At the December 3 Pontotoc Board of Aldermen meeting no opposition was voiced at a public hearing for securing a Community Development Block Grant for Behold Washington Furniture.
The deadlines for legal notices, classified ads and regular advertising will be earlier than usual for the December 25 and January 1 issues of the Pontotoc Progress.
Thirty one defendants pled guilty last week during week one criminal proceedings in the December term of Pontotoc County Circuit Court. Court is scheduled to adjourn on Friday (Dec. 13)
A week before Thanksgiving, Congress approved and President Donald Trump signed a short-term government funding bill through December 20. This bill, also known as a continuing resolution (CR), keeps existing expenditures in place and was necessary to prevent an immediate government shutdown.…
Some kids wore feathered, Warrior headdresses, made from construction paper, some wore t-shirts with images of Iron Man or Frozen, under the warm clothes mama dressed them in, but all wore big smiles as they walked past and put cans of food in the box.
Mayor Jeff Smith thanked Fire Chief Phil Stokes for his invaluable service to the Ecru community for the past 13 years. “There is no way to say thank you enough,” Smith said. “We appreciate you. The volunteers are set to elect another fire chief from within their ranks.”
Nothing changes the life of a person quite like being able to own their own home. Habitat for Humanity in Pontotoc has been helping folks here get that opportunity through low interest loans and sweat equity, that means the family puts in volunteer hours to build the home.
Due to the possibility of sleet and ice the official Pontotoc Community Christmas Tree Lighting set for Tuesday night, Dec. 10 has been cancelled for the year. Thank You.
Like most Mississippians in 1969, I had no idea that the path to the Moon and to victory in the space race went through Hancock County, Mississippi. But it did.
Ecru residents were given the opportunity to express what to them are the strengths and weaknesses of the community so that a comprehensive plan can be drawn up for the town.
I think it is worth repeating some of the information I wrote about this past July in regard to Veteran benefits deriving from the 2018 Mission Act. As I mentioned this new policy eliminated what we have known as the Choice Program. Many of you still have those Choice cards in your wallet, t…
The Christmas season came in with a bang this past Monday night with the Pontotoc City Christmas Parade, but hold on to your hat, there is so much more to do and see the rest of this week and beyond.
Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask has released the list of those arrested for the November 6 through November 18 time period. Sheriff Mask said those arrested included:
The public hearing on the city of Pontotoc’s petition in Pontotoc County Chancery Court for annexation of additional property has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2020.
For almost six months, the people of Hong Kong have taken to the streets to protest the abuses of the Chinese Communist Party. Recent clashes make clear that police are stepping up their cruelty, with beatings becoming the go-to tactic of repression and rubber bullets occasionally being repl…
Nostalgia, personal anecdotes, and special meaning are the principles that inspire the mother and daughter duo at Trendy Tree to make each piece of decoration unique.
The two week December term of Pontotoc County Circuit Court begins next Monday, December 2, and is scheduled to conclude on Friday, December 13.
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…
Obviously I survived my near drowning incident last week with the outside broken water faucet pipe. Henceforth that faucet will only be used in case of fire.
The South Pontotoc High School Band just finished its first marching/competition season having moved up from MHSAA Class 3A to Class 4A. As all various teams often find, moving up a class and competing against all larger schools, can be a difficult proposition.
It’s cotton picking time once again in Hurricane! The Stubblefield-Hale families in Mud Creek Bottom had a menagerie of folks working the fields on the Pontotoc County side on Saturday. Getting in on the action were Kypton and Auden Breedlove of New Site, the young grandsons of Steve and B…
Although partisan fights are consuming much of Washington’s attention, there is a lot to celebrate. The economy continues what has become the longest expansion in our nation’s history, unemployment is at near-record lows, and wages rise every month, particularly for low-skill workers.
More than 500 North Mississippi Medicare Part D participants who have received free counseling in selecting the best drug plan to meet their individual needs are saving $900 annual in prescription medicine costs. With only 18 business days left until the open enrollment December 7 deadline, …
Pontotoc Park and Recreation officials have announced the schedule for Santa Claus' annual visit to the Pontotoc Community House to talk with kids and pose for pictures.
Pontotoc County Board of Supervisors recently set the holidays for the county for the rest of the year. All county offices will be closed November 28 and 29 for the Thanksgiving holidays; December 24 and 25 for Christmas holidays and January 1, 2020 for the New year’s Day holiday.
Next Tuesday, November 26, is the deadline to register an entry in the upcoming December 2 Pontotoc Christmas Parade, said Pontotoc County Chamber/Main Street Director Ellen Russell.
As I drove to West Point on my sisters birthday it was hard to imagine she was 38 years old. It seemed only yesterday she came into this world. She doesn’t get to come home on her birthday, so I went to her. Mama and daddy went during the day time and I went to spend the night.
Pontotoc County will soon own the old Family Dollar Building on Hwy. 15 North. The supervisors approved a resolution to give board president Mike McGregor and Ricky Ferguson permission to execute the loan documents with Three Rivers PPD and secure a $550,000 loan for the purchase and renovat…
It is at last the week many have been waiting for! The time to drop off your shoeboxes full of Christmas gifts to those who live in other countries. The Northeast Mississippi area will host a prayer walk at the Ballard Park this Saturday, November 16, 1-5 p.m. and then collection will begin …
It is at last the week many have been waiting for! The time to drop off your shoeboxes full of Christmas gifts to those who live in other countries.
At last week’s November 5 meeting, the Pontotoc Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a motion to advertise for bids for the construction of a frontage road along Highway 278 four lane where city officials are hoping to lure construction of hotels, restaurants and other businesses.
Mississippi State Superintendent of Education Dr. Cary Wright congratulated Pontotoc City School District for their A rating. Those in the photo are: front from left: Johana Gaucin, Chloe Foster, Dr. Carey Wright, Pontotoc City School Superintendent Dr. Michelle Bivens, Rani Greer, Izzy Park…
Misissippi’s superintendent Dr. Cary Wright was on hand last week to congratulate the Pontotoc city School District for the district wide A grade that was received recently.
On November 11, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson declared Armistice Day – now Veterans Day – to mark the anniversary of the Allied victory in World War I. For precisely a century now, Americans have commemorated this occasion with ceremonies and parades. It also gives former service members th…
Christmas is just around the corner, believe it or not. It is time to begin getting your photos together for the special Christmas Issue which will publish on Christmas Day. Old photos must be at least 50 years old. You may bring in the photo itself or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many Pontotoc County residents served their country in WW II, and the Pontotoc County Historical Society will honor them, and tell some of their stories during a special program entitled "WWII Heroes of Pontotoc County" on Thursday night (Nov. 14).