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Ripley NFL Super Bowl High School Honor Roll presentation set for tonight

RIPLEY–Super Bowl champions and Ripley High School graduates Kendall Simmons and Jim Miller will present commemorative Wilson Golden Footballs to the Ripley football team on behalf of the NFL’s Super Bowl High School Honor Roll program. Simmons, who played offensive lineman and won two NFL titles with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2005, 2008) and Miller a […]

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Walmart to close Walnut store

WALNUT — The Walmart Neighborhood Market store in Walnut is one of 269 stores the corporation is closing globally. The Walnut store is set to close on Thursday, Jan. 28. A press release from the company says that after a review of its portfolio, the decision was made to focus on strengthening Supercenters, optimizing Neighborhood […]

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Two more storm deaths confirmed in Benton County

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has confirmed two additional Benton County deaths as a result of Wednesday’s powerful tornado-producing storms. Two people, missing since Wednesday, were found about 10 a.m. Saturday morning, bringing Benton County’s death total to six and Mississippi’s to 10. Four Benton County residents died on Wednesday. According to Sheriff A.A. […]

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Three Walnut churches accepting donations for Three Forks tornado relief

WALNUT–Three Walnut churches are serving as relief shelters and taking donations as the area recovers from a EF-3 tornado that ripped through the Three Forks community on Wednesday, leaving damage and destruction and claiming one life. The Walnut Baptist Gym started with four tables of donations on Thursday but now has more than 20 covered […]

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HAKUNA MATATA: RHS Band’s Lion King show wins gold at state championships

PEARL—Over the summer, Ripley High School band director Sam Cunningham was simply looking for a show that would be “fun” for its 2015 members. The band had fun. They won a state title, too. Last Thursday, the 2015 RHS Band and their “Lion King” show claimed gold at the MHSAA Class 4A State Band Championships […]

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A TIP OF THE HAT: Henry Cook has a simple habit of making drivers’ day

RIPLEY–According to wikipedia.org, a hat tip is an act of tipping or doffing one’s hat as a cultural expression of recognition, respect, gratitude, greeting, or simple salutation and acknowledgement between two persons. When it comes to W.G. Construction road crew member Henry Cook, that simple five-second gesture is his way of showing his respect to […]

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GENE PHELPS: So, who exactly is Joe (Horton)?

By Gene Phelps/Daily Journal So, who exactly is Joe? The headline in the Saturday, Aug. 29 Daily Journal read: “Eagles reclaim trophy … First Joe Bowl win since 2012.” The game’s final score was Falkner 20, Walnut 14 in the annual battle between the Tippah County high school football teams. To the winner goes the […]

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MSU students relish setting cowbell record

STARKVILLE—Two of the 5,768 cowbells that rang out on Thursday night at Davis Wade Stadium to officially set the Guinness Book of World Records for simultaneous bell ringing belonged to Mississippi State students Tyler Bozeman and Alex Hughes of Memphis, Tenn. The two occupied a spot in the student section near the end zone as […]

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Pink Fire Trucks to visit Tippah County today

RIPLEY — A charitable organization that is both unique and festive will visit Tippah County on Thursday, Sept. 17 as a part of their 2015 tour. The “Pink Heals” tour will bring pink firetrucks and volunteers to local schools, fire departments and businesses. They will begin their tour at Falkner Elementary, where teacher survivor Janee […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: #TriedVolleyball?

If you are at a game and you stand up to see the action because someone is standing in front of you, you’re pretty excited about the action. Thus was the case as I watched Ripley and Middleton volleyball, last Tuesday. The match went five sets, with Ripley winning 3-2. The person standing in front […]

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