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Tippah County coaches praise MHSAA’s proposed move of state football championships

CLINTON—The Mississippi High School activities Association (MHSAA) is working on a plan to relocate the state football championships to college venues in Oxford and Starkville for the next six years and Tippah County high school football coaches praise the proposed move. “I love it. It makes it a lot easier for us geographically,” said Walnut […]

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Batting for Better Futures Softball Tournament set for Saturday

RIPLEY—The inaugural “Batting For Better Futures” Softball Tournament is set for Saturday, July 19 at Peoples Bank Sportsplex on Smith Park Drive in Ripley. All proceeds from the Jack and Jill-ruled, double-elimination tournament will go to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Mississippi, the parent organization for the Ripley Unit located inside Ripley […]

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Ripley native lands spot in Nike commercial featuring NBA’s Kevin Durant

MEMPHIS—Sometimes it pays to be in the right place at the right time. If you’ve gotten a chance to catch the newest Kevin Durant commercial by Nike, not only did you see this year’s NBA Most Valuable Player, but you also saw a Tippah County native. A shot of Ripley’s Amberly Rogers can been seen […]

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Powell approved to lead Falkner girls basketball

FALKNER–Anna Lisa Powell of Ecru has been hired as the new head basketball coach for the Falkner Lady Eagles. The hire was approved by the North Tippah School Board last week, according to Falkner Principal Jennifer Stroupe. Powell, 24, was an assistant at New Albany High School the past three seasons under Lady Bulldogs coach […]

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Quess Hood tapped to lead Falkner football

FALKNER–Quess Hood was a volunteer coach for the Falkner High School football team last season. This fall, he’ll be part of the paid staff. Hood, 43, has accepted the job to be the next head coach for the Eagles, pending North Tippah School Board approval, according to Falkner Principal Jennifer Stroupe. The board meets July […]

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Walnut woman dies from injuries suffered in two-car wreck

A Walnut woman has died from injuries she suffered in a crash last week. Peggy E. Miles, 63, of Walnut, was involved in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday in Alcorn County, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol. At approximately 11:35 p.m., Miles was traveling east on Highway 72 when it appeared a car driven by Brandi […]

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McDaniel takes Tippah vote

RIPLEY — In the contentious and closely watched race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senator, challenger Chris McDaniel took the popular vote in Tippah County over incumbent Thad Cochran. State Senator Chris McDaniel visited Ripley on Saturday, greeting voters at Shirley’s Restaurant and asking for their vote. Incumbent Thad Cochran, who has held the […]

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Ripley man sought after escaping Alabama prison

Southern Sentinel A Ripley man is being pursued by the FBI and U.S. Marshals Service. The Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser reports that Patrick Clark has escaped from the Federal Prison Camp on Maxwell Air Force Base, which is located in Montgomery. Clark is serving a 30-year sentence for bank fraud and mail fraud. The Advertiser reports […]

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Boys & Girls Club gets hefty unexpected gift

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – The founder and executive chairman of web-hosting service GoDaddy has announced he will provide funds to remodel three Boys & Girls Club facilities in North Mississippi. On top of that, Bob Parsons pledged to donate an additional $100,000 to the clubs. “We knew about the renovations, but didn’t […]

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Ecru man drowns in Tippah County

DUMAS–An attempt to swim across Dumas Lake ended in tragedy, as the body of Jay Shirley, 19, of Ecru was recovered from the lake this morning following a search that began Wednesday afternoon. According to Tippah County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Chris McCalister, Shirley–at the lake with family–was attempting to swim across the lake with […]

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