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Pine Grove coach Vince Mclemore celebrated his 400th win with his players following their victory over Biggersville.

BASEBALL: Mclemore gets 400th win as Pine Grove rolls

PINE GROVE–The No. 1 seeded Pine Grove Panthers blanked four-seed Biggersville 15-0 in five innings to take Game 1 of their best-of-three MHSAA Class 1A series. Game 2 is set for today at 2 p.m. in Biggersville. The victory was also a special one, as first-year head coach Vince Mclemore earned his 400th career win. […]

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A Tip of the Hat: Article about man’s courtesy brings special reunion

RIPLEY–Last fall,  the Southern Sentinel introduced you to Henry Cook, the W.G. Construction roadman who has a pleasant habit of tipping his hat to drivers as they pass through road construction. That article went a long way. Through a Southern Sentinel subscription in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and social media, it led to a reunion. On Saturday, […]

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PLAYOFFS: Seven Tippah County teams qualify in baseball, fastpitch

Seven Tippah County teams have qualified for the 2016 MHSAA baseball and fastpitch playoffs, which begin this weekend. For the first time in at least eight years, Falkner, Pine Grove, Walnut and Ripley all qualified for the baseball playoffs. Pine Grove (2-1A) and Ripley (2-4A) enter as division champs and No. 1 seeds. Falkner (1-1A) […]

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Free program to encourage fitness

ASHLAND — Tomorrow night, area residents will have the opportunity to take a great step towards meeting their health goals. Bond Memorial Library is sponsoring “Get Healthy With Your Library” in Ashland. They will host their first meeting on Tuesday, April 19 from 6-7 p.m. at Ashland Town Hall and park. Participants will have the […]

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Falkner trio compete set to compete for powerlifting titles

FALKNER—Falkner’s Dillon Davis, Omar Madrigal and Cody Bates will end the 2016 powerlifing season at the final meet of the year. Today, the trio will compete at the MHSAA State Powerlifting Championships inside the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson Davis will go after his third consecutive title in the 308-pound class, while Madrigal seeks his second […]

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Former Blue Mountain deputy clerk arrested

JACKSON – The former Deputy City Clerk of the Town of Blue Mountain was arrested and charged with embezzlement. Machelle Holliday was also served with a demand totaling $5,669.21 from State Auditor Stacey Pickering. Pickering said the evidence developed in this investigation shows that Holliday embezzled funds from the town of Blue Mountain from February […]

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REBEL ROAD TRIP: Ole Miss’ Freeze, Bjork coming to Tippah County

OXFORD–Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze and athletics director Ross Bjork headline the speakers in Ripley on Thursday, April 21, as the BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip visits Tippah County as part of its 12-stop tour of the region. The event will be held at the First Baptist Church Life Center at 5:30 p.m. CT, […]

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BASEBALL: Goolsby provides spark for Tigers

RIPLEY—Even the best engines need a spark plug, and the Ripley Tigers, who are rolling through the baseball season at 20-2, got their spark plug back in sophomore center fielder Dylan Goolsby, last week. Goolsby took a fast ball to the face and suffered a broken nose in their Division 2-4A win over Senatobia on […]

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FAST PITCH: Lady Panthers claim 2016 Tippah County Tournament

RIPLEY—The Pine Grove Lady Panthers rallied for a 5-4 win over the Ripley on Friday, then bettered Walnut 9-3 on Saturday to take the 2016 Tippah County Fast Pitch Tournament. Pine Grove lost their final game on Saturday, 8-3, to Falkner, but the Lady Panthers’ earlier head-to-head victories over the Lady Tigers and Lady Wildcats […]

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Tippah County Fast Pitch Tournament begins today

RIPLEY—The Walnut Lady Wildcats broke a 5-5 tie with the Baldwyn Lady Bearcats with four runs in the bottom of the sixth for a 9-5 win on Monday. With the victory, Walnut upped its record to 7-4, the county’s best fast-pitch record ahead of this weekend’s Tippah County Fast Pitch Tournament. They are also the […]

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