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I love covering high school sports, and being without them this spring and summer has hurt me. I suppose being on the field makes me feel young and spry. I love the Braves, but watching them isn’t nearly as much fun as watching our Pontotoc youngsters on the diamond.

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The coronavirus pandemic began as a threat to public health, but its ripple effects have touched every area of life and created vast new needs. Food pantries need more hands on deck to stock shelves and distribute goods. Students need tutoring to make up for lost time in the classroom. And m…

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The second week of the July/August term of Pontotoc County Circuit Court is ongoing and the docket has been set for next week's third and final week of court proceedings. 

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Public gatherings have been limited in Pontotoc County because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Because of this, the Pontotoc county supervisors voted to prohibit any gatherings in the Agri-Center until at least August 17.

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I thought it important this month to inform our Veterans with an update from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in regard to VA Health Care services across our country.

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There’s two kinds of signs on the office wall of M. L. Morrison-Sons Service Station that say a lot about the 69 years it was open. Both signs say Morrison’s Citgo— Est. 1951. But one’s a fancy cut-out metal sign and one was painted on a piece of wood. There may be another one inside somewhe…

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The Pontotoc High School graduation ceremony will now be in the gym. Graduates are to report to the Fred's building at 6:30 for temperature check NO PARENTS are allowed at this time.

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Pontotoc County Circuit Court convened this past Monday with 89 cases set to be dispensed. Plea days were held July 23 and 24, and the second week of court gets underway next Monday, August 3 with 90 cases on the docket.  Court officials said that cases scheduled are subject to change or con…

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A Pontotoc man has been arrested and charged with breaking and entering of a commercial building in connection with the alleged break-in Monday night (July 27) of Petals and Lace Formal on West Marion Street in Pontotoc, Pontotoc Deputy Police Chief Bob Poe reported today (Wednesday, July 29).

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This past week, senators returned to Capitol Hill to resume work on major legislative priorities. For the 60th consecutive year, the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act to set new spending levels for our military. This legislation would approve new military training and tech…

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Pontotoc County Circuit Court convened this past Monday with 89 cases set to be dispensed. Plea days were held July 23 and 24, and the second week of court gets underway next Monday, August 3 with 90 cases on the docket.  Court officials said that cases scheduled are subject to change or con…

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Pontotoc Police officials said a reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for vandalizing the public rest rooms located at the Off the Square Market on Lafayette Street and those located at the First Choice Bank Gateway along College Street adjoining…

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Pontotoc City officials announced last week that due to rising COVID-19 cases in the area, “Pontotoc City School District will follow high spread protocol and extend summer break,” said Dr. Michelle Bivins, school superintendent.

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When the coronavirus came to America, restaurants were the first and hardest-hit businesses affected by health restrictions. Government mandates forced restaurants to shut their doors to customers for months. This resulted in millions of wait staff and cooks losing their jobs through no faul…

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After months of being closed due to Covid-19 the Dixie Regional Library on Main Street has begun a soft opening to the public. Please note the hours carefully.

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The Pontotoc City School district plans on opening their doors August 7 for students to return in a traditional school setting. Those who aren’t comfortable with that can sign up for distance learning which will be done a semester at a time. 

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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) officials announced today (Friday, July 17) that the  Old Natchez Trace Lake at Trace State Park in eastern Pontotoc County all reopen to fishing and boating on Wednesday, August 5, at 6 a.m.

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Each summer, dozens of American families suffer the heartbreaking loss of a child from heatstroke in hot cars. Last year, more than 50 U.S. children died in hot cars, and unfortunately this year we have already had several hot car deaths. These avoidable tragedies leave permanent scars in th…

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The opening business for the July meeting of the Ecru Board of Aldermen was a public hearing on the Comprehensive Plan and the Zoning Ordinance for the town of Ecru presented by Chris Watson.

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This summer, the Senate will move to pass the National Defense Authorization Act for the 60th year in a row. This annual legislation authorizes military spending to meet the needs expressed by our top military leaders. As a member of the Armed Services Committee, I worked to craft core eleme…