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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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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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