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Luther takes Tippah vote in run-off

RIPLEY — The polls have closed for today’s run-off between candidates Shirley Byers and Kelly Luther for District 2 Circuit Judge. Luther, who is a Tippah County resident who currently serves as Assistant District Attorney, garnered the majority of votes in Tippah County. According to unofficial preliminary results, Luther received 2,345 votes within the county. […]

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Falkner’s Lawrence named Div. 1-1A Offensive Player of the Year

FALKNER–The All-Division 1-1A Football Team was released on Tuesday and 11 Falkner Eagles were honored for their play on the football field in 2014. including senior RB Jeremie Lawrence, who was tapped as the Offensive Player of the Year. Lawrence rushed for 1,404 yards and had 17 total touchdowns. He helped Falkner to their third […]

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RMS Cheer wins second state title

RIDGELAND—Saturday the Ripley Middle School cheerleaders won their second state junior high cheering title in as many years. RMS defeated five other junior high squads in the Junior High 1A-3A division at the MHSAA Junior High and Junior Varsity Cheer/Dance Championships at Ridgeland High School. Gidget Barkley has been the team’s sponsor for their back-to-back […]

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Ripley’s Howard named Div. 2-4A Player of the Year

Ripley senior WR Isaiah Howard has been named the 2014 Div. 2-4A Player of the Year. Howard finished the season with 74 catches for 1,218 yards and 15 touchdowns. He had five grabs for 140 yards and a 43-yard score in Ripley’s playoff loss to Greenwood on Friday. The Tigers finished the year at 9-4. […]

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Tippah County MSU alumni raise $5,500 at scholarship banquet

Mississippi State Associate Head Baseball Coach Butch Thompson was the guest speaker at the 27th Annual Tippah County MSU Scholarship Banquet held on Monday, Nov. 10. Thompson, who was named the 2014 National Assistant Coach of the Year spoke to about 85 attendees at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Ripley. The event raised […]

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Tippah County MSU Scholarship Dinner set for Monday

The 27th Annual Tippah County Mississippi State University Scholarship Dinner will be held on Monday, November 10 at 6:30 pm. inside the First Baptist Church Family Life Center. MSU Baseball Associate Head Coach Butch Thompson will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are $50 per adult and $25 per student. You can RSVP by sending a […]

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RHS Band places fourth in state championships

PEARL—The Ripley High School Marching Band finished fourth in Class 4A at the MBA MHSAA State Marching Championships held last Saturday at Pearl High School. It was Ripley’s third consecutive appearance in the state competition. They sought their second state title in three years. Ripley won the 2012 Class 3A state championship. The RHS Band […]

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Unofficial election results for Tippah County

Tippah County General Election Preliminary INCOMPLETE Results 24 of 24 Precincts Reporting Senate – Travis W. Childers – 1437 Thad Cochran – 3119 Shawn O’Hara – 81 1st Congressional District – Ron E. Dickey – 889 Alan Nunnelee – 3545 Danny Bedwell – 110 Lajena Walley – 31 District 1, Position 1 Jimmy Maxwell – […]

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Ridge faced cancer with love and strength

Strong, giving, loving and hard-working all describe Laura Elizabeth “Beth” Dollar Ridge. The wife, mother, sister, aunt, factory worker and friend, who never met a stranger and would do anything for anyone, lost her five-year battle with Breast Cancer in July 2000. Robin Gaston, Ridge’s daughter, sat down with me recently to share the journey […]

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Bulldogs’ gridiron success makes for different tailgating atmosphere

STARKVILLE—College football tailgating for fans of Mississippi State Bulldogs has a different feel in 2014. “All year it’s been different,” said Ripley native Kathy Norton. “When you’re No. 3 in the nation, it’s going to be different.” Norton was one of several Tippah County natives in the “Junction” on Saturday as the No. 3 Bulldogs […]

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