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Zion School planning reunion on April 16

Anyone who ever attended the Zion School in eastern Pontotoc County is invited to the first ever school reunion on Saturday, April 16, 2016. The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church, located on Valley Road. Organizers said the reunion is open to former Zion School students and […]

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If I’d won the lottery, I was gonna fix my car

Did you buy a ticket for the $1.5-billion Powerball jackpot drawing? You had a better chance of seeing a baby walker setting in the middle of Highway 6 east last Wednesday morning than winning that lottery. I know. Because as I drove up the radio station hill on Highway 6 last Wednesday a baby walker […]

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Legion to host new VA medical clinic staff

On January 28, the Pontotoc American Legion Post 16 will be hosting Brad Henry  and other representatives from the new Tupelo Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Clinic. The new Tupelo VA clinic  opened on October 1, 2015, and is located in proximity to the Mall at Barnes Crossing on Commonwealth Boulevard. Henry and his team will […]

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Police Chief says photos invaluable to CrimeStoppers

“Now a days more and more thieves travel to another county to steal, break in and shoplift,” Pontotoc Police Chief Tutor said. “They don’t want to steal around home because there’s a better chance they could get recognized,” he said. “People in Pontotoc get up and go to work and thieves get up and ride […]

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Sheriff’s Dept. utilizing technology

Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask said that the name of the game these days in the crime solving field links directly to technology. “In most of the burglaries we have in the county we find that the thieves are focusing either on electronics or guns,” Mask said. Technology has helped the sheriff and his deputies […]

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Walter Zinn, Jr., addresses MLK Banquet, Thomas Chewe receives Humanitarian Award

By Barbara Curry The MLK Banquet was  very successful again this year. Many from all across the state attended the event.  Mitzi Below opened the program with a rendition of Lift Every Voice and Sing and it was well received by the audience. Several local pastors were in attendance and participated on the program. Special […]

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“the TV signal my friend, is blowing in the wind”

Here’s my “Quote of the Week:” “When I was your age I used to have to walk across 10 feet of shag carpet just to change the channel on the television.” “And we didn’t get but one channel. Don’t walk away when I’m talking to you, I’m going to show you my carpet burns.” Children […]

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EDITORIAL

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Sports, including college football, is an opportunity and challenge to perform under great pressure. A lot was on the line during the recent December 5 ACC championship game between Clemson and North Carolina, including a chance to compete for a national championship. Late in the second quarter of that game, Clemson […]

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Ceremony set for new county officials

Circuit Judge James L. Roberts, Jr., of Pontotoc, will administer the oath of office to Pontotoc County’s 16 newly elected officials during a ceremony set for Sunday, January, 3, beginning at 2:30 p.m. The public is invited to the ceremony which will be held in the court room on the second floor of the Pontotoc […]

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PEPA runoff election ongoing

One position on the Pontotoc Electric Power Association’s Board of Directors was settled in first primary voting, while votes will be counted next week to determine the winners of two runoffs. In the November primary, incumbent board member Larry D. Parker was re-elected to the board in Area Nine with a majority margin over challengers […]

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Nineteen plead guilty, sentenced

During the first week of proceedings in Pontotoc County Circuit Court, nineteen defendants pled guilty to their respective charges and were sentenced. Defendant Jerry Allen Ferguson pled guilty to two counts of DUI third offense. Ferguson was sentenced to two concurrent five year prison terms unless he successfully completes one year in the Intensive Supervision/House […]

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Celebration to honor County Agent Ricky Ferguson’s 20 years of service to Pontotoc County Extension ServiceCelebration to honor County Agent Ricky Ferguson’s 20 years of service to Pontotoc County Extension Service

Longtime Pontotoc County Agent Ricky Ferguson will be assuming his new job as Pontotoc County’s newly elected Chancery Clerk in January. The public is invited to join in a celebration of his 20 years of service with the Pontotoc County Extension Service on Friday (Dec. 18)) from 2-4 p.m. in the G.W. Gilliam Assembly Hall […]

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