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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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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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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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New Southern Sentinel website unveiled

RIPLEY – The Southern Sentinel and Journal, Inc., a multi-platform news and information media company locally owned in Northeast Mississippi that includes the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal and DJournal.com, unveiled a new website, southern-sentinel.com, Wednesday, Dec. 26 as we continue to provide our readers with local information on any platform. The new Sentinel digital product […]

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Run-offs settled in all three TEPA board elections

RIPLEY– Run-offs for all three Tippah Electric Power Association Board of Director seats up for election have been settled, TEPA officials said this week. Both incumbents in the three races were defeated. The runoffs followed November elections for board seats in Areas 1, 4, and At-Large. Those results are as follows. An (I) denotes incumbent: […]

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WCSA-AM 1260 holds ribbon-cutting

  By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel RIPLEY–WCSA-AM 1260 radio station held its official groundbreaking Wednesday, Dec. 12 at its 1817 City Avenue North address. The station is located next to Foster’s Barber and Cosmetology College. The ribbon-cutting, which included an invocation by Rev. Terry Smith and remarks from Ward 3 Alderman Jackie McKenzie, began the […]

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Houlka to get lift station

HOULKA – The Houlka Board of Aldermen heard a report on a sewer repair project that will alleviate a drainage problem for residents. A lift station is being installed at a resident’s home to correct a long-standing flow problem and the project should be completed this week. Mayor Jimmy Kelly said the problem was not […]

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