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Ripley Park Commission plans softball, kickball, yard sale to benefit American Cancer Society

RIPLEY–The Ripley Park Commission (RPC) has planned some exciting family-fun events to support The American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life” events for 2016. On Saturday, June 4, Fred and Elizabeth Smith Memorial Park will be the home of a co-ed softball tournament–the entry fee is $150 per team–and a first-ever kickball tournament, with an entry […]

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Favorable weather predicted for weekend

RIPLEY — Weather conditions are likely to be favorable for Memorial Day services planned in the county. According to the National Weather Service, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on Saturday with new rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch. Higher amounts of precipitation are possible in thunderstorms. […]

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Body found in local parking lot

Staff Report RIPLEY — A man found deceased in a vehicle in Ripley is believed to have died of natural causes. Authorities responded to the parking lot of Ashley Furniture at approximately 3-3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, when the body was discovered. The deceased was reportedly an employee at the factory. Coroner Chris McCallister […]

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Grand Jury returns multiple indictments

RIPLEY — In April, a Tippah County Grand Jury returned a number of indictments. Part of those served and on public record follow. Others will be reported in upcoming issues. Steve Shaw – Shaw is charged with conspiracy. Hannah Ash – Ash is charged with conspiracy. Tenna Thompson – Thompson is charged with Possession of […]

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Justin Smith remembered with cemetery plot donation

RIPLEY — Justin Smith had a heart for children since he was only a child himself, and now his memory is being honored through a gift to others. Justin Tay Smith was born on May 30, 1985 and lived to be 28 years old. He died the day after his birthday. His mother, Donna Adams, […]

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Former Tiger Robertson tabbed as finalist for prestigious Ferriss Trophy

By Blake Long/NEMCC CLEVELAND–A former Northeast Mississippi Community College baseball standout continues to be showered with numerous honors as he nears the end of his collegiate career. Will Robertson, who is currently a senior at Delta State University, has been selected as a finalist for the C Spire Ferriss Trophy. It is given to the […]

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Sharp named HFAC salutatorian

HICKORY FLAT – Hannah Sharp has been named as the Salutatorian of the 2015-2016 graduating class of Hickory Flat Attendance Center. In addition to being Salutatorian, Hannah is the Secretary/Treasurer of BETA Club and the Vice President of the Student Government Association. She was a Senior Homecoming Maid. In Who’s Who, she was selected for […]

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Banquet raises over $44k for My Choices

RIPLEY — My Choices pregnancy center held their annual banquet earlier this spring. The Celebrate Life Banquet raised over $44,000 for the ministry. In addition to an outpouring of financial gifts, there were a number of volunteers. There were 490 people seated for the meal and over 60 workers serving. Most of the servers were […]

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Dustin Matlock named HFAC valedictorian

HICKORY FLAT — Dustin Matlock, 18, is the Valedictorian of the 2015-2016 graduating class of Hickory Flat Attendance Center. In addition to being named Valedictorian, Dustin is the class’s STAR Student. He earned a 32 on his ACT. The STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) Program is sponsored by the Mississippi Economic Council and its M.B. […]

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Kennons lose home to fire

RIPLEY — A Ripley family lost their home to fire on Mother’s Day. Willie T. Kennon was at his daughter’s home visiting on Sunday, May 8 when he received the call. His niece, Helen, told him that his home at 122 Northview Drive was on fire. It happened at around 3:45 p.m. Ripley Volunteer Fire […]

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