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Saturday is registration deadline

CORRECTION: July 4 deadline for voter registration (Editor’s note: A story published in the Wednesday, July 1 issue of the Southern Sentinel stated that Saturday, July 4 was the deadline to vote in the county primary election. It should have stated that Saturday, July 4 is the deadline to REGISTER to vote in the primary. […]

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Morrisons to celebrate anniversary

Darrell and Patsy Morrison will be honored for their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Beech Hill Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, west of Ripley. The celebration will be hosted by their friends. Family and friends are invited. No gifts, please.

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Honoring Cecil Stroup: Legendary Walnut coach described as father-figure, friend, inspiration

Editor’s Note: Walnut’s most successful coach will be honored tonight at Country Inn, Too tonight at 6:30 p.m.  WALNUT—Legendary Walnut football coach Cecil Stroup helped guide the Wildcats to their best run in school history in the mid 70s. Over a span of six seasons (1974-1979)—before state championships began—the young coach directed Walnut to a […]

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Several sentenced in Circuit Court

RIPLEY — Tippah County Circuit Court was recently in session. Some of the cases heard follow: Dalton Storm Buchanan – Buchanan plead guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance, Schedule II. He was sentenced to a term of three years and placement in the Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program. The time remaining after completion of […]

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Walnut’s Lewis headed back to Alcorn Central

WALNUT—Mike Lewis, who won a 1988 Class 3A boys basketball state title at Alcorn Central, has agreed to return to the school for a second stint. The move became official Monday, May 10. He replaces Mitch Howell. Lewis spent the last six seasons coaching Walnut boys. He said the move back to Alcorn Central, just […]

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Remembering Walnut’s Tim Jones: 1958-2015

Only one word is needed to describe the legacy Walnut’s Tim Jones left behind when he passed away last week—selflessness. “He was always there—helping,” said Walnut coach John Meeks. Walnut Football’s legendary stat man, a native of Selmer, Tennessee, began working with the program under then-head coach Rickey Bates in the late 1980’s. He worked faithfully […]

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Willey approved to coach Ripley girls basketball

RIPLEY—On Monday, Ripley principal Buck Buchanan announced the hiring of Steve Willey, former head coach of Central Magnet High School in Murfreesboro, TN, to lead girls basketball. The South Tippah School Board approved the move on Wednesday. Willey replaces Cliff Ormon who left after two seasons to coach at Oxford. Orman went 51-10 in two […]

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NOMADS help with special project in Ripley

RIPLEY — A group of NOMADS has stopped for a few weeks in Ripley and the community is reaping benefits from it. The mission volunteers, called NOMADS, are a mission outreach ministry of the United Methodist Church who travel the country in RVs to work at Methodist-related agencies such as churches, camps and children’s homes, […]

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Ripley begins search for next girls basketball coach

RIPLEY—With the departure of Cliff Ormon, Ripley High School has started the search for their next girls’ basketball coach for the second time since 2013. After two seasons, Ormon was approved to take over Oxford girls basketball, last week. Ripley principal Buck Buchanan said the position was advertised over several days last week and resumes […]

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