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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Cardinals sweep Sluggers in the regular season

Bruce Weatherly Special Contributor The Springville Cardinals and the Algoma Sluggers met in the regular season finale of the Tombigbee Valley Waterway League last Sunday with Springville winning 17-5 in impressive fashion.The game started with the Sluggers looking like they would be the team running away with the victory. The Sluggers jumped out to a […]

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Appeals court rules for former Pontotoc County deputy clerks

By William Moore Daily Journal The United States Court of Appeals in New Orleans has ruled that two former Pontotoc deputy chancery clerks are entitled to a jury trial. Mildred Fitzpatrick, 51, and Martha J. Foster, 64, said they were fired by Pontotoc Chancery Clerk Gary Moorman in September 2012 because of their age. Moorman […]

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Absentee voting is underway

Absentee voting for the August 4 primaries is currently underway. Persons may vote absentee in the Pontotoc County Circuit Clerk’s office, or those who are over the age of 65,  disabled, or out of town may request an absentee ballot be mailed to them. The circuit clerk’s office will also be open from 8 a.m. […]

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Seven plead guilty, sentenced

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Seven defendants pled guilty to their respective criminal charges and were sentenced last week during vacation plea day proceedings on July 15 and 17 in Pontotoc County Circuit Court. The regular July term of circuit court convened on Monday (July 20) and will adjourn on Friday, August 14. Last week, defendant […]

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North Pontotoc Upper Elementary hosting supply drop, meet teachers

North Pontotoc Upper Elementary School will host “Supply Drop Off and Meet the Teacher” Night on Thursday, July 30 from 4:30-6:30. Students will receive schedules and meet their teachers. Parents can deliver supplies and pay fees.  All fees must be paid in CASH only.  Fee totals for each grade are $18. If you have not […]

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“Y’all Stank Conniption,” the perfect shower sinkhole

I’m writing a movie script for a sequel to the “Shawshank Redemption,” which was the prison movie about an innocent man escaping from prison in Maine after 20 years of being beaten and black-mailed into helping a corrupt prison warden laundry hundreds of thousands of dollars from kick-backs and free prison labor. The 1994 “Shawshank […]

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Absentee voting is underway

Absentee voting for the August 4 primaries is currently underway. Persons may vote absentee in the Pontotoc County Circuit Clerk’s office, or those who are over the age of 65,  disabled, or out of town may request an absentee ballot be mailed to them. The circuit clerk’s office will also be open from 8 a.m. […]

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Scooby-Doo, where are you–and the car

Last Tuesday morning I was surprised to hear the Today Show promoting a concert on the plaza that morning featuring hit singer “Shaggy.” “Scooby-Doo, where are you?” I shouted. Like Shaggy, I didn’t even know you sang man. I was expecting Shaggy, you know, the tall, slender, sandy-blonde haired slacker, owner and  best friend of […]

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Police dept. revenues up, wrecks are down

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc Aldermen voted unanimously last week to approve revision of the 2015 police department budget, due to an increase in fines and fees revenue. Fines and fees revenues for fiscal year 2015 had been projected at $345,000 when the budget was adopted last year, but it has been revised to $600,000. […]

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Appeals Court rules for former Pontotoc clerks

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The United States Court of Appeals in New Orleans has ruled that two former Pontotoc deputy chancery clerks are entitled to a jury trial. Mildred Fitzpatrick, 51, and Martha J. Foster, 64, said they were fired by Pontotoc Chancery Clerk Gary Moorman in September 2012 because of their […]

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