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Election Worker Training for the November 6, 2018, General Election will be conducted on Thursday, October 18 at 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Pontotoc County Circuit Clerk Melinda Nowicki announced this week. 

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It is time to turn out and enjoy some bodocking in Pontotoc! The twenty fifth annual festival that honors the tree that once stood at Lochinvar, which was the second largest in the U.S. will kick off with pancakes at the fire house on Main Street starting at 6 a.m. this Friday.

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At last week's October 2 board meeting, NaviRetail CEO Casey Kidd told Pontotoc Aldermen that his company has been spreading the message across the country that Pontotoc has an untapped vein of retail gold, waiting to be mined.

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The Pontotoc County Grand Jury which deliberated in August returned 68 indictments recently in Pontotoc County Circuit Court.

Planning work is resuming on the Thaxton Veterans’ monument and if you would like to purchase a brick honoring your service man you may do so for $30. The brick will have the name, rank, branch of service and years served near the existing monument in a concrete base.

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In reviewing the claims docket at the monthly meeting of the Ecru Board of Aldermen Mayor Jeff Smith told the board that the bill from Butler Snow was because the company is reviewing the financials for the town for a grant they are seeking.

There are again familiar fall sights in the Duncan Creek and in the Lone Star Road neighborhoods as fields of cotton are becoming white as the bolls are opening.  For a long period of time in Hurricane, only corn and soybeans were grown by area farmers.  The cotton gin that once was the hub …

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“War of the Worlds”, a play based on H.G. Well’s famous radio program, which celebrates its eightieth anniversary, will be the newest play put on at the Pontotoc community theater. Under the direction of Jonathan Butler, the play will feature the actual radio broadcast that made headlines in…

The newly organized Pontotoc county Republican Women’s Club (PCRW) met Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 at the Pontotoc county Library. This club is still in the organizational stage working toward securing our club charter.

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If it feels like the Bodock Festival is a month later, you are exactly right. It is a month later. But that means we should have some cooler weather for Pontotoc’s family reunion on Main Street.

Fall is here! That means football, hunting season, and decorating for Halloween.  These activities can easily distract us from performing tasks that can help prepare our lawns, gardens, pastures, or crop fields for next growing season.  

Hello to everyone on this beautiful fall day that God has given us.

I suppose that things like this are bound to happen…. I mean we all get older and have to adjust to certain things.  Unfortunately, my new thing is bifocals, sigh.  I wasn’t feeling like I was getting older and really didn’t think that I needed such a beast as bifocals.  Then I was given the…

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Besides being our North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico are two of the largest international markets for products made in Mississippi. These export markets, as well as others around the world, are a significant generator of jobs and economic growth in our state. According to the most r…

Shopping…Some people love it and others despise it.  I happen to lean toward loving it.  Growing up my mom shopped very little for clothes.   She sewed a lot of our clothes, but we always shopped the back-to-school and after Christmas sales for new clothes.  We got new shoes a pair for Sunda…

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Don’t you just love October? The month must makes you say ‘possums and persimmons doesn’t it? I don’t know why, I guess it is because ‘possums love persimmons and they are beginning to get ripe. Now they aren’t all the way ripe because we haven’t had our first frost yet.

School Reunion will be this Saturday, October 6.  Bring food,( finger foods,)or a dish to help with lunch. Drinks and paper products will be furnished.    Registration at 10:30. Program around 11:00 a.m. Also, please be thinking of a story or stories about some or your school experiences you…

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The term “lancha” has become well-known among Americans who are fighting against illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Lanchas are small, propeller-driven watercraft that poachers from Mexico use to catch fish on U.S. reefs off the coast of Texas. These poachers do not abide by…

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) takes special care to pay lasting tribute to the memory of Veterans who served and sacrificed and that of their families. VA meticulously maintains 135 VA national cemeteries in 40 states and Puerto Rico and is working to increase access to accomm…

Plans are resuming to do a Thaxton Veteran’s monument. Those interested purchasing a brick should be prepared to give name, rank, branch and years of service when you purchase one for $30. You may give the information and money to the following individuals: Gene Stepp at 662-871-1444; Tommy …

We have gotten a couple of showers in the last few days and looks as if it is going to rain again tonight.

In case the weather was not a big giveaway, this past Saturday was the first official day of fall.  I did notice that some of the trees had a change in leaf color, so maybe rather than feel like fall, it will look like fall.  Jeff and I took the opportunity to walk down Main Street and see p…

It was good to have Bailey and Sarah Galloway back in church yesterday.  Bailey has been sick since the middle of July.

We blinked and September is almost gone.  I can hardly believe October is here. 

Alyssa is doing so well in Pre-K, and this week she is Star Student!  We had to make a poster, all about her, to display in her class all week.  I'll be going one day this week to read to her class and she will get to take snacks for everyone...she is so excited and we are so proud of her!  …

We are getting some good rain today, we sure did need it.

Containers or flower pots can be great tools to use when growing flowering and ornamental plants.  Containers can be used to solve common gardening problems. They can also be used to create interesting designs by using combinations of plants.  The sources for this article are Mississippi Sta…