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BOARD MINUTES: Ripley continues with progress on water, sewer projects

By Joyce Brock/Southern Sentinel  RIPLEY — The City of Ripley Mayor and Board of Aldermen held their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at City Hall. Among items of business handled at the meeting were: Regular business was handled, such as approval of the agenda, approval of minutes for the month of July […]

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Randall Koon, center, is pictured with scholarship recipients (from left) Logan Samples, Kolbe McElwaine, Breann Elliott and Andi Taylor.

Koon’s Care scholarships awarded

By Joyce Brock/Southern Sentinel  RIPLEY — At Koon’s Care Clinic, Ripley’s free clinic, a scholarship presentation was held last week. Randall Koon, president of the scholarship fund, presented Koon’s Care Scholarships to Andi Taylor, Breann Elliott, Logan Samples and Kolbe McElwaine. The scholarship fund, previously known as The Glenda and Brad Koon Medical Care Scholarship […]

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MEC President Blake Wilson discussed long-term economic developement

By Hank Wiesner RIPLEY – Mississippi Economic Council President and CEO Blake Wilson told a gathering of community leaders Friday morning in Ripley that Blueprint Mississippi – a long-term economic development plan designed to make the state more competitive – is  taking hold among the state’s business and economic leaders. Wilson outlined the progress during […]

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Presley: Small Business Incentives Renewed Through 2014

Over 1,100 small businesses have saved money through the PSC’s unique program JACKSON – Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced today an extension through 2014, and in some instances beyond 2014, of utility rate incentives aimed at Mississippi small businesses.  To date, the incentives have helped over 1,100 Mississippi “mom and pop” businesses save more […]

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Snow Lake to hold Christmas Bazaar

There will be a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., at the Snow Lake Community Center. The public will have the opportunity to shop for jewelry, arts, crafts, food items, Christmas ornaments and more. Vendors interested in setting up a booth may contact Cecile Fasano at 662-357-8733 for further […]

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Extreme Outdoors offers deals on tool, equipment rentals, purchases in Ripley

If Tim Taylor from “Home Improvement” ever visited Ripley, his first stop would probably be at Extreme Outdoors on City Avenue South. The store has a large selection of outdoor equipment and tools for sale and for rent, including everything from trimmers and chainsaws to trenchers, mini excavators and riding lawnmowers. James Griffin got the […]

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Mississippi Gold, Silver and Coin Exchange offers deals as good as gold

Rare and interesting oddities aren’t just in museums or on the History Channel. They can be found and bought right here in Ripley. When you walk into Mississippi Gold, Silver and Coin Exchange on the Ripley town square, you’re likely to see anything from valuable coins and antiques to Civil War-era relics and ancient arrowheads. […]

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Hardware store offers more than building supplies

You could probably build a house entirely from materials purchased from Tomlinson’s Hardware in Walnut, but this store isn’t your average “men’s hardware store.” They cater to women, too. Shoppers can make a one-stop shopping trip to the store to pick up building supplies, plants, cookware, lye soap and anything in between, In the springtime, […]

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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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Blue Mountain College signs dual degree agreement with Baptist College of Health Sciences in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Blue Mountain College and Baptist College of Health Sciences on Monday signed a working agreement that will enable BMC students to earn dual degrees in the healthcare field. Under the working agreement, BMC students will be able to earn Bachelor of Science degrees in three areas: biology at BMC and Bachelor of […]

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