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Brown takes runoff

RIPLEY — The unofficial results for the Tippah County Justice Court Judge North Democratic Primary Runoff show Jerome Brown taking the lead by a gap of only six votes. Jerome Brown garnered 636 votes, while Glen Michael garnered 630 votes. At the time these numbers were released, there was one voter identification affadavit ballot yet […]

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FRIDAY FOOTBALL RECAP: Falkner wins, Ripley and Walnut drop season openers

FALKNER 28, EAST UNION 6: It was the coming out party for senior WR Deshaun Alexander and sophomore QB Autry Windham. The duo hooked up on three touchdown passes in the first half for a 28-0 lead at the break. Sophomore RB Alex Caldwell scored on a 70-yard jaunt. Falkner starts the season 1-0 ahead […]

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Auditions for “And Then There Were None,” to be held at the Dixie Theatre

By Joyce Brock/Southern Sentinel RIPLEY — Auditions are approaching for the Ripley Arts Council’s next production, And Then There Were None. The play, written by Dame Agatha Christie, is a murder mystery tangled with romance. The play, which is set in the 1930s, has had over 100 million sales since opening in 1943. According to Assistant […]

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BOARD MINUTES: Ripley continues with progress on water, sewer projects

By Joyce Brock/Southern Sentinel  RIPLEY — The City of Ripley Mayor and Board of Aldermen held their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at City Hall. Among items of business handled at the meeting were: Regular business was handled, such as approval of the agenda, approval of minutes for the month of July […]

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Randall Koon, center, is pictured with scholarship recipients (from left) Logan Samples, Kolbe McElwaine, Breann Elliott and Andi Taylor.

Koon’s Care scholarships awarded

By Joyce Brock/Southern Sentinel  RIPLEY — At Koon’s Care Clinic, Ripley’s free clinic, a scholarship presentation was held last week. Randall Koon, president of the scholarship fund, presented Koon’s Care Scholarships to Andi Taylor, Breann Elliott, Logan Samples and Kolbe McElwaine. The scholarship fund, previously known as The Glenda and Brad Koon Medical Care Scholarship […]

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Democratic runoff set for Aug. 25

By Joyce Brock/Southern Sentinel  RIPLEY — The Tippah County Democratic and Republican Primary elections were held on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Detailed results from that election are available on page 2A of this weeks’ Southern Sentinel.  The results are unofficial and do not include approximately 19 affidavit ballots, which were awaiting verification as of press time. […]

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Ripley native Pete Story hired to complete Billy Begley’s EMCC men’s basketball coaching staff

SCOOBA – With vast experience at the collegiate, high school and AAU levels, Pete Story has been hired as an assistant men’s basketball coach at East Mississippi Community College. First-year EMCC head men’s basketball coach Billy Begley made the announcement this week. Most recently, Story worked with Memphis-based Team Penny, a successful AAU organization headed […]

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Tippah County primary election results

By Joyce Brock/Southern Sentinel RIPLEY — The Democratic and Republican primaries were held Tuesday, Aug. 4 for state and county races. As of press time, a total of 6,540 cards were cast, representing 46.14% of Tippah County’s 14,175 registered voters. For each party, candidates receiving a true majority vote will receive that party’s nomination for […]

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VOTE TODAY: Primary polls open until 7 p.m.

The 2015 Democratic and Republican Primary Elections are today, with polls across Tippah County and the state of Mississippi open until 7 p.m. For this election, voters must decide if they will vote on the Democratic or Republican ticket before receiving a ballot. Acceptable photo ID cards must also be presented before voting. On the […]

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Kirk tabbed to coach Ripley boys’ basketball

RIPLEY–Ripley High School has turned to the junior college ranks for its next boys’ basketball coach. Adam Kirk, 35, who spent the last season serving as men’s basketball assistant at Itawamba Community College, has been hired, pending South Tippah School Board approval, according to Ripley principal Buck Buchanan. The board’s next scheduled meeting is Aug. […]

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