Man charged with two counts of capital murder in connection with murder of Shady Grove couple

David Helms Pontotoc Progress A joint investigation between the Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Department, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies into a double homicide in Pontotoc County resulted Thursday (May 7) afternoon in capital murder charges being filed against 26-year-old Carl V. Hughes of 4085 Highway 346. Hughes […]

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Lady Cougars play Mooreville in 3A North Half Finals

South Pontotoc’s softball team host Mooreville Friday night at 6:00 in the North Half Finals. The best of three series shifts to Mooreville on Saturday with game two scheduled to start at 1:00. If game three is necessary it will be played directly following game two. The Lady Cougars are 22-7 on the year, while […]

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Warriors and Cougars tie up for alumni football game

Pontotoc and South Pontotoc are playing an a full contact alumni football game this Saturday at 7:00 in Springville. You can buy tickets for $10 from any participant in the game. If you buy a ticket from an alumni player $5 will be donated to the football programs. Go to the teams Facebook page for more […]

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North Pontotoc Baseball Camp Announced

  Summer Baseball Camp for K- 8th Graders  Date: June 1, 2, 4 (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday) Time: 8:30-12:00 each day Registration: Monday June 1 –8:00-8:30 a.m. Place: Zane Hale Field – Home of the North Pontotoc Vikings Cost: $45.00 (includes camp t-shirt) Concession stand will be open to purchase drinks and snacks. Fundamentals of […]

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Section of Oxford Street in Pontotoc will be closed beginning Thursday for repairs

Street repair may take longer David Helms Pontotoc Progress Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) officials said today(Wednesday) that West Oxford Street in Pontotoc will be closed at least Thursday (May 7) to through traffic between North College Street and North Main Street for crews to repair and replace sewer lines. Pontotoc Sewer Superintendent Terry Conlee […]

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Crime scene unit still at scene of double homicide

David Helms Pontotoc Progress The Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a double homicide which was discovered Sunday (May 3) morning at a home on Highway 346 (Hurricane Road) approximately four miles west of Ecru. Late Monday afternoon, Pontotoc County Coroner Kim Bedford said autopsy results confirmed the identities of the two victims as Don […]

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Pontotoc City Schools sponsoring online survey

The Pontotoc City School District believes that learning is a priority, a need, and a desire.   “To be successful, schools must nurture a learning community that allows everyone to participate in trusting, respectful relationships,” said Jay Hughes, Federal Programs Director.   “Together, we are committed to reaching higher levels of learning.”   Hughes said […]

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Pontotoc County playoff scores

-Pontotoc’s softball team played two games today. The Lady Warriors beat New Albany in game one, 11-0 and game 2, 9-3. Pontotoc advances to the second round of the playoffs. The Lady Warriors play Friday but the opponent and time are not yet known. -South Pontotoc beat O’Bannon in game one of the series 17-0. […]

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Farm management seminar set at Extension on April 30

The Pontotoc County Extension office along with Sanco Pond Products and Moore’s Feed Store will sponsor a Farm Pond Management Seminar on Thursday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pontotoc County Extension Office. You are encouraged to bring your water samples and pond weed samples to the meeting for questions and assistance. Please call […]

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Lady Cougars and Lady Vikings start playoff series tonight

North Pontotoc and South Pontotoc had to wait until yesterday afternoon to find out who they would be playing in the first round. All playoff rounds will be a 3 game format. Today’s Games North Pontotoc at Kossuth  game time-6:00 South Pontotoc home vs Boonville game time-6:00 Tomorrow North Pontotoc home vs Kossuth game time- […]

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Lady Warriors show “True Grit” on senior day

Pontotoc’s softball coach Jessica Seger uses the phrase “true grit” when she describes what she want’s from her team. The Lady Warriors win over Corinth was the very definition of “true grit”. Pontotoc was playing for more than just senior night, they were playing for a division championship and a first round bye in the […]

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Cougars and Warriors start baseball playoffs Thursday

South Pontotoc is the 4 seed in the North 3A playoffs and the Warriors are the 2 seed in the North 4A playoffs… Thursday South Pontotoc at Belmont 6:00 Pontotoc home vs Kosciusko 6:00 Friday South Pontotoc home vs Belmont 6:00 Pontotoc at Kosciusko 6:00 Saturdays game times TBA Softball schedule coming later today after […]

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