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Fair opens Saturday with a host of events

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer Remember the days of the fair when you could sit outside under the stars and watch the cowboys? Well, this Saturday at the outside arena on the east side of the Agri-Center you get your chance. The newest event coming your way at the Pontotoc County fair which is scheduled […]

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Chamber of Commerce honors six

Regina Butler Progress Staff Writer Four annual awards and two special awards were given out at the chamber banquet last week. Chamber director Benjamin Hill presented two service appreciation awards to Carl Michael and  Tom Todd for their service to the community. Hill read the summary for Michael. “Michael came to Pontotoc with Moog Manufacturing. […]

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Pontotoc Main Street wins two awards

Michelle Williams General Manager JACKSON-At the annual Mississippi Main Street Awards luncheon last Thursday, Pontotoc County Main Street Association had a good day. Garnering two of the twenty-four awards given throughout the state, Pontotoc Main Street Director, Ellen Russell, said “We have done a lot to be proud of so it’s nice to be recognized.” […]

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White to address chamber banquet

Regina Butler Pontotoc Progress It’s time to get ready to enjoy some good eating and community fellowship at the annual chamber banquet. The banquet will be this Tuesday, June 18 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church fellowship hall. Tickets to the banquet will be $15 and are available at the chamber […]

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General Election Results 2013

Live unoffical results tonight here at Pontotoc Progress. Click here for DJournal.com election page.

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Truck overturns, spills garbage

David Helms Pontotoc Progress The driver of an eighteen-wheeler escaped serious injury Wednesday (May 29) afternoon when his rig overturned on a Highway 278 access ramp and spilled his cargo of garbage headed for the Three Rivers Authority Landfill. The accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. when the eighteen wheeler, southbound on Highway 9 near Pontotoc, […]

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Pontotoc City Schools hire new administrators

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer Pontotoc City schools have hired two new administrators and moved a third person from within the school system into an administrative role. Pontotoc High School will be  led by a new principal and assistant principal in the coming school year. Officials recently announced the hiring of Paul B. Henry and […]

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Tanglefoot Trail still closed to walkers, riders

David Helms Pontotoc Progress With the arrival of warm weather and longer daylight hours, walkers, runners and bicyclists are tempted to begin using the Tanglefoot Trail, but officials issued a statement this week stressing that until the project is complete, the trail remains closed to public use or access of any type. The trail is […]

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White and High set for May 21 runoff

David Helms Pontotoc Progress City of Pontotoc voters will return to the polls in all four wards on Tuesday, May 21, for the runoff election for the alderman at large post. In last week’s Democratic first primary, candidates David White and Phyllis High outdistanced incumbent Herman Austin to advance to the runoff. The final tally […]

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Sherman school alumni seeking pavilion to be built for golden year reunion plans

REGINA BUTLER Progress Staff Writer Come next year, the Sherman school will be closed for 50 years and members of the classes who attended this small school would like to move their reunion back to the school grounds. Speaking on behalf of the group, alumni member Diane Rodgers said that since 2009 the school reunion […]

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Superintendent to make hiring recommendations

By DAVID HELMS Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc City School Superintendent Karen Tutor said she will make some hiring recommendations on three principal vacancies when the school board meets next Monday night (May 13). Pontotoc City School is looking to hire new principals at Pontotoc High School, Pontotoc Middle School and Pontotoc Elementary School after those three […]

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FNB offering facade loan

By DAVID HELMS Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc First National Bank officials announced last week they are committing $100,000 to fund a zero interest loan program available to Pontotoc downtown merchants, or building owners, to improve the front facade of their building. First National officials said the bank will loan up to $5,000 for each store front […]

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Ecru election results FINAL

Ecru election results total Mayor: Tom Todd- 141 Mark Baldwin- 156- winner   Alderman: Charles Mitchell- 136 Jimmy Whitehead- 165- winner Donald Andrews-162- winner Glen Denton- 169- winner Gloria High 170- winner Bernice Shumaker- 149 Whitney Smith- 134 Dr. James Speck- 158- winner Carl Glenn Dowdy- 93

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UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS of All Wards

UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS OF  All Wards (include absentees but not affidavits) Mayor Bob Peeples 641 Jeff Stafford 703- winner Alderman at large Herman Austin 289 Phyllis High 503- runoff on May 21 David White 559- runoff on May 21 Alderman ward 4 Robert Hooker 129 Rayburn Mapp 209- Democratic winner, will face Regina Patterson (R) […]

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