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Make new memories at Tippah Lake

We turned off Highway 15 and made our final track down the road to our destination.  It seemed to take forever to get there. We passed house after house and field after field. Still the end was not in sight. This had to be the longest road in Tippah County. Robin and I, in the […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: Faithful messengers

The Pine Grove Lady Panthers are having an unbelievable season. A season with a message we can all hearken too. I am far from the best Christian on the planet, but I do believe the word of God is absolute truth. So do the Pine Grove Lady Panthers. If you ask any of the players […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: A big bravo to all Tippah County basketball teams

The Pine Grove Lady Panthers are the last Tippah County team standing as the high school basketball season moves into it’s final phase–state championships–but all of the county teams are to be praised for a stellar year. The Falkner Eagles, Pine Grove Panthers and Walnut Wildcats won many more games than they did last season. […]

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Excel by 5 initiative a good move

Did you know that early childhood experiences lay the foundation for learning later in life? Many children are entering kindergarten and first grade without the basic knowledge and skills needed for them to succeed. They lack essential cognitive, social and emotional skills. The City of Ripley is trying to change this in our community and […]

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Shop locally, participate more and help your neighbors in 2014

By Joyce Brock – Southern Advocate News Editor This year, invest in improving your community 
The New Year offers the opportunity for renewed prosperity and growth in Tippah County. There are actions each citizen of our county can add to their list of New Year’s resolutions to help ensure that this happens. Together, we can […]

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Start the new year by sending a few things up in smoke

By Joyce Brock – Southern Advocate News Editor There’s something about a bonfire that relaxes me. I enjoy watching the flames dance and wave, while the embers sparkle below. I enjoy the smell of the smoke whirling up into the air and surrounding me. I also enjoy the typical setting of a fire – under […]

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Choosing realistic goals and knowing limitations key to keeping resolutions

It’s time to quit smoking, lose weight, eat better, go to church more, tithe more, volunteer, save money, reduce stress level, start a hobby, get out of debt and become a super wife and mother. I’m making most of these resolutions this year and I bet you are too. I will start out enthusiastic about […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: Egg, Iron bowls taught valuable lessons

There are far more important things in life than sports, but two valuable life lessons could be learned from a pair of football games over the Thanksgiving weekend. On Thanksgiving Day, Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott came off the bench to lead a late-game comeback against the Ole Miss Rebels, sending the Egg Bowl Trophy […]

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Think before giving behavioral drugs to kids

The war between type 2 diabetes and children just got a little bit scarier. A new psychiatric study recently found that anti-psychotic drugs used to treat behavioral disorders in children may actually triple their risk of developing type 2 diabetes within the first year of taking the drugs and continues up to a year after […]

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State testing doesn’t produce scholars

Few things make me more nervous than a test that carries a lot of weight on it. In elementary school, I remember students being rewarded with ice cream and pizza parties for doing well on state tests. I don’t remember the exact skills that were measured on that test, but I remember getting rewarded for […]

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