South girls blank Center Hill, Corinth

By Jonathan Wise, Pontotoc Progress SPRINGVILLE-  The South Pontotoc Lady Cougars weren’t as sharp as they had been before the Thanksgiving break in wins over Oxford, DeSoto Central and Grenada, but they still controlled the game from start to finish on a wet field last Tuesday and beat Center Hill 2-0. “We ate too much […]

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Lady Cougars go 3-0, win home tourney

From New Albany Gazette Reports The South Pontotoc Lady Cougars had a good week of basketball, going 3-0 and capturing the South Pontotoc tournament. Traveling to Myrtle last Tuesday night, South took a decisive 51-45 win over the Lady Hawks. South Pontotoc opened the game on an offensive spury that included a 4-0 run by […]

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Lady Warriors notch big win over Tupelo

  By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor The undefeated Pontotoc Lady Warriors faced their biggest test of the season on Friday…and passed. Traveling to Tupelo to take on the Lady Wave, Pontotoc turned in an excellent performance, especially in the second half, to win 67-61, their second win over a 6A power on the week. They […]

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Pontotoc native O’Neal earns regional Coach of the Year honor

Brian O’Neal, a former Pontotoc High School standout and current Head Cross Country and Track coach at Ole Miss, was named South Region Cross Country Coach of the Year on Tuesday, November 18 by the national coaches association. O’Neal guided the Rebels to their first NCAA South Region championship and the first NCAA XC Championships […]

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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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Thaxton, Sherman, Ecru, Toccopola hosting parades

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer Pontotoc City may have opened up the Christmas parading season but there are still parades left to view. Four of the communities in Pontotoc County have parades on Friday night and Saturday. Please turn out for the family fun slated on these days. If there are any cancellations due to […]

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Circuit court third week docket set

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Thirty-eight criminal cases are set for trial next week during the final week of the November term of Pontotoc County Circuit Court. Court officials stress that criminal cases are subject to change or continuance, or defendants may enter a plea prior to their docket trial date. Ten cases are set for […]

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Second half spurt lifts Rebels over North

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor The North Pontotoc Vikings made a valiant comeback attempt last Tuesday against Hickory Flat, but a third quarter Rebel surge proved insurmountable as the the Vikings fell 63-55 at the Kossuth Thanksgiving Tournament. “We’ve got a lot of kids who have been in the program but we are very inexperienced […]

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Warriors outlast Wildcats in rivalry battle

By Eric Dillow, Sports Writer Senior guard Delvin Zinn scored 11 of his 23 points in the third quarter as the Pontotoc Warriors  rallied in the second half to beat the Houlka Wildcats 63-50 at home last Monday.  Pontotoc improved to 7-0 on the season and 4-0 at home. Pontotoc had to overcome a rash […]

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Lady Warriors storm to 7th straight win

By Eric Dillow The outside shot was not falling for the Lady Warriors last Monday night against the Houlka Lady Tigers.  Pontotoc just moved their game inside where freshman Jatyjia Jones dominated with 19 points on the night as the Lady Warriors rolled to victory 67-30 in their lone game over the Thanksgiving holiday break. […]

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Dinner to honor Vietnam veterans

The Pontotoc Hills Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution is joining with American Legion Post 16 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16, to honor Pontotoc’s Vietnam Veterans. A dinner will be held at the Legion Building on December 4, at 6:00 p.m. Lee Sewell will be the guest speaker. We would like an approximate count […]

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