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Harms named top dancer at ninth Dance Like the Stars event

TUPELO–Rev. Jason Harms of Ripley was the Judges Choice Award winner at the ninth Dance Like the Stars fundraising event at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo. Harms performed a lively quickstep, bouncing around the stage with professional partner Tammy Wilson. He leaped and strutted in front of onlookers and four celebrity judges, which included Jim […]

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Boys & Girls Clubs “Dance Like The Stars” event set for Saturday

TUPELO–If you are looking for a last-minute idea for the weekend, the annual “Dance Like the Stars” may be just what you’re looking for. And you could help a worthy cause. Local celebrities will put on their dancing shoes to raise funds for the children of the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Mississippi this […]

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Ripley Park and Recreation to offer youth fall sports, adult coed softball

RIPLEY–Ripley Park and Recreation is now accepting registration for Youth Flag Football for boy and girls ages 6-12 and Soccer for boys and girls ages 4-12. Youth must be of age by Sept. 1, 2014. First year participants must provide a copy of their birth certificate. The cost will be $50 per child and the […]

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Multipurpose center to serve all of Tippah County

RIPLEY—Proverbs 29:18 begins, “Where there is no vision, the people perish…” St. John Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Billy Geanes has plans to make sure that doesn’t happen in Tippah County. Geanes, a native of Chicago, Ill, who was installed at the church in January of this year, has a vision of a multipurpose center to […]

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Boys and Girls Club of Ripley named Club of the Year for north Mississippi

Congratulations to the Boys & Girls Club of Ripley who was recently awarded Club of the Year at the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi All-Staff Training.  The Ripley Club was selected due its growth in attendance and membership as well as program creativity.  The Boys & Girls Club of Ripley is housed inside the […]

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Batting for Better Futures Softball Tournament set for Saturday

RIPLEY—The inaugural “Batting For Better Futures” Softball Tournament is set for Saturday, July 19 at Peoples Bank Sportsplex on Smith Park Drive in Ripley. All proceeds from the Jack and Jill-ruled, double-elimination tournament will go to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Mississippi, the parent organization for the Ripley Unit located inside Ripley […]

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Ripley native lands spot in Nike commercial featuring NBA’s Kevin Durant

MEMPHIS—Sometimes it pays to be in the right place at the right time. If you’ve gotten a chance to catch the newest Kevin Durant commercial by Nike, not only did you see this year’s NBA Most Valuable Player, but you also saw a Tippah County native. A shot of Ripley’s Amberly Rogers can been seen […]

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Boys & Girls Club gets hefty unexpected gift

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – The founder and executive chairman of web-hosting service GoDaddy has announced he will provide funds to remodel three Boys & Girls Club facilities in North Mississippi. On top of that, Bob Parsons pledged to donate an additional $100,000 to the clubs. “We knew about the renovations, but didn’t […]

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Locals earn gold at Special Olympics, Spight named Athlete of the Year

RIPLEY–Athletes at Ripley and Walnut high schools weren’t the only ones to medal in track & field this year. Fourteen athletes from Timber Hills Region IV earned ribbons at the Special Olympics at Pontotoc High School in April. Four advanced to the state Special Olympics competition this month held at Keelser Air Force Base in […]

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TOUGH ENOUGH: In memory of Zack Hopkins, a true fighter

Editor’s Note: This is a repost of an article that ran in the Southern Sentinel in April 2011 on Falkner High School baseball player Zack Hopkins, then a freshman, who played despite battling bone cancer. Hopkins passed away on May 6, 2014 after a eight-year battle with the disease. The Southern Sentinel expresses its deepest […]

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