Walnut’s Clifton, Robinson among NEMCC national Academic Award winners

By Blake Long NEMCC  COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.—Northeast Mississippi Community College’s athletic programs once again excelled not only in athletic competition, but also in the classroom during the 2013-14 school year. Six of Northeast’s eight sports that are sanctioned by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) garnered recognition as an All-Academic Team for maintaining a […]

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Ripley native lands spot in Nike commercial featuring NBA’s Kevin Durant

MEMPHIS—Sometimes it pays to be in the right place at the right time. If you’ve gotten a chance to catch the newest Kevin Durant commercial by Nike, not only did you see this year’s NBA Most Valuable Player, but you also saw a Tippah County native. A shot of Ripley’s Amberly Rogers can been seen […]

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Powell approved to lead Falkner girls basketball

FALKNER–Anna Lisa Powell of Ecru has been hired as the new head basketball coach for the Falkner Lady Eagles. The hire was approved by the North Tippah School Board last week, according to Falkner Principal Jennifer Stroupe. Powell, 24, was an assistant at New Albany High School the past three seasons under Lady Bulldogs coach […]

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Quess Hood tapped to lead Falkner football

FALKNER–Quess Hood was a volunteer coach for the Falkner High School football team last season. This fall, he’ll be part of the paid staff. Hood, 43, has accepted the job to be the next head coach for the Eagles, pending North Tippah School Board approval, according to Falkner Principal Jennifer Stroupe. The board meets July […]

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Walnut woman dies from injuries suffered in two-car wreck

A Walnut woman has died from injuries she suffered in a crash last week. Peggy E. Miles, 63, of Walnut, was involved in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday in Alcorn County, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol. At approximately 11:35 p.m., Miles was traveling east on Highway 72 when it appeared a car driven by Brandi […]

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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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McDaniel takes Tippah vote

RIPLEY — In the contentious and closely watched race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senator, challenger Chris McDaniel took the popular vote in Tippah County over incumbent Thad Cochran. State Senator Chris McDaniel visited Ripley on Saturday, greeting voters at Shirley’s Restaurant and asking for their vote. Incumbent Thad Cochran, who has held the […]

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Armstrong steps down at Falkner

FALKNER–Tuesday morning, Falkner High School head football coach Cory Armstrong announced that he is stepping down to become an assistant at his high school alma mater, Pontotoc High School. The hiring was approved by the Pontotoc County School Board on Monday. Armstrong spent three seasons at Falkner, two as an assistant on back-to-back 9-3 playoff […]

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Ripley man sought after escaping Alabama prison

Southern Sentinel A Ripley man is being pursued by the FBI and U.S. Marshals Service. The Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser reports that Patrick Clark has escaped from the Federal Prison Camp on Maxwell Air Force Base, which is located in Montgomery. Clark is serving a 30-year sentence for bank fraud and mail fraud. The Advertiser reports […]

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Ripley’s Howard loves to get physical

By Brandon Speck  Daily Journal  RIPLEY–Isaiah Howard caught 70 passes for 982 yards and 10 touchdowns last season for Ripley. What doesn’t show up in those stats is what he loves to do just as much. “I like blocking,” Howard said at Friday’s invite-only Elite Camp at Ole Miss. “I’m a receiver that blocks. I […]

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