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Spring flea market set Saturday, May 7

Spring is around the corner and so is the MHV Spring Flea Market sponsored by the Pontotoc County Homemaker Clubs.  The Flea Market will be held on Saturday, May 7, rain or shine, on the Court Square in Pontotoc. Arts and crafts, plants, woodworking, collectibles, and baked goods will be available.  Spaces are available for […]

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If you live long enough, you will too

Let me preface this writing by explaining that when I use the word young, I’m referring to someone between the ages of 16 and 30, or even 35. I’ve spent a lifetime striving to be accurate in reporting. So it’s not accurate to say you’re stupid when one is young. You just don’t know any […]

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Credit card machine approved for tax office

After some five years of trying to get a credit card machine to use while collecting taxes, Tax Collector Van McWhirter said he sees a light at the end of the tunnel. Come June people who want to pay by swiping their debit or credit card can do so in the office. “We have been […]

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Eighteen plead guilty, sentenced

During the second week of proceedings in Pontotoc County Circuit Court, eighteen defendants pled guilty to their respective criminal charges and were sentenced. Defendant Damian Barr pled guilty to three counts of burglary of a vehicle. On count one, Barr was sentenced to served seven years in prison, which will run consecutively with the other […]

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Pontotoc County School educators honored

Pontotoc County School educators were recently honored for garnering Teacher and Administrator of the Year Awards at their school. Pontotoc County Superintendent of Education Brock Puckett (left) congratulated the following award winners, including (l-r): Beth Panes from North Pontotoc Elementary; Ashley Hendrix from North Pontotoc Upper Elementary; Ashley Stubblefield from North Pontotoc High; Heather Corder […]

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Coker pleads guilty to manslaughter

In Pontotoc County Circuit Court last week, defendant Randy Lynn Coker pled guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter and aggravated assault in connection with a May 3, 2015, incident in which one man was run over and killed and another wounded with a knife. Judge James L. Roberts, Jr., sentenced Coker to 20 years […]

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Art Gala set Friday

And the artists paintings look like … well if you want to know what the two celebrit artists painted you will just have to attend the Art Guild’s Spring Gala event this Friday evening. It is set for this Friday at the Pontotoc Community House beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for the gala are $30 […]

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Pontotoc Middle School selling vegetable plants raised in school’s green house

Pontotoc Middle School students in grades five and six are hosting a Student Farmer’s Market and will be selling vegetable plants just in time for garden season, announced program director Kelly Ginn. The plants will be on sale at the Pontotoc Middle School green house which is located on the east side of the school […]

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I will miss that strong Southern woman

I have been blessed in my life with two great role models of what a Christian woman, wife and mother should be and they were very different women. My mother was a strong, progressive, vibrant woman who died at age 69. She taught me how to stand on my own, to think for myself and […]

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Fourteen plead guilty sentenced

The April term of Pontotoc County Circuit Court convened last week and fourteen defendants pled guilty to their respective criminal charges. The April court term continues through Friday (April 15). Defendant Corlandus Whitfield pled guilty to attempted burglary of a building, but the court withheld adjudication of guilt and imposition of sentence pending successful completion […]

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Pontotoc Art Guild Spring Gala set April 22

A special unveiling will take place on Friday, April 22 at the Pontotoc Art Guild’s Spring Gala. Two celebrity artists who have never had brush or pencil in hand before to draw or paint, will show off their talent with their first pieces of art. And the best part about these one of a kind […]

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Pontotoc Park & Rec. employee terminated

Following an executive session at last week’s Pontotoc Board of Aldermen meeting, the board voted 5-0 to terminate the employment of Michelle Boone, an office employee for the Pontotoc Park and Recreation Department. Boone had worked for the park and rec. department for approximately 16 years. When asked why Boone’s employment was terminated, Pontotoc Mayor […]

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