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A Tip of the Hat: Article about man’s courtesy brings special reunion

RIPLEY–Last fall,  the Southern Sentinel introduced you to Henry Cook, the W.G. Construction roadman who has a pleasant habit of tipping his hat to drivers as they pass through road construction. That article went a long way. Through a Southern Sentinel subscription in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and social media, it led to a reunion. On Saturday, […]

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REBEL ROAD TRIP: Ole Miss’ Freeze, Bjork coming to Tippah County

OXFORD–Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze and athletics director Ross Bjork headline the speakers in Ripley on Thursday, April 21, as the BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip visits Tippah County as part of its 12-stop tour of the region. The event will be held at the First Baptist Church Life Center at 5:30 p.m. CT, […]

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BASEBALL: Goolsby provides spark for Tigers

RIPLEY—Even the best engines need a spark plug, and the Ripley Tigers, who are rolling through the baseball season at 20-2, got their spark plug back in sophomore center fielder Dylan Goolsby, last week. Goolsby took a fast ball to the face and suffered a broken nose in their Division 2-4A win over Senatobia on […]

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Hopkins ability behind the plate vital to Pine Grove’s success

PINE GROVE—Entering this week, the Pine Grove Panthers were enjoying an 18-6 record as they march towards the Class 1A playoffs. A majority of those wins can be attributed to the offensive production of Panthers’ lineup—batting .365–but hidden between the lines is the contribution of senior catcher Joshua Hopkins. Along with his talent to block […]

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BMC’s Davis and Milewski named to All-SSAC Teams

By Brett Fowler/BMC MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Southern States Athletic Conference announced the All-SSAC Women’s Basketball Team last week, naming 10 members which included Blue Mountain College guard, Bryana Davis (Ripley) to the First Team. In 24 games played this season, Davis led Blue Mountain in scoring, averaging 11.2 points per game.  She also collected […]

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Ashland senior dedicates title win to late father

JACKSON— After the game clock struck zeroes and the Ashland Blue Devils mobbed each on the gym of the Mississippi Coliseum, last week,  celebrating their 60-49 Class 1A state title victory over West Lowndes, Ashland senior Miles Jimmerson eye’s were bursting with tears. He was naturally overcome with emotion, but for much more than the […]

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Blue Devils conquer Panthers, capture first Gold Ball since 1997

JACKSON—Size does not matter to the Ashland Blue Devils. Thursday, Ashland put the finishing touches on a magical season, out-quicking a bigger West Lowndes Panthers team in an impressive 60-49 win to claim the 2016 Class 1A state title. The Blue Devils (26-7) bettered their 2015 semifinal defeat and hoisted the school’s first basketball title […]

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Cox’s game-winner lifts Tigers over Hawks

RIPLEY—The final regular season home game at  Ripley Tigers be remembered for Senior Night…and a half-court buzzer-beating basket to send the home crowd home with a story to tell. Ripley junior Dewayne Cox grabbed a missed Myrtle free throw attempt with 2.2 seconds to play in a one-point game, took two dribbles down the left […]

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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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