Archive | December, 2012

Ripley Lady Tigers fall at Booneville Kawanis Classic

BOONEVILLE – Jayla Chills connected on three baskets in the opening five minutes of Ripley’s game against Center Hill on Friday afternoon. From that point, though, Chills and her teammates closed the first half on a cold spell that they could not recover from in a 43-39 loss to the Lady Mustangs at the Booneville […]

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Chan Chapman, left, and his son Shannon help family friend Iris Loper move a trunk from their destroyed home on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 in the Maxie community near Brooklyn, Miss. Tornados tore through the community on Tuesday, leaving three people with minor injuries and destroying several homes. (AP Photo/The Hattiesburg American, Bryant Hawkins)

Christmas storms injured 22, slammed 188 buildings in Mississippi

The Associated Press PEARL — The storms that ripped through Mississippi on Christmas Day injured 22 people and damaged or destroyed nearly 188 buildings in a dozen counties, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency reported Friday. It said 65 of the buildings — 57 homes and eight businesses — were destroyed, with major damage to another […]

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Gov. Phil Bryant

Immigration issues up in air for ‘13 session

Bobby Harrison NEMS Daily Journal JACKSON – A key legislative advocate in efforts to strengthen Mississippi’s laws to curb the number of undocumented immigrants in the state says he is not sure how the issue will be dealt with during the upcoming 2013 session. “I don’t have anything definitive in the way of plans for […]

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Municipal election qualifying period begins next Wednesday

RIPLEY – The qualifying period for the 2013 municipal elections opens Wednesday, Jan. 2. The deadline to qualify to run will be 5 p.m. Friday, March 8, according to Tippah County Circuit Clerk Randy Graves. The voter registration deadline for primary elections is noon Saturday, April 6. Party primaries are set Tuesday, May 7, and […]

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Qualifying begins Wednesday for municipal elections

RIPLEY – The qualifying period for the 2013 municipal elections opens Wednesday, Jan. 2. The deadline to qualify to run will be 5 p.m. Friday, March 8, according to Tippah County Circuit Clerk Randy Graves. The voter registration deadline for primary elections is noon Saturday, April 6. Party primaries are set Tuesday, May 7, and […]

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Ripley business break-ins investigated

RIPLEY — Police are investigating break-ins last week at two businesses, as well as a vehicle theft, a vehicle burglary and a vandalism case, Police Chief Scott White said this week. No arrests have been made at this time. As the investigations continue, Police Investigator Scott Watson asked anyone with information to contact Ripley police […]

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Ripley business break-ins, vehicle theft investigated

RIPLEY — Police are investigating break-ins last week at two businesses, as well as a vehicle theft, a vehicle burglary and a vandalism case, Police Chief Scott White said this week. No arrests have been made at this time. As the investigations continue, Police Investigator Scott Watson asked anyone with information to contact Ripley police […]

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Food Giant purchases E. W. James, Webster’s Supermarket

By Hank Weisner Southern Sentinel RIPLEY – The Giant just got bigger. The Food Giant grocery chain – which has a store in Ripley — has purchased the E. W. James grocery store in south Ripley, as well as Webster’s Supermarket in Ashland. Both new acquisitions will be known as Food Giant stores. The goal […]

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Tippah County schools participate in holiday tournaments

BOONEVILLE–Following a break for Christmas, several Tippah County basketball teams returned to the floor as holiday tournaments get underway. Thursday at Alcorn Central, Falkner began play in the Peggy Bain Memorial Scholarship Holiday Hoops Tournament. Today, Ripley plays at Booneville High School in the  Booneville Kiwanis Classic  and Pine Grove participates in the Baldwyn Rotary […]

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BMC breaks ground on Sports Complex

BMC Media Relations BLUE MOUNTAIN, Miss. – Blue Mountain College athletics took a “giant step forward” Monday when school officials joined with students and area business leaders to break ground on a 34-acre sports complex one-half mile north of the campus. The complex, on land donated to BMC by Tippah County neighbor Profile Products, will […]

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