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Weather wreaking havoc on start to Tippah County baseball, fast-pitch seasons

The last few weeks of icy/rainy conditions has taken its toll on the start of baseball and fast-pitch seasons for county high school teams. Games have been moved and practices have been extremely limited for some. Following a pair of Ripley baseball wins against Rosa Fort on Tuesday night, coach Joel Gafford said his Tigers […]

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Saturday is the first Tippah Trash Off drop off day

RIPLEY — This weekend, local residents will have the opportunity to beautify the community while helping local charities and organizations. The fourth annual Tippah County Trash Off, which coincides with Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup, is underway. The local event is a collaborative effort between Ripley Main Street Association and The Peoples Bank. A […]

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Pelahatchie edges Ashland for 1A girls crown

JACKSON–The Ashland Lady Blue Devils put up a valiant effort in their Class 1A state title game against Pelahatchie, but missed opportunities spelled doom in Friday’s 54-48 loss at the Mississippi Coliseum. Ashland (20-14), which sought their first state title since 1967, shot just 16 of 55 from the floor and 15 of 31 from […]

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SEASON FINALE: Ashland girls set to play for first state title since 1967

The Ashland Lady Blue Devils finished third in Division 2-1A. They lost three games–once to Ingomar and twice to West Union–to squads that also made it to Jackson. Yet, they are the last team standing from that trio, after both of those teams were eliminated this week. West Union eliminated Ashland on Monday 54-46. The […]

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Falkner’s Hood plans run to benefit Autism Center of North Mississippi

RIPLEY–Falkner coach Quess Hood has been an advocate for children and parents who deal with Autism since his son Jasper was diagnosed with the disorder. Hood has had talks with Mississippi senators and representatives about changes to health insurance to help cover costs of dealing with the condition and now he’s planning a 5K Glow […]

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Falkner, Ashland boys set to battle for ticket to Jackson

FALKNER–The Falkner boys basketball team hasn’t played a state tournament game in Jackson since March 1998 when they won the Class 1A state title. If this year’s Eagles want to get back there, they’ll have to beat the Ashland Blue Devils. “That’s all I’ve been thinking about,” said Falkner senior Treyvon Jeanes on qualifying to […]

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Qualification closes in Benton County

ASHLAND — Qualifying to run for office in Benton County has officially ended. Following is the final list of candidates: • Chancery Clerk Marlene McKenzie, D, (i) • Circuit Clerk Kathy Graves, D, (i) Debra “Debbie” Poff, D • Constable District 1 Derrick Holbert, D Earlie H. Smith, D James Williams, D, (i) • Constable […]

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Qualifying closes in Tippah County

RIPLEY — Qualification to run for office in Tippah County has officially ended. Following is the final list of candidates: • Chancery Court Clerk Mike Long, D Jennifer Shackelford, D John E. Stubbs, Jr., R • Circuit Court Clerk Randy Graves, D, (i) • Constable North Half Matt Graves, D Terry Mathis, D, (i) • […]

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4A Girls: Ticket to Jackson on the line as Ripley hosts Itawamba

RIPLEY–Tonight the Ripley Lady Tigers will host the defending Class 4A champions IAHS Lady Indians with a ticket to Jackson on the line. Ripley coach Cliff Ormon said he shouldn’t have to pep-talk his Lady Tigers too much. “They’re the defending champs, and if you can’t get motivated for that, you’re in the wrong business,” […]

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UPDATED: Inclement weather moves North State Playoffs games for Tippah/Benton schools

The latest batch of inclement winter weather has forced high school basketball playoff games to be delayed for the second week in a row. This time it’s more of a problem for teams traveling south to north for North State Tournament games. Listed below are updated times. Please note that will the new weather forecast, […]

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