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RMS Tigers win 5-County boys’ title

BOONEVILLE–The Ripley Middle School Tigers took the 2015 Five-County Tournament boys’ title on Saturday with a 39-31 win over Baldwyn Junior High School at NEMCC’s Bonner Arnold Coliseum. The junior high championship is the first for the RMS boys since 1998. They were runners-up last year in the season-finale tournament which includes teams from Alcorn, […]

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Tippah County Development Foundation announces new director

RIPLEY — Tippah County Development Foundation recently announced the appointment of Matthew Harrison as their new Executive Director. Harrison will officially take the position on Monday, Feb. 2. In his new role,  Harrison will work closely with the Board of Directors, local officials and local businesses to further their mission of promoting economic development in […]

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Benton County residents qualify for office

ASHLAND — As qualification to run for local offices continues, several races are beginning to heat up. A few individuals are running uncontested at the moment, but there are now multiple candidates for most offices within the county. Qualification continues until next month. Following is a list of candidates who had qualified to run by […]

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Antioch Baptist Church to receive Mississippi Freedom Trail marker

ANTIOCH–Antioch Baptist Church was burned to the ground in October 1964 following a Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party mass meeting. On December 22, church members along with volunteers and students from Ohio’s Oberlin College began to rebuild. Saturday, Jan. 18 the Mississippi Freedom Trail will present a marker to commemorate that project called “Carpenters for Christmas” […]

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Tippah County Junior High Basketball Tournament begins today

The 2015 Tippah County Junior High Basketball Tournament is set to begin today at Walnut High School. The semifinals are set for Tuesday, Jan. 19 with the finals to be played Thursday, Jan. 22. The Blue Mountain Junior High Lady Cougars and the Ripley Middle School Tigers are defending champs. Thursday’s schedule (G) Walnut vs. […]

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REWIND: Tigers start fast, run past Eagles to county championship

WALNUT—The Ripley Tigers just had too many horses for the Falkner Eagles in the boys’ final of the 98th Tippah County Tournament, namely guards Canaan Ratliff and Dewayne Cox. The tandem combined for 46 points and No. 7 Ripley (16-2) ran past the Falkner Eagles 86-50. “Canaan got us off on the right foot and […]

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Kasia Fisher sparked the Lady Tigers offense with 14 bench-points against Walnut.

REWIND: Lady Tigers rally for win over Walnut, claim girls’ county title

WALNUT—The No. 4 Ripley Lady Tigers started slow—2 for 18 shooting from the floor to start the game slow—but they caught enough fire from the second quarter on to rally past the Walnut Lady Wildcats for a 52-39 win in the 2015 Tippah County girls’ final. “Offensively, we’ve had our struggles, but I was just […]

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ICYMI: Ripley OL Story headed to Mississippi State

RIPLEY—College football recruiting is heating up as the Wednesday, Feb. 4 National Signing Day approaches and Mississippi State added another to their list as Ripley offensive lineman Michael Story committed on Monday. The 6-foot-5, 285 pounder, who played left tackle for the Tigers as a senior, will enroll early in Starkville. Story is set to […]

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Ripley’s Michael Story commits to Mississippi State

RIPLEY–Today, Ripley High School offensive lineman Michael Story accepted a football scholarship offer from Mississippi State University. The 6-foot-5, 285-pound left tackle will make his commitment official by inking a National Letter of Intent on National Signing Day on Feb. 3. Story will enroll early in Starkville. He is set to begin classes this week and calls […]

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Benton candidates qualify for office

ASHLAND — Qualification to run for local offices in the Tuesday, Aug. 4 primary has begun. Individuals who had qualified as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6 to run in Benton County follow. A.A. Arnie McMullen will run for Sheriff. Marlene McKenzie will run for Chancery Clerk. Kathy Graves will run for Circuit Clerk. Shannon […]

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