The 2020 U.S. Census is well underway, and workers across our country are ready to coordinate this massive, once a decade undertaking. By April 1, an invitation will go out to every American household to participate online, by phone, or by mail. It is important that as many people as possibl…
The customers with Pontotoc Electric Power Association should be checking their mailboxes carefully for the Today in Mississippi magazine because it has a broadband survey with some 20 questions that needs to be filled out and returned in the postage paid envelope by the first of March.
The Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations will be this weekend beginning with the banquet sponsored by the Dream Committee on Saturday, January 18 beginning at 6 p.m. The commemorative program will be Sunday, January 19 at 2:30. All these programs will be held at the Second Baptist Church. Sat…
Military personnel today fight a war on two fronts. For decades, peace-loving Americans considered the term “defense” to mean defending U.S. interests overseas. The global war on terrorism has exposed the threat of secretive, clandestine evil. Enemies lacking the courage to stand on the batt…
At last week’s January meeting Pontotoc Aldermen unanimously awarded a contract for construction of an eight-tenths of a mile frontage road along Highway 278 four lane.
Pontotoc Police Chief Randy Tutor said a 51-year-old Pontotoc man has been arrested and charged with stealing electronic devices from Victory Baptist Church, which is located at 382 South Main Street in Pontotoc.
2020 began a new decade for residents in Hurricane as the record rainfall of over 79 inches for 2019 kept most of the farms behind their harvest schedules. A soggy landscape is still apparent as the New Year also brought several inches of rainfall to the community. The weekend had clear we…
Severe thunderstorms sped northeastward across North Mississippi last Saturday (Jan. 11) morning bringing winds that often exceeded 70 mph.
Pontotoc County Superintendent of Education Brock Puckett said last Friday(Jan. 10) that the Pontotoc County Sheriff's Department is investigating an alleged hazing assault at South Pontotoc School.
It is important that each and every family is prepared to survive on their own for at least three days. “The first 72 hours are on you. That means you need to be prepared to survive three days” said Pontotoc County Emergency Management Director Ricky Jaggers.
The latest data from the storm prediction center out of Norman, Oklahoma has put the entire area in a level 3 risk level with the possibility of it tapping to a level four over night.
Organizers are gearing up for the annual Martin Luther King celebration which will begin Saturday, January 18 at 2 p.m. with the parade down Main Street. The theme for this year’s celebration is Looking through the eyes of Dr. King from the ground up.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol reported last week that three fatalities occurred on Mississippi highways during the recent New Year’s holiday enforcement period, which ran through December 31 and ended at midnight on January 1, 2020.
With the coming of a new year the Pontotoc County Board of Supervisors had to put into place a president and vice president. Serving for the next year as president will be first district supervisor Wayne Stokes while Vice President will be fourth district supervisor Ernie Wright.
The 2020s have begun, and this decade has the potential for solid progress. Communities should be able to grow and develop alongside businesses small and large. New inventions will undoubtedly alter people’s daily lives, and events across the world will create opportunities and challenges fo…
PONTOTOC - The Aztec dancers led the procession inside St. Christopher Catholic Church, their colorful costumes, in red, green, and yellow, as bright as the birds in the Central American jungles.
The Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Department will welcome a new year with a special present that will aid in law enforcement. Four of them to be exact.
Veterans in Pontotoc County, especially younger ones, might simply be unaware of the benefits they have coming, but thankfully a life-long military man is on the job to help them understand.
The Farm Service Agency recently announced the enrollment period for the 2019 and 2020 years for the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) – two safety net programs provided to producers of most crops including soybeans, wheat, corn, grain sorghum, cotton, rice, …
The Farm Service Agency recently announced enrollment periods for both general CRP and continuous CRP offers. Ross Loftin, FSA Director in Lee/Itawamba and Pontotoc Counties says the agency is now receiving offers for eligible acreage for the general CRP until February 28, 2020.
Pontotoc City Police Chief Randy Tutor said a reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of three suspects who shot a store owner on Wednesday night, December 18.
Almost 1,300 North Mississippi Medicare Part D participants received free counseling in selecting the best drug plan to meet their individual needs and more than 900 saved an average of $1,107 in annual prescription medicine costs.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol started the 2019 Christmas traveling safety initiative last Monday and it will conclude tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 25 at midnight according to Caption John Poulos, director of the public affairs devision in Jackson.
Pontotoc Police Chief Randy Tutor said any thread of helpful information is being sought in connection with last (Wednesday, Dec. 18) night's robbery and shooting of a Pontotoc convenience store owner.
Pontotoc City Police Chief Randy Tutor said his department is searching for three armed masked suspects who robbed the East Side Market at the corner of Martin Luther King Drive and Highway 6 East last night, Wednesday, December 18, at 10:23.
Several area residents participated in a commencement ceremony for the Practical Nursing program at Itawamba Community College on December 12 at the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium at the Fulton Campus.
Keep your tree watered, mind your kitchen, and never leave a space heater running while you’re away—those top the list of recommendations from the Pontotoc Fire Department this holiday season.
Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley is alerting the public of the latest text message scam. Multiple people reported that they received text messages saying their Visa card has been temporarily locked and to call the number given to get their card unlocked. These text messages are n…
The Mississippi Highway Patrol is still investigating a one vehicle crash in Pontotoc County that killed one person and injured three on Saturday night (Dec. 14), according to Highway Patrol Public Affairs Officer Jason Roe, Troop F.
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.