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Young retires after 50 years of ministry

RIPLEY — After over 50 years of service in full-time ministry, Tom Young is preparing to spend more time at leisure. In his lifetime, Young has ministered in Mississippi, Georgia and Texas. For the last 15 years, he has served at First Baptist Church of Ripley, as Associate Pastor, Minister of Music and Minister of […]

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Ripley Easter Egg Hunt to be held on the square

RIPLEY — Ripley Main Street’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 19. The hunt will feature over 5,000 eggs hidden on the courthouse square. The eggs will be filled with candy and prizes. Some eggs will contain keys to unlock larger prizes.  In addition to egg hunting, there will be face […]

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One man killed in shooting

WALNUT — A shooting on Tuesday, April 1 in Tippah County left one man dead. Joey Pannell was killed in the incident, which took place at approximately 7 p.m. on CR 127 near the Alcorn County Line. The Tippah County Sheriff’s Department and Walnut Police Department responded to the scene. According to Tippah County Chief […]

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RMS Junior Beta Club wins first place in Living Literature

TUPELO–Last week, the Ripley Middle School Junior Beta Club followed the yellow brick road to first place in the Living Literature portion of the 22nd annual Mississippi Junior Beta Convention held at the BancorpSouth Center in Tupelo. The five-person group staged a scene from the book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz written by L. Frank […]

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Lawsuit alleges drugs planned for Crawford execution could be ineffective

JACKSON — A lawsuit filed Friday against the Mississippi Department of Corrections on behalf of Tippah County native Charles Ray “Chuck” Crawford and one other death row inmate alleges that the state’s plan to use “compounded” drugs to execute them violates the Constitution. The suit was filed by the Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center, […]

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Mayor speaks out about conditions at KidzWorld

RIPLEY — Mayor Chris Marsalis is responding to public outcry about conditions at KidzWorld playground in Ripley. This response, however, has not been the beginning of the mayor’s efforts at the park, he says. “The conditions at KidzWorld have been a thorn in my side since I first took office,” said Marsalis. “We have spent […]

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No execution date set in Crawford case

JACKSON — At the close of business Wednesday, the Mississippi Supreme Court had not set an execution date for Charles Ray Crawford. Attorney General Jim Hood had asked the court to set an execution date for the Tippah County native for this week. One day after Hood’s request, Crawford’s attorneys filed a motion asking the […]

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Southern Sentinel

Kossuth woman’s death under investigation

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau KOSSUTH – The Friday shooting death of an Alcorn County woman remains under investigation with the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department, said Investigator Heath Thomas. Nova J. Crum, 41, of County Road 620, was pronounced dead at the scene, said Coroner Jay Jones. “It is unclear at this time […]

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Brock named Managing Editor of Southern Sentinel, Southern Advocate

RIPLEY — Joyce Brock was recently named Managing Editor of the Southern Sentinel and Southern Advocate. “By combining these two positions, we’re working to streamline our processes and strengthen news coverage in both Tippah and Benton Counties,” said General Manager Tim Watson. “Each decision we make is with the interests of our readers in mind.” […]

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Playwright Carol Norton to present ‘LEFT ALL ALONE’

  RIPLEY–Playwright Carol Norton will present her fourth play, “LEFT ALL ALONE,” Saturday, March 15 at 7 p.m. at the Ripley High School Auditorium. The play stars Norton, Brochetta Joy, Cambellrail McDonald, Jeremy Young, Katlyn Nesbit, Candis Norton, Regina Jones, Ebony Norton, Chris Hatch, Victoria Crum, Lesly Coleman and Felicia Bell. It tells the story of […]

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