Archive | November, 2012

Two charged after generator theft

RIPLEY – A man and woman are in jail after a witness who saw them steal a generator notified Tippah authorities, who arrested the pair later that day with the stolen generator in their truck, which later turned out to be stolen from Memphis. Robert Walker Davis, 29, of Byhalia, and 24-year old Casey Hamilton […]

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Christmas in Cotton Plant to be featured on TLC Saturday

COTTON PLANT — Seven years ago in Cotton Plant, the children of Steven and Kristy Paul inspired their parents to begin what is known today as “Christmas in Cotton Plant.” The display will soon garner national attention: The show My Crazy Obsession on TLC will include a segment on Christmas in Cotton Plant airing Saturday, […]

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Christmas in Cotton Plant to be featured on TLC Saturday

COTTON PLANT — Seven years ago in Cotton Plant, the children of Steven and Kristy Paul inspired their parents to begin what is known today as “Christmas in Cotton Plant.” The display will soon garner national attention: The show My Crazy Obsession on TLC will include a segment on Christmas in Cotton Plant airing Saturday, […]

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Gunn: Budget tax hike was too much, too fast

RIPLEY – Noting the dramatic increase in the costs of health insurance and fuel costs, Tippah County supervisors earlier this year approved a larger budget for the current fiscal year that began Oct. 1. Dist. 1 Supervisor Jimmy Gunn cast the sole dissenting vote in a recent 4-1 vote to pass the current year’s county […]

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MHSAA reclassification sends Ripley to Class 4A

JACKSON–Friday morning, the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) released its reclassification for 2013-2015. Ripley High School moving up to Class 4A is the most notable change in Tippah County. Blue Mountain, Falkner and Pine Grove remained in Class 1A and Walnut will stay in Class 2A. The following divisions are for football, basketball and […]

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Amory, Aberdeen host Christmas parades this week

The county’s Christmas parades continue Monday and Tuesday in Amory and Aberdeen and wrap up Dec. 15 in Smithville. Here’s the rundown: Amory The Amory Christmas Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3. Grand marshal will be Amory’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year, Kevin Crook. Local school bands will participate. Characters appearing […]

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Officials listen to retirees' concerns in town hall meeting

ABERDEEN – Intended for retirees’ needs, a town hall meeting aimed at that demographic slid off course Nov. 19 to an overall picture of opinions to better the town for everyone. “My reason for leaving Aberdeen when I was 24 was to make money support my family, but I came back 19 years ago after […]

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Mississippi State student captures life through different angle

ABERDEEN – Simply put, Rebekah Trotter sees opportunities when looking through the lens of a camera. Images she’s captured have provided opportunities for the Mississippi State senior to showcase her works most recently in a thesis exhibition entitled, “Commune.” Though she didn’t grow up with a 35 mm camera in her hands, she spent plenty […]

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Ghosts of establishments passed a haunting reminder of what once was

It’s like asking me what a sip of Billy Beer tastes like. Children born of this date forward might only know of Ho Hos and Ding Dongs from the older people’s recollections and pop references to the 20th Century and a few years after. Hostess’ recent move to file for bankruptcy is another case of […]

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It's a wonderful life and the season can make it even more so

I love this time of the year. I am always anticipating the Christmas movies that come on television. Actually, there is an occasional Christmas movie that will come on all throughout the year, but they actually start about the second week in November. I am not much on technology, but one thing I really like […]

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