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They had church at the pavillion again this Sunday I'm staying in.

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The third annual Sappington Colt Bucking Competition -- featuring a community picnic atmosphere of barbeque, gospel music, and a peek at possible champion bucking horses of tomorrow -- will be held Saturday, May 23, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Jim and Marilyn Sappington’s farm at 2155 Highway 3…

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Hello from Pontotoc Health and Rehab. We hope everyone has had a GREAT week. We Celebrated National Nursing Home Week a little different this year due to Covid 19. A special thanks to Sanctuary Hospice, Kare in Home Hospice, and Halcyon Hospice for visiting with our Residents through the win…

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News is still very short since I don't talk to many folks. I like to listen mostly, so when I telephone someone I can't think of many questions. I just say my say and hang up for the most part.

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When the first cases of COVID-19 emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan last December, local doctors tried to sound the alarm. Unfortunately, they were silenced by Chinese government officials who were more interested in saving face than taking responsibility for the outbreak. One of the docto…

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Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. (Ashley) is seeking 300-plus full-time associates at the Mississippi manufacturing facilities and distribution and fulfillment centers, located in Ecru, Saltillo and Ripley. The company is looking to fill these positions as soon as possible, due to increased …

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Due to the continued requirement of social distancing and prohibition from gathering in groups of more than 10 people, we are cancelling our May 28th American Legion Meeting.

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On Tuesday night, May 12, Pontotoc High School held a Senior Awards Night for 2020 and awards were announced via a video presentation at the Pontotoc Agri-Center.

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Bringing broadband service to Pontotoc County is a complicated and serious matter. A lot of good people have put a lot of thought into it, and the outcome is still to be determined.

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At a recessed board meeting last week Pontotoc Aldermen unanimously approved a motion awarding a sewer rehab project to Suncoast Infrastructure, Inc., of Florence, Alabama. 

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The ongoing coronavirus pandemic may have captured the attention of the world, but officers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol will be out in full force during the upcoming May 25 Memorial Day weekend to help make sure that drivers are focusing on nothing but driving while behind the wheel …

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This Saturday at 2 p.m South Pontotoc seniors were set to walk across the football field for the last time as students of the school to receive their diploma and go out into adult life either to work or college.

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After several weeks spent working from home, the Senate has returned to Washington to continue our legislative and committee responsibilities. Managing our nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic remains a top priority, but there is other work yet to do. This week we resumed our consid…

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This Saturday, May 16, at 10 a.m. North Pontotoc seniors were supposed to walk across the football field for the last time as students of the school. They were to get their diploma and the well done speeches that would catapult them into adult life, either to go to work or continue their edu…

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) helps Veterans and their families cope with financial challenges by providing supplemental income through the Veterans Pension benefit.  Veterans Pension is a tax-free monetary benefit payable to low-income wartime Veterans.  The Veterans Pension progr…

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Pontotoc County Veterans Service Officer Mack Huey issued the following statement concerning the recent decision to cancel this year's upcoming formal Memorial Day celebration in Pontotoc.

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Because of social distancing Pontotoc High School students won’t get to have their usual graduation this coming Friday night. But school officials have planned some activities to honor the class all week this week.

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On Tuesday, May 12, the Mississippi Public Service Commission announced the order suspending utility cutoffs has been extended to Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

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Itawamba Community College has extended the deadline for video auditions for Indianettes and Color Guard to May 16 due to responses received about circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 virus and potential technical difficulties that come with submitting video auditions, according to Ryan To…

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Americans should be proud of the progress our country has made against the coronavirus. The strict measures we have taken have slowed the spread of the pandemic and kept our health-care system from being overwhelmed. However, these gains have come at a severe cost to our economy, our livelih…

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U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), on Monday (May 4) expressed confidence that Mississippi catfish producers and processors will benefit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture plan to purchase $30.0 million in surplus food for distribution to food banks and community support programs.

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PEPA board members considered three major factors in deciding to vote on April 2 against offering broadband service to Pontotoc residents, including grant money, evolving technology, and the number of customers willing to make a long-term commitment, according to officials.

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American workers and businesses still need relief to battle the financial effects of the coronavirus crisis. As Congress advances new measures to help all Americans, giving targeted support to our nation’s military manufacturers is one idea that should not be overlooked. This spending would …