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Carl Skelton

PONTOTOC – Carl Winford Skelton, 76, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was a 1956 graduate of Algoma High School, he was an Air Force veteran and a business owner. He was the founder of Triangle Service, beginning in 1978 and retiring in 2001. Services will be at 2 […]

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Arrest made in Pontotoc letter hoax

David Helms Pontotoc Progress PONTOTOC – Pontotoc Police Chief Larry Poole reported that a Houlka man has been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged unlawful hoax involving mailing a letter containing a harmless powdered substance to a Pontotoc business owner. Poole said Monday that Bobby Carl Hill, 70, of 131 Corey Lane, Houlka, […]

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Powder substance in Pontotoc letter not harmful

edEmergency Management officials announced at 4:50 p.m. this afternoon that a suspicious white powder inside a letter to a Pontotoc business was deemed not to be harmful. “The stuff inside the letter was a mixture of different chemical powders but it contained nothing harmful,” said Rickey Jaggers, Pontotoc County Emergency Management Director. The incident unfolded […]

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Patricia Dykes

PONTOTOC – Patricia Ann Dykes, 68, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House. She was born July 15, 1945, in Panola County to Arlis and Mary Lou Mask. She was a longtime seamstress in the furniture industry. She was a Baptist. She enjoyed going to auctions and making homemade rugs. Services will be […]

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Leon Spicer

  HOULKA – Leon Spicer, 77, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice Care in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jess Ellard

  Dear Editor, As I drove from Pyland to Houston I saw on the horizon the dark tower of smoke rising and standing out like a lone pine tree in a pasture. Suddenly all my hopes for a miracle were shattered. From then on I expected the worst. When I was years five year old, […]

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William Bray

BRUCE – William David Bray, 75, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at his home. He was born Aug. 30, 1937, in Pontotoc. He served in the National Guard. He was a retired plant superintendent from Bruce Telephone Company with 35 years of service. He was an active member and deacon of Lighthouse Baptist Church. Services […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Happenings and headlines

The Tanglefoot Trail opens in mid August and communities up and down trail are planning a party. You are invited. I don’t think Houston or Houlka or even most of Chickasaw County realizes what the Tanglefoot Trail will do for us. Tanglefoot Trail has an estimated economic impact of as much as $4.8 million for […]

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Locals face drug charges in Pontotoc County

  PONTOTOC – The Pontotoc County Sheriff’s and Police Departments, along with North Mississippi Narcotics, arrested 11 people over the weekend on drug charges. Charged with possession of a controlled substance were Conley K. Craig, 33, of Pittsboro; David Wayne Cox, 45, of Tupelo; Patrick Shane Mason, 27, of Okolona, Staci L. Rosenbaum, 40, of […]

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Veteran broadcaster Robin Mathis has no plans to sign off

HOUSTON – Robin Mathis will be the first to say Houston has been good to him. Mathis and his brother co-founded WCPC radio station in 1955 and though he sold the station several years ago, Mathis, 83, still shows up at the red-brick building on old Highway 15 in Houston five days a week. “Radio […]

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David Harrelson

PONTOTOC – David Carrol Harrelson, 77, died Friday, June 28, 2013, at his residence. He graduated from high school in 1953 at Calhoun City and from Mississippi State University in 1958 with a B.S. degree in Agriculture. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Pontotoc, the Pontotoc Eastern Star 42, Pontotoc Masonic Lodge […]

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Escaped Pontotoc County inmate back in custody

PONTOTOC – An escaped Pontotoc County inmate is back in jail along with his alleged co-conspirator. Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask said Gary Brooke Sneed, 32, of Houston, was brought back to the Pontotoc County Jail Tuesday. Sneed walked off a work program site six weeks ago. He was picked up by Florida law enforcement […]

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Ova Brown

BRUCE – Ova Griffin Brown, 100, died Friday, June 21, 2013, at Bruce Community Living Center. She was born Oct. 11, 1912, in Pontotoc County. She was a homemaker and a member of Westside Baptist Church. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Bro. David […]

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A big honor

HOUSTON – There is a right way to do things in this world. The Houston Pilot Club, VFW Post 7149 and American Legion Post 95 helped dispose of a massive garrison or Holiday Flag at their annual flag retirement ceremony at Joe Brigance Park on Flag Day June 15. “Etiquette says you are not to […]

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