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KEDRICK STOREY: Fond basketball memories

Earlier this month I spent about 10 days in Jackson for the MHSAA State Basketball Tournament. I saw some good basketball. I like the new playoff format. I think the fact that now four teams can qualify for Jackson takes away some of the excitement of actually making it to Jackson, but having to win […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: Let’s kick Ripley out of the Tippah County Tournament

All in favor of kicking the Ripley Lady Tigers and Tigers out of the Tippah County Basketball Tournament say aye. If you said aye, ask yourself why. You’re probably thinking one of these reasons: They’re a bigger school…They have more kids to pick from, thus they can select better athletes…They always win and that makes […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: Hats off to Falkner, Ripley and Walnut football

The high school football seasons for Tippah County schools came to an end as the Ripley Tigers lost at Greenwood and Falkner suffered a home defeat to Broad Street. Walnut lost the previous week to South Delta. Individually, the players, coaches, stat keepers, managers and anyone else associated with the teams have nothing to hang […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: Remembering Chris Blackmon

The thing about working at a weekly newspaper is sometimes the sports reporter has to slide over and be a general news reporter. The thing about being a general news reporter is sometimes you have to cover tragedies. The thing about covering tragedies is that you sometimes personally know the victims. As is the case […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: Selflessness at 100 percent

I wonder how good a team could be if each one of the players—regardless of skill level—never thought of themselves, but only about the benefit of the team? How effective could a team be if each one in the sum of its parts committed 100 percent of their individual effort to support the team’s goals, […]

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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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What is it that produces a criminal mind?

I read court records on a pretty regular basis. Some you see reflected on the front page of the newspaper, some are never printed for varying reasons. I think that I see them a little differently than a lot of people would. Most people consider the victims of a crime, as do I. I also […]

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