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Kirk tabbed to coach Ripley boys’ basketball

RIPLEY–Ripley High School has turned to the junior college ranks for its next boys’ basketball coach. Adam Kirk, 35, who spent the last season serving as men’s basketball assistant at Itawamba Community College, has been hired, pending South Tippah School Board approval, according to Ripley principal Buck Buchanan. The board’s next scheduled meeting is Aug. […]

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MHP investigating Tippah County fatal collision

By The Daily Journal  BOONVILLE – Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers are continuing to investigate a head-on collision on Highway 4 in Tippah County that claimed the life of a Booneville man Thursday morning. Troopers responded to the crash four miles west of the Prentiss County line at approximately 7:10 a.m. Thursday Jason M. Ford, 34, […]

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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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Colby home destroyed by fire

HICKORY FLAT — For more than 26 years, Bob Colby has risked his life volunteering as a firefighter. Now, he and his loved ones find themselves on the other side of the story. Their home, located at 9435 Beck Springs Road in Hickory Flat, burned Friday night. He and his wife, Lisa Colby, as well […]

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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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2015 HS football schedules for Falkner, Ripley and Walnut

The first kickoff for the 2015 high school football season is just six weeks away. Below are the schedules for Falkner, Ripley and Walnut high schools. Please note that Ripley will participate in a scrimmage with Horn Lake at Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. Falkner Eagles Aug. 21  @East […]

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Falkner’s Walker tapped to lead Pine Grove boys basketball

PINE GROVE—Pine Grove wasted little time in filling their vacant boys basketball position. Last week Pine Grove Principal Brad Pounders announced the hiring of Falkner coach Jake Walker, pending South Tippah School Board approval. Walker will replace Joe Dan Roberts who left for Kossuth in late June. “We are excited to have Coach Walker and […]

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Saturday is registration deadline

CORRECTION: July 4 deadline for voter registration (Editor’s note: A story published in the Wednesday, July 1 issue of the Southern Sentinel stated that Saturday, July 4 was the deadline to vote in the county primary election. It should have stated that Saturday, July 4 is the deadline to REGISTER to vote in the primary. […]

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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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