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Macie Atkinson

PONTOTOC – Macie Elaine Atkinson, 17, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in an automobile accident in Pontotoc. She was a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo and worked at Spud’s in Pontotoc. She was a senior at Pontotoc High School. She enjoyed painting and spending time with her friends. Services will be 2 p.m. […]

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Fatal accident in Pontotoc County

David Helms Pontotoc Progress   PONTOTOC COUNTY — Law enforcement officials are investigating a one car accident early Tuesday Dec. 3 morning which claimed the life of a Pontotoc High School senior girl. Authorities said that senior Macie Atkinson, 17, was killed when the car she was driving ran off of Highway 336 and struck […]

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W.C. Usher

PONTOTOC – W.C. Usher, 72, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. A native of Pontotoc, he was the son of F.C. and Pearlie Mae Hatchett Usher. He was a member of Usher Valley United Methodist Church where he was a member of the male chorus, usher, trustee, steward, president of […]

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Linda Foster

PONTOTOC – Linda A. Colon Foster, 52, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born March 2, 1961, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Bartlo Garcia Colon and Martha Ann Griffin Colon. She was a member of Black Zion Pentecostal Church. She worked at Franklin Corporation in Houston. Services will be […]

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WEEK 10: High School Football Capsules

KEY GAMES Baldwyn (6-3, 3-0) at Walnut (8-1, 3-0) THE BUZZ: Division 1-2A game. … Ozzie Price had 9 tackles and a TFL in a win against East Union. … Baldwyn QB Corbin Scott threw for 189 yards and 3 TDs. … Baldwyn won 35-6 last season. … Walnut QB Will Quinn will miss the […]

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Kenneth Helms

PONTOTOC – Floyd Kenneth Helms, 79, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at Rosewood Assisted Living in Tupelo. He was a member of West Heights Baptist Church and Gideons International, and a past member of the Pontotoc Electric Power Association Board and the Pontotoc School Board. He was an avid hunter. He loved his Lord […]

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Modera Horne

PONTOTOC – Modera Anne Wheeler Horne, 80, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at Sunshine Health Center in Pontotoc. She was born March 3, 1933, to Cleve and Madie Harbin Wheeler, in Woodland. She worked in a glove factory and in later years volunteered as a Pink Lady at Trace Regional Hospital, earning a “2000 Hours […]

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Saturday wreck injures man

HOUSTON – A single car accident Saturday seriously injured a Pontotoc man, prompting him to be airlifted to Tupelo. Houston police, fire and ambulance crews were dispatched to the western end of Jamison Street at 8:34 p.m. Saturday after a neighbor heard the crash and called 911. “When we got on the scene we found […]

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Clinton Young

PONTOTOC – Clinton W. Young, 94, passed away suddenly Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. He was born Feb. 6, 1919. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a retiree of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and the Pontotoc City School System, where he was a bus driver for 15 years. He was a member […]

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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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