Armstrong returns to Pontotoc football

By Kedrick Storey, Southern Sentinel and Jonathan Wise, Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc High football now has yet another staff member with head coaching experience, as former Falkner High School head football coach Cory Armstrong has joined the staff as linebackers coach. Armstrong announced he was stepping down at Falkner to become an assistant at his alma […]

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26 from ICC earn MACJC academic recognition

By Adam Gore, Itawamba Community College Sports Information The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) awarded 26 Itawamba Community College student-athletes with Academic All-State and Distinguished Academic All-State honors when the league released their yearly academic honors. “Academics has been and always will be our top priority here at ICC said ICC Athletic […]

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UBS is holding drive for Houlka woman

United Blood Services is having a blood drive for Carrie Weaver in Houlka. She recently became very ill and has had to have a lot of product units and we are wanting to ask the Houlka and Houston communities to come out and support her. We are going to be grilling out hot dogs for […]

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Seed for Food Plots Available

By James L. Cummins, Executive Director of Wildlife Mississippi Whether you are a photographer, a hunter or just like viewing wildlife on a sunny afternoon, anyone who has spent time overlooking a food plot will have a deep appreciation for wildlife plantings. Food plots are very attractive to wildlife enthusiasts because they can supplement daily […]

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Pontotoc man arrested in hit and run accident

David Helms Pontotoc Progress A Pontotoc man is being held on $100,000 bond in connection with the hit-and-run death Tuesday afternoon of 21-year-old Lequintray D. Williams, also of Pontotoc, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Highway Patrol officials said that Juan M. Hernandez, 36, of 10th Street in Pontotoc, has been arrested and charged with […]

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Red Sox claim runner-up at 49er Invitational

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor The Pontotoc Red Sox had a superb weekend at the Tupelo 49er Invitational, winning four out of five games. They advanced to the finals of their second consecutive tournament before falling to Tuscaloosa, AL 10-9 in a wild, back and forth championship game that went nine innings (scheduled for seven). […]

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Big first inning leads short-handed Red Sox over 49ers

By Gene Phelps , Daily Journal, and Jonathan Wise, Pontotoc Progress TUPELO – Nicky Browning wondered if he would have enough players to take the field for Pontotoc in last Tuesday’s American Legion baseball game against Tupelo. The Red Sox coach had players finishing their high school summer season and those who are members of […]

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Pontotoc falls to Grenada in NEMCABB Tournament play

By Dennis Clayton, New Albany Gazette NEW ALBANY- Pontotoc’s Warriors fell short in their comeback efforts against Grenada in the NEMCABB Tournament at New Albany last Tuesday. Grenada won a tight one, 4-3, to eliminate PHS from the single-elimination championship round. The Warriors came into the game the number one seed out of Region 2 […]

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Young Vikings claim runner up at NEMCABB tourney

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor NEW ALBANY- After graduating nine seniors off a team that went 26-6 this past season, a rebuilding North Pontotoc Viking squad had a successful conclusion to the summer schedule last Wednesday in the NEMCABB Summer Championships, advancing to the finals before falling to Itawamba AHS 5-2 to claim the runner-up […]

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Pontotoc Mayor Jeff Stafford’s brother, Richard killed in plane crash

  David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc Mayor Jeff Stafford confirmed Tuesday morning that his brother, Richard Stafford, was apparently killed late Monday (June 30) evening in a plane crash in Jonesville, Louisiana. Richard Stafford, 56, was the son of the late Pontotoc Mayor Howard and Ruby Stafford. Jeff Stafford said he received the news of […]

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Ellen Russell, Pontotoc Main St. garner two MMSA awards

By David Helms The Pontotoc County Main Street Association was honored with two prestigious awards at last Thursday’s Mississippi Main Street Association’s (MMSA) 25th awards luncheon in Jackson, where Ellen Russell was named Main Street Manager of the Year and Pontotoc’s Off the Square Market was recognized as the state’s Best Public Private Partnership Project. […]

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