Tornado preparations include special needs

Regina Butler Pontotoc Progress Planning for each member of the family is an important step in preparing for tornados. This includes those who are elderly in your family and the pets in your family. Pontotoc County Emergency management director Rickey Jaggers said folks should think about a wide variety of things, from oxygen needs, to […]

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19 year old injured in one vehicle accident

Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask said that a 19-year-old Pontotoc County man was seriously injured around 4:30 p.m. this afternoon (Thursday Feb. 19)  in a one vehicle accident on Palestine Road in southwestern Pontotoc County. Sheriff Mask said that Josh Estes, 19, of Highway 9 South, Pontotoc, was air-lifted by helicopter to North Mississippi Medical […]

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Artic air plunging toward Pontotoc

Resients are urged to get ready for some cold artic air come next week.  Snow, freezing rain and sleet is expected to begin over the area Sunday night and we could possibly see frozen road through Wednesday or Thursday.   Get out and make your preparations on Saturday while the sunshine is out and the […]

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Residents urged to vote for ICC to receive Stanley security grant

Itawamba Community College has been nominated to win up to $100,000 in the STANLEY Security Together for Safer Schools Grant program. The grant will be used toward access control, video cameras, emergency communications or improving safety and security at the College through other security products or services. Receiving the grant would allow for upgrades to […]

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Girl Scout’s project to enhance literacy

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer Most young girls are eager to become Brownie scouts and stay in the program through the fifth or sixth grade. It is rare for a girl to still be in scouting when they are a senior in high school. Pontotoc has one of those girls. She is the second girl […]

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Aldermen critiquing gateway design (See artists rendition on page 12 A of the Progress)

David Helms Pontotoc Progress At last week’s recessed meeting Pontotoc Mayor Jeff Stafford showed aldermen an architectural drawing of a proposed design for Pontotoc’s gateway onto Tanglefoot Trail. Pontotoc’s Tanglefoot gateway will be developed on a 10-acre-site which adjoins Tanglefoot Trail along College and Reynolds Streets in downtown Pontotoc. Earlier this month the Pontotoc Board […]

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Four more candidates qualify

David Helms Pontotoc Progress This past week four more candidates qualified for the 2015 General Election in Pontotoc County. As of closing time Monday (Jan. 26), candidates who qualified last week included: -Coroner: new candidate Jody Riddle (R), who joins fellow candidates Kim Bedford (D), Shawna Ford Tutor (R) and Samantha Sudduth (R); -East District […]

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Students bring drawings to ‘life’

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see something you drew come to life? One of the way children learn is through visualizing what is being taught. A group of second graders at North Pontotoc Elementary was given the special treat of seeing their drawings come to […]

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Five more candidates qualify

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Five more candidates qualified this past week for the 2015 General Election in Pontotoc County, bringing the latest total number of candidates to 39. Candidates who qualified on or since January 16 include: Coroner candidate Samantha Sudduth (R); Constable East District candidates Tommy Corbin (R) and Travis Z. Pickering (D); Supervisor-District […]

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Grants approved for tornado shelters at North and South Pontotoc

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer After years of hoping and looking for monies to provide schools with a safe place to go in the event of a tornado, Pontotoc County Emergency Management Director Rickey Jaggers said that monies have been approved by FEMA for a tornado shelter to be built at the North Pontotoc and […]

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Authorities on scene at school bus/pickup wreck

Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask said there are no injuriers but deputies are on the scene at the intersection of Kings Highway and Valley Road in eastern Pontotoc County where a Pontotoc City School bus and a small pickup collided around 4 p.m. this afternoon (Friday). Mask said a deputy on the scene said that […]

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Lady Cougars thwart Vardaman comeback

VARDAMAN- The South Pontotoc Lady Cougars got off to a hot start shooting the ball Friday night, then had to hold off a furious rally from Vardaman in a 59-49 win. The Lady Cougars led by as many as 18 in the first half, but the Lady Rams would eventually get to within three in […]

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