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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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Auditions for “And Then There Were None,” to be held at the Dixie Theatre

By Joyce Brock/Southern Sentinel RIPLEY — Auditions are approaching for the Ripley Arts Council’s next production, And Then There Were None. The play, written by Dame Agatha Christie, is a murder mystery tangled with romance. The play, which is set in the 1930s, has had over 100 million sales since opening in 1943. According to Assistant […]

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Randall Koon, center, is pictured with scholarship recipients (from left) Logan Samples, Kolbe McElwaine, Breann Elliott and Andi Taylor.

Koon’s Care scholarships awarded

By Joyce Brock/Southern Sentinel  RIPLEY — At Koon’s Care Clinic, Ripley’s free clinic, a scholarship presentation was held last week. Randall Koon, president of the scholarship fund, presented Koon’s Care Scholarships to Andi Taylor, Breann Elliott, Logan Samples and Kolbe McElwaine. The scholarship fund, previously known as The Glenda and Brad Koon Medical Care Scholarship […]

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HS FOOTBALL: News and notes from Falkner, Ripley and Walnut

The start of the 2015 high school football season is now just a week away. As Falkner, Ripley and Walnut round out their second week of preparation, here’s some news and notes from their first week.  See previews on all three teams, including Three Players To Watch, in the Daily Journal’s 2015 Football preview on […]

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Tippah County primary election results

By Joyce Brock/Southern Sentinel RIPLEY — The Democratic and Republican primaries were held Tuesday, Aug. 4 for state and county races. As of press time, a total of 6,540 cards were cast, representing 46.14% of Tippah County’s 14,175 registered voters. For each party, candidates receiving a true majority vote will receive that party’s nomination for […]

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Ripley’s Shoup, Gibens perform with Mississippi Lions All-State Band

RIPLEY—The Ripley High School Marching Band is known for being one of the better bands in the state of Mississippi. That success has to do with hard work, such as this week’s summer band camp and talented musicians like seniors Trevor Shoup and Jesse Gibens. Shoup, who plays the trombone and Gibens, the trumpet, recently […]

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11th Annual Historic Ripley Midnight 5K run results

RIPLEY—Listed are the results of the 11th Annual Historic Ripley Midnight 5K held on Friday June 5, 2015. Terry Quillen, Owen Childs and Ryan Simpson finished in the top three of 79 total participants. Terry Quillen, 20:30.76 Owen Childs, 21:45.12 Ryan Simpson, 21:54.51 Alec McAfee, 23:55.61 Bill Coulter, 23:58.14 Stephanie Griffin, 24:22.86 Andrew Bain, 24:29.36 […]

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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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