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Relay for Life set Friday

There are 20 teams registered online. We are excited about the new and returning teams. Relay for Life will be held at the Pontotoc County Courthouse Lawn, April 24th, 2015 at 6 p.m., in case of rain it will be held at the Pontotoc County Agri Center. Bank night will be April 21, 2015, at […]

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Twelve plead guilty, sentenced

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Twelve defendants pled guilty and were sentenced last week prior to the adjournment of Pontotoc County Circuit Court. Defendants and the sentences they received included: -Samantha Renee Warren (Henson), who pled guilty to false pretense, was sentenced to 10 years in prison with eight years and 364 days suspended; placed on […]

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North Pontotoc’s Moore wins Powerlifting State Championship; McCord finishes third

North Pontotoc Coach Matt Lindsey brought three lifters to Jackson for the Powerlifting State Championship Meet and two of them made the podium. Grant McCord finished third in the 132 pound class for the Vikings. After the North Half meet, Coach Lindsey said “We will be working hard the next couple weeks to get our […]

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PHS Boys defend State Powerlifting Championship; Rockell Harris breaks deadlift record

Pontotoc brought seven lifters to Jackson for the State Championship Powerlifting meet, and all seven found themselves on the podium at the end of the night. That consistency helped the Warriors win their second consecutive State Title. Winning a championship is one of the toughest things to do in any sport, at any level. When […]

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Pontotoc Police probe Texaco store robbery

Pontotoc Progress PONTOTOC – Pontotoc Police were searching Saturday for an individual who allegedly robbed the Texaco convenience store on Oxford Street on Friday night. Police Chief Randy Tutor said a black male suspect is believed to have left the Texaco station in a white late model Chevrolet Impala, around 7:45 p.m. “The store clerk […]

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Architect chosen for tornado shelters

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer The building of two state of the art tornado shelters on both the North and South Pontotoc School campuses took another step forward with choosing Pryor and Morrow Architects as the firm to use. JBHM Architects of Tupelo was also considered. The architects were rated on a sheet that is […]

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PHS girls win division track meet; Boys finish second

The Lady Warriors won yesterday’s  Division 1-4A track meet while the boy’s finished second. The Lady Warriors have qualified at least one athlete for all 17 events in next week’s regional. The boy’s won the 100 meter, 200 meter, and 400 meter races while qualifying 10 athletes for the regional. The Warriors and Lady Warriors […]

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Two bike lanes to be striped

David Helms Pontotoc Progress With the ever increasing popularity of the Tanglefoot Trail, Pontotoc Mayor Jeff Stafford told aldermen last week that enhancing safety for bicycle riders in Pontotoc is a top priority. Mayor Stafford told aldermen he will get bids on striping two bike lanes from Tanglefoot Trail to the Off the Square Market […]

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Reading for Success is Miss Historic South’s platform

Regina Butler Progress Staff Writer Pontotoc’s own Hannah Whitlock who was recently crowned Miss Historic South in a Vicksburg pageant is busy promoting her platform of Reading for Success. One of her first stops was at Little Bits Daycare to read to them during Dr. Seuss’s birthday celebrations. Hannah’s mission is to not only promote […]

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Tickets available for Spring Gala

The Pontotoc Artists Guild will be hosting the Spring Gala, Friday, April 24, at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $25 each and one ticket holder will win a piece of art from a local artist. Tickets can be purchased at the Pontotoc County Chamber of Commerce/Main Street or at the Pontotoc Progress. Come out and enjoy […]

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Pontotoc County Sports fans I need your help

I will basically be in Jackson the rest of the week for the Archery and Powerlifting State Championships and my stringer help is out this week.  I need baseball and softball senior night pictures/game shots from each school. I would like to get a collective shot of the seniors from each team to put in the […]

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Cougars and Vikings compete in State Championship for Archery

North Pontotoc and South Pontotoc shoot for a state championship in archery on Wednesday, April 15 in Jackson. North Pontotoc’s match begins at 4:00 and South Pontotoc’s match begins at 5:00. Good luck to both teams on there quest for a title.

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December tornado victims need help

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SUPERTALK MISSISSIPPI TO HOST RADIOTHON FOR COLUMBIA STRONG Columbia, Mississippi, April 14, 2015 – Tune in Tuesday, April 14 to the Columbia Strong Radiothon on SuperTalk Mississippi from 6am-6pm. On December 23, 2014 Gov. Phil Bryant issued a state of emergency for Marion and Jones counties, along with other parts of the […]

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America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation supports local organization Pontotoc farmer directs funds to Beckham Fire Department

The Beckham Fire Department has received a $2,500 donation from local farmer Danny McKnight and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The donation will help the organization purchase one set fire turnout gear, which consists of coats, pants and helmets for new department members. The department has a staff of 25 firemen. […]

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