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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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Hill’s “The Chucky Mullins Effect” looks at triumph through tragedy

This year, the University of Mississippi is honoring the late Chucky Mullins, the former Ole Miss Rebels’ defensive back, who was tragically paralyzed while making a tackle against Vanderbilt 25 years ago. His fellow teammate, Falkner native Jody Hill, has written a book that will honor Mullins’ life in its on way. 38: “The Chucky […]

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BREAKING: Drug bust yields over 150 plants

COTTON PLANT — A drug seizure in the Cotton Plant area of Tippah County has yielded approximately 165 plants of marijuana, along with other contraband, according to Tippah County Sheriff Karl Gaillard. Law enforcement officers from Tippah County Sheriff’s Department, Union County Sheriff’s Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics were on site this afternoon […]

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Over 40 marijuana plants seized in Walnut

WALNUT — On Friday, Aug. 29, Tippah County authorities seized over 40 marijuana plants in Walnut. Phillip Patrick Krause, 52, of 2330 CR 100, Walnut was arrested in connection to the plants. Investigators say the plants were found in three locations at or near his residence. The confiscation and arrest were carried out by Investigator […]

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Harms named top dancer at ninth Dance Like the Stars event

TUPELO–Rev. Jason Harms of Ripley was the Judges Choice Award winner at the ninth Dance Like the Stars fundraising event at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo. Harms performed a lively quickstep, bouncing around the stage with professional partner Tammy Wilson. He leaped and strutted in front of onlookers and four celebrity judges, which included Jim […]

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