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Wreaths Across America ceremonies will be this Saturday, 11 a.m. on the Pontotoc Court Square. A special wreath laying ceremony at the big statue on the corner of the court square will honor all branches of the military and the coast guard as well as those who are POW.

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Breakfast with Santa in Ecru this Saturday, December 15 starting at 8:30.  The day will be cold but that is the kind of weather Santa and Mrs. Clause like. 

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The Pontotoc High School Most Beautiful Pageant is scheduled for Saturday, December 15, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Pontotoc Junior High School Auditorium.

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In his inaugural address almost exactly three decades ago, President George H.W. Bush reminded Americans that some ideas are timeless. Those ideas, he said, include “duty, sacrifice, commitment, and a patriotism that finds its expression in taking part and pitching in.”

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Is someone on your Christmas list singing “All I want for Christmas is a YETI cooler”? Well this is the year you just might be able to score one of those $250 coolers if you buy a chance on it and you can be helping the community theater as well. One ticket is $5, 3 are $10 and 8 tickets are…

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Ask any elected official in Mississippi if people living in rural areas deserve the same quality of life as people living in cities and you will probably get a quick “yes” but, that isn’t what current state policy says. Internet service has become a necessity for modern life, but far too man…

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On his recent visit to Gulfport, President Trump convened a roundtable discussion to highlight opportunities to reform our criminal justice system. I participated in this important discussion, along with Vice President Pence, Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, Gov. Phil Bryant, and …

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During vacation plea day proceedings in Pontotoc County Circuit Court on November 29, five defendants entered guilty pleas to criminal charges and were sentenced. 

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In October 2018 I attended the State Veteran Affairs Board annual Veterans Service Officer (VSO) training and annual certification. I thought it important this month to update you on the latest information from that training as well as other useful information regarding a variety of benefits…

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In an effort to minimize potential conflicts with other holiday activities in December, the American Legion Post 16 will have its monthly meeting tomorrow night, Thursday, December 6, at 6:00 p.m.

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Pontotoc is getting set to offer you the perfect Norman Rockwell Christmas atmosphere on Thursday, December 6, beginning at 6 p.m. with the debut of the Marion Street Christmas Market. 

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The Mississippi Highway Patrol is still investigating a one vehicle accident in Pontotoc County that claimed the life of a Pontotoc resident, according to Highway Patrol Corp. Jason Roe, Public Affairs Officer for Troop F.

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If you’ve ever seen the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” you may well remember the character Uncle Billy Bailey, a forgetful savings and loan employee who was so absentminded that he tied strings on his fingers to help him remember to do important tasks.

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One of the most delightful times of the season is when people in each community gather along the streets to see their baby or grand baby coming down the street in the parade. Christmas parades are a tradition that gives an opportunity for folks in the community to visit and enjoy a night out…

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Congressman Trent Kelly (MS-01) led a bipartisan delegation to the Middle East where members served Thanksgiving Day lunch to service men and women who are stationed at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. More than 4,000 members of the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi National Guard, deploy…

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The Mississippi Highway Patrol is still investigating a two vehicle crash that sent five people to the hospital last Saturday (Nov. 17), reported Corp. Jason Roe, Public Affairs Officer for Troop F. 

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Who doesn’t love to munch on a bag of fresh potato chips? Why sonny boy, I’m so old I remember when a bag of chips was filled with chips, not air.

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A U.S. Senate seat, a judge's post on the First District Circuit Court and a judge's post on the First District Chancery Court will be on next Tuesday's (Nov. 27) General Runoff Election ballot. 

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It’s time to put a little sparkle in your Christmas and come on to Ecru and Pontotoc for the merchants open house day from 1-5 p.m. this Sunday, November 18. While most folks are going to be out shopping on the Friday after Thanksgiving, these towns are going to give you sneak peek at all th…

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The Vitalant blood services bloodmobile will be at NMMC Pontotoc on Friday (Nov. 16) from 2 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. for a blood drive. 

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Pontotoc Police Chief Randy Tutor's police report for October 24-31 includes no felony arrests, but Tutor noted that officers are currently investigating three burglary of a dwelling reports. 

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You’ve served your country and now you are ready for a new challenge. Are you considering going back to school or trying to decide what you want to do for a living? If you are looking at either of these options, school or job, Veteran Affairs (VA) benefits are available to assist with school…

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The sacrifices made by Mississippians on behalf of freedom are known around the world. On this Veterans Day, one of those heroes – Columbia native Sam Bond Dale Jr. – will be remembered with a ceremony and plaque in Le Mesnil-Fuguet, France. The village was where the young pilot lost his lif…