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Former Tiger Robertson tabbed as finalist for prestigious Ferriss Trophy

By Blake Long/NEMCC CLEVELAND–A former Northeast Mississippi Community College baseball standout continues to be showered with numerous honors as he nears the end of his collegiate career. Will Robertson, who is currently a senior at Delta State University, has been selected as a finalist for the C Spire Ferriss Trophy. It is given to the […]

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Sharp named HFAC salutatorian

HICKORY FLAT – Hannah Sharp has been named as the Salutatorian of the 2015-2016 graduating class of Hickory Flat Attendance Center. In addition to being Salutatorian, Hannah is the Secretary/Treasurer of BETA Club and the Vice President of the Student Government Association. She was a Senior Homecoming Maid. In Who’s Who, she was selected for […]

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Banquet raises over $44k for My Choices

RIPLEY — My Choices pregnancy center held their annual banquet earlier this spring. The Celebrate Life Banquet raised over $44,000 for the ministry. In addition to an outpouring of financial gifts, there were a number of volunteers. There were 490 people seated for the meal and over 60 workers serving. Most of the servers were […]

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Dustin Matlock named HFAC valedictorian

HICKORY FLAT — Dustin Matlock, 18, is the Valedictorian of the 2015-2016 graduating class of Hickory Flat Attendance Center. In addition to being named Valedictorian, Dustin is the class’s STAR Student. He earned a 32 on his ACT. The STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) Program is sponsored by the Mississippi Economic Council and its M.B. […]

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Kennons lose home to fire

RIPLEY — A Ripley family lost their home to fire on Mother’s Day. Willie T. Kennon was at his daughter’s home visiting on Sunday, May 8 when he received the call. His niece, Helen, told him that his home at 122 Northview Drive was on fire. It happened at around 3:45 p.m. Ripley Volunteer Fire […]

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Basketball camp to be held in Ashland

ASHLAND — A Harlem Legends “Shoot for the Stars” Basketball Camp will be held in Ashland at the end of the month. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 7-14 and is geared towards all skill levels. It will be directed by Legendary Harlem Globetrotter Michael Douglas. The camp is intended to help […]

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Financial crimes heard in Circuit Court

RIPLEY — Tippah County Circuit Court was recently in session. Among the cases heard were three financial crimes. Sharon Sallie was sentenced for Conspiracy and Felony False Pretense, John Greg Hopper was sentenced for Grand Larceny and Richard Thurmond was sentenced for Embezzlement. Other cases heard will be reported in upcoming issues. Sharon Sallie – […]

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UCAC to hold anniversary celebration

ASHLAND — For over 50 years, the United Community Action Committee has been serving Benton County and tomorrow they’ll celebrate their anniversary. The UCAC was organized in 1966 under the Economic Opportunity Act. Since then, they have been providing services to the people of Benton County, especially the economically disadvantaged population. They have also served […]

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Local chef to compete on Food Network Star

ASHLAND — Benton County native celebrity chef Jernard Wells, known as “the Love Chef,” will be a contestant in Season 12 of Food Network Star. Chef Wells is a graduate of Ashland High School and grew up in the Ashland/Michigan City community. His parents still live in the area. Chef Wells and his wife of […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: Houston/Ripley Game 2 should be another goody

If tonight’s Ripley at Houston baseball game is anything like Game 1 of their best-of-three Class 4A North Half Championship series, it will be another classic that you will not want to miss. Wednesday’s game came down to a Houston single in the top of the seventh, that if Ripley senior shortstop Marquellus “Q” Edgeston […]

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