About Beth Thomas

Beth Thomas Harmon is the news editor for the Southern Sentinel. She graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2011 with a degree in journalism. Beth is a New Albany native, and she began working at the Sentinel in 2013.

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walnut groundbreak

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Sentinel WALNUT — Gov. Phil Bryant, officials from Aluma-Form, Inc., and local leaders broke ground Wednesday afternoon on the company’s new manufacturing facility in the Walnut Industrial park. The project represents an investment of $6.7 million and will create 125 new jobs, company and state officials said. The company […]

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Tippah County schools to dismiss early today

All Tippah County schools will dismiss early today due to the weather. North Tippah School District schools will dismiss at 1 p.m. and South Tippah School District schools will dismiss at 12:45 p.m.

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South Tippah School Board minutes

Minutes from the Oct. 14 South Tippah School Board meeting were approved and released by the board at their Nov. 18 meeting. Present at the meeting were Frank Campbell, superintendent; Price Elliot, board attorney; Nancy McGee, business manager; members Ron Sanderson, David Duncan, Tony Morrison, Wayne Jumper and Kerry Cockrell; Tony Elliot, Boy Scout Troop […]

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Winter wins campus graduate research challenge

FOR THE SENTINEL A Mississippi State physics and astronomy instructor will represent the university in regional Three Minute Thesis competition.   Joshua B. “Josh” Winter of Starkville recently was named grand champion of the university graduate school’s 3MT challenge. In the next phase, he faces winners from other Southeastern Conference institutions.   Held on university […]

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Ripley Church of Christ to celebrate 90 years Sunday

FOR THE SENTINEL   The Ripley church of Christ will celebrate 90 years in Ripley with a Homecoming on Dec.1.  Glen Fann and Malcom George, both former Preachers for the church, will be the guest speakers.  The church invites all former members and the entire community for Bible Study at 9:30; Worship at 10:20; a […]

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Nov. 30 is Small Business Saturday in Tippah County

Do you want the benefits of Black Friday shopping without the crowds? Consider getting out Saturday and supporting Tippah County businesses for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30. First observed in 2010, Small Business Saturday is a national counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday that always takes place the day after the biggest shopping […]

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Ripley Christmas parade set for Tuesday

The lights and sounds of the season will fill the air Tuesday night as colorful floats, cars and bands line downtown Ripley for the city’s annual Christmas parade co-sponsored by the Ripley Rotary Club and Ripley Main Street Association. Themed “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” this year’s parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Main […]

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Tippah County receives podiatry services

Tippah County’s new podiatrist, Dr. Robert Appling of Southaven, said his grandfather’s problems with diabetes inspired him to enter the field of podiatry. “After seeing the problems he went through, I made it my mission to help people keep their limbs as long as possible,” Dr. Appling said. “I became interested in the extent of […]

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Blue Mountain Thanksgiving program to take place Sunday

The Blue Mountain Community Thanksgiving program will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Blue Mountain College auditorium. Participants include the town of Blue Mountain, Blue Mountain College, Blue Mountain School and various area churches. For more information, call Blue Mountain Town Hall at 685-4721.

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Circuit Court to hold November trial

The regular November term of the Circuit Court of Tippah County started at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at the Tippah County Courthouse in Ripley and is a two-week term. Cases listed on the docket of the Circuit Court of Tippah County are set for trial at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday of that week and […]

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