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Bulldogs’ gridiron success makes for different tailgating atmosphere

STARKVILLE—College football tailgating for fans of Mississippi State Bulldogs has a different feel in 2014. “All year it’s been different,” said Ripley native Kathy Norton. “When you’re No. 3 in the nation, it’s going to be different.” Norton was one of several Tippah County natives in the “Junction” on Saturday as the No. 3 Bulldogs […]

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Stanford charged with Sexual Battery, Touching a Child

RIPLEY — A New Albany man was recently released from Tippah County Jail on $100,000 bond. Robert Dean Stanford was arrested by officers with Tippah County Sheriff’s Department on Monday, Oct. 6, according to Sheriff Karl Gaillard. The arrest comes following an incident which allegedly took place at a property owned by Stanford in the […]

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No injuries in wreck involving school bus

CHALYBEATE –  Mississippi Highway Patrol reported to the scene of a wreck involving one vehicle and a school bus following a call at approximately 3:20 p.m. this afternoon. There were children on the bus, but there were no injuries, according to Trooper Ray Hall. The incident occurred on Hwy. 354 and closed one lane of […]

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Ripley High School Band receives superior ratings

The Ripley High School Band performed Saturday, at the Northeast Mississippi Community College’s annual Dixie Marching Band Championship, where they finished with first-place honors in Class 4A and second overall out of 17 high school marching bands. Among Ripley’s superior ratings, they were also named Best Color Guard and Best Percussion in Class 4A. Ripley […]

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Motorcycle crash leaves one with life-threatening injuries

CORRECTION: In early reports released by the MHP, the names of two drivers were reversed. The correct information, released after more thorough reports were completed follows. WALNUT — The Mississippi Highway Patrol has released further details concerning the motorcycle crash that closed a portion of Hwy. 72 in Walnut this afternoon. MHP continues to investigate […]

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One in critical condition following motorcycle wreck

WALNUT — A motorcycle wreck involving multiple vehicles on Hwy. 72 in Walnut stopped traffic this afternoon. According to Trooper Ray Hall, one person is believed to be in critical condition at this time. Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. Tippah County Sheriff’s Department assisted with traffic at the scene. Further information was not […]

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Northeast Mississippi Youth Rally set for Sept. 27

RIPLEY–The Northeast Mississippi Youth Rally is scheduled for Saturday, September 27, 6 p.m., inside the Ripley High School Auditorium. Bro. Kerry Nelson will lead the music. The Rochesters will perform, while Bro. Scott Matthews will bring the message. “Bring your church, friends, family and YOUTH to this great night of worship,” said Youth Rally organizer […]

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Ripley Rotary Coats for Kids 5K and 2.5K Fun Color Run set for Saturday

RIPLEY–The Ripley Rotary Coats For Kids 5K Run/Walk and 2.5K Fun Color Run is set for Saturday, Sept. 20–rain or shine–at the Tippah County Fairgrounds in Ripley. All proceeds from the event will benefit the annual Ripley Rotary Coats for Kids. Preregistration is closed, but late registrations are still available at $20 for students and […]

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One-vehicle accident claims the life of two Ripley teenagers

RIPLEY – An early Saturday morning one-vehicle accident has claimed the lives of two Ripley teenagers. Tippah County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Chris McCalister confirmed that Diana Johnson, 19, and Chris Blackmon, 18, were in a 2006 Chevy Malibu when the driver, Johnson, lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree, instantly killing both teenagers. The car […]

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Tuesday afternoon drug bust leads to arrests

by Lynn West, New Albany Gazette An anonymous tip made to three different agencies Saturday has led to a major marijuana seizure worth nearly $150,000, several arrests and an investigation that was still continuing. Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said a tip came in to his office and at the same time to the Tippah […]

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