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letter to the editor

To the Editor: As the late great news commentator Paul Harvey use to say, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” He was simply stating that truth is unchanging. The following is an excerpt from a letter I wrote to the Pontotoc Progress 30 years ago, and it is still true today. […]

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Gas spill closes Pontotoc intersection

David Helms Pontotoc Progress No one was injured but a major intersection in Pontotoc was closed for four and a half hours Sunday (June 12) while emergency crews contained and cleaned up a gasoline spill at the Kangaroo Express Convenience Store at the intersection of West Oxford Street and Highway 15. Pontotoc Police Chief Randy […]

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Officials working on low water level problem at Trace Lake

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Officials with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks are trying to solve a problem with the spillway gate valve at Trace State Park lake in eastern Pontotoc County. Officials with the Fisheries Bureau were at the Trace Lake last Friday trying to fix the gate valve which won’t close […]

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Forget the tools son, trade ‘em for towels

Dr. Wood was kind enough to give me a pair of binoculars to help me find my reading glasses. I actually have a little beeper on my reading glasses that my kids gave me for Christmas. If you clap your hands they will beep. Unfortunately my wife keeps taking the batteries out of my hearing […]

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Pontotoc athletic facilities gets face lift

Pontotoc High School’s soccer field, track, and football field are all receiving some much needed attention during the summer break. The soccer field has had drainage problems for years but that shouldn’t be the case when the 2016 school year kicks off as they have put a new drainage system in. The soccer field was […]

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Cubs take Zinn in 23rd round

I think it is safe to say that the Chicago Cubs like what they see in Pontotoc’s own Delvin Zinn. Last year the Cubs drafted Zinn in the 28th round and this year the Cubs once again drafted Zinn. This year the call came in the 23rd round of the Major League baseball draft. Zinn […]

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North Pontotoc Upper Elementary sets supply list

North Pontotoc Upper Elementary (NPEU) School has issued its supply list for the 2016-2017 school year. NPUE has scheduled a supply drop off day for Tuesday, August 2, from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. Students may come any time from 4:30-6:30 to get your schedule, meet your teachers, drop off your supplies, and pay your fees. […]

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Gas Spill closes streets in Pontotoc

Pontotoc Police Chief Randy Tutor said that a major intersection in Pontotoc is closed  for at least the next two hours while emergency crews clean up a gasoline spill at the Kangaroo Express (Exxon) Convenience Store, located at the intersection of West Oxford Street and Highway 15 in Pontotoc. The spill occurred around 9:55 a.m. […]

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Web weavers produce human screamers

A kind friend sent me amazing facts about spiders so that I can loath them even more. -There are approximately 38,000 known species of spiders. That’s one species for every annual heart attack they cause humans. -Spiders are found on every continent except Antarctica. That’s because it’s too cold there to store your Christmas decorations […]

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Time to get your kids in the kitchen

I can’t remember a time I didn’t like to cook. When I was a little girl, I would “help” Momma cook breakfast and lunch. My stool stood at the end of the counter so I could climb up and assist. I was great at measuring, stirring, and cutting out biscuits. As I grew older, I […]

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Teachers’ workshop set June 20-23

A teachers’ workshop is set for June 20-23, 2016, at the Pontotoc County Extension Office. Teachers that teach grades K-12 can register to attend the workshop. Participating teachers can earn three CEU credits from Itawamba Community College for attending the four-day workshop. A $15 registration fee is required to sign up for the event. All […]

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Supervisors dispurse privilege taxes

Next meeting will be June 30, 10 a.m. Regina Butler Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc County Supervisors have distributed the extra prvilege taxes to the various entities as follows: Pontotoc County School District, $6,014.10; Pontotoc City School District, $572.77; City of Pontotoc, $2,577.47; Town of Ecru, $286.39; Town of Sherman, $859.16. In other actions the board approved […]

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