The education system does well for its size and the cut funding that the state controls. I believe the education system would grow tremendously if the superintendent was appointed instead of elected. We have had one new restaurant open in the past year. Our main street is coming back to life as boutiques come into the city. Pontotoc is a good balance of rural life with urban commodities. The cost of living is low, and the people are very friendly. We love hometown athletics and hunting. Much of the community is pious. If you can't find something in Pontotoc, Tupelo is a 25 minute drive away. I see the future of Pontotoc growing if and only if we can get rid of some of the old politicians and bring in some new blood with firm morals and a lack of complacency.