BASEBALL: Ripley defeats Oxford at NEMCABB tourney, advances to final round

NEW ALBANY – Ripley posted a 7-1 win over defending Class 5A state champ Oxford on Tuesday to advance to the final round of the NEMCABB summer tournament for the first time in coach Joel Gafford’s six seasons. “It feels good,” said Gafford. “Nobody is bad from this point on.” With the bases loaded and […]

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Falkner, Ripley play today in 2015 NEMCABB Baseball Championships

RIPLEY–The 2015 Northeast Mississippi Coaches Association for Better Baseball (NEMCABB) Tournament us underway at the New Albany Sportsplex. The Ripley Tigers will play TCPS at 4 p.m. as a No. 1 seed after wins over Falkner and Booneville in last week’s NEMCABB Regional Tournament. The Eagles will play Tishomingo County today at noon in the […]

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Honoring Cecil Stroup: Legendary Walnut coach described as father-figure, friend, inspiration

Editor’s Note: Walnut’s most successful coach will be honored tonight at Country Inn, Too tonight at 6:30 p.m.  WALNUT—Legendary Walnut football coach Cecil Stroup helped guide the Wildcats to their best run in school history in the mid 70s. Over a span of six seasons (1974-1979)—before state championships began—the young coach directed Walnut to a […]

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Fortner teaches students about bees

HICKORY FLAT — Gloria Fortner, District Clerk for Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District, recently visited Hickory Flat Attendance Center to teach children about pollination. The program was presented to second graders first and focused on the role of bees in the pollination process. The students learned about life in a bee hive and […]

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Several sentenced in Circuit Court

RIPLEY — Tippah County Circuit Court was recently in session. Some of the cases heard follow: Dalton Storm Buchanan – Buchanan plead guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance, Schedule II. He was sentenced to a term of three years and placement in the Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program. The time remaining after completion of […]

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Pageant queen has dozens of titles at 10 months

RIPLEY — When you hear that a young lady has competed in over 17 beauty pageants and earned around 35 titles, you probably wouldn’t guess that she was only 10 months old. That is how old Keagan Lee Holmes is and those are her records. The daughter of Kayla Bryan and Clarence Holmes began competing […]

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Story overcomes losses, keeps sights set on NFL goals

Friday, former Ripley Football left tackle Michael Story will returned to Ripley for his high school graduation. The 17-year old beast-of-an-offensive lineman has already started college, enrolling early at Mississippi State University after inking a football scholarship in January. He’s come a long way to reach this point in his life. Story, along with twin […]

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Walnut’s Lewis headed back to Alcorn Central

WALNUT—Mike Lewis, who won a 1988 Class 3A boys basketball state title at Alcorn Central, has agreed to return to the school for a second stint. The move became official Monday, May 10. He replaces Mitch Howell. Lewis spent the last six seasons coaching Walnut boys. He said the move back to Alcorn Central, just […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: My high school football Fridays will never be the same

It’s a given that no one get’s out of this world alive. It’s the untimely departures that make that fact so hard to take. Last Thursday, I was shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of longtime Walnut Football stat man Tim Jones. To this sports writer, he was Walnut Football. Seeing him walk the […]

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