Hello again from NMMC Pontotoc. The weather sure has made a change this week; it almost felt like fall a few mornings. We haven’t gotten to eat on the patio for breakfast this week, hoping to get back out again soon. We started out our Monday morning with breakfast with Ms. Wilma Hattox and …

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Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley been selected by fellow southern commissioners to serve as the next President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). NARUC members will formally vote in November, where Presley is expected to take office.

Crowd was a little low today. Guess some are out of town with family. Hope all the father’s had a blessed day.

June is always a scenic month as the late spring days in the Hill Country of North Mississippi bring a profusion of wildflowers that brighten the landscape as the white Queen Anne’s lace blooms, the Black-eyed Susans, and the orange Butterfly weeds bedeck the fields and the roadsides. I thou…

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When you have women in your life that are there doing special programs in the county it is easy to gravitate to them. Thus has been my happy job for these past years as I have worked with Sherry Thompson and Beth Youngblood.

The July Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 29, at Thaxton Community Park, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There will be free food, fireworks,and other activities. This event is sponsored by Thaxton Baptist Church and Town of Thaxton. Plesae bring your lawn chairs.

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National Dairy Month is a great time to consider the numerous health benefits dairy products provide and how supporting the industry indirectly helps a variety of people.

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Individuals who wish to attend second summer session classes at Itawamba Community College can register online now or take advantage of open registration at both the Fulton and Tupelo campuses. In addition, a four-week eLearning term is an option.

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Scholarship recipients at Itawamba Community College for 2019 include Katherine C. Adams of Pontotoc, Merit Award, Activity Achievement; Kaitlyn Noel Bennett of Pontotoc, Dean’s; Hollan Clowers of Pontotoc, Presidential; William Mitchell Cook of Pontotoc, Dean’s; Will Fleming of Pontotoc, Me…

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The "Children's Fourth of July Parade" and the annual fireworks show at Howard Stafford Park are both scheduled in Pontotoc for Thursday, July 4, Pontotoc County Chamber of Commerce/Main Street Director Ellen Russell said this week. 

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The United States has experienced an enormous amount of technological progress and economic gains since the creation of the internet. Companies that did not exist a short while ago are now household words and employ hundreds of thousands of people. Some company names have even become verbs, …

The monthly Lunching with Books meeting is Thursday, June 16, 12 noon. Guest author is Ann Hollowell, author of The Cooking Lady. As guests are gathering there will be musical entertainment and the host organization will provide guests wit refreshments. Immediately following the program the …

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In the days since the death of Senator Thad Cochran, there have been numerous tributes and statements of appreciation for his life and legacy. It is fitting that so many have honored one of our most distinguished statesmen.

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Pontotoc Aldermen last week unanimously approved an ordinance which is another step in efforts to annex an area along the northern boundary of the city limits of Pontotoc and Hansberger Park ball field facilities.

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The first Pontotoc County Juneteenth Freedom Day Parade and Festival is set for Saturday (June 15) in downtown Pontotoc.

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Eight months after an arson fire destroyed 70 percent of Behold Washington Furniture Manufacturing in Pontotoc, company executives and employees continued their amazing rebound last week with a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the ongoing construction of a new 400,000 square foot facilit…

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Fire Chief Phil Stokes said that the town has good news as far a ratings are concerned. “In the town of Ecru we dropped from an 8 to a 7 and outside the town we went from a 9 to an 8 within our fire protection circle. We are proud of our department, it takes a lot of paper work and training …

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There’s a big universe out there and the Dixie Regional Library System is hoping your child will capture the thrill of reading this summer as they discover there is “A Universe of Stories” out there according to the theme of this years program.

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The Ecru Peach Festival is gearing up for a big bang finish with the 8 p.m. appearance of the Bouffants out of Memphis this Saturday, June 15 on Main Street in Ecru.  

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Pontotoc County board of supervisors have moved forward with more improvements at the airport with the approval of  $55,682.45 to MasterCraft Builders for the fifth installment of the Pontotoc County Airport T-Hangar project as well as $2,239.00 to E.S.I. for professional engineering services.

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The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has projects underway to preserve and maintain highways and bridges in northeast Mississippi, including the four-lane expansion on State Route Highway 15 in Pontotoc County, said Commissioner Mike Tagert, Northern Transportation District.

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The Pontotoc County Grand Jury which deliberated in April returned 67 indictments into open court on May 21 and defendants were arraigned.

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The United States has less than five percent of the world’s population. Yet Americans produce more than 20 percent of global economic output. We sell those goods and services to one another, but we also trade them with the 95 percent of consumers who live outside our country, creating econom…

I am constantly amazed at the willingness of Veterans in our community who continue to serve by volunteering their time and resources to assist those in need. Volunteers are a priceless asset to our county and many of the services they provide would not be possible without their personal ded…

Hello again from NMMC ECF Pontotoc. Last week was one of our busiest yet with us celebrating National Nursing Home/Hospital week. We started off our week Sunday morning with Thaxton Baptist Church here to minister and sing, a crowd favorite as always. Thanks to Mr. Sam Woods for sharing devo…

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 Off the Square Market is gearing up for a busy summer. The Market will officially open Saturday, June 1. We plan to be open for business each Saturday in June and July from 7:30 – 11:00am. Besides the produce that you would expect to find at a farmer’s market, there will be handmade arts an…

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Frederick Douglass gave thousands of speeches throughout his life. But the former slave included the full text of only one in his autobiography. That speech was given in 1871 on Memorial Day, then named Decoration Day. Standing by the tomb of an unknown soldier at Arlington National Cemetery…