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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Oxford man charged with arson, safe theft

David Helms Pontotoc Progress An Oxford man who was employed at Kenneth Roberson Funeral Home in Pontotoc has been arrested and charged with stealing the safe from the business and setting the building on fire in an attempt to conceal the theft, Pontotoc Police Chief Randy Tutor reported last Friday. Chief Tutor said that Nathaniel […]

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Tigers hot start to much to overcome for the Sluggers

Bruce Weatherly Special Contributor The Tupelo Tigers scored nine runs in the first three innings and it was to much for the Algoma Sluggers to overcome. The Tiger’s Jeremy Carlyle had a double and a two run homerun early on to help pace Tupelo’s offensive attack. Algoma didn’t go away quietly as they scored four […]

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Patterson and Crawford win the 2 man at PCC

It was a hot and humid weekend in North Mississippi but that didn’t stop 40 teams from competing in the 2 man scramble this weekend at Pontotoc Country Club. The team of Scotty Patterson and Barry Crawford won the championship flight with a 58 on the first day and a 66 on the second day […]

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