Archive | October, 2012

Don’t let Presidential race overshadow Congressional races

EDITORIAL: General Elections are next Tuesday. There’s been a lot of talk about who’s going to be elected President. We’ve heard both of the front-runners’ plans for the economy, the budget, health care, energy, and other issues. With all due respect, the Presidential race is important. But let’s look the next two rungs down on […]

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Set clocks back this weekend

RIPLEY – The 2012 version of Daylight Savings Time ends this coming weekend, so don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night, Nov. 3. Technically, you should set your clocks back one hour Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 a.m. local daylight time, which will then become 1 a.m. […]

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Set clocks back this weekend

RIPLEY – The 2012 version of Daylight Savings Time ends this coming weekend, so don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night, Nov. 3. Technically, you should set your clocks back one hour Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 a.m. local daylight time, which will then become 1 a.m. […]

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BMC brings home cross country honor

BLUE MOUNTAIN–While the Blue Mountain College women’s cross country team brought home the first NAIA conference championship in the school’s history, both women and men racked up the individual awards at the TranSouth Athletic Conference yearend meet. Austin Epting, a senior four-time all-conference runner, and Carter Witt, a freshman, were named men’s Runner of the […]

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NEMCC basketball gears up for 2012-13 season

Lady Tiger basketball team looks to build on postseason run BOONEVILLE–With the 2012 basketball season right around the corner, Northeast head women’s basketball coach Brian Alexander and his players are expecting a big year. Northeast will open its 2012-13 season at home against East Central Community College on Nov. 5 at 5:30 p.m. before embarking […]

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2-Minute Drill: Chad Cook

You led the Tigers to their best division finish (No. 2) since 2009. How did you do it? The first thing I wanted to do when I got here was find out if the seniors were in or out. I always check my upperclassmen to know if they are in our out and the seniors […]

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HS football stats through Week 10

Passing (Top 3) Cody James, RHS: 108-of-190, 1,963 yards, 19 TD, 16 INT. Jase Stroupe, FHS: 30-of-71, 446 yards, 7 TD, 6 INT. Dillon Barnes, WHS: 31-of-92, 335 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT. Rushing (Top 5) Jeramie Lawrence, FHS: 173 carries, 1,740 yards (174/game), 25 TD. Devonte Bell, WHS: 176 carries, 880 yards (88/game), 8 […]

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Faulkner Heritage Festival set Nov. 2-3 in Ripley

RIPLEY — The Faulkner Heritage Festival will be held in Ripley on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3. Sponsored by Ripley Main Street, the celebration of Faulkner’s Tippah County heritage explores William Faulkner’s Tippah County roots and is also a fascinating look at the history of Tippah County. This year’s theme is “Faulkner the […]

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Ripley Library break-in under investigation

RIPLEY—The Ripley Public Library was broken into over the weekend, and a small amount of folding money and loose change taken, Ripley Librarian Sheila Lence said this week. Nothing else appears to have been taken. No arrests had been made in the case Monday afternoon. Anyone with information is asked to contact Ripley Police at […]

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Friday crash claims Tenn. driver

FALKNER – A Selmer, Tenn. man died Saturday of injuries sustained in a crash that happened as he tried to escape law enforcement officers Friday morning near Falkner, authorities said this week. About 10 a.m. Friday, the Mississippi Highway Patrol tried to stop Jerry Matthew Ward, 31, for traveling at a high rate of speed […]

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