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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Late surge lifts Oxford over South

By Jonathan Wise OXFORD- South Pontotoc went toe-to-toe early on with 5A Oxford Friday afternoon in Region 5 pool play of the NEMCABB Summer Championship before a freak injury helped derail things for the Cougars in a 9-0 loss. Loss on the mound Starter Colby Dill, one of the more experienced returning players, had held […]

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Stubbs sign sparks memories of downtown

By Regina Butler Recently a Stubb’s Department store sign was uncovered on Main Street by workers preparing the building to paint. The sign sparked memories from those who saw it of shopping in Pontotoc’s store that was a mainstay in that part of the city for more than 25 years. One of the men painting […]

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Pitching, defense lead PHS over North

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor RIPLEY- County rivals went head-to-head Thursday afternoon in the Region 2 bracket of the NEMCABB Summer Championship, held at at Ripley High School. The Warriors’ pitching and defense held down the Vikings’ bats for a 3-0 shutout win. Pontotoc turned two double plays and threw two players out at home, […]

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ITW opening TrusSteel plant

To better serve its North American customers, ITW Building Components Group, a business unit of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW), announced today that it will open a new TrusSteel™ roll forming manufacturing and distribution center in Pontotoc, Mississippi. The 150,000-square-foot facility will begin operating in the fourth quarter of 2014 and initially employ about […]

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North Pontotoc continues to ride win streak

By Jay Tidwell, Contributing Sports Writer FULTON – Dee Williams had a hunch her pitch was coming. The rising senior found a low and inside pitch and belted a two-run home run over the left field fence to lead North Pontotoc to a 7-4 win against Amory in a summer league fast-pitch softball match last […]

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Run-off election results from Pontotoc County

Cochran 2,207 or 53.79% of the vote McDaniel 1,895 or 46.19% Number of votes cast 4,115   These figures include the absentee ballots.   There are 39 affidavits which will be counted July 2.

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“Welcome Home” magazine unveiling set Thursday

  By David Helms Pontotoc County Chamber of Commerce/Main Street Association invites everyone to the Off the Square Market tomorrow (June 26) afternoon at 5 p.m. for the unveiling of the latest edition of the “Welcome Home to Pontotoc” magazine, published and produced by the Pontotoc Progress newspaper. The event will mark the eighth edition […]

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Cannon named head football coach at ICC

By Will Kollmeyer and Adam Gore, ICC Sports Information FULTON – It’s official. Two weeks after being named interim head coach, Sean Cannon was officially introduced as the new head football coach at Itawamba Community College during a press conference at the David C. Cole Student Services Building last Tuesday. “I feel very blessed to […]

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Murphree, South look to improve

By Jonathan Wise The South Pontotoc boys begin summer league basketball action this week, but the Cougars will have a new look, as five seniors have graduated from the 2013-14 squad. They also will have a new coach- Shane Murphree took over the boys job in April after Shane Hayles stepped down to devote his […]

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Cougars drop summer opener to Bruce

By Jonathan Wise After previously not playing all summer due to consistent rainy days, the South Pontotoc Cougars finally took the diamond last Thursday against the Bruce Trojans. The long layoff showed, as the Trojans blanked South 9-0 and 11-0 in a doubleheader at Cougar Field. The Cougars have a bunch of roles to fill […]

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