games. They advanced to the finals of their second consecutive tournament before falling to Tuscaloosa, AL 10-9 in a wild, back and forth championship game that went nine innings (scheduled for seven). […]

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Pontotoc Mayor Jeff Stafford’s brother, Richard killed in plane crash

  David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc Mayor Jeff Stafford confirmed Tuesday morning that his brother, Richard Stafford, was apparently killed late Monday (June 30) evening in a plane crash in Jonesville, Louisiana. Richard Stafford, 56, was the son of the late Pontotoc Mayor Howard and Ruby Stafford. Jeff Stafford said he received the news of […]

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Ellen Russell, Pontotoc Main St. garner two MMSA awards

By David Helms The Pontotoc County Main Street Association was honored with two prestigious awards at last Thursday’s Mississippi Main Street Association’s (MMSA) 25th awards luncheon in Jackson, where Ellen Russell was named Main Street Manager of the Year and Pontotoc’s Off the Square Market was recognized as the state’s Best Public Private Partnership Project. […]

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Stubbs sign sparks memories of downtown

By Regina Butler Recently a Stubb’s Department store sign was uncovered on Main Street by workers preparing the building to paint. The sign sparked memories from those who saw it of shopping in Pontotoc’s store that was a mainstay in that part of the city for more than 25 years. One of the men painting […]

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ITW opening TrusSteel plant

To better serve its North American customers, ITW Building Components Group, a business unit of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW), announced today that it will open a new TrusSteel™ roll forming manufacturing and distribution center in Pontotoc, Mississippi. The 150,000-square-foot facility will begin operating in the fourth quarter of 2014 and initially employ about […]

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Run-off election results from Pontotoc County

Cochran 2,207 or 53.79% of the vote McDaniel 1,895 or 46.19% Number of votes cast 4,115   These figures include the absentee ballots.   There are 39 affidavits which will be counted July 2.

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“Welcome Home” magazine unveiling set Thursday

  By David Helms Pontotoc County Chamber of Commerce/Main Street Association invites everyone to the Off the Square Market tomorrow (June 26) afternoon at 5 p.m. for the unveiling of the latest edition of the “Welcome Home to Pontotoc” magazine, published and produced by the Pontotoc Progress newspaper. The event will mark the eighth edition […]

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Vegetables at your fingertips

As she waters her plants, Janet Wilder checks the squash in her raised vegetable garden located in the back yard of her home in Pontotoc. Her husband Johnny designed the raised garden, which offers easier accessibility to the vegetables produced and can be covered more easily for frost protection, allowing earlier planting.  Other vegetables in […]

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City purchases Wilton building

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc Board of Aldermen recently took steps to purchase the former Wilton Casting building in the Pontotoc Industrial Park as a site for a new industry that wants to locate in Pontotoc. Officials said they cannot identify the new industry until the deal is finalized. At the May 20 board meeting […]

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Unofficial election results from Pontotoc County

Unofficial election results from Pontotoc   US Senate Democratic Primary   Travis Childers  533 William Compton   19 Bill Marcy 17 Jonathan Rawl   5   U.S. House district 1 Domocratic Primary Ron Dickey   264 Rex Weathers  185   U.S. Senate Republican   Thomas Carey   42 Thad Cochran  1783 Chris McDaniel  1633   […]

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Local man killed at landfill

Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask said  that his department is investigating an accident which claimed the life of a man this morning at the Three Rivers Authority Regional Landfill, located off of Highway 278 four lane just north of Pontotoc.   Sheriff Mask said the identity of the accident victim is not being released at […]

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Tutor hired as new police chief

David Helms Pontotoc Progress   Pontotoc Police Chief Larry Poole is retiring, effective June 30, and on Tuesday (May 20) night the Pontotoc Board of Aldermen hired Randy Tutor as his successor. The board voted unanimously to hire the 52-year-old Tutor, who for the past 11 months has worked as an investigator for the Pontotoc […]

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