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KEDRICK STOREY: Hats off to Falkner, Ripley and Walnut football

The high school football seasons for Tippah County schools came to an end as the Ripley Tigers lost at Greenwood and Falkner suffered a home defeat to Broad Street. Walnut lost the previous week to South Delta. Individually, the players, coaches, stat keepers, managers and anyone else associated with the teams have nothing to hang […]

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Tippah County MSU alumni raise $5,500 at scholarship banquet

Mississippi State Associate Head Baseball Coach Butch Thompson was the guest speaker at the 27th Annual Tippah County MSU Scholarship Banquet held on Monday, Nov. 10. Thompson, who was named the 2014 National Assistant Coach of the Year spoke to about 85 attendees at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Ripley. The event raised […]

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Tippah County MSU Scholarship Dinner set for Monday

The 27th Annual Tippah County Mississippi State University Scholarship Dinner will be held on Monday, November 10 at 6:30 pm. inside the First Baptist Church Family Life Center. MSU Baseball Associate Head Coach Butch Thompson will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are $50 per adult and $25 per student. You can RSVP by sending a […]

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Pine Grove’s Bullock, Tippah County runners set for cross-country championships

PINE GROVE—Pine Grove’s Alan Bullock is at it again. The junior cross-country athlete is defying the odds of cystic fibrosis and is once again set to compete in the MHSAA Cross Country Championships set for Saturday at Mississippi College Choctaw Trails in Jackson. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a respiratory condition that attacks the lungs, vital […]

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RHS Band places fourth in state championships

PEARL—The Ripley High School Marching Band finished fourth in Class 4A at the MBA MHSAA State Marching Championships held last Saturday at Pearl High School. It was Ripley’s third consecutive appearance in the state competition. They sought their second state title in three years. Ripley won the 2012 Class 3A state championship. The RHS Band […]

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Ridge faced cancer with love and strength

Strong, giving, loving and hard-working all describe Laura Elizabeth “Beth” Dollar Ridge. The wife, mother, sister, aunt, factory worker and friend, who never met a stranger and would do anything for anyone, lost her five-year battle with Breast Cancer in July 2000. Robin Gaston, Ridge’s daughter, sat down with me recently to share the journey […]

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Bulldogs’ gridiron success makes for different tailgating atmosphere

STARKVILLE—College football tailgating for fans of Mississippi State Bulldogs has a different feel in 2014. “All year it’s been different,” said Ripley native Kathy Norton. “When you’re No. 3 in the nation, it’s going to be different.” Norton was one of several Tippah County natives in the “Junction” on Saturday as the No. 3 Bulldogs […]

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Northeast Mississippi Youth Rally set for Sept. 27

RIPLEY–The Northeast Mississippi Youth Rally is scheduled for Saturday, September 27, 6 p.m., inside the Ripley High School Auditorium. Bro. Kerry Nelson will lead the music. The Rochesters will perform, while Bro. Scott Matthews will bring the message. “Bring your church, friends, family and YOUTH to this great night of worship,” said Youth Rally organizer […]

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Ripley Rotary Coats for Kids 5K and 2.5K Fun Color Run set for Saturday

RIPLEY–The Ripley Rotary Coats For Kids 5K Run/Walk and 2.5K Fun Color Run is set for Saturday, Sept. 20–rain or shine–at the Tippah County Fairgrounds in Ripley. All proceeds from the event will benefit the annual Ripley Rotary Coats for Kids. Preregistration is closed, but late registrations are still available at $20 for students and […]

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Hill’s “The Chucky Mullins Effect” looks at triumph through tragedy

This year, the University of Mississippi is honoring the late Chucky Mullins, the former Ole Miss Rebels’ defensive back, who was tragically paralyzed while making a tackle against Vanderbilt 25 years ago. His fellow teammate, Falkner native Jody Hill, has written a book that will honor Mullins’ life in its on way. 38: “The Chucky […]

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