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Antioch Baptist Church to receive Mississippi Freedom Trail marker

ANTIOCH–Antioch Baptist Church was burned to the ground in October 1964 following a Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party mass meeting. On December 22, church members along with volunteers and students from Ohio’s Oberlin College began to rebuild. Saturday, Jan. 18 the Mississippi Freedom Trail will present a marker to commemorate that project called “Carpenters for Christmas” […]

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Ripley sweeps Tippah County Tournament titles

WALNUT–Ripley sophomore Dewayne Cox scored 24 points and senior Canaan Ratliff added 22 to help the Tigers outgun the Falkner Eagles 86-50 in the boys’ final of the 98th Tippah County Tournament on Saturday. It was the 12th county title in 13 years  for Ripley (16-2), ranked No. 7 in the latest Daily Journal High […]

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2015 Tippah County Tournament begins tonight

WALNUT–The 2015 Tippah County Basketball Tournament tips Thursday at the Walnut High School Gym. The three-day county hardwood clash will feature three games on Thursday and Friday with championship games on Saturday. General admission is $5 each night. The Ripley Lady Tigers are defending girls’ champs, while the Ripley Tigers are reigning boys’ champs. 2015 […]

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Blue Mountain College runners rack up academic awards

BLUE MOUNTAIN–Eight Blue Mountain College cross-country student athletes recently earned conference academic honors and four earned the equivalent of academic All-American honors. Nikki Taylor, Cassidy Blaylock, Micayla Everett, Hannah Orrick, and Brian McDonnieal were named to the Daktronics NAIA Scholar Athletes Team, and they were joined on the Southern States Athletic Conference All-Academic Team by […]

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SPIRIT HANDS: Ripley, Falkner win at MHSAA Cheer/Dance Championships

JACKSON—The Ripley High School Pom Squad and the Falkner High School Cheerleaders proved to be two of the best in the state of Mississippi on Saturday. The two groups performed at the 2014 MHSAA Cheer Dance Championships, where the RHS Pom Squad won second place in the Dance Kick Division, while Falkner won a fifth-place […]

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Tippah County runners complete St. Jude Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K

Over 30 Tippah County runners participated in the St. Jude Marathon/Half-Marathon/5K held Saturday, Dec. 6 in Memphis. All proceeds from the event went to support the world’s leading children’s hospital. St. Jude Marathon (26 miles) Brad McDonald, Ripley, 4:31.45 Randy Lancaster, Ripley, 4:32:43 Robyn McElwain, Falkner, 4:45:18 Lindsey McAlister, Ripley, 5:00:11 St. Jude Half-Marathon (13.1 miles) […]

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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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