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Morrisons to celebrate anniversary

Darrell and Patsy Morrison will be honored for their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Beech Hill Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, west of Ripley. The celebration will be hosted by their friends. Family and friends are invited. No gifts, please.

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Honoring Cecil Stroup: Legendary Walnut coach described as father-figure, friend, inspiration

Editor’s Note: Walnut’s most successful coach will be honored tonight at Country Inn, Too tonight at 6:30 p.m.  WALNUT—Legendary Walnut football coach Cecil Stroup helped guide the Wildcats to their best run in school history in the mid 70s. Over a span of six seasons (1974-1979)—before state championships began—the young coach directed Walnut to a […]

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Fortner teaches students about bees

HICKORY FLAT — Gloria Fortner, District Clerk for Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District, recently visited Hickory Flat Attendance Center to teach children about pollination. The program was presented to second graders first and focused on the role of bees in the pollination process. The students learned about life in a bee hive and […]

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Pageant queen has dozens of titles at 10 months

RIPLEY — When you hear that a young lady has competed in over 17 beauty pageants and earned around 35 titles, you probably wouldn’t guess that she was only 10 months old. That is how old Keagan Lee Holmes is and those are her records. The daughter of Kayla Bryan and Clarence Holmes began competing […]

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Tipler pushing all the right buttons at Ashland

ASHLAND–Ripley native Rolley Tipler pushed the Ashland High School basketball teams to the brink of high school state championships this season. His players said that “push” is exactly what they needed. “He’s a great coach,” said senior forward Tavargus Peterson. “Sometimes he gives you a headache, but in the end, he’s just trying to make […]

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STANDOFF: Quirky pre-game ritual sets the tone for some baseball teams

Picture a high school baseball game. The starting lineups have been announced and the National Anthem is piping through loud speakers. It nears the end…”and the home of the brave….” And then no players standing down opposite foul lines move. Thirty seconds pass and still no movement. Another 20 seconds, and then 40 seconds go by, […]

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BASEBALL: Tigers rally but fall short to league-leading Commodores

LAFAYETTE–The Ripley Tigers rallied to send a second straight game to extra innings. Just like to see how  they were on the short end of a similar outcome–a walk-off loss. Down to their last strike in a one-run game to the league-leading Lafayette County Comodores on Tuesday, Ripley went double, walk, RBI-single to knot tie game […]

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My Choices Run raises over $10k for center

RIPLEY—One hundred and thirty runners participated in the 10th annual My Choices 5K Run held Saturday, March 28.  This year, a 10K route was added to mark the fundraiser’s 10-year anniversary. Funds in excess of $10,000 were raised for My Choices Pregnancy Help Center located at 109 Bails Road in Ripley. Over 350 people registered […]

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Autism Awareness run, baseball begin big sports weekend

A big sports weekend for Tippah County begins this evening with baseball and a 5K run. It concludes with a day full of baseball and softball on Saturday. The Autism Awareness 5K Glow Run/Walk is tonight at 7 p.m. at the Fred and Elizabeth Smith Memorial Park on Hwy. 4 West in Ripley. Proceeds from […]

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Carol Norton to present “Left All Alone, II” May 7 in Ripley

RIPLEY–Playwright Carol Norton will present her latest production, “Left All Alone, II” Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at the Ripley High School Auditorium. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Children 3 and under are free. For more information, call Norton at 662-322-0794. Tickets may be purchased in Ripley at PSALMS […]

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