PHS falls to Houston in opener

By Eric Dillow, Sports Writer It was a hot night and difficult season opener for the Pontotoc Warriors, as they could not find a way to overcome Houston’s rushing attack and fell to the Hilltoppers 29-12 Friday night in Pontotoc. Both teams suffered through the heat as temperature at kickoff was 93 degrees. Houston Senior […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Girl Scout Sunday set at Howard Stafford Park

What do Taylor Swift, Susan Lucci, Mariah Carey, Dakota Fanning and Shirley Temple all have in common? They were all girl scouts.   Pontotoc County Girl Scout Recruitment Day Sunday, August 24 2-4 p.m. Howard Stafford Park   We will sign up girls and new volunteer leaders. We look forward to seeing you there.

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Gore named ICC’s Sports Information Director

By Donna Thomas, ICC Public Relations FULTON, MS – Pittsboro native Adam Gore, who is beginning his fifth year at Itawamba Community College, has been named director of Sports Information. Gore succeeds Will Kollmeyer, who will join the SEC Network as a broadcaster for Ole Miss Athletics, later this month. “To say that Will’s leaving […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

South Pontotoc Slow Pitch Tournament Schedule

Saturday, August 23 at South Pontotoc High School:   9:00 a.m.- Holly Springs vs. Houlka 10:20 a.m. -Holly Springs vs. Saltillo 11:40 a.m.-Tupelo vs. Houlka 1:00 p.m.-Saltillo vs. Newton County 2:20 p.m.-Newton County vs. Tupelo 3:40 p.m.-New Hope vs. Mooreville 5:00 p.m.- New Hope vs. South Pontotoc 6:20 p.m.-Houston vs. Mooreville 7:40 a.m.- Houston vs. […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Vikings get valuable preseason tune-up against Saltillo

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor OXFORD-As is always the case in a preseason contest, there was some good and some not so good for North Pontotoc in Saturday’s two-quarter scrimmage against Saltillo in the Oxford Jamboree at Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The Tigers scored 14 unanswered points in the second quarter to come from behind […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Football season kicks off with rivalry scrimmage

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor Local fans got to see their first taste of high school football with Friday’s inter-county scrimmage between Pontotoc and South Pontotoc. The two-quarter exhibition contest ended with the Cougars edging the Warriors 8-7, but it provided each squad with valuable knowledge about where it stands and needs to improve. “We […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

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.

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

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. […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

ICC announces new Offensive Line and Tight Ends Coach

By Adam Gore, ICC Sports Information Itawamba Community College head coach Sean Cannon announced finalized his 2014 coaching staff by introducing new Offensive Line and Tight Ends Coach Cody Woodiel on Monday. Woodiel spent the past two years as the Offensive Line and Tight Ends Graduate Assistant at Troy University. The Hernando native split time […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Red Sox come up short at state tourney

By Jonathan Wise, Pontotoc Progress The Pontotoc Red Sox had been in the senior American Legion State Tournament’s championship game four straight years coming into this past weekend, with their last title coming in 2010. Pontotoc came up just a bit short of playing for the title a fifth straight year, falling 6-5 to Tupelo […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }