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Groundhog caught

Authorities confirmed late Tuesday afternoon theat they have captured the groundhog that has bitten several people . Sheriff Leo Mask said the animal was holed up under the house and was safely trapped in a live trap. He was transported to the vetenerian’s office to be checked for rabes.

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Pontotoc Police arrest two

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc Police Chief Randy Tutor reported two arrests this past week, including a Blue Springs woman arrested on an embezzlement charge and a juvenile charged with malicious mischief. Chief Tutor said that Alison Wilburn, 35, of Bethel Road in Blue Springs, was arrested July 16 and charged with felony embezzlement. Tutor […]

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Prayer on the Square set each Monday at 6 p.m.

Let us pray. “I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people.” 1 Timothy 2:1    If you are concerned about events that are taking place in our city, county, town and nation you are invited to come pray every Monday night at 6 p.m. on the court square. This is […]

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Petitions on beer vote expected to be presented Tuesday at city board

David Helms Pontotoc Progress At this coming  Tuesday, August 5 (6 p.m.) Pontotoc Board of Aldermen meeting, two petitions are expected to be presented to the board calling for an election to be held to decide the proposed legalization of possession and sale of alcoholic liquors, beer and light wine inside the city limits of Pontotoc. […]

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American Legion State Tournament set for this weekend

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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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