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Clerk warns of summons scam

Officials in neighboring Lee County warned residents there last week of an ongoing jury summons scam and Pontotoc County Circuit Clerk Melinda Nowicki cautions Pontotoc County residents to be alert to similar scam attempts. Scam artists have been calling residents accusing them of some wrong doing, or failure to report for jury duty and threatening […]

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Saturday is deadline to register to vote in primaries

This coming Saturday, February 6, is the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming March 8 presidential/congressional primaries, said Melinda Nowicki, Pontotoc County Circuit Clerk. In addition to regular business hours, the circuit clerk’s office will be open from 8 a.m. until 12 noon this Saturday for voter registration. As a reminder, the last […]

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You choose where you spend your time

How many times have you said, I would love to do something, but I just don’t have time. I learned that we do have time. We make a choice on how we want to spend our time and will make time for the things that are important to us or that we enjoy. I had […]

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Art in Education is a hit

Since it’s inception back in the early 90s Pontotoc school systems have embraced using art as a means of using the arts in other classes to explain a concept. The Whole Schools Initiative (WSI), a program of the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC), is Mississippi’s first comprehensive statewide arts education program. The Whole Schools Initiative is […]

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Local girls eye pageant titles

The Miss Pontotoc/Miss Dixie/Hospitality/Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageants will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 7 PM, at the Pontotoc Junior High School Auditorium. Aspiring young women from Pontotoc County and throughout the state will be competing for titles, crowns, and scholarships.  Local contestants are: Kirklyn Alyssa Finney is the 16 year old daughter […]

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ICC to offer Preparing for the ACT

The Continuing Education Department of Itawamba Community College has scheduled two options for Preparing for the ACT. The first class, which will begin Feb. 8 at the Belden Center (3200 Adams Farm Rd.), will meet Mondays from 5:30-8 p.m. through Apr. 4 with no class scheduled for Mar. 14. The $100 fee includes the book. […]

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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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