Lightning fire destroys home

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Fire officials in Calhoun County said a lightning strike is the probable cause of a fire which destroyed a home on County Road 189 around 1:00 a.m. last Friday (August 7). Calhoun County Fire Coordinator Chris Williams said the fire destroyed a home belonging to retired school teachers Eddie and Dale […]

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Privilege taxes disbursed by supervisors

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer Pontotoc county supervisors approved disbursement of additional privilege taxes collected for the month of July, Pontotoc County School District, $4,028.76; Pontotoc City School District    , $  383.69; City of Pontotoc, $1,726.61; Town of Ecru, $  191.85; Town of Sherman, $  575.54. The board also accepted receipt of the Tax rolls […]

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Pontotoc Aldermen approve Pride Mobility motions

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc Aldermen last week unanimously approved a contract for professional services with Three Rivers Planning and Development District for the ongoing Pride Mobility Products Corp. project. In June, Pride Mobility Products Corp., manufacturer of mobility chairs and scooters, announced the company is opening a manufacturing and distribution center in the former […]

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Absentee voting begins Friday

Absentee voting for the August 25 runoff election begins this Friday (August 14), said Pontotoc County Circuit Clerk Melinda Nowicki. In addition to regular business hours, the circuit clerk’s office will also be open 8 a.m. until 12 noon this Saturday (Aug. 15) and again on August 22. Saturday, August 22, is the deadline to […]

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Four runoffs slated August 25

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Complete, but unofficial results from last week’s primary elections in Pontotoc County show four county races slated for runoffs on August 25, while six races were decided last week and five races will be finally decided in the November 3 General Election. Democratic runoff elections will be needed in three supervisor […]

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County wide pep rally set tomorrow night

North Pontotoc, Pontotoc and South Pontotoc High Schools will kick off the upcoming 2015 football season with the eighth annual county wide pep rally tomorrow night (August 13) beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the Pontotoc Court Square. The event will feature performances by each band and cheerleader squad, plus player introductions by coaches, band directors […]

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Rebel/Bulldog Tailgate Challenge set for August 22

The Pontotoc Court Square will be filled August 22 with food and football fans at the fourth annual Rebel/Bulldog Tailgate Challenge which is set from 12 noon until 9 p.m. The Tailgate Challenge features a cooking contest in five categories and awards for Best Tailgate Tent Decoration and Best Storefront Window Decoration. The Rebel team […]

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Eight plead guilty sentenced

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Eight defendants entered guilty pleas last week in Pontotoc County Circuit Court. Defendant Dennis Wright pled guilty to four charges, including possession of contraband (cell phone) in a correctional facility and three counts of burglary of a dwelling. On the contraband charge, Wright was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison […]

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Pontotoc High School sets prices for season tickets in all sports

Pontotoc High School will be selling season tickets for football or you can buy an all-season pass that gets you into all home games for all sports. The football tickets are selling for $30 and you can purchase them at the high school office. They are also offering an All-Sports pass for $100 and they […]

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Man in jail over shooting in Hurricane

Pontotoc County Sheriff officials have arrested 19 year old Valentino Jamison of Graham Road in connection with the shooting of a man in the Hurricane Community. Pontotoc county sheriff Leo Mask said that Jamison got in an altercation with the victim and shot him in the leg, then followed him into his house and beat […]

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2015 Pontotoc Girls Soccer summer review

The 2015-16 edition of the Pontotoc girls’ soccer team is going to be young. The Lady Warriors roster includes eight upperclassmen and 18 players that are freshman or younger. Pontotoc’s Head Coach Mckinley Holland was gracious enough to give me a few minutes of his time to talk about his program. How did Coach Holland […]

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Red Sox’s valiant effort falls just short

Ryan Moody Sports Editor The Pontotoc Red Sox fell just short of an American Legion state championship on Monday. Pontotoc beat Hattiesburg in game one of the state tournament but fell to Tupelo in the pivitol second game of the weekend. Pontotoc had no time to lick their wounds because they had to turn around […]

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